Meet Mike, or StackBradford as he is referred to by his chat. Stack is a full-time Twitch Partner that mostly plays Street Fighter V but has recently garnered interest in “Speed Running” Resident Evil 1. On top of this newfound hobby, he’s also starting to Charity Stream! We interviewed Mike to help share his story and learn why he is inspired to raise funds for our disabled community.
A Brand New Experience
Although this is his first charity stream, we can definitely feel his excitement and enthusiasm streaming for Dreamscape Foundation, “To be frank, I enjoy everything involved with streaming. If I’m able to be creative in a new process as well as help out a community that needs it, all the better!” Mike explained.
If there’s one thing to guarantee for the stream, it would be the proficiently in Street Fighter V. As far as interactions with his donors, Stack also plans to add challenge incentives, that will make his gaming experience unique to the stream. It looks like we can expect a fun pack stream heading our way!
Mike’s emergence into the gaming world is not unlike most gamers. Stack and his brother were introduced to fighting games from their Father, but his love for games didn’t blossom until the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament in 2012. When he came across the winner’s finals of the tournament and saw Daigo’s playstyle, it was that exact moment where he decide to take it to the next level.
Another highlight for Mike is the play-by-play calls, “I honestly have to say the commentary is what made me decide to want to perform in front of other people. The genuine excitement and the completely foreign terminology really made me want to understand what it was all about. James Chen and Ultradavid have done more than they know!” he added.
Recently Stack Bradford also joined Community Effort Orlando, or mostly known to the gaming community as “CEO”. The event is an annual Fighting Game Tournament organized by The Fighting Game Community in Orlando. For Mike, it was an interesting experience as this was his first offline event after beginning to stream full time. His competitive reputation in CEO and YouTube brought along mixed responses, but he says he doesn’t regret any of it.
When asked what inspires him the most, he confidently said that his wife gives him the reason, but the things that get him out of bed in the morning are typically a quote from Jocko Willink, or [life] achievement from someone like Vasyl Lomachenko.
“There is only hard work, late nights, early mornings, practice, rehearsal, repetition, study, sweat, blood, toil, frustration, and discipline.”
– Jocko Willink
Stack Bradford in Raising Funds and Awareness for Dreamscape Foundation
Stack Bradford will be raising funds for Dreamscape Foundation’s mission on his Twitch channel on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10 am EST. His hope is to raise $500 for our organization by the end of their stream.
Participants will be able to use their donations to trigger certain actions on stream, as well as win a variety of prizes, from redeemable in-game loot codes to physical gifts, like t-shirts.