Mizkif and Maya shocked as neighbor rages at late-night Twitch stream - Dexerto

Mizkif and Maya shocked as neighbor rages at late-night Twitch stream

Published: 5/Apr/2020 22:53

by Brent Koepp


Popular Twitch streamers Matthew ‘Mizkif’ Rinaudo and Maya Higa were left speechless when an angry neighbor raged out at them over their late-night broadcast.

Unlike most traditional jobs, broadcasting often has the perk of working from home. However sometime those living around a streamer are not very accepting at what they do – regardless if thousands of viewers are watching.

This was the case for Twitch personalities Mizkif and Maya, who were left rattled when their nighttime broadcast was interrupted by an angry neighbor pounding their fists on the wall.

Mizkif’s stream interrupted by angry neighbor 

The streamers were in the middle of a broadcast when a loud banging sound rang out behind their wall. Mizkif yelled as he was shocked by the abrupt explosion of noise.

“What time is it?” Maya asked. “11PM,” Mizkif replied. “Yeah, they may be pissed…” she said. Suddenly the angry neighbor hit their wall again and followed it up by screaming. The streamer put her hand over her mouth, stunned.

The two sat quietly for a minute, waiting to see if the person next door would lose it again. However, they finally broke their silence when the Twitch star said, “Your dogs are shaking.”

Mizkif seemed confused by the neighbors rage, and said “I don’t understand we’re not even being loud.” His streaming partner jokingly replied “Well, you’re always loud in fairness. But uh, that’s never happened.”

Maya then theorized that it might have been from next door’s roommate as them hitting the walls seemed out of character. “That also wasn’t my neighbor I don’t think. He may have a roommate or partner, but I only know one.”

Still stunned, Mizkif explained to his chat, “It’s 11 o clock on a Saturday. It’s not even late, Maya’s thrown parties here, chat.” Later on in the stream, she said, “I’m scared he’s going to call the cops. He was super angry.”

The Twitch star made an attempt to talk to the angry person, however they never responded at their door. Luckily Mizkif was able to resume his 20-hour marathon stream by wearing headphones and keeping his voice at a normal level.

While the incident was rattling the say the least, it gave viewers a glimpse into the things that streamers have to sometimes deal with behind the scenes. It’s also an example of how people in the real world don’t necessarily care about what is happening online.


JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre


Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
Twitch: JakeNBake
Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.