TheFuncannon on Speedrunning, Avoiding Burnout, and Creating New Content From Multiple Playthroughs!

TheFuncannon’s Stats

  • 29.7k Twitch Followers
  • 136 Twitch Average Viewers
  • 751k Channel Views
  • 1.7k Twitter followers
  • 5.8l Youtube Subscribers

Join us this week on the VIDEOPODCAST as we sit down with TheFuncannon! This veteran speedrunner takes us through his journey of streaming popular games such as Borderlands, Wolfenstein, and many others! As a speedrunner, TheFuncannon soars through these titles as quickly as possibly and has created numerous challenges, and communities surrounding the love for these games!


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  1. We appreciate you joining us today! If you could, please tell us your name and what most people might recognize you for.
  2. When and how did you first start playing video games?
  3. What inspired you to become a speedrunner?
  4. How did your online content creation begin?
  5. I see that you mainly stream content on twitch instead of recording content for youtube, why do you prefer streaming?
  6. What was your ‘aha moment’ in knowing you could keep playing games instead of getting a traditional job?
  7. I’m sure that for a lot of people listening, becoming a Twitch Partner is one of their biggest goals. How did you manage to snag the coveted Checkmark and how has it impacted your stream?
  8. What would you say is the number one benefit of being a twitch partner?
  9. What can you tell me about that journey and how you’ve retained/keep your audience interested?
  10. You’ve been streaming Borderlands 3 lately, and have had many successful runs involving the borderlands world in general. What keeps you attracted to the series?
  11. With games such as Wolfenstein: Youngblood, you’ve done collaborative speedrunners with other prominent members of the community.
  12. Do you feel like you’re able to work through game sequences faster with other great minds, or is it more just for fun?
  13. Subs, bits, and donations are a huge source of income for twitch streamers. What other ways do you find are important to monetize your content? Sponsorships, brand deals, etc?
  14. How does your game or its audience impact what you do? It’s gotta be hard to chat and speed run at the same time.
  15. Do you see your stream shift depending on where you go with your convo or your particular ability to perform the speedrun that day?
  16. Has there been another content creator that you’ve looked up to, or has helped you get to where you’re at?
  17. What about yourself do you think is the trait that helps you become most successful in this field?
  18. Did you ever see yourself doing this kind of thing? Were you always so creative and technical?
  19. As a Twitch partner I’m sure you have faith in Twitch but are there other things you see on the horizon? Where do other streaming platforms fit into your mindset?
  20. What’s your opinion on the current state streaming as profession?
  21. What advice can you give someone trying to become a Twitch partnered streamer?
  22. Where do you go to learn more about what you do?
  23. What is your favorite accomplishment doing what you do?
  24. Over the years there are bound to be things that don’t go the way you had hoped. If you don’t mind sharing, what has been your biggest or most memorable failure or learning experience in your path as an online personality?
  25. Are you planning on heading to any events soon where people can come meet you? Do you plan on going to TwitchCon in 2019 at San Diego?
  26. It doesn’t have to be your but what’s your favorite peripheral?

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