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IRL streamer berates viewers for not donating “enough” money during 7-hour broadcast

Published: 30/Jun/2019 0:43 Updated: 30/Jun/2019 0:44

by Virginia Glaze

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As one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, Twitch sees a slew of unexpected and sometimes downright shocking moments – as well as some incidents that make viewers seethe with rage, as evidenced by one streamer’s June 28 broadcast.

Many streamers across the net accept donations during their broadcasts, as a means for their fanbase to help support their stream in a concrete way, with some streamers getting massive donations in the thousands.

However, one streamer didn’t receive such gratuity from his audience – a development that led him to effectively “shame” his viewers for failing to donate the “right” amount.

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The streamer (whose name is currently unknown) was broadcasting his night on the town when he not-so-subtly reminded his viewers to donate, in order to make up for the cost of going out.

“Guys, we got a donation goal, dude, we’ve been spending a lot of money tonight,” he began. “Fucking, consider donating – consider donating to this fucking thing, dude. Consider donating right now… help us out with the costs for tonight, man.”

However, his audience didn’t take the hint, leading the streamer to berate his viewers for only donating $40 during his seven-hour broadcast.

“I don’t know what to say, dude,” he reprimanded, holding up his hand in defeat. “Come on, bro. I’ve been streaming for fucking, like, seven hours or more. Forty bucks.”

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While this IRL streamer’s entitled attitude likely didn’t help his case, other streamers have received jaw-dropping amounts of money during their broadcasts, with one streamer receiving $7k in donations during a June 24 stream.

Twitch personality ‘QTCinderella’ was left stunned after receiving the massive donation, as if trying to comprehend the incredible amount before bursting into laughter.

She wouldn’t be the only streamer to receive a huge donation out of the blue, either; popular Korean streamer ‘HAchubby’ even received $1,600 during a broadcast, with the donator asking her to “buy a nice laptop” with the cash.

While these streamers were left shocked by their unexpected donations, it looks like our IRL streamer ended up getting the short end of the stick – and a sour reputation due to his behavior toward his audience.

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AOC makes history on Twitch with her first-ever Among Us stream

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:33

by Brad Norton

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Just one day following the announcement that U.S. politician Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez would be streaming on Twitch, her very first Among Us broadcast shattered expectations as one of the most-watched events to date.

The Amazon-owned streaming platform has seen a number of historic moments of the years in gaming culture. From groundbreaking Fortnite streams between Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Drake, to Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s enormous return. Now, AOC has penciled in her spot among the history books too. 

After an out of the blue tweet on October 19, AOC revealed that she was up to streaming for a good cause. The politician had her sights set on playing Among Us in order to promote proper voting plans ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.

She soon had an all-star lineup of crewmates and imposters as everyone from Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys to Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo lined up to join her. Before she even went live, tens of thousands had followed her account in preparation.

As things kicked off on October 20, her first-ever Twitch stream quickly exploded.

The gaming community gathered together to show support as her viewership skyrocketed. Before the first round even got underway, more than 400,000 viewers had jumped into the channel.

AOC streamed for just over three and a half hours. Among Us was in focus the entire time as she played the mega-popular indie game with a variety of gaming personalities.

Overall viewership peaked at roughly 439,000, though her account also passed the 500,000 follower mark shortly after as well.

It was one of, if not the most-watched Twitch streams from a brand new account.

For her first broadcast ever, it ranks highly among the most successful individual streams of all time. In fact, she’s now fifth overall when it comes to the most-watched streams in Twitch history. 

While major esports competitions and landmark events boast bigger numbers, AOC now sits atop Twitch with one of the biggest solo-streams of all time.

Her first appearance on Twitch one for the history books. Though she also showed off some great Among Us gameplay. Her very first elimination on Pokimane quickly blew up across social media and the hits kept coming throughout the session.

While it may be a one-off event, for the time being, AOC’s Twitch stream was one for the ages. Perhaps it’ll be sooner rather than later before she makes her way back to the spaceship for another Among Us stream.

The Congresswoman did tease another stream too: “Hopefully this isn’t my last!”