OPG Content Producers SirSlaw Caliverse Danotage Friskk

OP Group Pleased to Announce 4 Clients in New ‘Content Producer’ Category

We are pleased to announce that Online Performers Group is now working for a group of specialized content creators in a new “Content Producer” category that focuses on gaming personalities with specialized hosting, writing, production, game design, or tech skills.

This client category focuses on providing support services to creators who are balancing full-time content creation with a variety of sponsored content and consulting engagements, and who are compensated by promotional partners more for their skill in a specific content area than for their follower count or the size of their daily audience.

SirSlaw

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SirSlaw is a full-time broadcaster with a strong focus on interactivity between himself and his viewers. While livestreaming on the surface may simply look like people playing games on the internet, at its core people stay for the communities formed because of it.

With this concept in mind, SirSlaw created his own personal community engagement system which he calls, “The Houses System.” Taking inspiration from various fantasy universes, SirSlaw is able to build stronger connections with his community and has become a pioneer in using technology to foster livestream community-building.

Caliverse

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All super heroes start somewhere – Caliverse’s super hero origin story begins in California and usually ends with her standing tall after vanquishing her foes. This talented broadcaster may be known for her inviting personality and entertaining streams, but those who dare get in her way feel the full force of her in-game skill.

Caliverse’s gaming history dates all the way back to the days of the Sega Genesis Nomad, when games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat were revolutionizing the game industry. With a passion for various aspects of nerd culture, Caliverse has formed a strong and dedicated community for herself.

Danotage

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While the title of “skilled gamer” would be accurate when describing Danotage, it would hardly be sufficient. This multi-talented broadcaster runs a distinctive channel that features a combination of proficient gameplay and intellectual discussion that few can rival.

With Danotage, you may come for the games, but you’ll likely stay for the cause. The channel began as a platform to help educate viewers regarding humanitarian, non-profit causes such as Extra Life, St. Jude’s, and others. For Danotage, gaming is about much more than fun and games.

Friskk

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If you’re ever feeling like you need someone to help put a smile on your face, look no further than Friskk’s stream. This talented gamer provides her audience with far more than exciting gameplay.

With her cheerful persona and wide range of voice talents, just listening to Friskk commentate on the game at hand can be entertaining enough. The one thing you don’t want to do, however is let her innocent charm fool you – she knows how to turn it on when it’s game time. With a background in competitive shooters dating back to the early 2000’s, Friskk can bring the pain just as well as she can bring the laughs.

We will be providing business development, negotiation, and day-to-day management services so that SirSlaw, Caliverse, Danotage, and Friskk can continue to focus on providing high-quality, live streaming entertainment to their fans.

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OP Group Pleased to Welcome HayliNic as New Client

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing HayliNic.

Of all the things that HayliNic brings to her stream, the one thing you can always count on is that you’ll end up having a fantastic time. A lifelong gamer, HayliNic’s streaming journey began in 2014, broadcasting her love for FPS games like CSGO in between her journalism classes at ASU.

Outside of streaming HayliNic is a diehard Harry Potter fan, has two dogs and two cats, and is on the way to becoming a mom very soon.

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

OP Group Pleased to Welcome IAteYourPie as New Client

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing IAteYourPie.

To say that iateyourpie is a skilled gamer would be an egregious understatement. At the behest of a friend and the always powerful incentive of a free pizza, he began his streaming journey in the summer of 2012 and never looked back.

A lifelong gamer, iateyourpie always sought to work in the gaming industry and first made a name for himself on Twitch as a figure in the speedrunning community. Known for his quick play and even quicker wit, iateyourpie holds notable times in games like Paper Mario, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and Mega Man X2. These days, iateyourpie can be found playing a wide variety of games and participating in unique and entertaining challenges, much to the delight of his committed fan base.

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

Angry Joe Partners with Origin PC and Rebrands as Happy Joe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2018

Austin, TX – In an unplanned move, legendary content creator, Joe “Angry Joe” Vargas announces official rebranding as “Happy Joe”.

Joe “Angry Joe” Vargas, a leading YouTube and Twitch content creator known for his hard-hitting game reviews and tell-it-like-it-is style of content creation, today announced the rebranding of his YouTube channel to The Happy Joe Show. The comprehensive and extremely sudden rebrand follows his partnership with Origin PC, whose hardware has completely changed his worldview.

