Brand of the Week!

Week of November 18th - November 24th 2018:

Featured Brand: The Myth Realm
Brand Type: Streamer
Twitter, Twitch
MerchRoom store

About:

What is your brand about?
My brand is about community and growing as one through support.

What got you into this?
I have always been a supportive type of person, so I try my best to do just that. 

What is your favorite part of what you do?
I like to share my likes and gaming is one of them, so is mountain biking.

What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
My top goal for my brand is to give things back to the community, after all I am only here because others have helped get me here. 

What do you believe could help your brand grow?
I think what could help my brand is to be able to eventually have a professional design made up. 
 
Who do you admire in the industry?
To be honest when asked Who Do I Admire in this industry? It is a hard question to answer for there are so many individuals that I have looked up to in different ways on how they stand out in the community. 

What advice would you give someone new starting out?
My advice given to someone that is just starting out would be to take your time, do your research and work within your means.

What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
I don't really have a single favorite as of yet, I am still looking forward to all that is coming with the current update... I am liking everything so far lol 

What is your favorite movie and why?
I am going to say Dark Crystal for it is made with emotion and good story

November 10th 2018:

Featured Brand: Inhumants
Brand Type: Streamer
TwitterMixer
MerchRoom store

About:

What is your brand about?
Myself, the brand, & the channel are all about the community, as for merch it is basically anything they want to buy & show off!

What got you into this?
The media started way back when on Justin.tv/YT. A friend wanted videos of Minecraft builds to see how I did it & I have been streaming ever since. Merch started because of community request & around the same time I also got a push from a friend, Asikaa told me not to get discouraged  but get involved. Which was a great idea because even though I had nothing planned it helped put me in the mindset to create something for everyone!

What is your favorite part of what you do?
My top favorite part of what I do has to be helping people out. I love explaining things, tutorial videos allow me to do this for whatever & it’s super fun. Nothing better than helping others get into the world of streaming/recording!

What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
My top goal from my brand’s growth would have to be redirecting most funds back into giveaways for the community such as games, subscriptions, & merch.

What do you believe could help your brand grow?
Well there are a few things I need to do. Consistency with streams, better art, & I need to frequently make quirky social media posts without being overbearing

What advice would you give someone new starting out?
Well as everyone says You should “Be you & do You!” but what they don’t tell you is: Don’t hold back! So I say get weird! Play all those undiscovered games, make all the voices, whistle, sing & dance whenever you want to. Repressing/overexerting yourself is tiring & not worth it. If you are like me you will feel butterflies/churring of the mood and body leading up to the stream but don’t worry click “Go Live!” talking with chat makes all that go away. ❤

What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
Well across the whole site not just my storefront I rather enjoy the towels, that is an awesome addition to the site. How often do you see people with custom towels? Not often right!?

What is your favorite movie and why?
I don’t really have a favorite movie but I do have a favorite sub-genre & that is Rom-Com. Why you may ask, well it is because I am a hopeless romantic that loves to laugh and feel feelings! 😝

Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
Everyday with me is an AMA(AskMeAnything) session. I am Seattle born & raised. A proud supporter & ambassador for the charity organization Gamers Outreach, I love planning & arranging schedules & even though I don’t like some stuff, you may see me partake. #MaybeILikeItNow?

Week of October 28th - November 3rd 2018:

Featured Brand: XenAndCL
Brand Type: Streamer
TwitterMixer
MerchRoom store

About:

What is your brand about?
Our brand is about community, family, and acceptance. It is a place of fun and laughter and where you can come and just be yourself. We strive on making each and every person feel welcome when they enter our channel, discord and even in person. We have been lucky enough to meet some of our community in real life. We are focused on enriching our lives as well as others.

What got you into this?
My husband starting watching Twitch and we found some pretty cool people on there, coupled with the fact that we pretty much do everything together it made sense for us to try streaming together. We found out quickly that we loved it and really got a taste for the rush of meeting new people and doing something we love; gaming and spending time together.

What is your favorite part of what you do?
There are too many things to list but a few things that stand out would be meeting so many amazing people on both sides of the camera! Helping and watching others to achieve their goals is the best feeling ever, seeing them improve and grow is truly awesome. Also we love to give back to our amazing community and we are always looking for fun things to do to reward them. Giveaways are something we love to do but they are random so nobody knows when we will be doing them so that is fun too!

What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
Our top goal is to bring both of us home and do streaming full time! That is the ultimate goal. For now we will be attending events like PAX East to grow and learn from some of the best in the industry and bring back that knowledge and apply it to our stream to make our stream better.

What do you believe could help your brand grow?
Partnering with MerchRoom.com to widen our brand reach is a great way to boost awareness! More traffic driven to our stream channel will also help to boost awareness of our brand and what we have to offer our growing community! Brand spotlights of the Merch page as well as social media spotlights are also a great way to boost awareness as well as potential sales. Wearing your Merch is a also a great way to promote and talk about it while streaming, getting groceries or going to a local event.

Who do you admire in the industry?
We started watching a content creator on Twitch about 3 ½ years ago called FutureManGaming. He is by far one of the best content creators and entertainers out there. He has a vibe that just felt good and we wanted to be a part of something as fantastic as he has created for himself and his community. He used to be a teacher and now streams full time and it only took 2 years. He is someone we have always admired and looked up to in the streaming community. Hopefully we will meet him at PAX East 2019.

In our years of streaming we have met so many amazing people the list would be too long. To name of few that stand out the most are TPDMagic, JoricGaming, So_Many_Badgers, Duke_of_Flukes, Magnetron, AntiTinkerBell, Mother Of Madness, HouseOfSkulls, ShadowGrif, Tonzy , Prestonality, and so many more!!

