CarcinogenSDA, often stylised Carci, is a prominent figure in the Resident Evil community who streams on Twitch as well as uploaded clips on YouTube. He is quite active on Speedrun.com and has posted several ranking runs as well as moderating some of the games.\n\n\n\nCarci is one of my favourite content creators and I have been following his content for many years so it was a pleasure to write this article on Streamer Tactics. \n\n\n\nStreamer Biography \n\n\n\nCarcinogenSDA hails from California. Although he streams and plays a lot of different games, Resident Evil\/Biohazard is definitely his niche. \n\n\n\nLittle is known about his personal life, and he doesn't share too much on stream either, but what we can gather is that he is dedicated and very serious about his craft which you can see clearly in his content.\n\n\n\nHe appears to live alone with his cat Yungp00s but has a girlfriend who's details are unknown. \n\n\n\nHe has been a member of Speedrun.com for 7 years, has been on SpeedDemosArchive (SDA) since at least 2012 and streaming on Twitch since 2010 and was there at the first ever AGDQ. This makes him quite a veteran in the streaming scene.\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=hKkhpjDZO_k&list=PL92B471581F44BE1F\n\n\n\n\nRather than just stream the games or play them quickly, CarcinogenSDA has made a name for himself explaining the mechanics of the game, creating helpful guides and exploring the role - something many other streamers don't.\n\n\n\nWhenever someone asks for recommended Resident Evil streamers, he always comes up. \n\n\n\nHe has a penchant for things Japanese and comes across as someone with a good grasp of the language and the culture. His demeanour can come across as prickly or blunt at times with his temper being volatile depending on the situation, some have speculated he is autistic while he himself has wondered if he has Asperger's due to his volatile reactions on Twitter.\n\n\n\nHe has been on CNN, explaining streaming when it was still in its infancy. \n\n\n\nThis has helped him get to where he is today as one of the go-to RE Twitch streamers who still produces original and quality content for games which have been out since the mid 90s.\n\n\n\nPerhaps Carcinogen's finest streaming moment was in AGDQ 2018. Here's the clip.\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=qcpeugvrFx8\n\n\n\n\nCarcinogenSDA Streamer Stats\n\n\n\nPlease not that these stats are correct at publication but can change quickly.\n\n\n\nTwitch\n\n\n\nCarci streams mostly on Twitch, with this being his bread and butter.\n\n\n\nJoined TwitchAugust 22nd, 2010Twitch Followers128,000Twitch Subscriptions428Twitch Average Viewers603Twitch Total Views8.5 M\n\n\n\nCarci's followers have been steadily growing since he started streaming in 2010 but his average viewers have sadly been waning, this can be attributed to Twitch gaining more content creators and the niche he is in getting more popular on top.\n\n\n\nAlthough Carci's content is top notch, he has not changed his style or production quality which has potentially meant that other similar streaming have attracted his viewership. More on this later.\n\n\n\nSocial Media\n\n\n\nCarcinogen has accounts for the mainstream social media platforms, however it is his YouTube channel that is most popular in part to his stream clips he uploads and Twitter is where she shares his various opinions on speedruns, resident evil, politics and life as a streamer.\n\n\n\nHis most popular video at time of writing was his Resident Evil 7 mMadhouse no damage run with 3.2m views.\n\n\n\nTwitter Followers13.5kInstagram Followers2.7kYouTube Subscribers208k\n\n\n\nCarcinogen has various account on social media but he isn't particularly active or responsive on either, going so far as to state that he does not respond to direct messages on Instagram. However, he is fairly active on forums and Discord, and will respond to some comments on YouTube.\n\n\n\nPersonal biography\n\n\n\nCarcinogen does not share much about his personal life but does share his opinions on various matters on Twitter.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHe was born January 4, 1986 which makes him 34 as of 2022.\n\n\n\nHe is a smoker and a vaper, suggesting the former helped for him his name. \n\n\n\nHe is not religious, going as far as to criticise religions as a whole saying "Religion was invented by people to control others and keep us fucking stupid".\n\n\n\nPolitically, it is unclear which party he supports but it is not Republican, but he has no love for Biden, either. It is suggested he is a liberal. \n\n\n\nHe is for trans rights calling them "human rights" as well as gay rights. He is pro-vaccine and crucial of antivaxxers. He is a supporter of Black Lives Matter and a critic of American Police brutality.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAs of October 2021, he no longer has a girlfriend, who it is suggested cheated on him. He has previously dated horror writer and New Yorker Jenne. They both shared a love of horror games and cats.\n\n\n\nCarci's Sponsors\n\n\n\nBeastcoast\n\n\n\nCarci is a part of the Beastcoast Twitch team.\n\n\n\nEaze\n\n\n\nCarcinogen has been sponsored by California based cannabis delivery company Eaze.\n\n\n\nSoso Sake\n\n\n\nCalifornia based Soso Sake have sponsored Carcinogen.\n\n\n\nHow did he get his name?\n\n\n\nIt is unknown. However, he is\/has been a keen cigarette smoker and it could have been for that reason. The SDA part of his name is from the old Speed Demos Archives making his user name in effect just "Carcinogen".\n\n\n\nHow tall is CarcinogenSDA?\n\n\n\nCarcinogenSDA is 6 feet tall.\n\n\n\nDramas\n\n\n\nCarcinogenSDA doesn't cause much controversy himself but does seem to attract and react to it quite easily, which has taken its toll on his mental health over the years. \n\n\n\nThe biggest drama Carci has been involved in is with a rivalry which turned a little nasty for him in recent years with fellow Resident Evil streamer, Bawkbasoup. \n\n\n\nAt first, Carci helped Canadian streamer Bawkbasoup (real name Lucas Thompson) with some technical questions surrounding capture cards for an N64.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCarcinogenSDA also helped Bawk become a mod in 2015.\n\n\n\nOn closer inspection, you can now see that Carci has blocked Bawk on Twitter. \n\n\n\nBawk is a relatively new streamer in comparison to Carci, in 2016 Bawk had 12k followers and average viewers of 166 whereas Carci had 50k and an average viewership of 391. \n\n\n\nFast forward to now and Carci has 128k followers and 347 average viewers to Bawk's 144k followers and 1,900 average viewers. Quite the shift.\n\n\n\nThe drama stems from the clash of personalities between the two and subsequently a shift in viewers, Bawk is a showman - very charismatic, sociable and works on his brand. Carci on the other hand, is precise, blunt and cares more about his content than perhaps growing as a channel.\n\n\n\nCarcinogen's average viewers dropped concurrently as Bawk's increased, heavily implying the viewers had changed teams. This is backed up also from very similar timezones.\n\n\n\nThe games they play are near identical and for those looking for a Resident Evil stream may have had to choose between one and the other. This was hard to watch as someone who is very fond of Carci.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nUnfortunately, this was understandably tough on CarcinogenSDA who would tragically rant on Twitter a lot during this time.\n\n\n\nIt unfortunately resulted in a CarcinogenSDA meltdown in 2019.