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How to Become a YouTube Gaming Commentator?

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May 16, 2023• Proven solutions

If you are considering becoming a YouTube gaming commentator, but you are not quite sure what it takes, you are at the right place because we will show you how to be a legendary YouTube commentator in this article.

How to Become a YouTube Gaming Commentator?

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Spending a lot of time playing a video game will make you an expert on the subject, so if you have never commented on a video game before, the right game to comment on is the one you know the most about. The next step you need to take is to make sure you have all the right tools to create perfect YouTube videos.

The right set of tools

Although it may be just a technicality the right equipment will help you make videos that are more enjoyable to watch. First of all, you will need a good microphone or a high-quality headset because no one wants to waste energy on trying to decipher what you just said. Having a perfect sound in your gaming YouTube videos will help your viewers focus on the important things in your videos.

If you want to use absolutely the best equipment we recommend the Filmora scrn screen capturing software because it will allow you to capture your desktop activities and the video from your webcam at the same time. In this way, your viewers will be able to see you and establish a closer relationship with you. Besides providing you with a fast and simple way to capture your YouTube videos, Filmora scrn also gives you a lot of powerful video editing tools that will make your videos stand out. You can effortlessly add annotations or adjust the cursor's size so it is clearly visible on the screen in order to make your gaming videos perfectly crafted for YouTube's gaming audience.

The actual steps you need to take:

Now that you are equipped with the right tools for the job you need to take the following steps in order to secure your success as a YouTube gaming commentator.

Define your style

Having your own distinct commentating style is a sure way to make your videos stand out. Don't choose a style that isn't in accordance with your personality because people will notice it and they won't like it. Instead, if you are naturally funny, be a comedian, or if you consider yourself to be a sort of a nerd, pick an informative style of narration.

Find your signature saying

Each great commentator has the words or phrases they frequently use, phrases viewers grow accustomed to and grow to like them. Choose the sayings that best fit the crowd you are addressing, because you don't want to call someone bro' if they just don't get that vibe.

Prepare in advance

Don't come to the job unprepared, because you'll soon discover that speaking continuously for 20 minutes or an entire hour is much harder than it seems. Make notes and decide what you will speak about before you start recording because that way you'll always know what to say.

Record in silence

Background noises can ruin the video you are capturing in so many different ways. Before starting a recording session make sure that all your windows are closed so your microphone can't pick up the street noises and tell your roommates to leave the vacuum cleaner alone while you are recording.


Don't expect to become a YouTube gaming commentator superstar right away, be patient and continually improve your commentating skills. When you feel comfortable to comment on more than just one game, branch out, but don't rush yourself to cover the games you don't feel comfortable with.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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