The Washington Post
Jun 22, 2022 - 7 min
"I am not gonna die on the internet for you!" Some gamers are making millions by playing in front of audiences on streaming platforms. But, it's a livelihood that is inherently unstable, and when your fame and money count on you always being in front of your camera, there's no real chance to switch off. Keza MacDonald explores the dangers of this new-age vocation. "Sticking to a regular schedule is the best way to build an audience on Twitch, and those schedules regularly involve at least eight hours of continuous streaming, five days a week or more."