In May, Zaire Renan, son of President Zaire Bolsonaro, was banned from the platform after Covid-19 spread misinformation and encouraged gamers to break social isolation. Her father is also having trouble communicating with the gaming crowd-Once upon a solid foundation among his constituents.
“Anyone who sees gamers knows immediately which side we’re on,” Lola said, referring to politics. He stressed that his audience should be critical and well-informed and that the issue should be debated with a lot of charisma. It’s hard to imagine him being new to streaming. He started his channel when the epidemic hit Brazil, when he came in as an experienced professional.
Godmother of Brazilian gamers
Samira close One of those seasoned professionals. She is a 27-year-old Venezian Pereira da Silver drag personality from northeastern Brazil who worked as a seamstress and telemarketing operator before becoming a streamer.
The son of a single and evangelical mother, Venison did not consider streaming a career when she grew up. He lacked the financial means to invest in gaming equipment, which at the time was just a hobby. At first, he participated in the flow of friends. Over time, followers began to comment on how funny and spontaneous he was and asked if he would consider creating his own channel. “Why not?” He thought, while he was looking for a solution to pay the electricity and internet bills.
Samira Klose was born in 2014, and she has been offline for the longest time ever since Samira is now keen to communicate with about 900,000 followers from her glittering workstation GodmotherA nickname created by his fans.
Samira’s livestreams run between five and 10 hours a day and, on top of that, garner more than 15,000 contemporary viewers. He plays different games: from Free fire Per Resident Evil, Depending on what mood he is in.
Samira usually has a very exuberant aura. He spoke with enthusiasm – as if he were always on the verge of humor. He has a permanent, almost sarcastic, smile on his face and he uses his beard as a statement. “When I decided not to shave, I wanted people to understand that I couldn’t be a woman, that’s not the point. That was the way I wanted to be, and it was consistent with my message, ‘You can be who you are and whatever you do, you don’t have to meet any expectations, you just have to pull,’ he says.
Looking back, Samira says that she did not recognize herself in the gaming streamers she saw before launching her channels, not only in appearance, but also in their gestures, their humor, and the topics they chose to discuss. The only similarity between them was their love for the game.
But sometimes a shared interest is not enough for a community to come together. “When I started, other gamers didn’t take me seriously. They cursed me, they mocked me, I hated a lot, “he recalls.
Separation within the gaming community
Eighty-four percent of adults who play online games have experienced some form of harassment or embarrassment. Anti Defamation League Report From July 2019. When talking specifically about LGBTQ + players, 35 percent reported being harassed because of their identity. “We’re living a life I would call post-gamegate,” explains Gollard, a doctor of social psychology.
Gamergate (GG) was a year-long online harassment campaign Which began in 2014, members combine multiple anti-social and violent attacks against female gamers and developers. According to Goulart, GG members have announced what could be seen as a culture war, mainly because of two issues: the diversity of gamer identities and growing social criticism, such as the discussion of race, gender and diversity in video games.