Why We Stream

February 7, 2019

In the past few weeks, we have begun to stream regularly on Twitch and we’ll be doing so more frequently in the coming months. Our presence on Twitch.tv/pinnguaq is being led by Simeonie Kisa-Knickelbein, and other staff and friends are going to join us on the channel in the coming months.

We hope you’ll follow us and tune in whenever you can. To start we’re anticipating that Sim will be streaming Monday-Thursday (7pm-11pm) and Sunday (12pm-5pm) (all times Eastern (EST) and subject to availability), but more is coming.  

Sim playing WINNING Apex Legends

Why do this? As Pinnguaq grows and matures, we’re fine-tuning our mission statement and defining our role. We’re excited to share updates around that soon but two of the major pieces of our mission are mentorship and advocacy. We hope Twitch can play a small role in that.

For those who don’t know, Twitch is a 4 billion dollar streaming platform where users from all around the world can login and watch, interact with, and support their favourite gamers and entertainers. Primarily used to share video game streams, Twitch has an estimated 2 million + streamers sharing their lives, experiences and games. It hosts 15 million daily active viewers.

Just one of the new games Sim will be broadcasting on Twitch!

Twitch offers us a chance to put underrepresented faces and voices on a platform where they normally aren’t heard and to normalize these faces and names as gamers, creators and nerds. As this venture grows you’ll be able to see people playing games, speaking languages other than English, talking about experiences related to their communities and showcasing some of the best games on the planet.  

Part of our mission with this company has always been to show underrepresented kids that they have a place in this world, and this is a small part of that massive endeavour… I don’t know if it will work, but we’re going to give it a try!

Join us at twitch.tv/pinnguaq

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