Sadomi Interview

“Let’s do some crazy sh*t.”

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Sponsored Streamer Interview!

Join us each week for a discussion with our Sponsored Streamers about their history on Twitch, their advice for new streamers, and more.

This week, Drizz got to chat with Sadomi_, an ambitious Sponsored Streamer  who is known for his Rocket League play. Check out his story, including his unique positive outlook on life!

 


 

Sadomi_ Trivia

  • Started streaming: First ever – September 2010. Twitch – April 4th, 2017
  • Favorite game genre: JRPGs/Competitive Action games.
  • Favorite game(s): Persona 5, Megaman Legends
  • System(s): PC, Playstation 4
  • Platform: Twitch
  • Favorite Streamer(s): Everyone brings something new to the table, hard to pick only one.
  • Age: 23
  • Current job: Hospitality industry

 


 

Interview

Drizz: What made you decide to start streaming?

SadomiWhen I started in 2010, I had just been kicked out of boarding school, and my only safe haven was 4chan.

I found a platform called LiveStream and watched someone stream NES games. I talked to the dude and he set me up on his channel (it was called Ninja Vidya and we had no rules – it was 4chan incarnate). It was so horrible and vulgar, but I loved every second of it.

Eventually, Ninja left and I was unable to continue streaming to that channel. I ended up starting my own stream team called ‘Vidya United’. It was less of a channel and more of a stream team with 4-5 other streamers.

When I came back to streaming, it was because of Rocket League.

I went to a tournament at PAX East, and I got a chance to play on the main stage and my game was casted live to the audience. That was the biggest rush I’ve felt in my life. So, I had a goal; be good enough to play on a stage again and enjoy that feeling. I have the personality where if I can be myself, I love being the center of attention.

But on 4/19/17, I lost my job. I was fed up with the place, and I had the worst pain in my head – I cried and bawled my eyes out on break. I actually almost considered jumping off the top of the parking garage. So, I concluded, “I’m not gonna be miserable anymore.” I left all my work gear there and went home.

I decided I would just stream until I found another job. I didn’t know people were bringing in income from that, at all. I just started it up to have fun again and keep me busy.

Sorry if that was long winded, but it’s a long story and I think every detail is important. So many little things had to happen, or else I wouldn’t be where I’m at today.

Drizz: It was a good story! I’m also glad you got out of that job if it was making your life miserable. Nothing’s worth that.

 

 

Drizz: Next question: What do you think has contributed to your success so far?

Sadomi: My ability to make friends and leave a lasting impression (I think) is key.

Making friends on Twitch is the best part about Twitch and it WILL make your channel grow. I don’t take a look at viewer count and think of a number, I take a look at my viewer count and see how many of my friends are online and wanting to hang out.

I’ve gotten way more out of Twitch than I’ve already put in.

IF my channel got banned and I couldn’t be on Twitch anymore, I’d say it was a success. Through Twitch, I’ve met a wonderful group of people through TRUgaming, and I met my wonderful girlfriend Dani. I have found a love for so many games I would never have tried, and I’ve met so many new friends – people whom I can connect to. I’m always going to be hungry for more, but I’m also happy with what I’ve gotten.

To add to that, watching my VODs, being critical of myself, and never settling for less than perfect has helped me.

 

 

Drizz: Looking back at previous VODs is a really helpful tip that I rarely hear mentioned. It’s a great way to pick up on audio-visual issues, bad habits on stream, and can give you ideas on how to improve.

Sadomi: My motto is, if you can’t sit through your own VOD for an hour, why would anyone else?

it’s obviously not a 1:1 HARD RULE, but the thought behind it helps.

Drizz: Yeah, that’s a fair point.

 

 

Drizz: What are some unique things that you do, in regards to streaming?

Sadomi: I stream short, good hours.

IF I feel a stream falling off, I end it. Been live for 30 minutes? Welp, guess we’ll stream for 30 minutes.

If a really hype moment happens on stream, and I can end it well, we’ll carry the hype into a raid. If my stream is on, it’s #LIT all the time.

I can’t do 8 hours of low energy rambling. I’m gonna be loud, obnoxious, boisterous, and so damn funny you’ll pee yourself an hour later because bladders work that way.

Drizz: Haha, I like it! Some people do the chill stream really well, others do the exciting, energetic stream great too.

 

 

Drizz:  Have you had any hardships with streaming, and if so, how did you work through them?

Sadomi: When I finally found a job, travel expenses ate into a large part of my income. My streaming schedule was thrown off, so I’d stream longer and cut into my sleep, or I’d quit streaming earlier.

One thing that bugged me were the donations I was getting. I wanted to upgrade stream stuff, but I needed to use it for food and bills.

It felt really nice, but bad as well. I’m a very independent person, so I hate having help when it comes to being a basic, functioning adult

Drizz: That sounds pretty challenging. Have things improved?

Sadomi: When I finally found a job, travel expenses ate into a large part of my income. My streaming schedule was thrown off, so I’d stream longer and cut into my sleep, or I’d quit streaming earlier.

One thing that bugged me were the donations I was getting. I wanted to upgrade stream stuff, but I needed to use it for food and bills. It felt really nice, but bad as well. I’m a very independent person, so I hate having help when it comes to being a basic, functioning adult.

I’ve been through a few jobs but I’ve found one that’s okay. At least I have a warm roof and a warm meal when I get home. At this point in my life, it’s day to day. I’ll have to move somewhere cheaper in June, but for now it’s only about the positive.

Drizz: That’s a lot of stuff to go through, I’m sorry you’ve had to deal with all of that

Sadomi: Yea, it’s rough. I’m glad things are getting better, even if it gets bumpy. If not for Dani and the stream, I’d probably be in a much worse place mentally.

Drizz: I hope it gets better quickly.

 

 

Drizz: Do you have any streaming tips or suggestions for the TRU community?

Sadomi: Do fun collabs that are more than “Let’s play games together.”

One popular streamer held a dating gameshow on his channel for the love of a popular female streamer and that was JUICY. There’s over 40,000 Channels of people playing videos games and talking. I wanna see more from everyone. Let’s do some crazy sh*t.

Drizz: I hadn’t heard of the dating gameshow thing, that sounds interesting.

 

 

Drizz: Last question, is there anything else you would like to discuss about your stream/let readers know about?

Sadomi: On Sundays, on my channel at 4pm EST, is The Sunday Rocket League Series.

It’s a Rocket League competition that consists of 8 teams that are drafted from a pool of community members from my channel, TRUgaming, and a few other sources such as Reddit, Twitch, etc.

Teams duke it out until the playoffs, where one team is crowned champion! With a full team of streamers, we promise high quality entertainment from the draft all the way up until the final match!

The season starts February 4th! If anyone wants to signup, they are free to join the channel’s Discord and all the rules and regulations are there!

 

 

You can follow Sadomi_ at the links below!

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Interview conducted by Drizz_TV

Edited by TRU GreenChord

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