What advice would you give someone new starting out?
The most important thing you should be doing all the time is NETWORKING. Visit other streams and make friends, host other channels and share other streamers stuff on social media. Do not self promote in other channels, some people mistaken this for networking. When you think you have networked enough then network more!! Second make sure that streaming is what you want to do before you invest in a bunch of expensive equipment. We streamed for a whole year from the Twitch app on Xbox and did not even have a camera we used the Kinect. No need to rush out and spend an obscene amount of money on equipment. Invest yourself into your stream first. Third make sure you have a set schedule
even if it is only every Saturday at 7pm. Your growing community will know when to find you live. Fourth thing is play what you love because if you are playing a game that is popular and you do not like it, it will show. Fifth this is being entertaining but be yourself. Transparency goes a long way and when you try to be something you are not it will burn you out and odds are your viewers will be able to tell any way. Do not take yourself to seriously, have fun and make it what you want. Lastly thing would be to have a bio
filled out on your mixer channel and upload an avatar. If you cannot take the time to let people know who you are they may not take to time to find out. If you focus on these 6 things you will grow an amazing community that is your own! Take your time and have fun!

What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
We both love the hats, tees, stickers, and those socks … they are pretty cool too!

What is your favorite movie and why?
Xenmic
My  favourite movie is Mortal Kombat. I am also a huge fan of ‘B’ horror movies. My personal collection is pretty impressive and is growing everyday!

CuteLibrarian
My favourite movies would have to be anything by John Hughes or anything with John Cusack. I love the old school 80s movies; they are so much fun to watch!

Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
We just want to say “Thank you!” to everyone who has crossed paths with us in the last 3 years! You have all impacted our lives in such a way that we will never forget any of you! We would not be where we are today if it was not for our amazing community of supporters, fellow gamers, and streamers.   

We would love to see our Hoser brand everywhere that would be totally awesome! Whenever someone has bought XenAndCL Merch we are truly honored that they want to represent what we have worked so hard to build.
 
Much Love  
Mike and Carin 
AKA XenAndCL
PS. The cat is our channel mascot Ginger. The one with the pink and blue hair is Halloween last year. One is of us meeting a fan IRL! The sketch is Fan Art by @VicNightfall (Twitter).

   
    

Week of October 21st - October 27th 2018:

Featured Brand: xTwisted
Brand Type: Streamer
TwitterMixer

MerchRoom store

About:

What is your brand about? 
The Twisted Squad is all about respect and loyalty, also having fun, dont forget the fun part!

What got you into this? 
I got into streaming because a friend of mine known as KingBaileyBomb. He is the reason I do what I do today.

What is your favorite part of what you do? 
My favorite part of what I do is making people laugh. Not even on stream but on social media, discord and in my day to day life.

What is your top goal from your brand’s growth? 
My top goal is to help others, help others succeed and help others enjoy life.

What do you believe could help your brand grow?
Something that could help my brand grow is put more time into it, work gets in the way sometimes, but I always try to take time to do what I do best.

Who do you admire in the industry?
The man, the myth, KingBaileyBomb. That man has taught me everything I know, if it wasnt for him I wouldn't even be streaming.

What advice would you give someone new starting out? 
Get a Twitter, social media presence helps you more than you know! Make sure you use that Twitter, and always have a schedule posted of when you will be live!

What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store? 
Hoodie

What is your favorite movie and why? 
Rudy. I'm a huge Notre dame fan and my dog is actually named Rudy as well!

Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
One thing that is important to me is always helping others, if anyone ever needs help or has any questions, or you just want to talk please reach out to me!

 

Week of October 14th - October 20th 2018:

Featured Brand: xXDarthVaporXx
Brand Type: Streamer
TwitterMixer
MerchRoom store

About:

What is your brand about? 
My brand is about having fun, playing games, reaching out to the community.

What got you into this? 
What got me into this was the idea of trying to get out of a certain comfort zone and be more out there 

What is your favorite part of what you do? 
My favorite part of streaming is reaching new people and getting to know them 

What is your top goal from your brand’s growth? 
My goal is to be a social media giant in streaming but that’s a long road to achieve 

What advice would you give someone new starting out? 
My advice for new streamers is that’s this is a grind and not get discouraged take breaks and realize that it doesn’t happen over night stay true to your brand. 

What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store? 
Everything in the merchroom is my favorite lol. 

What is your favorite movie and why? 
Die hard is my favorite movie. Just love it. 

Week of October 7th - October 13th 2018:

Featured Brand: Zombie the gamer merch
Brand Type: StreamerMixer
MerchRoom store

About:

What is your brand about?
My brand is focused around my stream community

What got you into this?
CowTopiaPrime on Mixer

What is your favorite part of what you do?
Meeting new people to my community and enjoying the games and entertainment I bring to my streams.

What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
Just to see my fans wearing the merch that they helped create, Seeing pictures of my community wearing the merch with a smile would put a smile on my face.

What do you believe could help your brand grow?
More of my community wearing the merch and people asking about it, Leading them to my stream and then off to merchroom if they enjoy it enough.

Who do you admire in the industry?
I don’t really know anyone in the industry aside from CowTopiaPrime so I would have to say him.

What advice would you give someone new starting out?
Keep pushing, And don’t be afraid to be yourself, Let the merch you want out there represent that.

What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
I would have to say the Item I bought for myself, The tank top. It is high quality and fits perfectly.

What is your favorite movie and why?
I don’t have one, I’ve never been a movie guy.

Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
MY social media links are all on my stream including my discord link, https://mixer.com/xZombieTheGamer Is where you can find more things. Aside from that I am very excited to be a part of this feature from MerchRoom and look forward to working more with your company!