“It is no longer the Angry Joe Show, because I can’t be angry anymore, not with these awesome new Origin PCs and Laptops. We’re taking it in a different direction. It’s now the Happy Joe Show – because these computers make me happy as [email protected]!” said Vargas, eating marshmallows out of the bag as he revealed his new unicorn and rainbow adorned logo while skipping down the street.

Origin PC executives were also taken by surprise at the development. “We’ve always believed in our product, but for our computers to transform someone as notoriously irate as Joe is a miracle we didn’t even realize we were capable of,” said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO of Origin PC. “Maybe we should send one to Gordon Ramsay and see what happens.”

With this rebrand, Happy Joe takes his place as YouTube’s happiest star, with more than 2.9 million incredibly pleasant subscribers. When discussing the change, he cites the fervent loyalty of the Angry Army as a key driver of this change. “The Happy Army’s feedback really made this happen,” said Vargas. “I try to adjust to what the audience wants to see.”

With the rebrand, the show’s content will shift to incorporate topics with more positivity, including makeup tutorials, ASMR recordings and baking lessons with Other Joe and Delrith. From now on, all games, movies and hardware will receive a minimum of 10 out of 10 in their reviews and Happy Joe will keep a swear jar visible at all times, in case anyone says words like heck, gosh, darn or shoot.

“Happy Joe has always been ahead of the curve,” said Online Performers Group CEO Omeed Dariani, on the two-year anniversary of working for Joe. “I’ve never met anyone who can pull you in the way Joe does. When he was angry, you were angry too. Now that he’s happy… well, I’ve started to develop magical powers and frankly I’m a little scared,” Dariani trailed off as his magical umbrella carried him away.

Approached for further comment, Joe, Delrith and Other Joe were too busy snuggling a litter of adorable puppies they found while rescuing a tiny kitten from a tree. For more details on this rebranding, make sure to watch Happy Joe’s latest video, which can be found here:

OP Group Pleased to Welcome Yuuie as New Client

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing Yuuie.

Partnered Twitch streamer, lover of anime, and cosplay enthusiast are all ways one could describe the effervescent Yuuie. Her fans often wander in to check out her Overwatch and World of Warcraft gameplay, but stick around just to hang out with her.

Her ability to seamlessly integrate each member of the chat into her stream while playing games is unparalleled. Yuuie’s positive attitude and upbeat personality is unmatched, no matter what game she happens to be playing. When she isn’t streaming, Yuuie can be found showing off stylish new cosplays or hanging out with her cats.

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

OP Group Pleased to Welcome Kitboga as New Client

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing Kitboga.

They say “Not all heroes wear capes”, and as far as we know Kitboga doesn’t wear one either. Still, many would consider Kitboga to be a hero of sorts; calling scammers up and wasting their time while playing a number of entertaining and colorful characters. His professional and secure set-up makes it possible for him to safely spend hours on the phone with people who would otherwise be trying to steal from innocent individuals.

His unique streams have become a popular and exciting place to be on Twitch, where something new happens during each call he makes. While Kitboga remains a man of mystery, keeping his identity secure behind a cool set of shades, he has managed to build a loyal community of network security support specialists. His main goal is to build awareness around tech support scams and put an end to them.

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

OP Group Pleased to Welcome Sequisha as New Client

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing Sequisha.

Variety broadcaster and influencer Sequisha can be found streaming the latest and greatest in survival games everyday on Twitch! Coming from a storied background in both his gaming and professional life, he was spurred into pursuing an education in Simulation and Game Development. While doing 3D art and animation for the Arma mod “Epoch”, Sequisha began livestreaming his sessions when working on new assets and the rest is history.

Equipped with his classic aviator sunglasses and mustache, he’s up for any challenge – and you can be sure there will be some laughs along the way!

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

OP Group Pleased to Welcome Fairlight_Excalibur as New Client

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

Fairlight Excalibur is a variety streamer and modern-day knight who started his career due to his love of storytelling and adventure. A Twitch streamer since 2014, Fairlight has become a fan favorite and a true master of his craft over the course of the past few years.

Fairlight’s knights have come to love his stream’s unique blend of highly-skill gameplay in conjunction with an intriguing narrative element that he brings to any game he dives into. For Fairlight, playing a game is about far more than the destination, it’s about the journey undertaken to get there.

