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DisguisedToast explains why he’s back on Twitch despite Facebook deal

Published: 23/Apr/2020 4:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Streaming superstar Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang has cleared the air on why he returned to Twitch for a Just Chatting broadcast on April 22, despite having inked an exclusive deal with Facebook Gaming just six months ago.

April 22 seemed like a regular day for Toast. He went live on Twitch, and streamed for just over two hours. More than 20k fans tuned in. Nothing out of the ordinary ⁠— except he’s not been seen on Twitch since November last year.

Six months ago, Toast penned an exclusive deal with Facebook as the social media giant muscled into the streaming wars. Since then, his Twitch channel has sat dormant. That is, until he shocked fans with a return this week.

DisguisedToast stunned fans with an unannounced return to Twitch on April 22.
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DisguisedToast stunned fans with an unannounced return to Twitch on April 22.

So how did DisguisedToast return to Twitch?

So how did Toast get away with a shock return on Twitch, considering he’s tied his name to Facebook for the foreseeable future? Well, according to the man himself, it was surprisingly simple ⁠— he just asked if he could.

“Nothing like this has ever happened before… but I’m allowed to. I said to Facebook ‘Hey, think I might be able to do a stream on Twitch?’ and they replied: ‘Toast, you got get ‘em! You go get ‘em! That’s been nice,” he said.

There have been a few concessions he had to make in his return though. Twitch has stripped his verified tick mark, and many of his partnership benefits. Viewers also cannot subscribe to him, though it’s likely he prefers that anyway.

DisguisedToast isn’t back on Twitch full-time

DisguisedToast also made it very clear this was a “small return,” rather than anything a little more permanent. He’s “so happy on Facebook,” he admitted, and added if he had a chance to re-do the deal, he would “100% do it again.”

“Getting to play whatever I want, when I want, with whoever I want… it has been good for my mental. I’ve changed now. I was so angry at chat [on Twitch]. When chat said anything I’d be like ‘Imma beat yo’ ass’. I’ve been more relaxed,” he said.

There is a chance he’ll be back again though. The streaming star revealed a big part of his return was Facebook’s lack of support for non-gaming broadcasts. While he’s not gaming, it’s likely those streams will once again be on Twitch.

“We’ll see how this one goes. Maybe a monthly, maybe a weekly? We’ll see how it goes… I did just want to come back and say hi to everyone [that didn’t follow me to Facebook]. Maybe we can make this a more regular thing,” he said.

In the end, Toast’s short return to Twitch peaked at 24,532 viewers, according to stat tracking website TwitchTracker. He landed in the top 10 streams during his two-hour broadcast, even amid the ongoing Valorant key-drop hype.

His triumphant return begs the question ⁠— could we see other big streamers like Mixer’s star duo shroud and Ninja, or YouTube’s Valkyrae make a brief return too? Only time will tell, but it certainly seems like it’s left the door ajar now.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!