Chap: Alan (BestBeatwiferNA)
Role: Twitch Streamer
Game: Diablo 3/League of Legends
Don’t let the screen name fool you, because BestBeatwiferNA is one of the kindest gamers you’ll ever meet. A 23 year-old Florida native, Alan got his start as a regular on a Diablo 3 stream whose host he gravitated toward because of his dedication to helping players with the game.
“[He] had something where subscribers came into voice chat to hang out, but they took it over in a negative and ridiculing manner. I got ragged on for months about not having 24 movement speed on a Barb,” Alan said.
So Alan struck out on his own and started streaming with the anticipation of being able to help people with their basic D3 gear sets, and it snowballed from there. Within a month he had between 5-600 followers, with numerous casts clocking in at over 100 viewers.
“I want to make everyone good at stuff. I come from a family of teachers and leaders, and it makes sense to help people become better at whatever it is you’re trying to do,” Alan said. According to him, this is the whole reason behind not only the Diablo 3 community, but any gaming community.
Since the announcement that Blizzard is closing the Diablo 3 Auction House, Alan has started branching out. He’s got a lot of free-to-play gaming on the docket, but for the immediate future his new focus is League of Legends. Some might consider this an audacious move for a streamer whose Modus Operandi is community outreach, based on the notoriously toxic state of the League community, but Alan does his best to keep it from eroding the values his stream represents.
“The trolling, the rage…I’ve tried to build a community where that’s not a part of it. I’ve gone on tilt maybe twice on stream, and when that happens I stop typing in game chat, I tell my viewers ‘I’m on tilt,’ I change music, I try to relax.”
So what does Alan actually provide on his stream? For D3 it was more about identifying gear upgrades for his viewers and then working to provide those upgrades. League of Legends doesn’t really have a gear system, so Alan helps his streamers improve by providing 1v1 walkthroughs with personalized coaching on the basics of the game.
Alan measures his success by how much he can give to his community. When asked about his crowning achievement as a streamer, he recalled an incident where he received an individual donation of 5 billion gold in D3. So what did he do with the sizable chunk of digital currency? Gave it away immediately. Of course.
You can check out BestBeatwiferNA HERE, and we strongly recommend you do. Whatever your game, he has a lot to offer in terms of making you better at it. He’s so good, in fact, that we’re putting him on the team. Starting very soon, Alan’s going to be streaming under the Gentleman Gamer banner.
So, until next time, stay classy, gamers!