OP GROUP PLEASED TO WELCOME SACRIEL AS NEW CLIENT

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing Sacriel!sacriel wearing dark twitch sweater

Sacriel is the premier strategic combat and survival specialist on Twitch, providing educational analysis in everything he does, and seasoned with his signature recipe of dry British humor. One of the top UK streamers, Sacriel has grown a fully global audience since starting on Twitch in early 2012 and was nominated for Streamer of the Year at the 2017 Esports Industry Awards.

A lover of innovation, Sacriel has a long history of setting a higher standard of excellence for all streamers, being the first ever to implement a subscription loyalty program (praised in the Twitch retrospective) that is still unmatched to this day, and also created a wildly successful giveaway system. Sacriel’s regular content features non-stop tactical action, an eager passion to learn and teach, and the famous mature community self-named, “The 42nd!”

We will be providing business development, negotiation, and day-to-day management services so that Sacriel can continue to focus on providing high quality, livestreaming entertainment to his fans.

OP Group Now Hiring: Account Manager, Marketing Manager, Corporate Accountant

As we begin to execute our 2018 plans, Online Performers Group is growing again! We have three new positions on the team – check out the job descriptions below and, if you’re a good fit, please feel free to apply to [email protected].

We’re looking to add a corporate accountant, marketing manager and account manager to the team. All positions are full time and include benefits. All candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to the San Diego area.

Check them out!

ACCOUNT MANAGER
This entry-to-midlevel position requires excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills. Serving as one of the key points of contact on our team, the account manager will act as the first touch point for their portfolio of livestreamers, ensuring that they have what they need, understand any sponsorship obligations they have and are generally happy and successful. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and any supporting materials.  [Read More…]
MARKETING MANAGER

This midlevel position requires excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills. Serving as one of the key members of our team, the marketing manager will act as the first point of contact for our client portfolio’s incoming promotional opportunities, and will be a leading voice on OPG-related marketing and promotional events, as well as an advisor to individual clients on optimizing their messaging, brand strategy and overall business success.  [Read More…]

CORPORATE ACCOUNTANT
This entry-to-midlevel position requires excellent communication, time management and organizational skills, with an acute attention to detail. The accountant will play a critical role in maintaining the company’s financial records according to generally accepted accounting principles, while also demonstrating professionalism and tact in dealing with a diversity of individuals and confidential information.  [Read More…]

OP Group Pleased to Welcome Ava as New Client

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing Ava!Ava headshot with purple hair, purple contact lenses, and cat ear headband

What was that shrieking sound you just heard? It was probably just Ava getting hyped over her latest victory. With this screamer of a streamer, it doesn’t matter if she’s fighting through the competition in the latest shooter or taking on the challenge of a new survival horror title, you can count on her being one of the most entertaining streamers around.

Ava has a fiercely loyal following of Avaholics that comes back stream after stream to see what she’s up to and to hang out with one of the very best personalities on Twitch.

We will be providing business development, negotiation, and day-to-day management services so that Ava can continue to focus on providing high-quality, live streaming entertainment to her fans.

Online Performers Group Announces New Benefits for Broadcasters

In 2017, we got a few serious wake-up calls. From the tragic death of Brian Vigneault to Bikeman’s fortunately less-tragic heart attack, we’ve seen numerous examples where broadcasters need to take better care of themselves. Work/life balance is something we’re passionate about at Online Performers Group – and not a topic we take lightly.

For us, 2018 is going to be the year of work/life balance. For content creators, work/life balance is the biggest thing that’s missing – and our greatest concern. We’ve done things like take clients on cruises and host vacations in San Diego, but it’s not enough. The pressures broadcasters feel still weigh heavily on them. As a company and as an industry, I know we can do more to fix this.

Today, I’m happy to announce two linked benefits that we will be providing for clients starting next year. The first is that starting on February 1, 2018, OPG will take a substantially lower revenue share from our management clients. There’s only one minor catch… which happens to be the other benefit.

THE OPG MODEL

As a company, one of our core philosophies is to never take an action that would cost our clients money. We built our business model around revenue sharing, rather than a fee-based system. This was designed to minimize upfront risk for broadcasters.

Our business model starts with a couple simple ideas:

• Our clients should never lose money by working with us.

• And we make money together, or not at all.

As such, we only take a revenue share on the business that we grow together, where we can clearly demonstrate our value. We will never take subscription, tip, bit or advertising revenues from broadcasters, nor take away their ownership rights or ability to make the right decision for their channels.

Our model has been working well. Clients have experienced growth in their sponsored revenues by as much as 2500% (though 300-500% has been more typical!). This has allowed us to increase the staff that serve them, adding data analysts, PR executives and event planners while allowing us to ensure that each broadcaster has a full-time account manager that can respond to them almost instantly on any topic, from getting them keys for a new game to helping them propose to their girlfriend.

