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Alinity debunks “ridiculous” rumors of Twitch favoritism

Published: 1/Jul/2020 4:33 Updated: 1/Jul/2020 5:25

by Isaac McIntyre

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Controversial Twitch streamer Natalia ‘Alinity’ Mogollon has slammed ongoing accusations that admins on the Amazon-owned streaming site show her favoritism, dubbing the rumors “totally ridiculous” during a June 30 broadcast.

Whenever there’s banning drama on Twitch, an Alinity mention isn’t far away. The 32-year-old is never far from drama and is widely regarded as one of the “most controversial stars” to ever broadcast on the Amazon-owned site.

Many viewers believe Alinity is “unbannable,” due to the fact she suffered no consequences for “abusing” her cats by ‘throwing’ one over her shoulder and feeding it vodka, and accidentally revealing herself on stream earlier this year.

That perception, which Alinity believes is “totally ridiculous,” has dogged her for much of her streaming career, and it’s all been brought to the fore again ⁠— much to Mogollon’s annoyance ⁠— following Dr Disrespect’s shock ban on June 26.

Basically, she’s had enough, a fact that was made very obvious after one Twitch fan directly accused her of being “exempt” from the website’s extensive terms of service during a June 30 broadcast. She hit back almost immediately.

Alinity has dubbed claims Twitch shows her special favoritism Alinity has dubbed claims Twitch shows her special favoritism “totally ridiculous.”

“If Twitch moderation sucks d*ck, what do I have to do with that? That is not my fault. That is not my fault,” the Columbian streaming star said. She then added that “contrary to what people think,” she hadn’t “done anything” for Twitch admins.

“Trust me, I have not sucked any d*ck [for favoritism on Twitch]. I live in Saskatchewan, I have never been to TwitchCon… I don’t travel, I stay in my basement in Saskatoon. There are no d*cks here to suck, okay?

“Honestly, these rumors are ridiculous! Yes! These rumors are totally ridiculous… I have not sucked a d*ck in so long. Oh my god, I can’t even remember… not that it matters. Seriously, these rumors are just ridiculous.”

This isn’t the first time the controversial streamer has directly responded to accusations she orchestrates Twitch drama. Alinity even took a swipe at fans who suggested she’s “proud” of the constant controversy surrounding her career.

“I do believe there’s certain things that I should have been suspended for. I have no control over that what-so-ever, though, I can’t do anything about that,” she said in her April 28 broadcast.

“People say ‘you’re getting a favorable treatment,’ but I think most streamers get that. I think the problem is… the small streamers receive unfavorable treatment. I don’t think Twitch does take the time for smaller streamers. It can be unfair, yes.”

⁠Despite all her past controversies, Alinity remains one of Twitch’s top female streamers. The Colombian star boasts more than 1.1 million followers, according to TwitchTracker, 350,000 of which she’s gained since January, 2019.

The controversies don’t appear to be slowing down for Alinity either. Just earlier today, the Twitch star locked horns with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, after he responded to one of her tweets by asking if she had “another cat to throw.”

She hit back soon after: “Seriously, it was so silly. He could have just ignored [the tweet], why did he even reply to me? He angrily brought up old stuff to attack me at a personal level… the tweet must have hurt him!”

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Paige breaks down on Twitch as WWE’s streaming crackdown kicks in

Published: 30/Oct/2020 13:10

by David Purcell

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WWE superstar Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, broke down in front of her fans on Twitch after the news came through that her employers had started cracking down on talent engaging on third-party platforms. 

Under their new restrictions, the sports entertainment company will take proceeds from their stars streaming under the wrestling names. For example, Paige’s donations on Twitch would previously be paid to her directly, but in the future that will not be the case.

In response to the measures, stars like her and AJ Styles have decided to stop streaming for a period of time – until more suitable terms can be agreed between both parties.

For a wrestler like Paige, though, who is injured – this was a difficult pill to swallow.

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Paige, like many other WWE stars, has a huge following on social media.

Paige gets devastating news on Twitch

On October 29, the British star – who hails from Norwich, England – decided to cancel her stream after receiving the news on her phone while live.  In the spur of the moment, she walked off-stream for a short while before returning to the screen. Tears flowing down her face, she started to explain what was happening.

The Twitch broadcast VOD itself has been muted in certain areas, potentially due to the music being played in the background. So, clips are quite hard to come by on there, but some have posted the comments to YouTube.

Bevis said: “There may be a time where I have to stop streaming. I’ll have to walk away. If I have to leave, we have to make today and Saturday f***ing crazy. I’ve honestly gotten to the point where I cannot deal with this company anymore. Now I have to make a very important decision.

“Over f***ing worked. I broke my f***ing neck twice for this company. They don’t realize that this community isn’t about subs. We build a community and family where this is an escape for a lot of people, including myself. I can’t wrestle anymore. I was worked so hard in WWE that I can’t wrestle anymore because my neck is f***ed. My whole dreams got taken away. I had to have something that fulfilled that huge f***ing void that I lost with wrestling.”

Twitch has been an escape for injured Paige

The star injured her neck back in 2017 and has since even returned to the ring. At the time of her stream, though, she is out with another injury and unable to compete. Turning to Twitch, she has built up quite the following – with almost 150,000 people following her channel.

After that, she confirmed that she plans to continue streaming one way or another, and will see where that takes her. During the livestream, Paige revealed going live on the streaming website wasn’t for the donations and subscriber payments, but instead, an escape.

She added: “I understand if they’re like, ‘you’re wrestling every day and doing shows every day,’ but I’m an injured wrestler. I get used for media stuff, sometimes, but at the end of the day, I’m in my house going f***ing crazy and I need something to keep me sane.

“Twitch was my escape. Right now, I’m just sitting on my f***ing ass. People think I should be thankful that I still have a job, and I am, but it doesn’t mean I should be treated like f***ing shit. I had my neck taken away from me twice. You can’t take away my Twitch too.”

It appears to be heating up in the battle between employees and their employer. There’s a good chance WWE superstars take further action in the dispute too, as Paige mentioned potential unionization and hiring a lawyer, so it could be about to get a whole lot messier.