Don't half-ass the stream production. Just compare the quality of my stream to the quality of the other streams from last year's tournament. I'm an amateur like everyone else—if I can do it, you can do it.
Common quality mistakes:
Low bitrate (bitrate should be between 1800-3000)
Low resolution (720p minimum)
Wrong aspect ratio (aspect ratio should be 16:9 as to not cause black bars)
Poor audio balancing (one caster louder than other, game sound too loud/quiet)
Casters with bad microphones
Not showing team names in-game
Using the included "cinematic filters" (they look like garbage in compressed video)
You should also spend some time making decent looking graphics, and not just paste the game capture over a background. This includes:
A lobby scene that shows the players as they join, team logos, caster names, and for extra points—the game count and upcoming map
A scene with the current bracket
Break scene if you don't want to fill time in-between sets
Pre-tournament scene with countdown timer
SO to quell the reports coming in, and to come back out of the shadows myself, the video Urz is calling out is mine. That was TheObviousShow its well... infant stages lets say. I had been asked maybe 1 hours before the event to stream, had serious connection issues, and was very new to OBS. He makes very good points as to where my stream saw MAJOR quality flaws. While it might not seem like the nicest thing to do, I personally do not care that he has pointed it out and am glad he is. It was reviewing my own work that lead me to improve my channels casting quality and become one of GOIOs more prominent streamers for a time.
For those who are familiar with my casting, I believe you can see that my own channel improved from its humble beginnings and I learned a lot along the way. I am also happy to say I am coming out of retirement (if I can call it that) to cast this event! I bring to the table new skills in video editing, recording, and video quality as well as hardware upgrades to best improve overall quality.
TO ADDRESS ALL THE REPORTS: Stop reporting the post. I don't care he called out my channel, yea asking first before shamming the video with my logo in it would have been nice, but he makes a point to increase quality for an event like this. Not the nicest way to say it, but I don't care so stop worrying+reporting about it. In the future, try not to call out other channels. There is a great need for streamers and people have to start somewhere. Offer help, not public shame