Each time we hit a new growth milestone, Jenn and I talk about how we can best invest the profits. So far, we’ve been using extra revenue to expand services. This has been successful and we’re going to continue doing that. This time, we decided to invest directly in our clients.

As of February 1, 2018, OPG will take a reduced revenue share if clients do one thing:

 

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Creating Work/Life Balance

With this new program, operating on a pilot basis until the end of 2018, OPG clients will have the opportunity to earn a refund of thousands of dollars in revenue share annually by simply taking a few days off. All OPG clients will be eligible to receive a refund on more than 15% of our revenue share if they take ten days of vacation a year.

 

We just have three rules:

  • No streaming – it must be an actual vacation!
  • They must leave the house and go somewhere that is not work-related. PAX doesn’t count!
  • Share some photos on Twitter, so other broadcasters see that it’s okay to take a break

I know this is just a small step, but it is a step forward. If it inspires even one broadcaster to think about work/life balance and how to make a healthier career, it’s worth it to me.

We’ll be talking about this more on Office Hours tomorrow, so feel free to tune in and ask questions!

OP Group Seeking Talented Digital Artists!

Hi folks!

We are looking to compile a list of experienced digital artists to draw on for our client’s various needs and projects! Here are some fields that we currently need or will need help with in the future:

  • Graphic designers
  • YouTube / video editors
  • Stream intro creators
  • Thumbnail artists

We will be looking for these services on a project-by-project basis. If you’re interested in being contacted for these types of projects going forward, we’d love to see your work! Please send a portfolio, preferably centered around materials you’ve created for broadcasters and content creators in the past to us at [email protected] & [email protected] We’re looking forward speaking with you!

Bonus points if you are familiar with games like: PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, World of Warcraft, Destiny, MOBAs, or Binding of Isaac.

OP Group Pleased to Welcome Retrogaijin as New Client

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing Retrogaijin!

Residing in the Land of the Rising Sun by way of the great state of Ohio, RetroGaijin has built a loyal following on Twitch thanks in large part to his inviting demeanor and devotion to playing a wide variety of games. Whether he’s trying to make it through a horror survival game or exploring the latest Nintendo title, his loyal community will no doubt be there every step of the way.

RetroGaijin’s game catalogue runs wide, playing everything from fighters and open world adventures to rhythm and indie games. Whether old or new, if it’s fun, interesting, or even a little weird, you can count on him to give it a try.

We will be providing business development, negotiation, and day-to-day management services so that Retrogaijin can continue to focus on providing high quality livestreaming entertainment to his fans.

OP Group Pleased to Welcome TheHaleyBaby as New Client

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing TheHaleyBaby!

TheHaleyBaby, aka The Girl With The Bow is a Twitch streamer who has managed to grab attention through many social media platforms and attracts followers through her awesome, cheerful and high-energy personality. While she loves playing FPS and horror games like Overwatch and Friday the 13th,  she incorporates IRL streams of her doing cooking shows, cosplays, and living a high energy lifestyle into her channel. She might be one of the smallest people you’ve ever seen, but with her personality, the sky’s the limit.

We will be providing business development, negotiation, and day-to-day management services so that Haley can continue to focus on providing high quality livestreaming entertainment to her fans.

OP Group Pleased to Announce Nine New Clients

We are pleased to announce a major expansion our management services, increasing our client roster to include more than 20 clients on three continents, including well-known broadcasters Quin69, Squirrel, Tru3ta1ent, among many others. Today’s additional clients bring OPG’s management portfolio to more than 7.2 million Twitch followers and 409 million monthly watched minutes. New broadcasters that have hired OPG as their management resource include:

AlaskanSavage. AlaskanSavage is a variety broadcaster whose got his start while serving as a chef at an oil camp in (you guessed it) rural Alaska. He was originally drawn to the Twitch community as a viewer, to combat the loneliness of the remote location. Within months of starting to stream, he became a Twitch Partner, and was recruited onto Main Menu, a leading Twitch variety broadcasting team. Since then, his star has only continued to rise. He broadcasts nearly 100 different games on his channel each year, and has a particular soft spot for obscure film quotes, and action RPGs like Dark Souls, The Witcher, and Skyrim.

Dethridge. Dethridge has found success on Twitch doing what he does best: playing games and interacting with his audience. He first made his mark on Twitch by specializing in just a handful of games. Since those early days, he and his community – The Knight Club – have continually expanded their interests, exploring the best games in a wide variety of genres. Dethridge prides himself on promoting a positive side of the Internet. Active since 2012, he continues to grow as a lasting and influential voice in the livestreaming community.

dmbrandon. Brandon started in the gaming community as a tournament-goer in the late 90’s, and has been competing in and organizing events for the past 20 years. A former professional Smash Bros player, he transitioned and built his broadcasting skills by serving on the full-time commentary team for Hi-Rez studios’ SMITE. He later shifted to full-time livestreaming, where he regularly explores titles in a wide variety of game genres (though SMITE is still a major focus of his broadcasts.) Never one to shy away from controversy, Brandon’s energetic and sometimes contrarian persona are balanced by his expert-level insights into game design and industry trends, often providing valuable guidance for brave developers.

