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Corinna Kopf explains surprise move to Facebook Gaming after Twitch ban

Published: 27/Dec/2019 18:33

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and streamer Corinna Kopf has announced her move to Facebook Gaming, following an unexpected ban from Twitch over a year-old clip.

Kopf revealed the news on December 27 after teasing a potential platform switch the day prior in a cryptic Tweet, which claimed she had been “looking further” into other websites.

Now, she has joined the likes of former Twitch star “Disguised Toast” on Facebook’s streaming service, explaining that the company’s platform allows her to make a “positive” change in the gaming sphere.

“Most of you know gaming has become a huge part of my life over the last year,” Kopf wrote of her signage to Facebook. “As a female gamer, it’s so important for me to find a home that not only empowers myself, but also all of you, in order to make a positive impact in the gaming world.”

The streamer went on to thank her fans for their continued support during her switch, which marks yet another major face that has left Twitch for presumably greener pastures.

Kopf’s move to Facebook Gaming follows her public outrage against Twitch in early December, after she was unexpectedly banned due to a clip that was “well over” a year old during her 2019 birthday broadcast.

The clip in question featured Kopf adjusting a lace bra that she wore beneath a plaid button-up shirt — presumably the reason for her ban, and not the Chanel tank top she sported during her birthday stream.

Corinna Kopf, Twitter

“If we’re banning people for year-old clips, then I’ll start making my list right now,” she said of her suspension, going on to compare the incident to the scandal surrounding streamer Alinity Divine and her host of pet-related controversies.

While Kopf has made no mention of her ban in regards to her switch to Facebook Gaming, she isn’t the first streamer to join the platform in recent days: as previously mentioned, Disguised Toast likewise joined Facebook’s ranks in late November, similarly citing the platform’s positive impact on the community.

FacebookDisguised Toast joined Facebook Gaming a month prior to Kopf’s signage with the platform.

With Twitch signing major deals with streamers like TimTheTatMan and CouRage, there’s no telling what huge shift will come in the streaming space as the New Year approaches.

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TikTok dominates Forbes 30 under 30 list: Addison Rae, D’Amelio’s, more

Published: 1/Dec/2020 15:56

by Connor Bennett

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A handful of TikTok stars including Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, as well as Addison Rae and Loren Gray have been named in Forbes’ 2021 edition of the social media 30 under 30.

With TikTok blowing up similarly to Vine, plenty of creators have become stars – taking their TikTok following and doing something else, be it starting a YouTube channel or launching a music career. 

However, some have become household names, creating their own brands and linking up with hugely successful companies for collaborations – see Charli D’Amelio dominating in the advertising space and creating their own products with Sabra and Dunkin’ Donuts respectively. 

Each year, success like this is recognized by Forbes and their 30 Under 30 list, which highlights rising stars in a long line of spaces – and it should come as no surprise that a number of TikTok stars have made the cut this year. 

dixie and charli damelio on Instagram
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Charli and Dixie have seen unrivalled success on TikTok.

TikTokers on Forbes’ 2021 30 Under 30 list

The American business magazine released their 2021 list for the 30 Under 30 on December 1, with the D’Amelio sisters – Charli and Dixie – making up one of the seven spots claimed by TikTokers. 

Both Addison Rae and Loren Gray also made the cut, which should come as no surprise saying as they’re both still inside the top five most-followed TikTok accounts. 

Additionally, Avanni Greg, Spencer Polanco, Michael Le & Michael Uy, and Jalaiah Harmon – the originator of the Renegade dance – also make the cut. Though, the latter is named as a ‘dancer’ despite her following on the app.

Forbes 30 under 30 social media list for 2021
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TikTokers made up nearly a quarter of this years list.

David Dobrik is also listed as a TikToker – which might cause a few fans to scratch their heads and question it – seeing as he had plenty of prior success on YouTuber. 

Either way, though, with nearly a quarter of the list being taken over by TikTok stars, it shows how far the app has come, and just how far some creators can go if they manage to build up a big enough following. 

It’ll be interesting to see if anyone else can replicate their success next year, or if these TikTokers are the main trendsetters.