Hasan hits back at Leafy over Pokimane drama and YouTube vs. Twitch war - Dexerto

Hasan hits back at Leafy over Pokimane drama and YouTube vs. Twitch war

Published: 4/Aug/2020 16:28

by Alice Hearing


Twitch Streamer HasanAbi has hit back at YouTuber Leafy after he posted a video heavily criticizing Pokimane’s content, and implied that YouTubers have it harder than Twitch streamers.

Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker is a popular face in streaming culture, known for his political commentary for group “The Young Turks,” activism, and Twitch broadcasts, boasting over 172,000 followers on the platform.

In a stream on Twitch HasanAbi said in reference to Leafy’s video: “I get so mad at this when YouTubers literally sit around and they make one video a month and get like Patreon money, or they make two videos a week max and then they cash out with like a six-figure cheque because they have a sea of simps

“Then they turn around and s*** on streamers who literally go live for 6-8 hours every day. Like that’s nuts dude, of course, there’s going to be dead space in between.”

He also criticized Leafy personally, pointing out that he has no place to mock others for their appearance (as he did to Pokimane).

“It’s so funny when people are like, ‘this person is so ugly’ – b*tch you don’t even show your f**king face.”

The animosity between YouTubers and Twitch streamers began after Keemstar tweeted “Pokimane…2/10”, which sparked a wave of outrage from popular streamers and YouTubers alike including Froste, Valkyrae and FaZe Ewok.

Popular YouTuber Leafy also made a video allegedly “exposing” Pokimane. In it, he criticized her streams, saying they are not funny, that she has “no redeeming qualities,” and that she is unable to take criticism.

Commentary YouTuber Nicholas DeOrio tweeted that the debate is “literally the battle of first world problems…The Twitch streamers are trying to argue that their dream job is harder than a YouTuber’s dream job. These people are such losers.”

He added, “I see lots of quote tweets defending people’s sides and that isn’t the point. You people are all incredibly lucky to have made it in a crowded entertainment business and become mini-celebrities lol there are hard aspects of both job but it’s incredibly cringy to watch this.”

Leafy also claimed that Pokimane was hiding a boyfriend from fans, which last week led to #pokimaneboyfriend trending on Twitter. The streamer responded by uploading a photo of herself standing next to a cardboard cutout of former U.S. president Barack Obama.


Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos


Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.