Youtuber and Tier One talent Lincoln “Cong TV” Velasquez doesn’t usually stream the uber-popular Mobile Legends (ML). But if any of his first few ML streams are to go by, he might as well do it regularly. His first two ML streams now have a combined 10 million views on Facebook. 10 million. That’s more than other streamers reach in a year.
In an interview with Enduins, Cong TV says he didn’t even plan this whole thing, let alone expected the views. “Trip lang, pinapatayan ko sila (Team Payaman) ng internet so sinali nila ako (sa ML) para hindi na maulit.” (I was turning off their internet so they just let me join their game so it won’t happen again.)
His very first ML stream, which happened just two weeks ago, already has more than eight million views. Though Cong TV says it’s just probably out of curiosity.
“Hype lang ‘yan, sa mga susunod hindi na ganun. Kasi bago lang nila nakitang nag-stream ako ng ML, which is hindi ko talaga laro, so marami lang na-curious.” (It’s just hype, and it probably won’t be the same after. It’s the first time they’ve seen me stream ML because it’s not really my game, so many were just curious.)
But it’s probably beyond curiosity now, as his follow up ML stream posted just last Sunday already has two million views.
“Actually, mas madali siya i-stream lalo kapag kasama kaibigan mo. Madali magsalita (habang naglalaro) unlike PUBG na kailangan sobra yung focus mo sa screen kung hindi patay ka kapag nalingat ka.” (It’s actually easier to stream, especially when you’re with your friends. It’s easier to talk during the game unlike PUBG where you need to really focus on the screen, otherwise, you’ll die instantly.”
Cong TV says he’s surprised that people watch his ML streams despite his low skill level. “Nakakatuwa pero tulad nga ng sinabi ko trip lang lahat at bobo ako sa ML!” (It makes me happy but as I’ve said, it’s nothing serious and I’m not good at ML!)
Will we see more ML streams from Cong TV? He doesn’t want to commit, but with the way his audience has responded to it, he might very well be inclined to. “Depende sa trip ng grupo (Team Payaman). Nag-enjoy naman ako so baka maulit.” (Depends on what the group wants. I enjoyed so maybe there will be a next time.”