Twitch streamer and League of Legends enthusiast Albert “BoxBox” has reflected on past mistakes he’s made as a live streamer and revealed how much money a “streamer of his size” usually makes.
Albert spent two hours talking about his experience as a streamer after rising through the ranks in Teamfight Tactics to reach the coveted rank of Challenger.
While chatting, he revealed that a streamer who averages around 10,000 viewers per stream could potentially earn $8,000 per hour playing sponsored games while streaming.
BoxBox Shares How Much Money A Big Streamer Can Make By Doing Sponsored Streams And Talks About Some Mistakes They Made
After 10 hours of his last stream, the MOBA player spent a few hours talking about his personal life and how he grew as a content creator. While talking about it, BoxBox said that every big streamer is overpaid and gave their stance on the matter:
“If you’re curious, streaming is getting more and more valuable, streamers are really overpaid. I’m overpaid, every big streamer is a little bit overpaid. It’s really disgusting. We really don’t deserve this money. “
Albert claimed that streamers deserve a third of what they earn and mentioned that the streaming industry is overpaid:
“We probably deserve a third. We play video games for a living. Right? We’re lucky and some people are really good at entertainment, but ultimately it’s definitely an overpaid industry. .”
The content creator shared what was on his Twitch Bounty screen and said he had an offer to play an unnamed game for an hour for $8,000. He said:
“There’s an offer to play a game for an hour, for $8,000. I’m not going to do that because I don’t want to be sold, so I don’t think I can make this game interesting on my I know that if I play it for an hour, it’ll like it, bore everyone, and you’ll probably lose faith in me.
The American personality clarified that a streamer of his size could easily pocket $8,000 by playing a sponsored game for an hour. He then shed some light on an opportunity he had in the past and explained:
“At the time, a guy came up to me and he was like, ‘Hey Albert, you’ve averaged 10,000 viewers lately’, I’m 18 right now, ‘How would you play this game, this very popular online game and we were giving you $300 an hour,” and I was like, “Oh my God, $300 an hour,” that’s right, I’m 18 year.”
He went on to say that he was supposed to be paid $2,000 per hour, but the middleman ended up making $1,700 per hour:
“The concept of earning more than minimum wage was still very new to me and I was like, ‘Holy shit! Yeah!”, and when I found out that I was actually getting paid about $2,000 an hour, but the guy was pocketing $1,700 an hour. I played there for 40 hours! I made it like $50,000 or something. I had no idea, the whole time I was like, ‘Man, I’m so lucky! God!'”
Fans wanted to know what game BoxBox was talking about, however, he wouldn’t name it and hinted that it was one of the most popular games out there.
Fans React to BoxBox Experience
The streamer’s clip was one of the most upvoted posts on r/LivestreamFail, and the thread drew over 55 fan comments.
BoxBox was present in the comments section and clarified that the numbers mentioned in the clip were very high “estimates” for the purpose of telling an entertaining story:
Other fan reactions were along those lines:
BoxBox is a well-known personality in the streaming world who started his online career on Twitch in 2016. He is known to have extensive knowledge of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics.
Along with playing titles produced by Riot Games, BoxBox has also been seen playing several other titles like Rust, Slay the Spire, Dark Souls 3, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Osu! in flux.