1. What is the story behind your twitch channel name?
Our brand is Giz A Go Gaming and it stems from us both being Scouse lads (From Liverpool) and a frequent saying from
ourselves is 'Giz' short for 'Give me' so we collated that with 'A Go Gaming' so in theory it would be 'Give Me A Go' implying that the individual would like to have a go of the game.
2. What is your video game history/background and all time favourite game?
As a child I had every type of computer from NES right through to PS2 and Xbox classic, I did not ever have a Dreamcast or anything Sega and made the change from PlayStation to Xbox and never looked back as in my opinion Xbox is the superior console!
I have since purchased a Gaming computer and now understand that PC gaming is the biggest and strongest platform by far!
Glado's favourite ever game would hands down be one of the two (too hard to choose) Final Fantasy Mystic Quest on Snes or Front Mission 3 on PSX
Cray's favourite game would be Breath of Fire 3 on the PSX or Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic on Xbox
3. What/who inspired you to start streaming?
Glado and Cray inspired each other to stream, we have been friends for about 15 years and have become closer and closer as the years went on, we now both have our own families, Cray is Godfather to my two children and was Best Man at my Wedding in 2016, Glado is Godfather to Cray's son also!
Both of us undertake projects together and work alongside each other to ensure we bring the best out in one another to be great at whatever it is we do!
4. When did you start streaming?
Our first stream was 23rd January 2018!
5. How did you find the first few weeks/months of streaming? (any funny stories/mistakes/highlights?)
We are currently in our second week of streaming and we absolutely love it!
We're still making mistakes and learning each time with the most recent one being an OBS stream of Rocket League that was completely unwatchable because of lag! Although we have learned and it's exciting to learn new things!
Our best moment so far came early on 24th January 2018 when we got raided by Team BNN and Teem Emmmsie at the same time! Absolutely shocked and confused as it happened but it was absolutely fantastic!
6. How did you grow your stream? How did you network?
We are still learning at the moment but using Social Media Platforms to get ourselves noticed with Twitter being are biggest platform so far, Collab's with other members of Team BNN have been incredibly fun!
Being part of Team BNN has been a great influence on our brand and we've received incredible support from each and every one of the team!
7. What has been your proudest moment while streaming?
At this present moment.... being nominated into the featured streamer voting is absolutely incredible! It just shows we are progressing and getting closer each day to our goal!
8. How did you find the technical side of streaming? Setting up your stream, etc?
Glado is our technical maestro, if it's not working he will find out why!
When we first started this project neither of us knew how to edit, stream, create thumbnails, use steamlabs, how to stream, the list goes on, but Glado has lead the charge and drove us forward to get to this point where we can now set up a stream and play for the viewers entertainment with minimum issues!
9. What do you enjoy most about your streaming career
The interaction with all you fantastic individuals! It's great fun we have had banter with each other while playing and with our viewers, it's been an incredible experience.
10. What don't you enjoy so much about streaming?
Even though I have mentioned the learning side of our brand is fun it can also be very tedious, there are some days where we have sat round researching all day and still not found the answers we need!
11. What are you short term and long term goals for your stream?
Short term it's to continue to build our brand, have fun and get ourselves on the map!
Long term it's to potentially become full time streamers, that’s the dream, that’s the goal and we will keep pushing until it becomes a reality!
12. What advice would you give anyone looking to start streaming?
I would advise anybody thinking about starting up a channel or starting to stream to manage your Social Media Influence / Platforms accurately and appropriately, they are the best and most important tool at your disposal, join communities, interact with other like-minded individuals with the same interests as yourself, find common ground with them and get to know them, it's all about interacting to grow your brand and grow in the process.
13. Finally, what other streamers do you enjoy watching?
As massive Dark Souls fans we love to watch Lobos Jr frequently and with all honesty before we created our brand, we didn't use the Twitch platform at all!
We watched YouTube a lot but not Twitch, we did not realise what a great platform it was and right now there are tons of small streamers we enjoy watching!
Giz A Go Gaming is a team that consists of two lads Glado and Cray who are Twitch Streamers, we play a variety of games, our favourite genres are RPG and FPS games, we are part of the amazing HYPE Squad at The British Nerd Network.
We also have a YouTube channel, feel free to check out our content at www.youtube.com/c/gizagogaming
Come tune in and enjoy yourselves at www.twitch.tv/Giz_A_Go_Gaming
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