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DisguisedToast slams claims that Facebook streaming punishes fans

Published: 2/Dec/2019 3:48 Updated: 2/Dec/2019 10:12

by Isaac McIntyre

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Facebook Gaming’s flagship signing Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang has rubbished claims his move from Twitch to the social media giant shows he doesn’t care about his loyal fanbase.

Disguised Toast announced his choice to host livestreams exclusively on Facebook on November 22, becoming another star in the long chain of Twitch personalities making a mass exodus away from Amazon’s broadcasting website in recent times.

Now, the 28-year-old has hit back at comments suggesting he was selfish in his choice to take Facebook’s offer, responding to former League of Legends pro Mike ‘Wickd’ Petersen’s suggestion he was punishing his loyal audience.

“Perhaps unpopular opinion, but I think if you go from being a Twitch streamer to a Facebook streamer, it shows that you don’t give a shit about your audience,” Wickd said. “Facebook in its current form is terrible for streaming.”

Toast originally announced a major part of his choice to move to Facebook over other rival platforms like Mixer and YouTube was because of the website’s willingness to support his philanthropic endeavors, including raising money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Considering that choice, and the fact that Wang has always tried to connect with his long-standing fans as best he can since accidentally revealing the man behind the toast mask, he clearly resented Wickd’s suggestion.

“‘unPoPulAr oPinion,’ proceeds to give a popular opinion… f*ck off,” Wang lashed out.

“My audience isn’t just my Twitch viewers, it’s YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and more. I have more time to focus on content besides streaming while helping improve a new platform. Don’t say I don’t give a sh*t about my audience.”

The streaming star also accepted that Facebook was still an emerging streaming platform, and revealed that he was hard at work trying to make it a better place for his fans with new features like shortening names, and dark mode.

“There’s definitely UI issues and improvements that can be made,” he said.

“I’ve escalated these issues to Facebook already, such as dark mode and not having full name displayed at all times. The platform can use some work and we’re going to try and improve it.”

Twitter: Disguised ToastWang has had to defend his recent move to Facebook.

Not everyone thinks Wang’s platform switch is a bad thing either, with fellow OfflineTV member Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys suggesting Toast’s move to Facebook could be a positive for both parties moving forward.

“Facebook Gaming, in general, isn’t that developed,” she explained. “But I think he’s not only a great streamer, but he’s a very smart businessman. So he’ll be able to help them make changes that’ll make their live streaming better.”

No matter whether or not Disguised Toast’s change is a positive one for him personally, and for his long standing fans, it marks another chapter in the ongoing streaming wars that have seen many stars join the exodus from Amazon’s Twitch.

With Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek leading the charge to Mixer, while Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop chose YouTube as his next destination, there’s plenty of stars on the move, and fans are keeping their eyes peeled for the next big switch.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.