Destiny set to lose Twitch partnership for "encouraging violence" - Dexerto
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Destiny set to lose Twitch partnership for “encouraging violence”

Published: 12/Sep/2020 12:25

by Georgina Smith

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Twitch streamer Destiny may be on track to lose his partnership with the streaming service after he appeared to promote violence towards protesters, and chat logs emerged where he revealed Twitch had been in contact with him.

Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell is a hugely popular streamer on Twitch, with over 550,000 followers on the platform. However, despite his popularity, his time on the platform has been by no means plain sailing, particularly over the course of the last year.

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Most recently on May 4, 2020, Destiny found himself banned for 24 hours thanks to some “accidental nudity” in one of his videos. This was just the latest in a long string of bans for similar accidents.

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Destiny was banned for 24 hours in May

However the trouble this time around has not stemmed from an accidental click, but for speech that Twitch have reportedly said to be “encouraging violence.”

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While Twitch themselves are yet to publicly give specific details over what exactly could cause Destiny to lose his partnership, many believe it to be the result of a clip that’s circulating where he discusses riots that have been escalating this year.

“The rioting needs to f**king stop,” he says, “and if that means white redneck f**king militia dudes out there mowing down dipsh*t protesters that think they can torch buildings at 10 pm, then at this point they have my f**king blessing.”

Chat logs have emerged of Destiny saying “Twitch legal is emailing me telling me they’re revoking my Twitch partnership because of some unspecified ‘encouragement of violence’ using the platform.”

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At the time of writing Destiny has not yet been officially unpartnered, and remains part of the program.

However, it is likely that more is going on behind the scenes, so we’ll just have to wait and see what comes from the situation.

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Twitch streamer Quin69’s viewers can literally flashbang him by donating

Published: 13/Oct/2020 15:21

by Jacob Hale

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A Twitch streamer has found a way to let his viewers flashbang him in real life — and it looks absolutely hilarious.

As streaming grows, it becomes increasingly harder for aspiring creators to really stand out among their peers, and you’ll often see that some of the top streamers have something unique about them, or their stream, that keeps viewers coming back for more.

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The best example of this is someone like Dr Disrespect, who adopts the Doc persona whenever he goes live and feeds into the character, offering fans something a little more unique.

So, to stand out among the crowd, you need something original — and Quin69 might have found the best solution.

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Quin69 streamer pose
YouTube: Quin69
Quin69 keeps up a spirited stream for his viewers, and this flashbang feature only adds to it.

While streamers often take donations from fans who are looking to show support, Quin has given his viewers a little something extra.

That’s because if you donate a certain amount to Quin’s stream, you hear the call of “throwing flashbang” before the room goes bright white, with Quin forced to close his eyes or squint through the flash if he wants to continue playing.

As you can see below, it doesn’t look like a massively enjoyable experience for the streamer, who has to sit through the pain; but it definitely looks amusing for the viewer.

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He clearly tries to shrug it off and acts as though it doesn’t bother him, but we can only imagine how often his viewers flashbang him while in an intense moment of whatever game he’s playing which, truthfully, makes it all the more funny.

For a good example, here’s him being flashed while in a boss fight on Path of Exile, at the worst possible moment.

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Of course, it’s all fun and games, and Quin wouldn’t have the option there if it truly bothered him, but we can only imagine how many games he loses momentum in thanks to temporary blindness.