 

Week of September 30th - October 6th 2018:

Featured Brand: XXX BUBBLGUMXXX
Brand Type: Streamer
MerchRoom store

About:

What is your brand about?
My brand is about showing my streamer logo and who I am.

What got you into this?
I got into this as I love playing games and I really want to support MerchRoom.

What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
My top goal is for people to buy my merch and know what my logo is about to create happiness in people.

What do you believe could help your brand grow?
I believe if I got my name out there people would start getting my clothing.

Who do you admire in the industry?
I admire the happiness People should bring to my community when buying a jumper.

What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
I personally love my black hooded jumper.

What is your favorite movie and why?
I love a range of movies I could not choose one.

Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
I just want people to know that they would be supporting me really big.

Week of September 23rd - September 29th 2018:

Featured Brand: Gotham Gotcha
Brand Type: Streamer
Social, Mixer
MerchRoom store

About:


What is your brand about?
My brand is about being yourself no matter what, being happy, honest, having integrity, and helping others as much as possible feel included in what we are doing and with anything they need for their own brands and streams. I branded around "Comic culture" and "Superheros" because that's what I love and what I'm into so it was only natural. Everything a superhero stands for I believe in. I want others to feel like their watching a digital comic book, feel like their in a comic themselves while in my channel and stream and I strive to update and create things to give it the comic book game or movie feel. Welcoming everyone from all walks of life no matter your back round or who you are or were matters none here. 

What got you into this?
I started streaming because I saw it as a way I would be able to pair two things I wanted to do with my life into one. I want to help people, and I want to game. Streaming will provide me with the outlets and connections to do both, while having an awesome fun time playing games I can be helping others whom may be having a not so good day or who need help starting to stream themselves. I always knew I could learn how to work software and things on computers with no issue, then I figured that utilizing social media would help me with branding and promotion. 

What got you into this?
My favorite part about what I do is the moments, laughs and the feeling of joy you get from helping someone else not expecting anything in return and how happy it makes the person or company.I also love being able to spend time with my family doing this as well. Going to events is another amazing part of streaming and meeting all the people and friends from networking and connecting on the platforms we stream on.

What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
I feel like my top or main goal is to eventually have my own show, or be working with a company where I am able to work with others helping them with branding and streaming. I also would love to be able to discuss topics on a show such as comics, gaming, and comic culture.

What do you believe could help your brand grow?
I believe exposure, and having the right tools for the job will help my brand grow. Having a place to stream more then what I have now would really help tremendously.

What advice would you give someone new starting out?
The top piece of advice I could give to someone starting out is come in to this expecting nothing, be yourself no matter what and above all have fun with whatever it is your doing. If it starts to feel like your forcing yourself or like its becoming a job you will hate it.

What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
My favorite item in my store is my newer shirt and hat designs. So my ripped logo and matching hat.

What is your favorite movie and why?
I don't have a #1 favorite movie of all time just yet but as of today I feel like on of my favorite movies is Interstellar. I absolutely love everything and anything that has to do with space and astronomy, and life outside of planet earth.

Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
I am always here and my DM's are always open for people. I want people to understand yes I want to make a living off this but by no means do I expect to become famous or get rich. That doesn't interest me. I want to be in a position to help other people who have gone through the same things or similar that I have growing up. I want people to feel like they can do anything and be anything if they want it bad enough. I also want people to listen to themselves and do what they want to do. Being yourself and staying true to yourself is going to be key and going to determine the connection you have with your community. You may grow slower or not have as many followers or subs as some people but it will feel better at the end of the day. Be a hero , the hero's hero, lots of people will look up to and be watching you so you have to be careful what you say how you say it and what sorts of things your doing. Words are powerful and can really affect people in different ways so we have to choose ours wisely as someone who is influencing and streaming. 


Week of September 2nd - September 8th 2018:

Featured Brand: DannyDeeCo
Brand Type: Streamer
Social, Mixer
MerchRoom store

About:

What is your brand about?
DannyDeeCo is all about learning to experience each of life’s moments with an open mind and spread positive thoughts. I strive everyday to help my followers achieve their goals and work through the struggles that have been bringing them down. As I teach myself, I teach my followers how to dissect the person that they are to become the person that they want to be. We can all learn to be happy and accepting of each moment we experience in life and that is the idea that DannyDeeCo is centered around.

What got you into this?
Two of my biggest passions are helping people and gaming, you combine that with my upbeat, outgoing attitude, and becoming a streamer just made sense. After my first week of streaming, getting to express myself and meet so many new people, I knew streaming would be the avenue to live out my dream, while helping others reach theirs. Through streaming, I  get to know so many different people, be a part of their lives, and grow with them, so it is the perfect career to achieve my life goals.

What is your favorite part of what you do?
My favorite part about streaming is personal growth. Learning how to handle stress, be your own cheerleader, navigate through new apps, programs, software, equipment upgrades- all of these help to build character. Learning how to have difficult conversations with people who aren’t nice in chat, telling moderators what to do to improve without making them feel like they are at fault, other little emotional intelligence things- I’m pointed at being the best version of myself and streaming has given me a path to grow at an alarming rate.

What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
My goal is to become an influencer in the gaming world and start a positive movement that launches the gaming industry and everyone within it. I want to bring gamers together again and create a safe space for everyone to be themselves and seek out support. We gamers need to stick together and bring each other up rather than cut each other down. Everyone has the ability to reach their fullest potential but too many people fall short because they don’t have the support system that they needed to launch them forward.

