Older games and indie games should be grouped together, providing a larger audience & chance to be seen!
Older games and indie games are almost unplayable if a streamer wants to continue to grow. The likelihood of gaining new viewers or a decent audience is severely decreased due to how these games are categorized on Twitch. However, it should be a simple fix. Implement a system similar to browsing the CS:GO map sections or the various subcategories in Creative. Create an "Indie Games" option for broadcasters to list as their game. Within that, you can include subcategories of the different games. For older games (such as the Mass Effect series), make a game listing that encompasses the whole series. From there, you could have subcategories to each specific game.
Even if the subcategories are too complicated for implementation on the site, the "Indie Games" and "[Example Game] Series" should be available for broadcasters to use as their listed game while streaming. It will benefit both streamers and viewers alike, and hopefully provider an overall increase in traffic and viewer satisfaction!
Thank you for the consideration!
I did forget to mention Triple A Games, so that should be a 7th category.
What I think should happen is a complete overhaul of how games are shown on Twitch. Instead of showing games in order of viewers, there should be 6 categories for Twitch: Most Popular Game, (which consists of the top 15 most viewed video games [not stuff like IRL or Creative]), Older Games (which consist of anything released before the seventh generation of games), Indie Games, IRL / Creative, Physical Games, (which consist of board games, card games, and the Casino [though putting the Casino in could be stretching it a bit), and Other (for anything else I haven't mentioned).
This is pretty much what I was about to post here. I love watching people play new games or weird ones, but sometimes theyre hard to find because the top games are always LoL, DOTA, etc.