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Hasan furious after his Twitch stream is taken offline twice with over 200k viewers

Published: 7/Jan/2021 11:13

by Jacob Hale

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HasanAbi has become one of the most popular names on Twitch, largely thanks to his political coverage, but on January 6 he grew increasingly frustrated as his stream crashed twice, with over 200,000 viewers at one point.

Hasan’s stream became the biggest on Twitch in November 2020 when the United States presidential election was ongoing, regularly bringing in tens if not hundreds of thousands of viewers.

Now, with the violence and protesting witnessed at Capitol Hill on January 6, Hasan booted up the stream and, of course, the viewers came pouring in to listen to what he had to say, reacting live to the events that were unfolding.

Hasan peaked at over 223,000 viewers, but saw his numbers dwindling as his stream crashed not once, but twice — and he’s suspicious of how it happened.

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Hasan also does regular gaming streams, but always keeps his viewers updated on the biggest political events occurring.

At first, his OBS crashed, meaning that he had to set it back up and kick the stream up again, properly, so he could carry on with his programming.

That’s not all, though: not long after, his stream key was randomly changed mid-stream, causing him to go offline and have to get going once more.

It’s unclear how exactly the stream key could be changed without he himself changing it. One viewer did say they suspect hackers could be behind it, but Hasan questioned why a hacker’s first instinct would be to change the stream key.

Instead, he says, it would have to be someone with access to the back end of his stream — even positing that it could have been a member of staff at Twitch.

“Changing my stream key is something that someone who does not have direct access to my account would be able to do if they were an admin over at Twitch,” he said. “But if they had direct access to my account, they can literally do whatever the f**k they want.”

Shortly after his stream key was changed for a second time and he had to reboot the stream, Hasan was clearly incensed at what was happening, saying that “someone over at Twitch keeps changing my stream key.”

Adding that it’s “100% a Twitch problem,” Hasan was unable to get to the bottom of his technical issues but believes the platform is having some kind of problem, if not someone working there actively doing it to him, in which case he says he hopes whoever is doing it is found.

It’s not yet clear what the problem with the stream was, but to be pulling in over 200,000 viewers and constantly see your broadcast dropping out has got to be one of the most frustrating experiences a streamer can face.

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Bryce Hall apologizes to Dixie D’Amelio & Noah Beck for stripper prank

Published: 25/Feb/2021 22:41

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and Sway House member Bryce Hall has officially apologized to Dixie D’Amelio after pranking her boyfriend with strippers — and his way of saying sorry is one for the books.

On February 17, Hall uploaded a YouTube video in which he decided to prank Dixie by blindfolding Noah and hiring two exotic dancers to do their thing around him. During this time, Hall FaceTimed Dixie to show off the proceedings, leading the completely unamused D’Amelio sister to quickly end the call.

Unsurprisingly, many fans felt the prank was “insensitive” and potentially relationship-damaging; but while Dixie and Noah appear to be on good terms despite the practical joke, Hall has since decided to make up for his blunder in a big way.

A few days later, Hall brought Noah back to his home for yet another surprise — but this time, it was a far more positive one. After presenting Noah with a heartfelt letter, Bryce revealed that he’d purchased the TikTok-famous couple a voucher for a beachside hotel in Malibu, California, which they can redeem at any time.

“I got a suite for you guys on the beach in Malibu,” he explained. “It’s really nice. I felt bad for the prank. …and it’s a voucher, so you can go whatever day you want.”

Luckily, it seems that both Dixie and Noah are happy with Bryce’s unexpected gift, with Noah joking that “Bryce does have a heart!” before admitting: “That’s so nice, actually!”

“Thank you Bryce! That’s very kind,” Dixie added, who was let in on the situation — once again — via FaceTime. “I appreciate it!”

It looks like things are all smooth on the homefront with these three in wake of a prank that even had Dixie’s mother slamming Bryce Hall for being “disrespectful” to her daughter.

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Noah himself had even called for Hall to apologize beforehand, stating during paparazzi video: “He shouldn’t be apologizing to me. He should be apologizing to Dixie.”

While Bryce is known for his “party animal” lifestyle, it’s nice to see the TikTok star showing his soft side — especially when it brings together some of his best friends.