What do you believe could help your brand grow?
What would help my brand grow the most would be to get my name and message out to more people, which I know will come with time. The longer I stream, build more relationships, and spread my brand across gaming and social platforms, the closer I am to achieving my ultimate goal.
    Who do you admire in the industry?
    Phixate for his outstanding attitude, Joric for his entertainment and level head, Dyrus for his ability to stay humble even being one of the best in the world, Kabby for his entertainment, ideas, and his vision, Scarra for his humility and light-heartedness, Ninja for his poise both on and off the battlefield and for what he does for streaming as a whole.
      What advice would you give someone new starting out?
      Go with your gut feeling. I cannot stress this enough. There is no “meta” when it comes to streaming, even if it may seem like battle royale games are the “meta.” Streaming will forever evolve as talented streamers take risks and reap big rewards. Those risks are based on gut feelings, no fear or doubt. Start your stream off with your gut instinct and you’ll find yourself. You won’t doubt yourself as you can’t fail at being YOU. Start your stream off with what you feel works for other people and you will soon find yourself questioning a lot about yourself and your stream and won’t be able to properly adapt when you run into problems. Those problems aren’t yours because you went with someone else’s gut instinct and you aren’t equipped to handle what their life is throwing at them.

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy so the t-shirt is definitely one of my favorites, especially considering how comfortable it is. I also think the mug is awesome because the pop in the logo is sure to get your day started as you drink your morning cup of coffee (or tea).

        What is your favorite movie and why?
        I really enjoy any movies that make you think outside the box like Shawshank Redemption or just remind you to not take life so seriously even in the midst of chaos like The Big Lebowski.

        Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
        Myself and the brand are always evolving, going with the ebb and flow of things. This is only the beginning of many great things to come. I will always strive to do my best, to be humble, and to do what’s right, even if it means going against the grain. I want this brand to be a source of happiness for those who are sad, light for those in the dark, and clarity for those who feel lost. I strive to make this a home base for those out there without someone to turn to or ask for advice because DannyDeeCo is the advice I would have given myself years ago when I was sad, in the dark, and lost about life.


        Week of September 2nd - September 8th 2018:

        Featured Brand: Anomnomasaur
        Brand Type: Streamer
        Social, Twitch
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about?
        So this a twitch brand, my twitch name is pronounces A-Nom-nom-asaur so basically chubby dinos lol more images will be added to my snack squad.

        What got you into this?
        Wanting to connect with others in a fun way and just doing what I love everyday.
         
        What is your favorite part of what you do?
        My favorite part about being a streamer is that I am able to interact with people from around the world and can connect with them on a similar level because we can talk about the games I am playing.
         
        What is the top goal for your brand's growth?
        I honestly don't have a top goal, I did this to get my name and amazing logo out there for people to enjoy and rock their support for me.
         
        What do you believe could help your brand grow?
        Social media support, consistent streaming and plugging it in my stream, and wearing my own products of course. :)
         
        Who do you admire in the industry?
        In the twitch industry I admire the little guys, the streamers that work hard every single day to earn that follow or sub on the way to a partnership, they give me motivation to do better.
         

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        Don't quit, set a big long term goal but also set small milestones along the way so you never feel like you're failing. Stay motivated because perseverance pays off. 

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        My favorite item is the T-shirt because its short, sweet, and to the point about showing off my logo.
         
        What is your favorite movie and why?
        That's a tough question, lol. I love all of the older Adam Sandler movies however, Billy Madison is my favorite because I can quote every line of the movie and still laugh at it.
         
        Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
        I will be adding more design to my store shortly because I want to give my fans, and anyone that's searching, more variety in my store.


        Week of August 26th - September 1st 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: AceofSpades
        Brand Type: Streamer
        Social, Mixer
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about?  My brand is about all things to do with video games: News, Game-play, Trailers, Gossip, etc.

        What got you into this? 
        I got into video games because my father is and has been a video game programmer since I was born, I also got into games because they are a great way to socialize.
         
        What is your favorite part of what you do?  My favorite part of what I do is that I get to meet awesome people from all over the world and share awesome experiences with them.
         
        What is your top goal from your brand's growth?  The top goal from my brands growth is to create an absolutely massive community based around awesome people, awesome experiences and awesome games.

        What do you believe could help your brand grow? I believe that making as many friends as I can through video games will definitely help to grow my brand.
         
        Who do you admire in the industry? I admire that the video games industry is about making creative and re-playable experiences for all to enjoy.
         
        What advice would you give someone new starting out?  I would say to someone new starting out that making the right friends can and will definitely help them.

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?  My favourite item on the merchroom store would have to be the beanies.
         
        What is your favorite movie and why?  My favourite movie is Shaun Of The Dead because I really enjoy the comedic style of Edgar Wright.

        Is there anything additional you would like to share about your or your brand?  I would also just like to say that I wasn't able to get here by myself, I had help from a vast network of friends and family who have supported me all of the way.
         

        Week of August 19th - August 25th 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: AmethystLady
        Brand Type: Streamer
        Social, Twitch
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about? My brand is centered around having a royal aesthetic but with nods to things that symbolize what I love, such as positive vibes and gaming culture. As the brand grows you will see more examples of these sorts of offerings in my merch!

        What got you into this?
         I always wanted to have merch offered for my brand so with the introduction of merchroom I thought it would be the perfect partnership to help me achieve the dream!

        What is your favorite part of what you do? The favorite part of what I do is to see how excited people are when they view my offerings. Some people who have known me for a long time know that I've always wanted merch so to see them excited helps fuel my ambitions.

        What is your top goal from your brand's growth? For now, I would like to be able to offer more items in my selection! I already have other great ideas for more merch that I am sure people will love! My top goal is to have people see what I represent and express myself through my merch; I would hope for my merch to become a staple in the gaming community.

