Summoner's Con League of Legend Youtubers Panel
Article republished by author with permission. Original article found here.
Summoner's Con brought out the most successful League of Legends YouTube content creators out in full force to discuss their early beginnings, struggles with negative comments, moments of growth, and aspirations. Special guests for the panel included Sky Williams, Instalok, Blakinola, Spazie, Uberdanger, lilypichu, Gbay99, The Peace Pigeons, POVCody, and Lunity.
Online troll's non-discriminative negative commentations of other's hard work show no remorse. Regardless of the amount of good, entertainment, or hardwork is invested you will always find people willing to discredit it. Instalok's Patrick Boyle speaks about negative comments he received daily and how to use it to aspire to greatness.
Most League of Legends YouTube stars didn't think their creative content would amount to what they have now. Most of their beginning were humble and sporadic with no expectations of success. Sky Williams beginnings was just as humbling as he never imagined he would be admired for his "realness" and humor. After Sky made his first video and uploaded, he faced a daunting question from his fans that in turn propelled him to his career.
Never think for a moment that all YouTube sensations simply make videos for a living. Just like many who pursue their passions and dreams, Blakinola spills the beans about the real struggle of balancing his passion of making League of Legends Youtube content and life.
The internet is a cruel place and Lilypichu knows it better than anyone. For this one star,even having received countless harassment about her physical differences, she continue to strive to do what she loves.
Uberdanger's story starts from a humble beginning in a different genre. Who would have guessed this star's beginning was not in League of Legends! It just goes to show, it doesn't matter who you are or what games you play. Persistence and diligence does pay off.
Negative comments are abundant in a lot of YouTuber's channels. It is sad to say, but no one is free from it. In regards to comedy vs musical YouTube content, Sky discusses the struggle language and negative comments play in content creation.
Have you ever wondered how YouTubers find material for their videos? Well look no further! Sky lets us in on the #1 secret to making YouTube content golden.
These stars are no different from you or I. Young minds with the courage to follow their hearts and dreams. Most are discriminated, shutdown, even harassed for their aspirations. Regardless of sex, gender, passions, or locations the amount of negativity does NOT outweigh the good. Even in the large span of comments these YouTubers receive, they explain that there is more good than bad. Focusing on the bad can almost always disrupt the motivation one has to achieve their dreams. However, Sky gives the best advice for those aspiring to become content producers.
Be YOU! Do not try to be someone else, but let who you are be that which people come to watch. Also, do it to make yourself happy. Don't do it for the money cause it is shit at the beginning. And don't read the comments either!!
Most of you may get to this point and ask why put yourself through something that it not as financially rewarding? Why do it when it is emotionally tolling, with a demanding schedule, and sprinkled by negativity? In the words of Blakinola, "Nothing compares to the positivity that comes from the work that we do. We do this because of the fans. We love the fans and that is what drives us to continue going."