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BrookeAB explains how “horrible” clickbait YouTube videos helped her

Published: 2/Nov/2019 13:54 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 14:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Twitch streamer BrookeAB has once again opened up about dealing with ‘clickbait’ YouTube channels who use stream content in unusual ways – including overly-suggestive highlights.

Some of Twitch’s most popular broadcasters regularly have to deal with YouTube channel taking content from their stream – being it highlights or just outright full-length streams – and re-uploading them with some sort of inciting title or thumbnail.

That fate has fallen on BrookeAB, especially in the early days of her relationship with NRG esports member Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier. The popular broadcaster, who recently joined 100 Thieves has, again, spoken out about the problem – noting that they also helped spark her own channel’s growth.

Instagram: BrookeABBrookeAB currently has over 556,000 followers on Twitch.

Brooke joined the Courage and Nadeshot podcast to talk about joining the 100 Thieves, when the topic of clickbait YouTube channels came up. 

“YouTube clickbait, whatever, it doesn’t bug me that much until it gets to the point where it’s like over-sexualizing things,” she said, before Courage brought up the unusual thumbnails.

“Right, and I’m like, my family is going to type my name into YouTube and this is going to pop up and it’s like ‘BrookeAB’s hottest and thickest moments’ or something. I’m like, hold-up, my dad’s (going to see this)” the popular streamer added. 

Timestamp for mobile viewers of 27:50

However, after seeing that there was a clear market for her content on YouTube, BrookeAB explained that it was actually good PR that someone was putting her name out there.

“For what it’s worth, they’re good advertisement. You’re being seen, they’re putting you out there, you’re getting millions of views on these videos that you wouldn’t normally,” she added. “That part, I get why they do it,” but she still described the thumbnails and titles as “horrible.”

It’s not the first time the popular content creator has spoken about her experiences with these channels, however, as she previously labeled them as “gross.”

Whether or not that will prompt these channels into changing their ways remains to be seen, but it seems unlikely considering it works out well for them – even if they’re not being wholly truthful.


Hasan calls out ‘doppelganger’ Spanish Twitch streamer after hilarious rant

Published: 19/Jan/2021 5:19 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 5:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Hasan jokingly called out a Spanish Twitch streamer named IlloJuan who made a hilarious rant after his fans told him they looked similar.

Hasan Piker, better known as HasanAbi, has met his match. Not in terms of political commentary, but rather, his appearance. It happened after the fanbase of a Spanish streamer named IlloJuan described the two of them as doppelgangers.

IlloJuan reacted hilariously to the comparison live on stream. Somebody captured a video of it, and it went viral. Eventually, it found its way to Hasan, who watched it live on his stream.

hasanabi twitch stream
Twitch: HasanAbi
Hasan streams games, but his priority is to keep viewers updated on major political events.

“This guy? This guy me?” said IlloJuan. He pointed to the picture of Hasan. Then, he pointed to himself and flexed his biceps. “I am stronger.” But he didn’t look too convinced about his claim, and neither did Hasan.

“Hey! Hey! Listen,” said Hasan, while jokingly cracking his knuckles. “It’s on-site, mother f**ker.” He sat back and listened to the rest of IlloJuan’s rant.

“No, I mean, with glasses, maybe,” said IlloJuan. “But no, this guy is very strong. He kills me with one punch. Dangerous guy, this guy. What does this guy stream? He seems like he streams Team Fight Tactics.”

“What?” said Hasan, in disbelief. It seems like he thought that was the last game he’d be associated with. His viewers were in stitches, and so was he. They spammed the chat with laughter.

Fortunately, somebody told IlloJuan what he actually streams.  “Politics? He streams politics?” he said. “Ah, he speaks about politics, oh okay. Well, yes, with glasses, yes, he’s a smart guy.”

Hassan burst out laughing and stopped the video. He couldn’t get over the fact IlloJuan thought he streamed Team Fight Tactics. “Mother f**ker said Team Fight Tactics, bro. What?” he said.

“I think English [speakers] and Spanish speakers are [coming together on Twitch]. A lot of Spanish streamers are talking about English speaking streamers, too. What’s going on? I mean, listen, I’ve got a big Latina community in my audience too, so.”

Hilarious rants and reactions aside, it seems like Hasan could be on to something here. The two communities have overlapped quite a bit in recent weeks. For example, TheGrefg broke his own viewership record and became a household name among English speakers.

Hasan and his reaction to IlloJuan is another example. Who knows, maybe the two of them will collaborate in a doppelganger steam at some point. Perhaps it’s something their viewers would love to see.