If you want to be the next summit1g, you’ve come to the right place. Setting up a stream might seem a little daunting although it’s fairly straightforward.

Minimum Requirements

Before you consider becoming a full-time streamer, you’re gonna want to consider your computer hardware.

Operating System: 64bit Windows 10.

Processor: We recommend a Core i7 processor with at least 3Ghz frequency.

RAM: You’ll want at least 8GB of RAM, though we strongly recommend 16GB.

If you’re streaming from a console, you’re going to need a capture card for your computer.

We recommend either the Elgato HD60S or the Elgato HD60 Pro. The Elgato HD60S is a standalone capture card that just sits on top of your desk and the Elgato HD60 Pro goes inside your computer. The Elgato HD60 Pro requires less wiring and mess, so it’s what we prefer although both do the exact same job.

Streaming Software

Once you’ve got your computer hardware and capture card all set up. You’ll need to download streaming software to broadcast your gameplay to a streaming platform like Twitch, YouTube, Facebook or Mixer.

Streamlabs OBS is currently the best streaming software. It integrates well with the popular streaming. It’s free and has a nice, usable interface. It’s better for people with less technical knowledge too because it has a lot of built-in features which you need to add to Open Broadcast Software manually.

Open Broadcast Software has been around for a lot longer than Streamlabs OBS and is a lot more basic. It’s free and does the job.

Setting Up Your Streaming Software

If you think Streamlabs OBS is the one for you, the Getting Started with Streamlabs OBS guide is where you’ll want to start.

And if you’re comfortable with computers, the OBS Studio Quickstart guide will get you up and running in no time.

Connecting your Streaming Software to your Streaming Platform

Each streaming platform will provide you with a Stream Key that you’ll need to add to your Streaming Software.

This is usually found within the Dashboard of your account.

Streamlabs OBS does this for you. Although, if you’re using Open Broadcast Software:

Your Stream Key for Twitch can be found here:


Your Stream Key for Mixer can be found here:


Your Stream Key for YouTube can be found using this guide:


Your Stream Key for Facebook can be found using this guide:


Going Live!

Once you’ve set up your streaming software and connected it to your streaming platform, the last thing you need to do is just hit that sweet sweet live button.