Lowco. Lowco has a loyal following composed of other friendly and respectful community members on Twitch. Lowco has also established her own community titled the Looneybin, which hosts an array of features for active community members including forums, a merch shop, and a community calendar. As a variety streamer, the games that Lowco plays have no boundaries, ranging from casual sandbox games to the hardcore RPG genre. Fans praise her ”scary games” streams, her skill at shooters, and the engaging way she approaches new & unknown games.

Quin69. A Twitch mainstay since 2014, Quin hails from the mystical land of New Zealand. His combination of skilled gameplay alongside his sharp sense of humor and Kiwi charm has garnered him a loyal worldwide following. His fanbase tunes in live every day to be entertained by his unique take on games like World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, and Path of Exile. A passionate MMO and ARPG player, Quin’s always searching for the next adventure or achievement – his next major one, announced in August 2017, will be becoming a father!

Sattelizergames. The Twitch landscape is full of energetic personalities, but few can match the raw charisma of Sattelizer. Never one to shy away from unique games, Sattelizer plays a little bit of everything on his Twitch livestream and runs a growing YouTube channel as well. Whether he’s comically hunting down his victims “in character” in horror games like Friday the 13th, or earnestly fighting for survival in PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Sattelizer brings an ever-increasing quality of entertainment to every broadcast.

Teawrex. A professional streamer since 2014, Teawrex has risen in popularity thanks to his hard work and dedication to the Twitch community. He is most well-known for his Destiny content, but also streams a wide variety of different titles and is willing to play almost his fans enjoy. Along with his friendly chat full of dedicated ‘dinos,’ Teawrex perfectly balances community interaction with high-level gameplay to make his channel one of the most engaging on Twitch.

Tru3ta1ent. Tru3ta1ent is one of the most skilled gamers streaming on Twitch. His community, built around fighting games like For Honor, tunes in daily to watch him hone his skills in high-level gameplay and PVP combat. A pillar of his influence rests around the learning component of his live stream, where he educates viewers on his tricks of the trade. Always competitive, Tru3ta1ent is constantly looking for the next challenge in a myriad of games that span many genres, from survival horror like Dead by Daylight to traditional fighting titles like Absolver.

Squirrel.  Twitch and YouTube mainstay Squirrel is a veteran of simulation gaming. He hosts one of the most popular simulator-focused channels on the YouTube and Twitch platforms, and covers many different games in the simulator genre. From delivering goods in a long-haul truck, to racing behind the wheel of a supercar, flying jets across the continents, and tending to the crops of his virtual farm, Squirrel takes full advantage of the large variety of simulation experiences available. Squirrel’s light, relaxed and educational style and highly interactive relationship with his audience has helped Squirrel build one of the most friendly, helpful, and respectful communities on Twitch.

These signings represent the beginning of an expansion phase for Online Performers Group. We’ve spent the past few years validating our business model and expanding services. Over the past year, we’ve added public relations, proprietary analytics, event logistics, payroll support, accounting, collections and other services to our offering. We’re now ready to provide services to a much broader range of clients. Our goal is to continue to build toward providing a 360 degree management experience, so the only thing a broadcaster needs to worry about is putting on a good show.

OP Group Pleased to Welcome Bajheera as New Client

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing Bajheera!

Bajheera is one of the most inspirational leaders of the World of Warcraft community. He has a strong commitment to physical fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s crushing his foes in an intense PvP match, or crushing max reps at the gym, he’s always about those #GamesAndGains.

We will be providing business development, negotiation, and day-to-day management services so that Bajheera can continue to focus on providing high quality livestreaming entertainment (both video games AND his gym routine) to his dedicated legion of fans.

OP Group Now Hiring: Account Manager

It’s shaping up to be another busy year at OP Group! Our clients are doing amazing things – and we’ve been fielding inquiries from some amazing partners. As we look ahead, it’s clear that we will need to increase the size of our team to keep up with demand and ensure that our growing roster of clients is as thrilled as they are today!

I’m happy to announce that we’re opening up a new Account Manager position at OP Group. The details on the job can be found below.

This position will be based out of our office in San Diego, CA. Aside from the clear value of living in America’s Finest City, our full-time employees enjoy paid holidays, paid time off, flexible working hours and health care benefits.

If you feel that you’d be a strong candidate, please follow the instructions on the job description and get in touch!

ACCOUNT MANAGER
This entry-to-midlevel position requires excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills. Serving as one of the key points of contact on our team, the account manager will act as the first touch point for their portfolio of livestreamers, ensuring that they have what they need, understand any sponsorship obligations they have and are generally happy and successful. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and any supporting materials.  [Read More…]