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

OPG Company Philosophy and Goals for 2018

Hello everyone! 2018 is in full-swing and the team at OPG is excited to accomplish more for our clients than ever before. This is the fourth year that Online Performers Group has been in business – and I think it’s a good time to explain some of our guiding principles and outline the OPG company philosophy. Additionally, I’d like to share a bit of information on some of the new benefits we are rolling out for broadcasters as part of our management service.

OPG Company Philosophy

At OPG, broadcasters come first. Period.

We will never compromise on this.

Every day, broadcasters with limited resources find themselves negotiating against billion-dollar companies that employ armies of executives, lawyers, and agencies to get the best possible deals for themselves. Broadcasters need someone in their corner – and that’s what we aim to be.

As this industry continues to grow, we’ll start to see other management companies emerge. Some of them will be truly excellent competitors to us and I welcome that. Competition forces us to be better and stick to the core tenants of the OPG company philosophy.

At the same time, I expect to see more companies exploiting broadcasters in the guise of managing them. Taking a page from MCNs of the past, they will say that they work for broadcasters, but will provide no services, no support staff, no guidance. They will lack respect for the craft of broadcasting and for its practitioners. Ultimately, they will be another set of agents acting on behalf of publishers, hardware companies, etc., diverting money from the pockets of hardworking content creators.

With both the good and the bad in mind, we decided to publically publish the Online Performers Group Client Promise. These principles define who we are and what we do – they are a promise to our clients and to the entire community of broadcasters. We take them seriously. Breaking these promises at Online Performers Group is a fireable offense.

A Promise to Our Clients

1. You’re the boss. We work for you.

2. You’re a star, not a salesperson.

3. We will always be transparent with you. We will disclose the full amount of money being charged to a company for your services, and will disclose if we are compensated in any way by a company or agency outside of individual campaign orders.

4. We will provide honest advice that is in your best long-term personal and financial interest rather than our own short-term financial interests.

5. We will not guilt or pressure you into agreeing to activations, sponsorships, or other activities.

6. We will never take credit for your success, financial, viewership, or otherwise. We believe you’re the driver of your success and that we are here to enable you to focus more on what you do best.

7. We will continually strive to add services that contribute to a better work-life balance.

8. Our role extends far beyond money and finances. We’re here to help with your overall career, life plans, day-to-day business & logistical needs, and future direction.

9. We’re in this for the long haul. (We’re not looking for a quick payoff – never feel bad about turning down an opportunity.)

10 Ask for anything you want, anytime, and we will let you know how we can help!

What’s Next?

Last year, we announced lower rates for clients who take vacations, which is on schedule to begin in March. We also quietly rolled out services including travel planning and payroll management for broadcasters who have their own employees, as well as taking a few of our clients on our company cruise.

At the start the year, we’ve hired an accountant named Amanda Young and are developing a pilot program for managing broadcasters’ income taxes and financial logistics. We must test and refine these systems, but our goal is to be able to offer tax preparation and payment solutions to all of our clients by the end of 2018.

Similarly, starting at TwitchCon last year, we began a pilot program with the goal of providing health care benefits to our US-based clients and their families. We’ve been working with a few clients on this and I’m happy to say that it is functioning as intended. There are still some kinks to work out, but assuming things continue on track, we’re hoping to roll this benefit out by the end of the year.

Providing Broadcasters With What They Need

When I started developing Online Performers Group, I asked broadcasters what they needed most. Invariably, I heard “a stable income, vacation days, health insurance and someone to do my taxes.” I’m proud to say that we’ve managed to help with the first two and are well on the way to the rest. Accomplishing these four goals makes me happier than pretty much anything I’ve done in my career – and I’m thankful to the wonderful team at Online Performers Group for working to make the OPG company philosophy into a reality.

OP Group Pleased to Welcome GassyMexican as New Client

We are pleased to announce that the Online Performers Group is now representing GassyMexican.gassy-mexican-profile

One of the first performers to master the art of streaming to Twitch without alienating a YouTube audience, GassyMexican is one of the strongest “all-around” influencers in the world.

In a very new industry, GassyMexican is one of the oldest hands, having started his YouTube channel in 2006 at the age of 15. Because of that, he – and his community of “Sombrerbros” – have seen it all, making Max one of the most respected voices in the broadcast community.

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

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