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Avalanche of 100 Thieves and The Mob briefly Twitter banned

Published: 16/Sep/2019 15:55 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 22:08

by Eli Becht

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Update at 12:56 PM EST on September 16: Avalanche has since been unbanned on Twitter. Original story below.

Avalanche, a popular content creator for 100 Thieves and The Mob has been suspended on Twitter.

The Mob superstar has become more well-known since he and his team signed with 100 Thieves for his hilarious tweets the hijinks they take part in on stream, and that has been amplified since the group got their own house.

On September 16, it was discovered that Avalanche’s Twitter has been suspended, but there hasn’t been a reason given for it just yet.

Avalanche’s Twitter has been suspended.

Given the connections to 100 Thieves, it’s unlikely this suspension will last very long, but that remains to be seen since we don’t explicitly know what led to this.

Twitter suspensions aren’t that uncommon with members of The Mob as fellow members Froste and Classify have run into similar issues with their accounts. With someone who tweets as much as Avalanche, there’s sure to be problems from time to time.

This suspension comes on the heels of several prominent Fortnite leakers having their accounts banned through the abuse of the report system.

The leakers claimed they were targeted as an unverified account, which all of them are, receives enough reports about the same issue, the account has the potential to be banned.

100 ThievesThe Mob have exploded in popularity.

In terms of Twitter followers, Avalanche has the second most out of the group, with Classify having the most.

The Mob as a whole have been gaining a lot of new fans since they joined 100 Thieves, and with their new house, we’ve seen even more new content rolling out.

The four streamers took part in a stream in August announcing the house, where Avalanche proclaimed they would be pumping out content on day one, where he then brought in an air mattress to do backflips onto.

Once we learn more about Avalanche’s ban, such as the reason or length, we will let you know.

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AOC makes history on Twitch with her first-ever Among Us stream

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:33

by Brad Norton

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Just one day following the announcement that U.S. politician Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez would be streaming on Twitch, her very first Among Us broadcast shattered expectations as one of the most-watched events to date.

The Amazon-owned streaming platform has seen a number of historic moments of the years in gaming culture. From groundbreaking Fortnite streams between Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Drake, to Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s enormous return. Now, AOC has penciled in her spot among the history books too. 

After an out of the blue tweet on October 19, AOC revealed that she was up to streaming for a good cause. The politician had her sights set on playing Among Us in order to promote proper voting plans ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.

She soon had an all-star lineup of crewmates and imposters as everyone from Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys to Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo lined up to join her. Before she even went live, tens of thousands had followed her account in preparation.

As things kicked off on October 20, her first-ever Twitch stream quickly exploded.

The gaming community gathered together to show support as her viewership skyrocketed. Before the first round even got underway, more than 400,000 viewers had jumped into the channel.

AOC streamed for just over three and a half hours. Among Us was in focus the entire time as she played the mega-popular indie game with a variety of gaming personalities.

Overall viewership peaked at roughly 439,000, though her account also passed the 500,000 follower mark shortly after as well.

It was one of, if not the most-watched Twitch streams from a brand new account.

For her first broadcast ever, it ranks highly among the most successful individual streams of all time. In fact, she’s now fifth overall when it comes to the most-watched streams in Twitch history. 

While major esports competitions and landmark events boast bigger numbers, AOC now sits atop Twitch with one of the biggest solo-streams of all time.

Her first appearance on Twitch one for the history books. Though she also showed off some great Among Us gameplay. Her very first elimination on Pokimane quickly blew up across social media and the hits kept coming throughout the session.

While it may be a one-off event, for the time being, AOC’s Twitch stream was one for the ages. Perhaps it’ll be sooner rather than later before she makes her way back to the spaceship for another Among Us stream.

The Congresswoman did tease another stream too: “Hopefully this isn’t my last!”