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Alinity responds after Ninja calls out “toxic” greedy streamers

Published: 22/Mar/2020 18:21 Updated: 22/Mar/2020 18:22

by Virginia Glaze

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Mixer star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins gave a pointed message to broadcasters who guilt-trip their fans for subscriptions and donations — but Twitch streamer Alinity weighed in on the subject with a different view.

Streaming sites like Twitch often give fans the ability to support their favorite content creators in a variety of ways, from subscribing to their channels to gifting subs and even directly donating cash.

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However, some streamers have lashed out at their viewers for not supporting them monetarily, as seen in the case of ‘BadBunny,’ who went viral in December after hitting out at her fans for not subscribing.

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In response, Ninja released a statement in March directed at these streamers, who he called “horribly toxic” and reminded them that their viewers were to thank for their Affiliate status and ability to receive subscriptions, in the first place.

However, Alinity Divine had a different view on the matter, which she explained in a detailed response to Ninja’s video a day later.

While she agreed with his sentiments on the subject, she also noted that some of these broadcasters may rely on their viewers’ donations to pay their bills, and understood why they might prioritize monetary support from fans.

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“I agree 100% with you, appreciate your viewers,” she replied. “But a full-time streamer with 200 subs may be stressed about not being able to pay his bills.”

“So, it is easy for big streamers that don’t have to deal with that stress,” she continued. “You make enough in ad revenue and deals to make up for it.”

However, plenty of commenters disagreed with her opinion, with one user arguing that broadcasters shouldn’t go full-time unless they can easily pay their bills by streaming.

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“The problem with streaming is that your income can fluctuate a lot from month to month,” Alinity responded. “…I think people should chase their dreams, but I also agree that you should have a safety net for slow months.”

It’s clear that Alinity is passionate about the subject, even though Ninja was obviously not speaking about her in his Twitter post.

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Instead, he probably had the aforementioned BadBunny in mind, as well as CoD content creator “wingsofredemption,” who recently came under fire for raising his fee from $10 to $25 per hour just to continue streaming the game.

Wingsofredemption was mocked for what he said, as WoW broadcaster “McconnellRet” joked about the matter to his fanbase a month later.

Both sides make compelling arguments, but what’s your stance on the topic? Who do you agree with — Ninja or Alinity?

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Valkyrae becomes fastest-growing streamer “in the world” with Among Us

Published: 18/Oct/2020 15:15

by Daniel Cleary

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100 Thieves content creator Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter has become the world’s fastest-growing streamer, accoridng to YouTube Gaming’s Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt. This is after incredible success on the platform following a move from Twitch, partly thanks to the massive hype around Among Us.

Among Us has recently exploded in popularity on Twitch and YouTube, with plenty of streamers and content creators flocking to the 2018 indie party game since its resurgence in late August.

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The social deduction, ‘murder mystery’ type game has quickly become a fan-favorite and, due to the large party size of each match, it has seen many of the top creators such as Valkyrae, PewDiePie, xQc, and more, collaborating with one another.

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Valkyrae has been quite successful since making the switch to streaming on YouTube.

While many of the biggest names in gaming have started to create content around the new title, 100 Thieves member Valkyrae, whose channel was already growing at a rapid pace before the Among Us hype, is coming out on top.

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The rising YouTube star has peaked at over 66,000 viewers during her livestreams and she has now released some of the ridiculous stats behind her success in a Tweet on October 16.

With the “how it’s going” posts trending on Twitter in recent weeks, Valkyrae adopted the format to highlight her streaming success after first making the switch to YouTube in early January.

The popular streamer revealed that her broadcasts have now started to pull in an impressive total of 11 million live views per month, shattering her records in previous months.

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YouTube’s Head of Gaming Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt also revealed that Valkyrae had reached some incredible milestones during her climb, claiming that she is now “fastest-growing live streamer in the entire world.”

He also followed up with claims that she was now also the “biggest female gaming streamer in the world,” celebrating Valkyrae’s “superstar talent” and recent success on the platform.

Fwiz recently also highlighted the insane viewership which Among Us has accrued on YouTube in general. In September, he totaled it at 4 billion (with a b) views across the platform.

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While Twitch superstars like xQc, Trainwrecks, and TSM Myth are booming on the Amazon-owned platform thanks to Among Us, the equally-competitive YouTube livestreaming game is now being led by Valkyrae.

As she is now one of the biggest content creators in the World, Valkyrae is showing no signs of slowing down and will look to continue breaking records.

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