1. What is the story behind your twitch channel name?
Uni name was always CK for Crazy Kid on Ice hockey team, school friends just called me Kid...Mixed the two together to come up with CKiiDD pronounced "C-Kid"
2. What is your video game history/background and all time favourite game?
All console games from the age of 5/6 -24, mix of COD, Gears of war, Forza, Pokemon, smash bros, Assassins creed.
Moved to PC a year ago when i built my first PC for non game related use. Realised it could run games with ease and I could play Dota2 on it. Then started with the survival games like PUBG and Fortnite....finally landing on Overwatch which i've fallen in love with on so many levels.
3. What/who inspired you to start streaming?
Three streamers inspired me to stream:
3rd: DrDisrespect because he created a whole character which he could take to the screen and become at an instant. He grew an empire based on this kickass persona that people hated to love!
2nd: AnthonyKongphan because he gives so much back to charities and communities and is an all around great guy, cares and works hard to make his chat involved in the stream
1st: Timthetatman because he is literally the type of person I want to go for a beer with and become his best friends. Full of toxicity in Overwatch games but in a such a jokes way that you cant help but laugh when it goes wrong for him. He comes out with one liners which get stuck in your head all day such as *feelsgoodmanclap* and he also gives as much back into the community and his chat as he can to keep everyone around him moving forward to propel his channel. And he makes me want to watch all the streams i miss not for the gameplay because he sucks normally but because its engaging and actually entertaining. I want to be like him.
4. When did you start streaming?
2-3 weeks ago just for fun during christmas break. Been watching twitch for about 2 years
5. How did you find the first few weeks/months of streaming? (any funny stories/mistakes/highlights?)
First few weeks was so difficult to manage looking at a chat, control music or whatevers in background and keep myself from staying quiet by constantly talking about shit I’m doing in game. Main flaw however is forgetting to switch over my overlays and constantly playing in game, making a sick play and then realizing the vids just of my face! #Fail
6. How did you grow your stream? How did you network?
BNN have helped me greatly to network with people and I’ve started putting effort into the quality of my overlays, scenes and broadcast, making sure videos are being uploaded, sound doesn’t sound too terrible and some info is on my page so that generally its decent to watch. Also, a lot of twitter stuff!
7. What has been your proudest moment while streaming?
Proudest moment so far was hitting 6 people in my chat. Up until then it had been 2/3 and I normally always had a friend or two in there so it didn’t count as actual viewers but hitting 6 and knowing that none of them was someone I knew was a good moment for me 😊
8. How did you find the technical side of streaming? Setting up your stream, etc?
I love the technical side and I want to move it forward and make sure everything is optimized and like a pro. Regardless of the figures I feel that getting in good habits early can only be a good thing just in case I ever get a few followers in time haha.
9. What do you enjoy most about your streaming career
That it's not a career it’s a hobby and I actually enjoy talking to new people and trying to get a conversation going
10. What don't you enjoy so much about streaming?
Talking to yourself when no one jumps into your chat ☹ I find that hard
11. What are you short term and long term goals for your stream?
Short term goals are to get twitch affiliate because I am not looking to become partnered at any point as I do want it to be an outside of work kind of thing. I also want to grow a community of people who both game and vape as I have a passion for both and believe there’s a lot of crossover
12. What advice would you give anyone looking to start streaming?
Find a community and just do it! Don’t hold back
13. Finally, what other streamers do you enjoy watching
I mainly watch PUBG, Overwatch and Fortnite streams. I’m a Timthetatman sub so watch his streams either live or recorded whenever I can. I watch a lot of AnthonyKongphan, DrDisrespect, Grimmmz, Shroud and any members of the BNN I can see who are streaming and will talk to me :D
CKiiDD is a twitch streamer from the UK, streaming a variety of first and third person shooters, and is looking to build a community of gaming vapers, offering his expertise and advice, along with reviews and recommendations, where he can. Also an active member of The British Nerd Network.
You can find him most evenings at www.twitch.tv/CKiiDD and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CKiiDD_Games