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Streamer of the Year nominees: Part II

For our Gayming Magazine Streamer of the Year award, the voting is over to you! Fourteen incredible LGBTQ+ Twitch streamers have been nominated for their entertaining content and inclusive communities.

If you missed Part I of our Streamer of the Year nominees, check it out here. But now it’s time to meet the rest in Part II! And when you’re ready to vote, you can do so right here!

Deere

What can people expect from your stream?

Acceptance and love. I have been carving out a space for the queer community on Twitch for as long as I have been streaming. For me, it is my mission to create visible representation on the platform for us through drag and to let anyone that comes across my channel know that you are not alone and we are here together! Also horror, I love horror content!

What’s your GOTY 2020? 

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate – one of my favourite fighting game series has never played or looked better, and also now includes the queen Mileena! I have related to her since I was a kid. She is judged for her appearance and is treated as an outsider like she doesn’t belong. That resonates with me and I’m overjoyed she’s finally in the game!

Check out their Twitch stream.


LittleLegsTV

What can people expect from your stream?

When you head on over to LittleLegsTV you’re in for a ‘journey’. The community and the streamer themself talks openly and honestly about LGBTQIA2+ issues, Black issues and mental health. A fun community built to support and lift each other spirits. With a mixture of content (Animal Crossing, Final Fantasy XIV and many other titles) there’s something for everyone.

What’s your GOTY 2020? 

Game of the year for me has to be Final Fantasy VII: Remake. I knew what to expect going in: updated graphics and amazing sound engineering. My nostalgia monster was best please! There were additional story aspects that changed what I knew from my first original play through. The ending (without spoilers) left me wanting more!

Check out their Twitch stream.


Eevolicious

What can people expect from your stream?

People can expect absolute good chaotic vibes! A super welcoming and warm community and tonnes of fun! I’m proud to say my community is the craziest and funniest out there. What I love about it is that when I’m streaming, we’re all in it together, meme-ing and shading each other while still feeling like we’ve all been friends for years. Expect absolute e-sports, speed runs, high-tier level of gameplay and skinny magical girl legends.

What’s your GOTY 2020? 

Dead by Daylight is my final word on GOTY. It is a game that is continuously pushing updates and becoming stronger and more relevant in the scene. It is a game that is played by thousands of LGBTQIA2+ people and I do believe it is a second natural language we all speak on Twitch. The community is wonderful and sticks together. I have to thank the developers for creating the game, as I’ve met and connected to so many people and have created unforgettable iconic moments due to it.

Check out their Twitch stream.


QueerGod

What can people expect from your stream?

Please don’t have expectations when it comes to my stream, but instead come with an open mind. I have my favorite things to stream; mostly APEX and Tarot readings during my weekly streams. However, I’m still fairly new to streaming and still explore new content. I do monthly 12 hour streams where I experiment with content that my viewers may enjoy. I’d like to spotlight the community: they really make the stream’s vibe amazing and I wouldn’t be where I am without them. I like to get close to everyone who joins and spread positive energy among viewers. My goal is to always make my stream a safe space for marginalized groups while still being a space for others to learn.

What’s your GOTY 2020? 

My game of the year is APEX Legends. I have never felt so seen in a shooter gamer until I started playing APEX. I fell in love with this game because of one legend called “Bloodhound” who is nonbinary. As a nonbinary individual the representation meant the world to me and Respawn still continues to diversify. There are other legends in the game who are queer and I believe that is what makes this game amazing and different from other battle royales.

Check out their Twitch stream.


MeteorMatt

What can people expect from your stream?

I have a few tricks up my sleeve for next year that I’d rather not reveal just yet. Let’s just say you can expect to be entertained. Overall, I’m very lucky to have a supportive community where I play a mix of games, including story-based and building games.

What’s your GOTY 2020? 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a clear winner. The game launched during such a difficult time, and has continued to introduce new content and fun events throughout the year. I’ve really enjoyed playing the game.

Check out their Twitch stream.


MermaidQueenJude

What can people expect from your stream?

People can expect cozy chaotic vibes from my stream, also a good time. It is said that the vibes are always immaculate and it’s always emo hours. We have created a warm and welcoming community who are down for laughs and a good time.

What’s your GOTY 2020? 

My game of the year is Arcade Spirits! It wasn’t released this year but it was the best game I played this year. It is a visual novel that has phenomenal writing, beautiful characters, and a beautiful storyline. I have never felt more seen as a non-binary person as I did while playing that game.

Check out their Twitch stream.


BiqtchPuddin

What can people expect from your stream?

Community. During the start of the pandemic we started the Digital Drag Show to help Drag performers all over the globe make a living during this time. To bind a community together and spark inspiration in the hearts of all drag performers, that the digital realm/platform is not only possible but FUN! Since then, countless drag artist have come to Twitch and built their own communities. I take pride in the community I have built on my own channel. It has fostered so many friendships and joy amidst the darkness around the world. The rainbows of love and support each stream remind me of being in a physical queer space. Drag Shows, Bars and LGBTQIA+ spaces are invaluable. We are able to catch up with friends, see loved ones and are inhibited to be our true selves in those environments. But during Covid we haven’t had access to those places but I believe we foster this on my Twitch channel. We mimic that feeling when you walk into a queer space. You are home when you enter my stream. Each stream I start with “If anyone hasn’t told you that you are beautiful, you are amazing and that you deserve to be on this planet – then I am here to tell you that you are beautiful, you are amazing and that you deserve to be on this planet.”

What’s your GOTY 2020? 

The game of the year for me was hands down Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. I played Ultra Street Fighter 4 competitively and until I came out / started doing drag, the fghting game community was really my first group of genuine friends. I would sneak out and go to tournaments and spend hours playing Street Fighter. It’s been so fun this year combining those vibes on my Monday night streams, with a majority LGBTQIA+ group of players. We play a wide assortment of fighting games but we have spent the most time playing Street Fighter V. Each week we have grown in size and continued to have gotten better, even a few pro players have stopped by for a few matches. We have also made plans to attended EVO, the world’s largest fighting game tournament, next year together because of how much we have been enjoying Street Fighter V: Champion Edition.

Check out their Twitch stream.


To vote for your favourite streamer of 2020, click here.

Ed Nightingale

[He/Him] Ed is a London-based blogger and freelance writer, covering music, film, theatre, games and lifestyle. A lover of culture, he can usually be found in front of the silver screen or a laptop - if you can play it, watch it, or sing it then he’s probably got an opinion about it.