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A Fortnite Love Story – Girl Wins Prom Date With TSM Myth After Hitting Retweet Target

Published: 13/May/2018 20:39 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:25

by Calum Patterson

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Way back in February, we reported on the girl who was set a target of 15,000 retweets in order to take TSM’s Myth on a prom date – and yesterday that prom day came.

The girl, Tori Pareno is also a regular streamer herself, and obviously inspired by Myth’s rise to become of the most popular Fortnite streamer, took her shot.

With a little help from the Fortnite community of Twitter, Pareno eventually hit the target of 15,000 retweets, now sitting at around 17,000.

And Myth was true to his word, with his move to the Team SoloMid Fortnite team house in California conveniently matching up with the date of the prom.

Myth of course is recruited to TSM’s professional Fortnite roster, and the team, which also features other top streamers Daequan and Hamlinz, now live, stream and make videos together in the new house.

They will of course be competing in upcoming tournaments, but as of right now Fortnite esports is yet to be fully established.

Myth, real name Ali Kabbani, clearly enjoyed himself at the prom date, likely the star of the show.

So there you have it, the power of Twitter and the Fortnite community pulled off the challenge made famous chicken nugget man (who you may remember managed over 3 million retweets for a year’s supply of chicken nuggets).

We’re not sure if this is where the relationship ends for Myth and Tori, but at least Tori got the special prom she was hoping for, certainly one to remember, and it will help her grow her own Twitch channel too.

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Streamers slam Twitch over new ‘Celebrations’ feature taking 50% of tips

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:44

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch have sparked controversy after testing their new ‘Celebrations’ feature again as they’ve begun ‘targeting’ donations – with a reported 50/50 split.

Plenty of Twitch viewers are desperate to get involved with their favorite streamer – either simply as an active member of chat or someone who supports the stream with their own money.

This typically comes through subbing to a channel, by purchasing bits from Twitch itself, or donating through a StreamLabs link. The first two of these options support both Twitch and the streamer as each party receives a cut of the money.

Donations, however, all go through to the streamer, usually through third parties like StreamLabs and PayPal, and Twitch doesn’t get a cut of those. That could be set to change with their new Celebrations feature – though it has sparked backlash.

TwitchViewers can support their favorite streamers through features like Bits.

The feature in question was being tested back in June, with subscriptions and bits kicking off an on-screen celebration animation which usually came in the form of fireworks.

However, with Twitch testing the feature again, streamer Zach Bussey noted that they are now targeting donations through Celebrations as streamers can set a donation amount that will trigger the animations. 

On top of this, Bussey noted that the split for these Celebration donations is set at 50/50 and says it’s being pushed “hard” as the button to trigger it has been placed prominently between the follow and subscribe buttons. 

With the news of the feature quickly spreading on social media, a number of streamers took aim at Twitch’s 50/50 split on the donations. 

“Thank f**k I can opt out, lol” tweeted streamer Vio, while others like ShannonZKiller and NeonDan urged their fellow creators and viewers to not use the feature if it does become a permanent addition on Twitch.

Others have speculated that, like mandatory ads, Twitch could work the feature into partnered streamer’s contracts in order to make sure that the feature is being used, should it be pushed out to everyone.

However, the streaming giants are taking feedback on the feature’s test from their streamers, so it could be in for some tweaks before everyone is able to use it.