The biggest and best-known streamers on Twitch have a lot in common. What do xQc and Ninja have in common? Not only are they quite gifted gamers, but they’re always yelling. This also made xQc the most watched streamer on the platform:
Who is xQc and why does he have more viewers than everyone else?
The mysterious streamer Zoodasa proves that you can also be successful with the complete opposite. The 23-year-old Korean has been live on Twitch almost every day for over three years – and now has Gathered over 440,000 followers without saying a single word.
A silent streamer inspires thousands of viewers
Zoodasa’s Twitch career started in May 2019: The streamer, who can only be seen with somewhat idiosyncratic goggles, actually only wanted to play a little while listening to music. Despite always muting her mic, Zoodasa quickly garnered viewership numbers in the high triple digits.
Normally inconceivable that you can be successful with such a concept. But Zoodasa captivated the Twitch community. Since she always wore a black mask at the beginning of her career and only her eyes and hair were visible, there were many rumors about her gender. Many have claimed that she only hides her voice because she is actually a man.
When she finally decided to take off the mask and show her face, the rumors died down – and viewership skyrocketed. Shortly after hers
Face Reveal In November 2019, it reached an average of around 5,000 viewers at the same time. However, her voice remains a secret to this day, as the streamer says she thinks that
she sounds like a frogt.
Other streamers can only dream of such viewer numbers. For example our GameStar Maurice, which you can now see five times a week on Twitch:
Maurice becomes a streamer – that’s why there’s now more Maurice than ever before
Success thanks to good taste in music
The sudden success proved Zoodasa’s concept right: Even in 2022 she just sits at her PC and listens to music most of the time – and people still watch and wait for something to happen. If she eats something or picks her nose, viewers in the chat really freak out. A short clip showing her hiccuping absurdly garnered over 150,000 views:
link to YouTube content
So why are so many people watching her? Many of her Korean viewers appreciate her taste in music very much. Since she doesn’t listen to K-Pop, which is omnipresent in Korea, in her broadcasts, but only Western music, the viewers get to know completely new songs. Some fans see their channel as a kind of thing
It has often happened that songs that Zoodasa played to their fans were subsequently found in the top 100 of the Korean music streaming provider Melon Music – such as the song
Painkiller by Australian singer Ruel van Dijk.
A fan video that certainly seems a bit strange in this country, in which clips of the streamer were highlighted with the song, has been clicked millions of times on YouTube:
link to YouTube content
Despite – or maybe because of – their great popularity, there are always derogatory rumours. Sometimes someone claims that they have learned that she has a mental illness and therefore does not speak a word. Another time it is claimed that she is one Hikikomori and haven’t left her house in years.
The Korean community loves gossip, and long blogs about various streamers are regularly published on the Naver website. The case of the Twitch streamer Jammi95 at the beginning of 2022 showed that this extreme interest in streamers can also end tragically.
A right-wing populist blogger and YouTuber wanted to know that Jammi was a
feminist was, which apparently was reason enough that the streamer was flooded with numerous hate comments. Extreme cyberbullying eventually drove her to suicide, and her mother followed her a short time later, as did her uncle at one own blog entry confirmed.
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