Ex-Halo pro Naded freaks out at massive Twitch donation

Published: 1/Dec/2019 16:22

by Daniel Cleary


Former professional Halo player Brett ‘Naded’ Leonard was shocked after receiving a massive donation from one of his Twitch viewers.

Popular livestreaming platforms such as Twitch offer viewers a number of ways that they can show their support to their favorite broadcasters.

Although many opt to show their appreciation by sending bits and subscribing, some fans take things to the next level by donating cash amounts – big and small – to their streamer of choice.

HaloNaded is one of the most popular Halo streamers on Twitch.

Halo star Naded was in the middle of streaming some MCC multiplayer matches on November 30 when he was surprised by one of his fan’s generosity, gifting the former pro a massive amount of $3000.

Naded was shocked when he realized what had happened, immediately standing up and staring at the ridiculous amount before repeatedly saying “What” in disbelief.

His viewers’ support did not end there, however, as he also received hundreds of gifted subs before and after his incredible stream.

The popular Halo pro could not believe the amount of love he was receiving from his fans, as his subscriber notification was continuously popping up on his screen.

“It’s a goddamn party, what the hell is going on?” he asked, before receiving another hundred gifted subs which even led to him tearing up a little on-screen, clearly overwhelmed with the support.

This wouldn’t be the first time a streamer has gotten emotional after receiving a massive donation, as rising Twitch star ‘HAchubby’ had a similar reaction to Naded when she was gifted $1000 in early June.

However, some viewers use donations in a different manner than many would expect, as was seen when one of 39Daph’s fans donated to Pokimane to advertise their favorite streamer’s channel, although Poki made sure to roast them in response.


Twitch bans Ryan Haywood after disgraced Rooster Teeth star attempts comeback

Published: 21/Jan/2021 5:47

by Brad Norton


Twitch has banned the account of former Rooster Teeth personality Ryan Haywood, months after he was let go from the company in light of predatory allegations.

The disgraced Achievement Hunter will no longer be able to interact with the gaming community through Twitch. Haywood’s personal account by the name of ‘SortaMaliciousGaming’ has been permanently banned from the platform.

Following more than a dozen allegations against him, Haywood was dropped from Rooster Teeth back in October 2020. A few weeks of silence had gone by before he returned to the internet through Twitch at the start of the new year.

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the community to catch on with #BanRyanHaywood trending across Twitter shortly after.

Twitch answered on January 20, finally erasing his presence on the site.

Haywood took to the streaming platform to share a lengthy message with his remaining followers. “I wanted to say thank you to all of you who are still subscribed,” he said. “I’ve spent the last few months figuring out what the next steps are. Through all of it, having your support has been an incredible help.”

Immediately, former colleagues and the greater Rooster Teeth audience latched onto the statement, slamming Twitch for allowing him a voice on the platform. 

Haywood had previously used social media to groom multiple fans over a number of years. Many had even engaged in intimate relations while underage. “I made mistakes and will be leaving RT to focus on rebuilding my family and life,” he said on Twitter on October 6. “I’m sorry to anyone I’ve hurt.”

As a result of his infidelity and predatory behavior, Haywood’s presence has since been wiped from years of Rooster Teeth content. Countless colleagues of his also took to social media to show support for the community.

“I’ll keep you updated on what’s going on,” Haywood added in his message on Twitch prior to the ban, implying that it would be his primary form of communication moving forward into 2021. 

He now has no means of which to publicly engage with the community online. His privileges across Twitter, YouTube, and now Twitch have all been revoked.