Entertainment

Korean streamer brought to tears after reaching huge donation goal

Published: 11/Aug/2019 9:50 Updated: 14/Nov/2019 19:12

by Connor Bennett

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Korean Twitch streamer ‘HAchubby‘ had an incredible wholesome reaction to her viewers raising enough money to send her to the United States. 

HAchubby is one of Korea’s most popular IRL streamers, doing everything from sitting at home and trying to impersonate Dr Disrespect to even dancing for viewers during a shift at work

As she’s cultivated a loyal viewer base, those fans who tune in on a daily basis took their opportunity to help HAchubby reach a long-time goal and leave her questioning whether or not what she was experiencing was actually real. 

HAchubby, InstagramThousands of fans tune into HAchubby’s IRL streams on a daily basis.
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During her August 10 broadcast, the IRL streamer had set a goal of $7,000 to get her from Korea to the United States for Twitchcon and a trip to New York. Of course, donations filtered in and slowly helped her progress towards the target.

Yet, her viewers did not slow down – instead, they challenged each other to help HAchubby reach her final target with whatever donation they could make. As she closed in on the goal amount, the streamer became overwhelmed with emotions and began crying as well as doing her best to thank the fans.

Of course, the viewer donations weren’t finished after they hit the $7,000 goal, as they continued on. This left HAchubby even more thankful for their help as she tried to thank them but couldn’t believe what was happening.

“I really go,” she said between gasps. “I really go, this is real. This is real, I really go to TwitchCon. I can’t believe it, oh my god.” As the donations continued to pour in, the streamer had to take a step back to try and process what was happening, before needing to sit down. 

In total, HAchubby’s fans raised more than $7,350 before she closed donations as money continued to pour despite meeting the goal.

Considering she’ll be heading to TwitchCon at the end of September, fans will likely get the chance to meet their favorite IRL streamer as she heads to San Diego. Who knows, she might have even more adorable reactions to being greeted by support.

Among Us

Hafu’s Among Us lobby takes action against toxic Twitch chat

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:32

by Theo Salaun

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In light of recent drama involving xChocoBars and Twitch chat toxicity in Hafu’s Among Us lobbies, the streamers are working together to implement a process aimed at curtailing unsavory viewers.

In one of Rumay ‘Hafu’ Wang’s popular Among Us sessions with a variety of streamers, Luminosity Gaming’s xChocoBars was driven to tears and an early conclusion of her stream by overwhelming toxicity in Twitch chat.

While Hafu and others, like Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang, tried to console xChocoBars and let her know that chat was being unfair — the damage had already been done. Viewers were aggressively berating ChocoBars for failing to identify the impostor and that pushed her to find a substitute for her in the game and end her stream early, forgoing involvement in Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter’s session later in the day.

In the hours since the unfortunate incident, Hafu has worked on creating a process to deal with toxic chatters that will involve moderators from each streamer’s chat joining a collective Discord channel.

As Hafu explains, her Among Us morning lobbies will be accompanied by a communal “mod Discord.” This will allow the streamers, in unison, to levy out punishments to someone who has been overly toxic in any individual chat.

While Hafu denotes the level of toxicity as anyone being a “poopoo head,” it’s clear that this process is designed to ensure that anyone wanting to be toxic will be relegated to uninvolvement in any stream that is part of the lobby.

Overall, the idea is a quality one as it should deter people from being too nasty in chat. If someone is so invested in a streamer’s game of Among Us that they become toxic, they’ll probably dislike being completely banned from the entire lobby’s streams.

As xChocoBars tweeted, she did need to take a break from the internet for a while after dealing with toxicity in the morning stream — but she will be returning for Hafu’s next morning Among Us lobby.

It’s unclear if this anti-toxicity process was in the works before ChocoBars decided to join for the following morning’s stream. Regardless, it should be comforting to know that the lobby is taking action against what has become a growing issue in Among Us streams.