As 2015 draws to a close, we’re pleased to announce several exciting developments at the Online Performers Group. You may have already noticed we’ve moved to a simpler web address and added some new faces to our team, which will allow us to provide additional services to our existing clients.
With this larger support team, we’ll also be able to offer management services to a broader range of successful professional streamers. Over the past nine months, we’ve developed and extensively tested two proprietary algorithms for rating livestreamers’ communities, channel stability, and brand strength. (Think of these ratings as more complicated versions of a ‘Klout’ score.) While no one can predict the future, our “OP Quotient” and “Hype Factor” scoring algorithms do a pretty good job of predicting audience behavior and the likelihood that certain strategies will help a streamer solidify or expand their fan base. These statistics allows us to quickly identify professional streamers of all sizes for whom professional management services can help ensure a bright future in entertainment.
We’re very pleased to announce our first client under these expanded service offerings, Brotatoe. A key member of Main Menu, Brotatoe is one of Twitch’s most influential midlevel professional streamers and is among the top 10 most-watched Canadian livestreamers, with more than 9 million channel views. A true variety streamer, Brotatoe is as comfortable with AAA shooters like Destiny and Counter-Strike as he is with indie darlings like Darkest Dungeon and Rocket League. Welcome, Bro!
In addition to providing management services to an expanded range of professional streamers, we’re also excited to be providing resources for streamers we’re not currently able to offer direct management services. Since launching the business, we’ve received thousands of inquiries and applications. While we do our best to help everyone we interact with, there are a finite number of hours in the day. For those streamers who aren’t yet at the level where professional management makes sense, we’re expanding our blog to include in-depth posts on the most popular business topics that streamers request advice on. We’ll also be working in 2016 to establish an official network of Twitch-savvy tax accountants, top tier legal services, and an array of other professional services available on an opt-in basis to all professional streamers.
Finally, on a more personal note as we wrap up an eventful 2015– we’d like to wish all of you a happy holiday season and a bright New Year. We can’t wait to see what new heights the Twitch community and the business of livestreaming reaches in 2016!