Clash Bashing Exclusive Interview

It's been in the works for quite some time now, but Playmakers Wanted is happy to announce Clash Bashing as an official endorser and affiliate. You can check out his channel which recently surpassed 300K subscribers.

We have been waiting to launch a new series where we interview "playmakers" within the community to hear their stories and get to know them beyond their public persona. Below is an impromptu 4:00 AM Discord conversation turned interview, so pardon the punctuation. Moving forward we are looking to use a podcast format but for now you'll have to read.

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Early Days

Teske22

Did you ever imagine clash players from all over the world would be tuning in to watch you stream and record clash of clans?

Clash Bashing

It's crazy to think about honestly

Teske22

how long have you been creating content for?

Clash Bashing

4 years. I never expected this to be my full time job, and never thought I'd even get to 100k subs

Teske22

at what point were you like "this could be something"?

Clash Bashing

So like when I was first starting I was recently laid off...i started it to pass the time and i always wanted a channel. Then I was working part time and started streaming and streaming really started to supplement the income. Then pushing stream traffic to youtube helped it grow and it just took off

Teske22

you were originally streaming on twitch?

Clash Bashing

A site called kamcord

Teske22

oh boy, i've never even heard of it before lol

Clash Bashing

Yeah it didn't last long. They brought in a lot of coc tubers so the coc audience was nice

Teske22

have to take the opportunities as they come though

Clash Bashing

When it ended I was literally their top streamer

Teske22

they should have sent you a commemorative shirt 😉

Clash Bashing

I had one idk whatever happened to it lol

Teske22

well hopefully my jerseys don't have the same fate!

Inspiration & Newcomers

Teske22

I've never been too in tune with streamers and what's going on. To me, Powerbang and Jake from OneHive were the OG's of Clash content ... how do they play into your journey? Like, did you guys overlap at all? Were you before/after them?

Clash Bashing

I was shortly after they started. Clash with Cam was huge inspiration for my channel

Teske22

I'm not familiar ... I'll have to check him out. Is he a friend or just someone you were looking up to and benchmarking?

Clash Bashing

One of the first wave of clash tubers where Pb (Powerbang) is essentially in the second wave

Teske22

ahh ... who else would you consider in the first wave?

Clash Bashing

Galadon godson pat mystic7 guys like that

Teske22

Gotcha, I've actually at least heard of them all. Go me. I hope they all received a Dunrite shirt/hat as well 😛

Clash Bashing

So you really look up to like Jake and pb...I've met some people that that's their guys and were super sad when they left

Teske22

I actually never really watched much content. I always liked figuring it out on my own I guess.

Clash Bashing

Nothin wrong with that

Teske22

I think the first jake video I watched was his retirement video lol

Clash Bashing

😂

Teske22

but i have talked to him a little and went back and watched some of his older stuff. Ended up doing those shirts and hats for him, obviously. Have any up and coming clash streamers or youtubers caught your eye for any reason?

Clash Bashing

Carbon and Eric are gonna do well they have the huge clan names behind them and know their stuff

Clash Bashing

I talk with 1 tiny channel in particular

Teske22

yeah, seeing those clans generate quality after quality even after the clan changes hands is incredible. good on them

Teske22

which channel is that?

Clash Bashing

Fonz Gaming...hes one of my patreon members so Ive kinda taken him under my wing, but hes tiny and trying to find his footing still

The Right Reasons

Teske22

Yeah, takes time to find your niche. If you had to give one bit of advice to an up and coming streamer, what would it be?

Clash Bashing

Don't do it because you're trying to make money in the beginning. Gotta enjoy what you're doing first before worrying about money

Teske22

i can relate to that

Clash Bashing

I see so many people asking like how much can I make or how fast can I make it and thats just the wrong approach for gaming content imo

Teske22

My main business is a screen printing and embroidery shop, but I hardly even pay attention to it. Playmakers Wanted is in the same industry but focusing on video games, which I love, so it doesn't even feel like work.

Clash Bashing

yeah that makes a ton of sense

Teske22

I've learned so much from my experience with clash ... I can't even put it into words

Clash Bashing

coc is interesting in that way it provides so much for so many different people

Teske22

yeah, it's one of the most unique games I've ever seen. Different people enjoy it for all sorts of reasons

Teske22

From simple socializing, to village progression, to competing in wars, recruiting, managing people, and now competitive esports. And that's probably only a fraction of the full list.

Clash Bashing

yep its crazy

Teske22

There's probably still stones unturned in the clash world. communities we have yet to see

Teske22

discord changed everything

Teske22

for me at least. Before discord people we using all sorts of stuff, but the community didn't come together until war leagues, and war leagues were only possible because of discord and maybe JV lol

Clash Bashing

Line was the tool before discord

Clash Bashing

but discord made organization so much easier

Teske22

yeah that's what i meant

Teske22

i'm not sure if CWL was born on discord but i know for sure MLCW was on band app first. I was actually the guy that made their discord server and brought them over haha

Clash Bashing

nah cwl was before discord

Teske22

did they start on LINE?

Clash Bashing

I think so

Teske22

my clan started on groupme 😃

Teske22

well, we can agree that discord definitely helped bring the community together. I think we're in the middle of another migration towards inclusion

Teske22

The new legends league is definitely bringing together the trophy pushing and the elite war community. The crazy thing is that those two communities don't really know a lot about each other.

Clash Bashing

yeah very true

Shameless Self Promotion

Teske22

one last question ... for now 😈

Teske22

when you first saw the name playmakers wanted, what did you picture? or what does the name mean to you?

Clash Bashing

I mean if im being completely honest I didnt think aboutthe name too much, I just look at what the company has to offer. If I think about the name I almost think physical sports almost feels like a madden slogan...like EA Sports its in the game type of feel...hopefully thats not offensive lol

Teske22

i'm inquisitive. being inquisitive and offended by answers would be an awful combo ... especially in an interview.

Clash Bashing

True

Teske22

and not really offended. I WANT a competitive gamer to feel that way. I guess that's kind of the point of the name and the mission and vision and all that

Teske22

Mission: To express the gamer lifestyle.

Teske22

Vision: Playmakers Wanted provides a medium for gamers to express the feeling of a clutch play, close call, nail-biting finish, or the humor of an epic fail. We remember our video games fondly and even more importantly the people we gamed with and those times in our lives. To a gamer, our memories are defined just as much by the game we are playing during that time, as it is by our current life stage; whether it be high school, college, a certain job, where you lived, or the people in your life at the time, the game we played during those moments is what connects it all.

Clash Bashing

I like that

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Teske22

i'll reword things so they make sense in the context of an interview

Clash Bashing

Absolutely, I trust you know what you're doing with it

Teske22

yeah, i have grammarly