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CohhCarnage explains how Twitch’s sub-only streams could end up going “very wrong”

Published: 29/May/2019 22:26 Updated: 29/May/2019 23:14

by Alan Bernal


Hosts of the popular Dropped Frames podcasts dove into some of the negative, yet plausible effects that Sub-Only streams could have on Twitch if the feature drops on the platform.

Early rumblings of a Sub-Only mode broke out on May 27 and was met with immediate ire from the larger online community. While the feature nor its details have been officially announced as of yet, Twitch audiences are apprehensive about what an option like that could do to the popular streaming site.

Even if the option does come to Twitch, it’s still unclear if that means Partnered broadcasters would have access to Sub-Only streams but if they do, Ben ‘Cohhcarnage’ Cassell can already see how it would give way to a startling trend.

via Streamer NewsTwitch audiences quickly voiced their disapproval of a Sub-Only Stream feature.

While Cohh and co were talking about the impact that Sub-Only streams would have, the broadcaster touched on how the feature would be used “very wrongly” by some of the more risque personalities.

“Honestly it’s going to be used very wrongly, in a lot of ways,” Cohhcarnage said. “Just wait until the ASMR streamers and the Just-Dancing-little-clothes streamers start saying ‘Hey, I’m going to be wearing this much for my normal stream, but tune into my Sub-Only stream later when I’m only wearing this outfit.’ And they hold up literally a thing of floss.”

Twitch has already had numerous instances of streamers toeing the line of the site’s TOS before, and a Sub-Only stream feature might be a step in the wrong direction if the platform is looking to clean up unsavory content.

Twitch testing Sub-Only Streams

It seems like Twitch is still working on the feature behind the scenes but audiences caught wind of an early graphic detailing how the mode would look like.

The mode is really straightforward, it would show non-subbed viewers a banner telling them they have a few minutes before their “free preview” is up and will then be asked to subscribe to the channel to continue watching.

While the mode will undoubtedly bring in more revenue for the more popular channels, audiences have been fairly negative for how the feature could be possibly abused.


Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin


OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.