Live-streaming video games is a very popular form of online entertainment with many sub-communities continually popping up around different streamers and genres of games. Big streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube Gaming did see a drop in hours viewed recently, though this was likely due to the winding down of the COVID-19 pandemic which had inflated the number of users across many online media platforms. But what separates streaming from all other forms of media is the relationship between the streamer and the audience.