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H3H3’s Ethan Klein reveals Twitch gave “special treatment” to bigger streamers

Published: 27/Jul/2019 12:21 Updated: 27/Jul/2019 13:06

by Daniel Cleary

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Podcast host and YouTuber Ethan Klein from h3h3Productions revealed that his experiences with livestreaming platform Twitch has led him to believe they give special treatment to bigger streamers and partners, after he was let off with a punishment.

Twitch has recently come under fire for its handling of the incident involving Alinity throwing her cat on stream, resulting in massive backlash from the community with many claiming she has been receiving favorable treatment.

During his “H3 Podcast”, Ethan Klein explained his opinion on Twitch’s recent decisions and even revealed that he also received some preferential treatment from Twitch staff, during his time as a partner on the platform.

H3h3productionsThe H3 Podcast often tackles current issues in the gaming community.

The YouTube star highlighted one of his streams in particular, where he collaborated with fellow content creator Joey Salads for a Hurricane Relief campaign, which resulted in Joey getting suspended for showing himself getting pepper sprayed to raise money for the campaign. 

However, Ethan, who was also streaming the event, was shocked that he did not get banned too, later asking his contact at Twitch why he did not receive a suspension.

“So Twitch suspended Joey’s twitch account but they didnt do anything to us. I later spoke on the phone to my contact there.” He explained, before quoting the Twitch employee’s response “We give special treatment to our big partners, we take care of you.”

Ethan then claimed that he was responsible for the incident which saw Joey getting suspended, “We showed the same thing, in fact we put him out there and told him to do it, effectively it was us not him but they banned him and didn’t punish us.”

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Klein expressed that he also gets more support from YouTube now, compared to when he was one of the smaller creators on the platform: “I get a way higher level of service from YouTube than when I was a small channel.”

Although the clip was seen as concerning to some viewers, Ethan claimed that knowing Twitch staff personally is more likely to result in them being more lenient.

“The truth is when you know someone you treat them kinder then if you didn’t, you have more empathy because you know them personally.”

As of now, it seems as if Twitch are sticking by decision to not ban Alinity from their platform despite the backlash from the community.

Many users of the popular livestreaming platform are calling for a more strict enforcement of the community guidelines set out by Twitch.

However, with so much of Twitch content heavily context dependent, it can be difficult to be universally fair when moderating such a large platform.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”