        What advice would you give someone new starting out? I would tell someone new to keep pressing forward in your dreams, make sure you proceed in a manner that is smart and finally if you have questions definitely ask those who have the answers because you have nothing to lose by asking and everything to gain from the answers.

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store? Although I love all of my items, my favorite item is my "AmethystLady" shirt! It is by far a product that I find delightful because the artist that created my vision made it come true exactly to my specifications! (@Bristlebear20 on Twitter) 

        What is your favorite movie and why?  My favorite movie is Memoirs of a Geisha. I loved reading the book and I thought the movie was a great adaptation. I have a love for Japanese culture and the epitome of artistry that Geisha represent.  I thought that along with the story all of those elements came together to make a meaningful and beautiful movie.

        Is there anything additional you would like to share about your or your brand? I would like to give many thanks to MerchRoom for featuring me! Please look forward to many great things in the future as more of my ideas and ambitions come to fruition for my brand. I am also a Twitch streamer, a Member of The Collective Esports Org. (@TheCollectiveFG on Twitter) and a competitor in the Fighting Game Community!

        Week of August 12th - August 18th 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: ADHDavy
        Brand Type: Artist
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about?
        My brand is about making designs that I think'll put a smile on people's faces when they see it, merch for my YouTube channel, and merch with various pictures I've taken during my photography trips.

        What got you into this?
        The thing that got me into this is actually the Mixer streamer Asikaa and MentallyRetired himself along with the goal I've always had to make people laugh

        What is your favorite part of what you do?
        Thinking of new ways to grow. I haven't had as easy of a time starting off my channel as I'd hoped but I'm always thinking of new ways to improve upon the work I do with it.

        What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
        To one day be walking around and see someone with a piece of merch from my store.

        What do you believe could help your brand grow?
        Better promoting and focus on my part. No one else to blame but myself for my slow start.

        Who do you admire in the industry?
        Anybody who gets to sit down in front of their computer every day and actually be happy with what they're making. To make content that makes other people's days brighter, and get to do it for a living.

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        Be determined. ANYONE can do this. To create. Its just a matter of actually buckling down and not giving up at your goals.

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        My hat with my logo on it. It just fits so perfectly on the cap.

        What is your favorite movie and why?
        I actually have a mental list of favorite movies for different types of movies, but if I had to pick just one it'd probably be either Alien. Xenomorphs are dope, yo.

        Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
        Although I'm hoping to some day have merch sales oriented around my YouTube channel, there will also be items in the store for my photography as well. There's already an item in the store in the mugs, which is a rose picture I'd taken within the first week of my move to the city I've always wanted to live in.

        Week of July 22nd - July 28th 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: BornLucky
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about?
        My Brand is about family, fun and simply giving back to my community.

        What got you into this?
        My friend MzDevoius introduced me to mixer last year at PAX West, we have been friends through xbox live for 10 years. I have always enjoyed playing video games and felt that streaming them would allow me to show people different types of games and even give them a friend to run with in the future.

        What is your favorite part of what you do?
        The community that I am surround by and building is the most enjoyable thing for me. I enjoy the social parts of streaming, knowing that I am here entertaining those around me and showing that no matter what I am here to have fun, play games and make new friends.

        What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
        My main goal with my brand is to help provide for my family and allow me to support those in my community that are in need.

        What do you believe could help your brand grow? 
        The knowledge of my merch, my stream, and even my social platforms. making sure that those around me are able to connect to me no matter what social platform they use.

        Who do you admire in the industry?
        Asikaa, she is a great streamer that has shown that no matter your size you matter in the industry.

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        I would tell them to be social, respectful, and simply try and be there for your community. I help those around me when i can and i find it rewarding in the long run. be active, and communicate with viewers and other streamers, your brand will not grow over night, it takes work, dedication and time.

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        I think my favorite item in MerchRoom would be my "Rainbow Logo," I feel it represents me the best, it symbolizes my very colorful personality and that I'm unique.

        What is your favorite movie and why?
        Ms. Doubtfire or any of the Robin Williams movies. My Grandmother and I would sit and watch these movies together. I always cherished the time I had with my Grandma.

        Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
        I am not a huge streamer, I enjoy playing games and having fun, I'm a mother of two wonderful children (1 1/2 and 3 year old), and i am a student (Masters' degree in business). I also want people to know that my brand stands for community and my community is part of my family. My favorite quote is "No matter what happens you make your own future, keep pushing and striving for greatness."

        Week of July 15th - July 21st 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: CanadianKittie
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about? 
        My brand is about positivity, supporting others and being a good role model.

        What got you into this?
        I wanted to share my compassion for others and to show others that they can be whoever they want, if they have a positive mindset.

        What is your favorite part of what you do?
        I love seeing others happy and knowing that anyone can make a difference.

        What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
        All of the 3 questions above this one really.

        What do you believe could help your brand grow?
        Just being who I am. Bubbly, fun and caring for others.

        Who do you admire in the industry?
        Positive role models who want to make a difference and show the world that gaming can help others deal with mental health.

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        Never think that you are alone in this. Just a simple hi, I’m new at streaming, branding or just being new can do wonders. You’ll  meet so many others who have been there, done that and helping others like you.

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        This is a tough one. All of the products are. They are very well made and durable as well.

        What is your favorite movie and why?
        Beauty and the Beast. It’s not just about love. It’s about someone seeing the best of you, not just the outside but the inside. The inside always counts in my eyes.

        Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
        Never hide who you really are. Find people who love you for your personality, compassion and dedication to others.

        Week of July 1st - July 7th 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: Margo Magik
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about?
        My brand is all about fun and all things Shiny, Explosive and LOUD! ♥


        What got you into this?
        I've always been an avid gamer since back in the days of Gameboy and Sega, as for streaming my twin sister who is my brand artist was showing me about streaming on Mixer.com and after watching other streamers for about a month I decided to try my hand at it.

