British streamer Matt Glanfield – aka GlanFM – has been eliminated from a Britain’s Got Talent-style show for streamers after narrowly being voted out.
Matt entered the Stream On competition, which was announced in December 2017, offering the winning streamer $5,000 a month for a year.
He was the only UK streamer in the show and was up against some fierce competition in the likes of CookingForNoobs, TheOnlyRyann, MajinTaj and others. You can see all the participants – and those who have been eliminated so far – on the Stream On page here.
The streamers on the show had to take part in a series of activities each week, and were judged on a variety of factors including their entertainment value, personality and potential.
GlanFM was up against TheOnlyRyann and TheStaceyRoy last week, and with GlanFM picking up one vote and Ryan two, it meant Stacey and GlanFM were eliminated from the competition. You can watch the full VoD from last week here.
Matt first moved into streaming as a career last year, turning to gaming for comfort after both of his parents sadly passed away.
“Losing two of your nearest and dearest really puts things into perspective. What did I want to do with my precious time? I set on a mission of trying to make my own content be it on YouTube or Twitch.”
Matt “GlanFM” Glanfield
He appeared on a BBC show hosted by Julia Hardy where he had 30 days to make it as a pro streamer.
Matt took advice from the likes of pro UK streamers Gross Gore, Leahviathan and the Yogscast’s Mark Turpin on the show, which you can view here.
Although Matt has been eliminated from Stream On, he walks away with $1,000, a stream deck and “a wealth of knowledge and experience”, as he tells Esports News UK.
Matt said: “The past couple of years have been a roller coaster. After losing my mum to lung cancer and then a year later losing my Dad in a car accident I hit rock bottom. I didn’t leave the house for six months and during this time as a form of escapism I played a lot of video games and watched a lot of Twitch.
“Losing two of your nearest and dearest really puts things into perspective. What did I want to do with my precious time?
“After returning to work trying to be positive, look forward to things and not delve on the past. I set on a mission of trying to make my own content be it on YouTube or Twitch.
“Fast track a year later and all my hard work producing and researching had paid off. Radio One’s The Gaming Show had listened and wanted to help me make the documentary. A few things were changed and it aired in November 2017.
“I am so proud seeing the documentary on the BBC iPlayer.“
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.