We’re delighted to catch up with KireiAutumn – a League of Legends streamer featured on TSM to find out a little bit more about her and what she’s been up to. Enjoy and leave your comments below!
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I currently live in Vancouver. I’m a full time student, I am studying for a Criminology degree, a bachelors degree – I have about another year or so left because I switched my majors a few times so I’m a little behind. I haven’t taken the class yet but I think there are some classes on Serial Killers which I think will be the most interesting for me
Do you have any nicknames?
I’ve changed my names over the years, so there was Poki, and the one I’m using now, Kireiautumn, I’m probably well known for Kireiautumn, like I have friends in real life who call me Kirei and that’s not even my real name.
What got you into gaming?
I have a younger sibling, he is only one year younger and back when we were little my parents got him a gameboy, and seeing him play it all the time made me want to play, like I wanted to take it from him and play, so my parents brought us a Nintendo 64 to play together so I think it started from there.
What is the first game you remember?
Yeah, probably Pokémon on Game boy, or Star Fox on Nintendo 64, they are the top 2 that come to mind.
Why live stream rather than YouTube editing?
I think live streaming means better viewer, streamer interaction – YouTube videos you can create very cool videos with facts and animations. But when it comes to audiences that enjoy direct interaction I think that’s when live streaming comes in. I think most people enjoy the interaction but also seeing the persons reactions and I know audiences like to hear streamers read out the questions, in chat or even just acknowledges them.
What was your first stream?
I had a lot of trouble with my first stream – I didn’t know how to work out the quality of the stream or what the resolution needed to be – for the first couple of months the quality was really terrible – it was really blurry – when I was playing League of Legends my FPS dropped down to like to 15 to 20 FPS I got through it and eventually I got help from people who were already streamers – that was probably my first stream, very poorly set up.
When was your first stream & how long have you been streaming?
It’s been almost 4 years now, it was my first or second year of uni, I had a gaming club set up, a couple of members were talking about a new hobby, well, I’m not sure what you would call it that you could start broadcasting your games live, on Old3d.tv and I thought that was pretty neat, he helped everyone get set up and I started streaming from there. I didn’t have any viewers for a couple of months – since I’ve started to really enjoy it I started to spread the word about my stream and then my viewer base began to grow.
What do you think about your stream today?
I’ve changed a lot – one of the things that is different is I am more comfortable, when I began I found it difficult to talk to people when I was playing a game. Now I have no problem chatting to my viewers while playing video games and I don’t have any trouble on what to talk to them about. I feel like I’m more relaxed and I can enjoy it a lot more now – one of the reasons is because I have more people to chat to, I mean back then I only had a couple of people and maybe only 1 would talk in the chat. Now I have more friends and viewers to talk to so it’s more enjoyable. I used to see streaming as a source of income but now that I have a job; I see it as more of a hobby, it’s more enjoyable that way as I don’t have to achieve any goals. I work in a jewellery store.
Do you have a target number of followers?
I would say my target number is probably 40,000 on Twitch TV in the next 6 months or so, but I think it may be difficult to reach that goal because I am streaming a lot less. On my last stream I think I was on about 29,800 or something like that…
How do you keep them engaged?
I generally talk a lot, when I’m in game, I talk about the game play and I point out where I have made a mistake or what I could have done better or if there is nothing really going on I go onto random subjects, we talk about a lot of things on the stream actually, sometimes it’s 18 rated, sometimes we talk about cute girls to like other video games coming out to maybe movies or, well there is a lot of things.
How do you notify them when you are going to stream?
Oh, I actually, the reason I have social networking pages set up, to have people to follow it and notify people that I’m going to streaming, like I will say ‘hey, streaming live’ on Twitter and Facebook then I will post my Twitch Link.
What is next for you?
I don’t have any major goals – in game play I want to see vast improvement. The number of years I have put into League of Legends starting from season three, my goal has been to get to a respectful rank where people wouldn’t look down on me anymore, I guess one of my major goals is to hit Diamonds, like high Diamonds, maybe not Diamond 1 but maybe Diamond 2.
What do you do when you’re not streaming?
Just working and studying I guess, but I have also been trying to see friends. I guess in my peak times of streaming, I found I spent most my time on my stream rather than my friends. I would stream for 4 or 5 days of the week 8-12 hour sessions.
Can you tell us a crazy or interesting fact about yourself?
During my spare time on the internet I like to check out cute girls, but I’m completely straight – I just like to check out cute girls.