        What is your favorite part of what you do?

        The viewers because you never know who will pop into your stream. I've even had a troll become a long time viewer just by being so loud and crazy that it made them smile and stay awhile.

        What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
        To make people happy and laugh and know that streamers are people just like anyone else. I want to spread the sparkle bomb power from here to infinity AND BEYOND!

        What do you believe could help your brand grow?
        Networking, engaging people in the industry at events like PAX (South, East, West) and more time to stream! ... can I have a TARDIS? that would be useful! Seriously! If I could start streaming full time right now I would because it is the most exciting and fufilling thing I've done... ever!

        Who do you admire in the industry?
        I admire the staff at MerchRoom, Mixer and my fellow streamers who work tirelessly and mostly without thanks for all their hard work to keep doing everything they do behind the scenes.

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        Be yourself, just because you see one streamer do it one way and are super popular doesn't mean the same will be true for everyone who does it that way. Be you and shine through!

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        My T-shrits... because you can never have too many!

        What is your favorite movie and why?
        My favourite movie would have to be Hocus Pocus... Bette Midler... witches... magic... need I say more?

        Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
        I like to think that my brand can bring a little bit of a smile to people... and that makes me smile ^_~

        Week of June 24th - June 30th 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: MrsVoorhees
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about?
        My brand is all about my love for Jason Voorhees and Friday the 13th, I love that I am able to express my ideas and creativity on a piece of clothing and I love seeing other people wearing my ideas, it’s just an amazing feeling to be able to say, “I designed that!”

        What got you into this?
        I’ve always had a love for gaming, and then I was introduced into streaming by a friend of mine, I tried it out and ended up growing so quickly. I am able to share who I am with other gamers and talk about gaming. Gaming has brought so much joy into my life, and so many amazing people that I’ve been friends with for years, so being able to turn something I love into a potential career is amazing!

        What is your favorite part of what you do?
        The most rewarding part of being a streamer is being able to bring happiness into someone’s day or life. Knowing that I made a difference, even if it was with one person, is such a rewarding feeling. I love being able to have a community that I love and I am able to be myself around 100% all the time, we’re more of a family than a community.

        What is your top goal for your brands growth?
        My top goal follows loving what I do, being able to bring enjoyment into others lives as well as share my life and bring attention to the gaming community and show people who look negatively upon it, that there are so many positive aspects of being apart of a community and being able to share a mutual love for gaming.

        What do you believe would help your brand grow?
        Continuing to network and become apart of other communities on Mixer and bring attention to the opportunities that MerchRoom has given me, such as the charity steam for MPS, is only going to help the growth of my community as well as bring love and attention to other streamers. At the end of the day we all share a common love and goal, and that is streaming and gaming.

        Who do you admire in the industry?
        I initially created my Beam account to watch a friend of mine, KingBaileyBomb. I admire him in many different ways especially the person he is outside of his streams. It’s very rare you meet such a genuine and kind-hearted person who truly loves and cares for everyone. He is a one of a kind streamer and I strive every day to reach his level of awesomeness. Watching Bailey stream made me want what he had, which was a community that was all love. I started streaming and growing, and he was always there for every question and concern that I had. I will forever be grateful that this man came into my life.

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        Network. Networking and becoming a part of different communities and supporting them will pay off. Your name is a common name and eventually someone is going to return the time you put into them. Social media is a powerful tool, use it to your advantage. Be yourself, be genuine, your community will recognize this, and love you for who you are. Don’t pay attention to someone else’s growth, everyone grows at their own speed. If you spend time worrying about someone else’s growth you’re losing time you have to invest in your growth. At the end of the day we all have a common goal, help each other each it.

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        I LOVE every item in my MerchRoom store, there are a few designs currently being worked on but, my favorite design would be the “Killin’ it” design with the machete.

        What is your favorite movie and why?
        My favorite movie is Friday the 13th , Part 1, Part 3, Part 6, and Jason Take Manhattan. I just have a love for old school horror movies, and I’ve always been in love with Jason Voorhees. There is just so much cheesiness but goodness that are in these movies.

        Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
        We continue to grow on a daily basis, and I am so excited about the future and what I am going to bring to the table as a brand and streamer, so stay tuned and keep your eyes open!

        Week of June 17th - June 23rd 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: Kitty_haz_Claws
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about?
        My brand is about loving yourself for who you are and being proud of it. 

        What got you into this?
        Got me into streaming? I saw a friend who was doing it and was REALLY boring. I thought, this looks easy and I could have a blast with this! 

        What is your favorite part of what you do?
        Meeting new people and getting to know them. 

        What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
        Becoming the person people think of when they think Indie Games.

        What do you believe could help your brand grow?
        Word of mouth and sharing the love.

        Who do you admire in the industry?
        I admire that in streaming there is so many different unique personalities; there is someone for everyone to watch out there. If you search hard enough. 

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        Network... without networking. What I mean is, don't be that person who promotes themselves in a stream. Network by getting to know the communities and the people inside. 

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        Ladies Tshirts!! I feel extra Sassy in them.

        What is your favorite movie and why?
        Depends on my mood; I have several favorites. 

        Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
        Don't be afraid to be yourself, if you try hard enough you can do anything you want. 

        Week of June 3rd - June 9th 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: Jeystron
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about?
        I would say my brand and channel is about diversity and variety. Including gamers from different types of game genres that have as a goal to have fun and improve their skills at the same time while being a little big crazy and shouting Wha at random times. :)

        What got you into this?
        I've always been a passionate gamer and entertainer since high school in which i started youtube videos and play video games with my friends all the time. As soon as i knew about streaming websites and the interaction i could have with others around the world while doing what i love was a thing that really caught my attention and i'm so glad i decided to try it out. 

