Dynamo and Alpha Clasher Talks About Mental Health and The Unseen Efforts Of Streamers

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Dynamo and Alpha Clasher Talk About Mental Health and Unseen Efforts Of Streamers

Moin Khot
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In the latest episode of Gamers Unplugged, Aaditya “Dynamo” Sawant invited Pratik “Alpha Clasher” Jogiya to the podcast.
In this series, both creators talked about the mental health of streamers and how much effort it takes at the backend to stream and create content.
Dynamo also spoke about how audiences see streamers living a lavish lifestyle but miss out on all the efforts streamers make at the backend to build that life.

Aaditya “Dynamo” Sawant recently released the fourth episode of Gamers Unplugged, a podcast series revolving around the Indian gaming community. The first three episodes of the podcast series featured popular Indian gaming stars Naman “MortaL” Mathur, Tanmay “Sc0utOP” Singh, and Raj “Snax” Varma, respectively. In the latest episode of the series, Dynamo invited Pratik “Alpha Clasher” Jogiya to the podcast. In this series, both creators talked about the mental health of streamers and how much effort it takes at the backend to stream and create content. Further, Dynamo spoke about how audiences see streamers living a lavish lifestyle, but all the efforts streamers make at the backend to build that life goes unnoticed.

Alpha Clasher talks about the mental health of streamers

In November, Alpha Clasher uploaded a video on his YouTube channel titled “Take it Easy on us!”. In this video, he talked about the mental health of streamers and content creators and explained what it takes to make content even in tough times consistently. In the latest episode of Gamers Unplugged, Alpha Clasher revealed his motive behind making that video. 

Alpha Clasher said, “You might have seen that I recently uploaded a video on mental health. Recently a lot of things have been going on in my mind, especially after the unexpected BGMI ban. So, a lot of streamers were staggering around about what was happening and what they should do.” 

Alpha Clasher explained that prior to Battlegrounds Mobile India’s (BGMI) ban, the Indian BGMI community was at its peak, and all gaming creators were making a good amount of views on their videos and had a good viewership on their livestreams. However, it is not the case anymore. Since the game was blocked, content creators and streamers are at their lowest. They have been struggling to get views and catch viewership. Explaining the reasons behind it, Alpha Clasher said, “Just because they might have received a Yellow Dollar (limited or no ads) on their YouTube channel, or they might be demotivated because of low views, they might have committed something or any other reason. In short, they have a lot of things going on in their minds.”


Alpha Clasher revealed that similar things were going on in his mind as well, and he thought he should speak about it with his audience and explain it to them. “Sometimes the audience could only see all the happiness in the videos, and they should know what is going on in the streamer’s mind at the backend. I just wanted to give them a perspective on what goes behind us when we stream,” he said. “That’s why I made the mental health video, to explain to the audience that everyone is stuck in a loop.”

Dynamo explains how much effort it takes to create content and stream

Creating content and streaming are very tough tasks. Creators and streamers need to perform thorough research and analysis to plan their content and decide what would work. Most of the work is done off-screen rather than on-screen. As a result, most of their audiences miss out on that part. 

After listening to this, Dynamo expressed his take on the topic. “I have noticed one thing that people usually see is that streamers have a sparkling world. Similar to what we feel about Bollywood, i.e., it is a very sparkling place where people are doing this and that. I feel like people think that streamers are on the seventh heaven and have achieved a lot of things.”

“It seems like a very good thing from someone else’s perspective. For example, suppose I am a normal person, and I’m looking at people, and one of them bought a car, one of them bought a house, one of them achieved something big, someone is going on a foreign trip, and someone is going to meet a popular personality. This seems all good, but I don’t know how much that person has worked in the backend to achieve those things. I don’t know how much effort that person has put into buying that car,” Dynamo added. “I feel a lot of people don’t notice this perspective. Some do, but most don’t notice because they don’t see it. They only see what is in front of them. Reaching such a stage is unique and motivating for everyone, but the efforts they have to put in to reach it are very extreme.”


Dynamo summarized his opinion by giving an excellent short example. “When a diamond is about to start shining, it is furnished a lot, and then it becomes a diamond. This is a line from me so that people can understand that you don’t start shining in the industry without doing anything; you have to be furnished a lot,” he said.

The first four episodes have already featured four of the most prominent figures of the Indian gaming community. Dynamo releases a new episode of Gamers Unplugged releases on every Monday. More episodes are expected to drop soon, with more other famous personalities from the Indian gaming community. 


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Moin covers the Indian gaming and gaming community for AFK Gaming. As an avid gamer himself, he has a passion for staying up to date on the latest developments and trends in the Indian esports scene. Moin's writing provides readers with a comprehensive look at the world of Indian esports. He is known for his ability to uncover stories and players that are shaping the future of the industry in India.

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