The era of streaming as a means to showcase gaming talents has been exploding in recent times, with people more and more turning away from traditional forms of media, such as television and even YouTube to watch sports players stream their gameplay live on channels like Twitch.
Now that the highest paid professional e-sports player in the world has signed a contract with Twitch, more and more people are going to be tuning into the platform.
It was on the 6th of February that Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok streamed for the first time on Twitch. He has won the world championship a total of three different times and he is a member of the SK Telecom T1 team that hails from South Korea.
It is said that he earns around $2.5 million form his contract with his team and most of the game’s leading experts believe that he is the best player on the circuit today.
It only took a few minutes within his stream starting for there to be almost 170,000 viewers on his Twitch stream. This was before he had even had the chance to start playing yet!
Since then he has reached the 250,000 mark in what is unbelievable for e-sports. All of the records that Twitch had for solo streamer account were smashed by this player.
He even caters for a global audience, as there is a translator who has been employed by the player to help translate for English viewers and those who do not speak Korean.