        What is your favorite part of what you do?
        The favorite part of what i do i would definitely have to say having a great time with viewers, friends  and fans. Getting to know them while we share great moments playing video games and also helping the community be better and bigger.

        What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
        My goal is to impact the community and the lives of people by doing what i love. Also, i have a dream of being part of the creation of a video game and also help charities along the way. 

        What do you believe could help your brand grow?
        There's a lot i have to learn to to continue growing my brand but at this point in my career i think the most important thing is to improve myself as a person, gamer and if i could put more time, add more interactive features for followers  and create a more fun environment for viewers.

        Who do you admire in the industry?
        I admire all the hardworking streamers, content creators, developers, artist and everyone that takes part in the creation, promotion or growth of video games and gaming equipment. Also, the passionate gamers that support this community with all their energy. 

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        I would tell them to believe in themselves, to always pursue being a better person, do research to improve your channel consistently and always think of the viewer and what you can do to make their day better.

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        My favorite item has to be the Jeystron Wha Shirt just because i'm proud of the design, it really speaks who i am and what are channels is about and also is a product that most people enjoy wearing. ( I also like the Jeystron mugs just because mugs look cool with designs on them) LOL

        What is your favorite movie and why?
        This one is a very difficult question since i have so many but i'll narrow it down to as few as possible. I love and will never forget the animated Movie Dinosaur since it always reminds me of the best years in my childhood and also because it has a message of team work. My other 2 favorites are the Lord of the rings and Matrix franchise just because i love sci-fi and i think this movies have amazing journeys and epic cinematic moments.

        Is there anything additional that you would love to share about you or your brand?
        I just want to thank everyone that believed in me before i started this amazing journey and to the people that after more than 2 years are still supporting me. Also, anyone that is interested to join my channel to chat and have a fun time playing video games is welcomed anytime.
         
        The images on my merch represents my official character that represents me and the other is my name with a bunch of Wha's in the background since i tend to shout Wha and a lot of other randoms words while i panic in most shooter games. lol 

        Week of May 27th - June 2nd 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: Avatar Studman
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your Brand about?
        My brand is about supporting one another through video gaming. I strive to help
        individuals through mental health struggles and getting others through life struggles by
        collecting donations for charities that mean the most to us as a community.

        What got you into this?
        I have played games for as long as I can remember, but 2017 was a very hard year for
        me. Honestly, I decided to start streaming to get out of my head and not focus on what
        was happening to me. After my first few streams, I realized that my playing games not
        only helped me but also helped others. That is something I’m not going to let go of.

        What is your Favorite part of what you do?
        My favorite part of streaming is the community in and of itself. Without them I would be
        in a much worse place. Getting to know some of my streaming family and the
        connections we have made has to be the best part of being a streamer.

        What is your top goal from your brands growth?
        My ultimate goal for me streaming would be to make partnership on the mixer platform
        so I can reach more people who have similar interests in charities. Then as a family we
        can work to support as many charities and people in need as we can.

        What do you believe could help your brand grow?
        Finding streamers with similar interests to allow us to work together towards a common
        goal so we can promote each other and the causes that mean the most to us.

        Who do you Admire in the Industry?
        One of my biggest influencers has been BigHungry2x. I found him when he was around
        2k followers and have watched him grow into an amazing streamer. I can only aspire to
        the successes he has achieved and appreciate everything I’ve learned from him.
        Another Streamer who I admire and appreciate would have to be MagickUnicorn. She
        has gone out of her way to help me and answer questions about streaming. I cannot
        thank her enough for being the amazing person she is.

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        I think a few of the most important things that new streamers can learn to help them out
        in the beginning of streaming are as follows and in no particular order: Do not be
        discouraged if you have 1 person viewing when you want 10+, that one person there is
        there for you. When you have 500+ viewing you, do not act differently but just simply be
        yourself. Another big thing I think is have fun with what you are doing and playing,
        because if you aren’t having fun it shows. I personally think interacting with your chat
        and getting to know your followers and your regulars is the single most important thing a
        streamer can do.

        What is your favorite item in the MerchRoom store?
        The T-Shirt with my logo on it! I bought one the moment it was available, and with the
        help of the wonderful MerchRoom staff I was able to add the flag on the shoulder which
        is something that means a lot to me.

        What is your favorite movie and why?
        This must be the hardest question on this list… I don’t know what takes my top spot as
        favorite movie, but I think I must give that spot to TOP GUN. I’ve always loved this
        movie. When I was growing up and after joining the Military out of Highschool, I gained
        an all new respect for pilots.

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        Week of May 20 - 26th 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: Scavstar
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about?
        My brand is about my streaming channel.

        What got you into this?
        I wanted to start streaming for a long time, but my panic disorder just said NO to that..
        But then i got really sick and after I got better, I decided that I have to do something with my life.
        So I faced my fears and just desided to go for it! And i’ve loved every moment of it!  

        What is your favorite part of what you do?
        Meet new people and being able to help others out.

        What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
        To be able to provide for myself eventually.

        What do you believe could help your brand grow?
        Being positive and just keep on doing what I love 

        Who do you admire in the industry?
        There’s too many good people to mention just one.
        Asikaa, Nozzabox, Scofu, Sataana, LilDevilTan, IceRocker, etc.
        I could just go on with the list...

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        Do it for the pure enjoyment, have fun and be yourself.

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        My coffee mug 

        What is your favorite movie and why?
        Starship troopers!! Why?! because kicking alien butt!!

