Since the birth of live streaming, you would think that vlogging might have gone by the wayside, with people ditching recorded content for the real thing.
That, however, has not really happened, with many gaming fans preferring heavily edited and cut footage that gets straight to the point rather than trawling through hours’ worth of live-streamed content.
It is therefore just as well that many popular gaming vloggers are continuing to make waves no matter which platform they operate on.
Here are some of the best in the business today, who keep players and fans alike up to speed on everything that goes on in the world of games, be they online or offline.
The Doc Makes His Return on the Tube
One of the biggest movements in the vlogging world came when the incredibly popular Dr DisRespect was summarily banned from Twitch without warning, meaning that his hordes of fans known as The Champions Club were left out in the streaming wilderness, with nowhere to turn.
Luckily, the Doc was given a new platform to shine on when YouTube welcomed him with open arms. What this means is that other YouTube gaming vloggers have some competition, because other than doing his usual live streams the Doctor is making vlog-style content.
With millions of viewers tuning in every day to watch the sniping master take on all comers in Call of Duty: Warfare, Fall Guys, and Rogue Company, it seems only a matter of time before he also becomes known as a gaming vlogger extraordinaire.
This is all bolstered by the fact he is already a music video star, with some of his biggest hits boasting millions of views.
Joey Ingram Keeps a Whole Community Connected
When it comes to gaming communities, the online poker fraternity is one of the tightest groups around. With players grinding for hours, often with a core group of fans following their every hand, crushing losses, and stunning big scores.
While there are plenty of people putting out clips of themselves winning big in online poker tournaments, there are also folks who actively vlog their live tournament jaunts that take place in land-based casinos and card rooms. With the likes of Brad Owen and Charlie Carrel being two of the best.
However, Joey Ingram has one facet of poker almost entirely to himself and that is the gossip and rumor mill that the game constantly keeps churning.
Most recently he has inflamed tensions between two high stakes poker pros with a view to them battling heads up online, and he also has plenty to say regarding how tournaments should be run and how players should act away from the green felt. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in the poker sphere who hasn’t at one time, or another watched one of Ingram’s videos.
Game Theorist Deep Dives into What Makes Games Tick
Another vlogger who likes to delve into the intricacies and minutia of the gaming world is the Game Theorist, who loves nothing more than to find out about the origins of the most famous games, as well as ways of how to beat them in double-quick time.
Whatever his secret is, it is working because the Game Theorist’s YouTube channel has a whopping 13 million subscribers. All of whom keep coming back to find out what it would take to survive nuclear Fallout or whether Sonic the Hedgehog is, in fact, too powerful for his own good.
iHasCupquake A Welcome Alternative to Vlog Testosterone Monotony
While many gaming vlogs tend to zero in on high octane shooting and battle royale games like Fortnite, some vloggers prefer to focus on brain puzzlers with a community feel.
iHasCupquake is a good example of this, mixing up games of Grounded with things like Surgeon Simulator 2.