Chancellor Venkateshwar “Venkat” K. Ready has confirmed in an interview with The Scribble that he does indeed have a hidden, non-UCCS affiliated, Twitch account.
News broke of the Chancellor’s hidden twitch account after several students reported to the Scribe that they accidentally found one of Ready’s night streams.
These four students have expressed their wishes to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation.
The students claim that Ready was seemingly doing a shameless, shirtless hot-tub stream.
While sitting in the hot tub, Ready would apparently write the names of his new subscribers, bit donators and top dollar donators on his body.
This trend is not new, nor surprising, to the Twitch community and is even often labeled as “Twitch-THOTS” culture.
Popularly called “Twitch-THOTS,” these female streamers often write subscriber names all over their body to rouse up their audience, most of whom are male.
Though popular among female streamers, this practice is near non-existent among the male streamers, and so it comes as a surprise to some that the Chancellor would indulge in such activities on a hidden stream.
Ready responded in-person to these scandalous allegations, saying, “I am sorry that I got caught but I am not sorry about being who I am.
“I think this whole situation was taken out of context. I do these streams weekly; it is a way for me to show off my body I’ve worked so hard to maintain. It’s a little thank you for watching the stream. Every dollar I make off these streams also goes to charity,” Ready added.
Ready stated that he began streaming on Twitch in 2016, a year before his appointment as UCCS Chancellor.
After four years of laborious work, Ready said that he finally was able to garner enough popularity to make some extra money to supplement his work at the university.
Better known as “Ven_TeshRadio_Ready” on his streams, the Chancellor remarked that he streamed every day after work as a way to de-stress. His erratic stream times, sometimes going from 12:00 a.m. to 4 a.m., were mostly due to shyness, he claimed.
“I am a shy person, and I really don’t like all this attention on me. I would love to share my Twitch streams with every student at UCCS, but it just feels strange. It’s like mixing work and pleasure. But now, the cat’s out of the bag and so I will gladly own up to my Twitch career and will gladly allow any student on campus to watch,” Ready said.
What comes to a surprise to the editorial staff at the Scribe, as well as the four anonymous students who reported this incident, was the sheer popularity of the Chancellor’s streams.
Averaging 40,000 viewers each stream and having close to 2,000 subscribers, Ready is one of the most popular streamers on the platform.
Ready never asked for fame, explaining that, “I got partnered after four months. I wasn’t really looking into it, but I am glad it happened.”
When asked what else he did on stream, Ready’s eyes lit up, for the first time in the interview. He said that he is a variety streamer, someone who is not dedicated to streaming one game or activity.
“I don’t want to reveal too much about the stream, but I hope every student can watch if they have the time. Please come by and say ‘hi.’”
Chancellor Ready streams every day, and his stream schedule is listed below:
ASMR Mondays with the Kat: 12 a.m.-3:30 a.m. MST
Tubbin Tuesday’s: 1 a.m.-3 a.m. MST
Witcher Wednesday’s: 1 a.m.- 4 a.m. MST
IRL Thursday’s (restaurants, bars and city exploration): 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Fortnite Friday’s: 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. MST
Saturday Cooking Stream: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. MST
Subscriber Sunday’s (movies and art with subscribers): 7 a.m.-4 p.m. MST