Culture news ZeratoR: “I regret that not all streamers are interested in the ZEvent”, the streamer reacts to the release of JDG on the fracture of the Twitch communities
Published on 22/11/2022 at 18:24
Streamer ZeratoR reacted to Fred’s statement from Joueur du Grenier, who regretted an increasingly visible divide between certain French streaming communities.
Twitch makes react and allows to react. It’s one of the best tools for that: broadcasting liveyou can quickly give your opinion on an idea or a situation. This is what ZeratoR did yesterday.
ZeratoR, quoted by JDG, reacts to his statements on the divide between the communities
The streamer ZeratoR was quoted yesterday by Frédéric Molas, aka le Joueur du Grenier, in one of his lives. Fred lamented a fracture between certain communities on Twitch in France (“the extended Monday community”, of which the viewers of ZeratoR are part, and the community gathering the viewers of Kamet0, Gotaga, Amine and Billy, etc …). We told you about it in this news. ZeratoR was going to launch a live with Joueur du Grenier and the rest of the Monday crew when he was challenged by his cat on the clip of the JDG which was turning (to be found in the previously mentioned news). He used it to so give your opinion, always interesting when it comes to such a popular streamerorganizer of the charity event that unites the most people on the platform: le ZEvent.
“In my opinion, it is above all a generational divide”
ZeratoR came back to one point in particular: the idea that events on Twitch brought together more different streamers, with different communities, before. The streamer says on the contrary, always trying to bring communities together, in particular through its various events. For him, this fracture is above all generational.
I think what Fred forgot to mention, or maybe he didn’t realize, is that I think it’s especially a generational divide. I feel like we have streamers talking mainly to people who are over twenty years old, and others mainly to people who are under twenty years old. I take a huge fork of course. (…) In any case, I have the impression of living it like that. (…) I make generalities. I’m mostly talking about people who follow and make “noise” around these communities. (…) There are people who watch my lives who are under 15, I know that. And yet, the majority of my viewers are over 25 years old. (…)
There are people who say “yes but if the streamers don’t mix, the communities will never mix”. And in fact, already I am agree with that. And in fact, in my personal case, I have always tried to mix me up with everyone, because I find that we have to learn from everyone. It’s cool besides get out of your comfort zone with people you wouldn’t necessarily meet in some areas and rub shoulders in another. This is why I created the FFSthat’s why I created le ZEventthat’s why I do la ZLANthat’s why when I do “Progress WoW” I invite a twenty people who are not necessarily my friends …
Me, I really enjoy doing stuff in groups and trying to create things that people can rally around. In fact, I even based most of my events on this principle.
“I regret that not all streamers are interested in the ZEvent, in a ZLAN, in the FFS…”
ZeratoR then returns to the fact that since confinement, the number of Twitch channels created has multiplied by 100, the number of viewers has quadrupled. Like all media that becomes mainstream, the audience grows, so some do mass-media, others do niche content. It is therefore logical, according to him, that after confinement, the audiences have divided by areas of interest.
According to ZeratoR, these points of interest that diverge do not prevent the creation of events that bring together. However, he regrets that some events seemed to bring together more different streamers beforeand therefore their community with it, and it seems that this phenomenon is diminishing…
In any case, we can organize things for people to come together. And that’s what I’m telling you, I’m trying to do it. FFS, ZLAN, ZEvent … even the Trackmania Cup, which is open to everyone! But once again, we’re not going to force people to play Trackmania! (…) Yes the Marathonfinementof course, to occupy those who were in confinement… Mandatory via eSport also, it brings people together… Anyway, that’s basically everything I organize outside of: me playing a video game alone, every time I do something else, normally it’s to bring people together around the same passion. Very often around video games, it’s true. There have been RPZ too, when I did RPZ it was exactly the same thing: I had invited all the people who had already participated in at least one ZEvent. As a result, there were a lot of people invited, almost a hundred streamersI had allowed them all to take a “+ 1”, so we were almost 200 on the whitelist.
Finally, really, I consider not be responsible for the fracture of communities, on my side anyway. I have always on the contrary tried to do the opposite. (…)
But it’s true that today, I regret that not all streamers are interested in the ZEvent, by a ZLAN, by the FFS… Who are, for me, the three events that I created in which, at one time, there was everyone! In any case, all the people whose job streaming was. All major communities, obviously not all the streamers, all the time. But, typically, the ZLAN 1, there were all the big streamers in it. And most of those who weren’t there wanted to be there. the ZEvent and the FFS are the same thing. (…) And it’s true that, seeing that today, when I organize these events in exactly the same way, you can only see half of the big communitiesor a quarter, well it’s true that it makes me a little sad. You say to yourself “it’s a shame”.
So afterwards, it’s true that there is also a weariness. I know that there are people who did not come to ZEvent this year because they thought they had gone around. I talked about it with them and I told them “It’s a shame, because the ZEvent, it’s you who do it! It’s not me, I invite people in the same room, then what happens on your lives, it’s you who do it.” I didn’t quite understand how they could find weariness with something that is their own live and from which they do what they want. There are still people who play for three days, and others who do wrestling, and between the two we do a little what we want! (…) But I can not don’t blame people for not participating (…) everyone obviously does what he pleases. I don’t think there’s really any “fault”. In my opinion it’s especially the generational divide.
ZeratoR addresses various points about the evolution of Twitch in his live, which you can find on VOD here. However, the most important point remains this: as he said, he believes that it’s all a question of divergent points of interest and a platform that wins in viewers and broadcasters. Of the different affinities, but no enemy in the French Twitch (see the clip here).
Source: ZeratoR on Twitch
This news refers to the declarations of Frédéric Molas, of Le Joueur du Grenier, which you can find in this previous news.