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How Alinity became Twitch’s most controversial streamer

Published: 13/Apr/2020 12:43 Updated: 13/Apr/2020 12:44

by Joe Craven

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As the sixth most followed female Twitch streamer, Alinity should be nothing if not a role model to younger viewers, but she has regularly found herself in controversy. Here, we take a look at how she became such a divisive figure. 

At the time of writing, Alinity’s Twitch channel sits at over 1,000,000 followers and 62,000,000 channel views. Despite this, she regularly faces calls from the streaming community to be banned from the platform and has even had celebrities as famous as Ricky Gervais come after her.

It’s completely fair to say that Alinity has found her channel shrouded in controversy on multiple occasions. While some of these appear to have been inadvertent, some were the streamer’s own doing entirely.

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Alinity has over 1 million followers on Twitch.

A few of these contentious moments have occurred through her interactions with her pets. The streamer has a couple of cats and a dog, but it is the former she has got in trouble for seemingly mistreating.

Clips have emerged of her spitting vodka into one of her cat’s mouths, as well as throwing another of her cats over her head when it was blocking her monitor. The latter event caused a monumental drama, with animal rights group PETA even calling for her removal from Twitch.

Other controversial events include sharing NSFW images of herself and accidentally screening adult content on her Twitch channel.

Despite the backlash and controversies, she has avoided any lengthy bans and remains on Twitch,  regularly streaming to her vast audience. So how did Alinity come to be the streamer she is today?

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TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

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Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

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Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.