What is the origin of the Purple Pirates?

The Purple Pirates is actually a concept born out of two different themes from my early streaming career. One of the first games I streamed (and drunk streamed) was Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. The game’s great style strongly influenced my stream and I embraced the rowdy and intense pirate world as a tone that my gaming community could not only thrive in, but also grow with. The pirate life is for me, but I’m not a savage. For every tournament I host or cast, I don only the finest of purple blazers.

What is a Mudcat?

Technically it is a fish, but for me it’s a nickname bestowed by some old, good friends years ago. Some streamers go by gamertags or aliases, but Mudcat is actually my name as far as I’m concerned.

Any advice for new streamers?

  1. Check out my checklist for starting streamers [here].
  2. Listen to my podcast STREAM RANTS covering everything from streaming 101 to the latest streaming trends and hot topics.

What Rig Setup do you have?

Case-Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced
CPU- Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz
Cooler- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
GPU- MSI GeForce GTX 1070 4GB Twin Frozr VI
Mem- G.Skill Trident X 16GB DDR3-1600
SSD- Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB
HDD- WD Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM
Power- EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W

Periphs- Razor black widow chroma, Razer orbweaver , Razer naga
Monitors- BenQ RL2455HM, BenQ XL2720T
Xbox 1X
Elite Controller
Astro A40 w/mixamp
Nintendo Switch

Audio technical AT2020+ usb mic
Audio technical AT2020 usb mic
Shure Se215 in ear monitors

Stream tech and software-
Elgato Hd60pro capture card
Elgato Green screen
Elgato Stream Deck
Razer Kiyo webcam
OBS Studios

What games do you play?

Battlefield 5, Black Ops 4, Halo CE-5, Overwatch, Destiny 2, For Honor, Elder Scrolls Online, Realm Royale, Sea of Thieves, No Man’s Sky, Atlas, Pokemon Let’s Go, Super Smash Bros, just to name a few

What’s your main?

Hanzo, get over it

Why don’t you use party chat?

My main focus when streaming is chat engagement at a high level. If I am talking to a person in party chat it is less attention I can devote to the chat. Also, I’m a loner

Can I play/ Co-stream with you?

I’m protective of my community and of my brand. Follow me on Mixer and join the Purple Pirates crew to play during open lobby stream nights. For co-streams: connect with me, let’s chat, then we’ll see if it’s a good match. I don’t just hop into a stream with anyone.

What events are you attending?

UGC STL 2019, PAX South 2019, PAX East 2019, Guardian Con 2019, PAX West 2019

If you see me, say hello! I would love to meet any of my Purple Pirates and snap a picture.

What is your favorite food?

It’s a toss up between ribeyes and General Tso chicken.

What is your favorite movie to quote?

So many to choose from but “Kung Pow: Enter the Fist” is tier 1 quotable material. Drop me your favorite line in the chat.