January’s Evil Nation Member Spotlight
Evil Nation Member Spotlight – TTVIchigoRSA
Watching Ichigo interact with his viewers is a humbling experience, he is a force of positivity and entertainment. You would not know by watching his Twitch stream the immeasurable difficulties he has encountered to make streaming a possibility. With the core of his audience in the United States, rolling black outs that make streaming hours difficult due to South African infrastructure, and the rising cost of internet connectivity making it a challenge, Ichigo continues to maintain a positive attitude.
Interviewing him was an honor and a pleasure. He is Evil Nation’s first Spotlighted Member of the Month. He was selected for his hard work, dedication, and determination toward the continued growth of the Evil Nation Team.
Ichigo is a variety gamer. When asked what his favorite game was, there was a pregnant pause. He couldn’t pin just one down as he enjoys too many. His favorite games include the Need for Speed series, Most Wanted, Underground, the Fable Series, Halo, and GTA.
GG: Why did you become a streamer?
Ichigo: I was extremely interested in it for a long time and I always wanted to do it, especially when I found out “streaming” was a thing. I was not able to stream at the time because high speed internet connection is expensive in South Africa. I have put a lot of time and effort into streaming including creating my own graphics. I have only been streaming for 3 months currently. Everything I have on my channel; I have used for free. I have sourced from fan art sites, ensuring the art was not copyrighted. I used paint 3D, resized, and made my own emotes. I created emotes for Evil Nation members that became affiliates as well. This is how I became involved with Evil Nation. Firemedic popped into a local stream and I offered to help. He mentioned the name Evil Nation and the rest is history.
GG: Why did you decide to stream on Twitch and not another service?
Ichigo: I always liked Twitch. I enjoy how interactive Twitch is. It feels more personal. Eventually, I will push my content onto YouTube. Facebook has too much free access publicly and I do not trust that.
GG: I know that you have been helping other people reach affiliate status within the community, was this something you were doing before you joined Evil Nation?
Ichigo: I was helping where I could. I have helped at least two or three people prior to joining Evil Nation. I was going into chats where I knew I could bring people in. I also had friends and family who supported me. Even now, my family still supports me and leaves a tab open for me. They may not understand how it works; however, they will at least do that. My father used to be very technologically adept and has fallen off the grid (laughs.) But now, I am the family IT guy.. It is nice to have that support.
GG: What is your overall goal with gaming, streaming, and Evil Nation? Where do you see yourself as a streamer and what is your plan?
Ichigo: I want to make a community that is good for each other, with no toxicity and no hostility. Where everyone is there to be good to everyone else. We live in a world where there is so much negativity. I want everyone to enjoy each other in chat. They do not have to be watching me. I want them to have fun in chat and go mad. I want to create a positive wholesome environment. I want to create something more than I am. More than what I am currently.
GG: If you could be a character from any video game, who would you be and why?
Ichigo: I would be Commander Shepard from the Mass Effect series because of how strong that character is. Even in the face of an enemy, and the council not believing a word the commander said. The commander fought, never giving up, never taking, “No” for an answer.
Ichigo said, “I want to thank RagingAxeman for allowing me to be a part of the community. I also wanted to thank Jiveturkey2014 who did not know me from a bar of soap but donated to my stream for equipment while he himself has not achieved affiliate status. Also, a special thanks to angelcandoit1 for donating RAM. Without them, my stream would not have improved as quickly as it has. I owe them a special thanks, it is the least I can do.”
When I asked our own, RagingAxeMan, about Ichigo, he said, “Ichigo is an amazing streamer who brings fun and excitement to his streams. Ichigo continues to support other Evil Nation teammates, lifting them up, helping them attain their goals, reach affiliate status, lurk in streams, raid, and help where help is needed. He represents the core values of Evil Nation and spreads the word of the organization in a professional manner on all platforms.”
Ichigo is a humble person who cares about his community, his viewers, his family, and his friends. While he faces many challenges, his overwhelming positivity is contagious. Ichigo is one of the many reasons why this team, this nation, will continue to build upon its successes.
Please meet Evil Nation’s spotlight member TTVIchigoRSA.
Ichigo’s current schedule:
Minecraft Monday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Wacky Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
FPS Friday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Spooky Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Survival Sunday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST