An interview with KermitTheFrog14!

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Today we wanted to give you an in-depth view into one of our Vexed streamers. Our Marketing Intern Lawrence sat down and had a chat with KermitTFrog14

about PUBG, Charity streams and more…

Lawrence:
Hey Kermit! So first of all, how are you doing today?

Kermit:
Hey there! I am very good actually! I woke up bright and early, got some things done, including exercise for once, finally made diamond rank in PUBG in all solos, duos and squads on PC and had a lovely taco dinner!

Lawrence:
Sounds great! To kick things off, could you give us a low-down of your stream; what you’re about, and the games you like to play?

Kermit:
Well, online I go by Kermit, I’m 25 years old, Norwegian, married and have a computer and Xbox as a baby. I started streaming in May 2018 after my husband and another friend mentioned it a few times (a lot actually. I hesitated. Not Convinced. But I am now haha!). I started off playing only Xbox, but have now more or less switched to PC completely. I mainly play PUBG, but some freaky, scary games sometimes or other games like FIFA, 7 Days to Die, COD… At this time I am streaming full time, but after Christmas I’m going back to school part time to get a bachelor in Marketing Management.

Lawrence:
Sounds good! So you play a lot of PUBG – what’s the one tip that you would give a new player to get those precious Chicken Dinners?

Kermit:
Honestly, give it time. Keep practicing for sure, but make sure you switch it up to ensure you still enjoy the game! I don’t know about you, but I learn faster if I actually like what I’m trying to learn. (Fun fact: when PUBG first came out, I was so bad at the game I quit. I only returned because I had no one to play other games with, so if I wanted to play with my friends: PUBG).

Lawrence:
Playing with friends is always great. You recently did a charity stream for Make-A-Wish, which is amazing. Is there a reason you picked them as your chosen charity, and how did the stream go?

Kermit:
First off, it went great! We raised $760 USD, had a lot of support and a lot of fun moments. Last Christmas I did a small charity stream for Make-A-Wish due to a friend of mine doing one. Then early this year I decided to do a bigger one. And then this time, Make-A-Wish approached me and asked if I would be willing to do another one. I noticed last time how much Make-A-Wish meant to a lot of people out there, how many people they have given happiness and positivity to in so many different ways.

Lawrence:
Charity work is always great, and we think it’s really inspiring that you’re working hard to raise money for charities like Make-A-Wish. What advice would you give to other streamers that would like to get involved with raising money for charity?

Kermit:
I would say try promote it as much as possible (but not in other peoples stream chats! Most people have a self promo page in Discord). Maybe try spice up the stream a bit with different games (depending how long you’re streaming for), invite other people to join your games and make a different layout for your intermission screen. I’ve noticed myself it makes it a lot clearer what you’re doing, you seem more committed to the charity, and who doesn’t pay attention to things that are different? At last: don’t be disappointed if you don’t reach your goal! Did you raise awareness to a great cause, then you have done a lot! Be excited about any amount of money raised because this is people helping your cause. And make sure the money does get to the charity, whether it’s through a Tiltify link or you at least show a picture of money transferred to the charity.

Lawrence:
You also had another charity stream earlier on in the year – what charity was that for, and how did that one go?

Kermit:
In September I did a charity stream for YAM- Youth Aware of Mental Health and raised $2625 USD. It’s a school program that you will find in many countries actually, that teaches kids about mental health, suicide awareness and prevention, how to self-help and be there for others, etc. Since they are about to launch here in Norway in 2020, I found them a great cause to support. I lost my own little brother to suicide, so doing these charities is one way of helping me deal with my own grief, it’s nice to support something that should be more prioritized, raise awareness and hopefully help you or your friend to see its ok to not be ok.

Interviewer:
You’re doing an amazing job Kermit, and we love what you do. We’ve recently seen many streamers changing platform, including DisguisedToast moving to Facebook, and of course Shroud and Ninja coming to Mixer. As you’ve been a great member of the Mixer community for a while, how do you feel about top streamers transferring to other platforms?

Kermit:
Personally, I think it’s great. Shroud and Ninja moving to Mixer definitely put Mixer out there as a streaming platform. I think it’s great that there are different platforms for people to use since everyone is so different and want different things with their streams and communities.

Lawrence:
We agree! Now to end on a more abstract note… If you had to choose a different TV show or Film character to share a name with, who would it be?!

Kermit:
Oh gosh, I was not prepared for this HAHA. Uhm, I am terrible with names in real life, movies and tv shows even worse. I’m going to have to disappoint and say I can’t think of anyone right now.

Lawrence:
Haha no worries at all, thanks so much for taking the time to speak to me!

To check out KermitTFrog’s stream, you can head to www.mixer.com/KermitTFrog14

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