The panel I submitted for AGDQ 2019 was just accepted. The panel is titled “Speedrunning Commentary: Best Practices for Commentary in Twitch and GDQ Streams.” I will be leading the panel with Trevperson and Kungfufruitcup. This is an exciting opportunity to share my research with the speedrunning community.
Panel description: Commentary is an integral part of streaming speedruns both on individual Twitch channels and during GDQ runs. Commentary has roots in traditional sports broadcasting and has proliferated in recent years to online video game livestreaming and esports casting. As critical as commentary is in streaming, there has been little discussion about commentary practices in speedrunning and GDQ runs. This panel will discuss the best practices for speedrunning commentary from recent esports commentary research and personal experiences.