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Drunk fan tries to stop popular Korean streamer Yunicorn from leaving meetup

Published: 21/Jan/2019 13:03 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 13:13

by Matt Porter

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Popular Korean streamer Yunicorn had an uncomfortable encounter with a fan who attempted to stop her from leaving a meetup.

The streamer had agreed to meet with a viewer of her stream, but was unhappy when he showed up two hours late, saying that he had been drinking and had taken a nap before he met with Yuni.

The pair decided to get food, during which the viewer asked Yuni how much free time she had after the stream, and if she would like to hang out with him afterwards. The clearly-uncomfortable streamer quickly sidestepped the question, responding “We’ll see” before staring at her phone.

Finally, it became clear that Yunicorn wanted to leave, however the viewer was insistent that she stayed, attempting to persuade her.

When Yuni told him that she would like to go home, the viewer turned her camera away, telling her that they would “talk this out.” The viewer, who Twitch referred to as Ash, then spoke to Yuni off-screen, saying: “Please, I don’t want you to go just yet. I want to say a proper goodbye. You know I’m leaving on Wednesday, you can at least make it worthwhile.”

At this point, Yunicorn realized that the camera had been turned to face away from the pair, prompting the streamer to angrily question him as to why he turned it away, something that Ash claimed was “an accident.”

Since the uncomfortable interaction, Yunicorn has returned and broadcasted from her home, but many viewers have questioned whether it was wise to meet a fan in a one-on-one environment like this.

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DragonForce’s Herman Li banned from Twitch amid DMCA drama

Published: 27/Oct/2020 13:36 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 13:50

by Lauren Bergin

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Popular music streamer and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li has had his Twitch account banned on October 27, with the reason still unknown.

In a shock move, Twitch has suspended popular musician Herman Li from streaming on the platform, which he uses to provide insight into the life of professional musicians, as well as to shred his guitar like the metal God that he is.

Known for being the lead guitarist of Grammy-winning heavy rock group DragonForce – the masterminds behind the infamous ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ that dominated every Guitar Hero players’ childhood, Li has been praised over the years for his musical talents.

The guitarist has become somewhat of an icon on the platform, so it shocked fans to see his channel was no longer available.

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Li has become not only a DragonForce icon, but a Twitch one too.

Is this a DMCA ban?

At the time of writing, the reason for Li’s ban is unknown. Twitch does not comment on moderation decisions as a matter of privacy.

Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music.

In April, Li was livid as Universal muted his music on YouTube.

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Neither Li nor Twitch have elaborated on why the ban has taken place. No matter the reason though, this news comes will come as a shock to both Li and his fans, especially when he addressed the Twitch ban situation directly on stream back in June, reassuring other streamers that using his band’s music would not result in a DMCA strike.

Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”

We will update this story if more details on the reason behind Li’s suspension become clear.