Hi there, my name is LaSauce, you might know me from my posting in the forums. You might also know me from a league of legends clip on Reddit where I die unceremoniously in the background as a teammate of mine plays terribly. You might also know me from a Shroud stream two nights ago where he gunned me and my entire team down in Apex Legends. Realistically, you probably don’t, probably no one does. Both of these clips were seen by hundreds of thousands of people for quick entertainment, then just as quickly forgotten. No one has recognized me, found me, or hassled me in anyway cause of these clips.
That said I think it’s actually incredibly shitty and I wish neither had happened.
Streaming is messy, everyone knows this. It’s a feast or famine job, Twitch doesn’t seem terribly interested in changing that, and a lot of popular streamers are problematic to say the least. What I personally haven’t seen other people talk about is how lacking in consent it is. People in multiplayer games don’t have a say on if they will or won’t appear on stream. If one player in a game is streaming, then every other player has an audience whether they like it or not.
Multiplayer games and Twitch should really start taking this into consideration and I think that gamers should make start asking for solutions to this, but that said I’m honestly not sure what the solution to this would be. I’m interested in hearing y’alls thoughts on this subject and possible solutions.