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        Week of April 13 - 19th 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: PAN1X
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer and Twitch)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What got you into this?
        Honestly my love for video games and finding like minded people. I love meeting people from across the world that share the same likes as me. Streaming has offered that for me.

        What is your favorite part of what you do?
        Getting messages from my viewer's saying how much they love my stream and how much it has helped them.

        What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?
        My top goal is develop a big enough audience so I'm able to give back to people that need it the most. I've always wanted to find a creative outlet that allowed me to give back to people. This is it!

        What do you believe could help your brand grow?
        More community events like charities and meetups.

        What advice would you give someone new starting out?
        Honestly just the be yourself don't act like something your not.

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?
        What is your favorite movie and why?
        Mad Max, pure awesomeness. Loved it so much my first gamertag came from the movie. MAD2MAxXx

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        Week of May 6 - 12th 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: Fielders Choice
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        What is your brand about?

        It's funny I got asked this a lot of late, and to be honest for the longest time I used to say I hadn't found my voice as a streamer but in reality, it has been sitting there right in front of my nose this whole time.  

        The Angel Squad is about helping other streamers any way we can whether its helping them with setting up their streaming hardware, software or interactive bots or various other stream related things. The other side of what we do as a community is to help raise fund for a couple of streamers a month to assist them get the streaming gear they need and otherwise could not afford on their own. People started calling me the Angel of Mixer and I'll admit it grew on me and its not a title or badge of honor I take lightly. Getting started as a streamer can be a daunting at times an overwhelming process , its not just click the start broadcast button and off you go the majority of the time. Some of the lingo and technology involved can be me confusing to figure out on your own. 

        What got you into this?
        My now seven year old son Kylo (not his real name for safety reasons) He asked me one morning last winter, " Dad how do people play the same games as we do on places like Youtube or on the internet?". Since he's autistic and learning delayed I saw this as an opportunity to turn it into an activity we could try to do together as he's not into sports or most other conventional activities like his peers. After a bit of research and some encouragement from Lagby's on Beam (now Mixer) I decided to give it a whirl one Saturday Morning last March with my son. Our First stream lasted a total of 26 mins as Kylo wanted pancakes (he had a point it was shortly after 7 am ) but we had four viewers so it was a great start and something we've turned into what we call Kidtacular streams when he wants to do them.

        What is your favorite part of what you do?
        I'd definitely say there are two things that really stand out. Our S.O.S. -Support Our Streamers Shows we do every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern because you can almost see the light-bulbs going off in the viewers heads when I'm demonstrating something or when that next idea or dash of inspiration hits them. You can go into their streams and see what we talked about starting to sink in or is being implemented.

        The second is the Gifts for Streamers campaign that my community has really gone above and beyond on. Every month we raise funds as a community either via Patreon, Gawkbox or Donations and we go out and find a couple of streamers who need new equipment to help them take their stream to that next level. We're raised and allocated nearly $1500 USD since December of 2017 and have turned into webcams. microphones, green screens, a few pc parts, xsplit licenses for streamers we think need a bit of a shot in the arm in terms of confidence and encouragement to stick with it. It it such a tangible response when you see the smiles you are able to bring to another streamer. Last Month for example. we raised funds to help The Xbox Mom continue her Xbox playdates with terminally ill cancer patients in local hospitals in her area. Our goal was to get an xbox or two her to extend her reach into another hospital or two.

        What is your top goal from your brand’s growth?

        To continue to help other streamers share their passions.  Whether its Art, Cooking, Writing,  Crafting , Talking about Music, or just playing games.  I want to be able to continue to encourage others chase their dreams and tell their stories to an audience.  A portion of our sales on Merchroom will go into the Gift for Streamers Monthly Campaign and the rest will go into helping me acquire a new pc down the road or other stream improvements. 
         
        Who do you admire in the industry?

        Wow, where do I start cause there are a lot of people who I look up to and I'm really fortunate to call many of them my friends as well. JoricGaming,  F5Penguin,  PTBarpun, Fourthroombrewing,  Aiskaa,  Lagby, Kitty_Haz_Claws,  to name a few,  If I named them all it ,  I'd be  a rhyming off a list the size of the NYC Whitepages.     
         
        What advice would you give someone new starting out?

        1)We all started with zero viewers in our channels.  
        2)Overnight sensations are very rare and very far between. 
        3)What's  the best turn that into a few, then many then hundreds is really up to you and how you network yourself as a streamer.  You need to be patient,  and set a consistent schedule, then stick with it  
        4)Be Yourself,  Share Your Passions, Not someone else's and play the games you love not what everyone else is playing cause if you don't like the game, your viewers will know it.
        5)  Find a streamer you really like,  hang out in their channel,  ask questions and become a sponge and absorb what works for them as streamer and what does not,  then make it your own. 

        What is your favorite item on your MerchRoom store?

        Depending on who in my family you ask,  My son would say the hoodies cause he's already asking for one,  My three year old daughter wants stickers.   Dad wants t-shirts cause i love wearing them on stream. 

        What is your favorite movie and why?

        Empire Strikes Back as its one of the first films my parents took me to at the Drive In. Its what started my love of Star Wars and why I stream a lot of Star Wars content  along with B, Tera,  Baseball or COD WWII 

         
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        Week of April 29 - May 5th 2018:

         

        Featured Brand: Lindsey Luber 
        Brand Type: Streamer (Mixer Twitch)
        Social
        MerchRoom store

        About:

        Lindsey Luber's favorite part of streaming is connecting and meeting new people. Not only does it help her with her mental state, but it helps them too to know that there's streamers out there willing to play and talk to them when need be.
        Lindsey's favorite item in her MerchRoom store is her mug.