IRL Twitch streamer harassed in London following racist abuse in Germany - Dexerto

IRL Twitch streamer harassed in London following racist abuse in Germany

Published: 8/Jun/2019 10:38 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 11:36

by Marcus Banks


Just weeks after being racially abused during her travels in Germany, Korean Twitch streamer Giannie Lee was almost attacked by a passerby while walking the streets of London.

The popular content creator has experienced various forms of racism during her broadcasts in Germany, but has managed to stay calm and collected despite the abuse heading her way.

Of course, not all German citizens subjected the streamer to such insults, with one countryman apologizing on behalf of his compatriots, before giving Lee a hug to keep her spirits high.

Twitter / Giannie LeeGiannie Lee is one of the most popular IRL Twitch streamers.

Giannie Lee almost attacked in London

During her June 5 stream, Lee was casually walking the streets of London, speaking to her viewers as normal, as a random stranger appeared to direct a punch her way.

Fortunately, the strike did not connect with the stranger pulling away at the last second, but the encounter left the streamer visibly shocked: “She almost hit me right?!”

Given the majority of her interactions with pedestrians in the United Kingdom have been positive, her viewers were extremely surprised to see yet another negative act.



Once again, Lee continued with her adventures despite the incident, showcasing her extremely thick skin, by exploring what the rest of the city had to offer.

Racism on Twitch

Unfortunately, it could be argued that racism is on the rise during IRL live streams on Twitch with another incident occurring during a recent broadcast from ‘iGUMDROP’, where her friend shouted ‘hold your purse’ after walking past a black man, who was minding his own business on the sidewalk.

Due to the random nature of public IRL streams, these incidents can be difficult to prevent, although in iGUMDROP’s case Twitch was able to take action against her channel. 

Following the racist attacks in Germany, Gianni Lee has urged her viewers not to respond to the incidents with hatred, and clarified that most people she meets on her travels are welcoming.


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.