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New Twitch Ambassadors Who ‘Embody’ the Website Announced for TwitchCon 2018 – Pokimane, Avajaijai and More

Published: 15/Jul/2018 14:49 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch has launched and announced the fifteen first new ‘Ambassadors’, partners who “embody what Twitch is all about” to represent streamers at TwitchCon.

They’ll be telling their story of becoming partner and their journey on Twitch and will feature at TwitchCon 2018 on October 26th in Los Angeles.

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The Ambassadors are not necessarily just the most popular streamers and channels, but instead aim to represent partnered streamers at different levels of growth as they make a career from Twitch.

Our challenge: find a group streamers who, together, embody what Twitch is all about, from gaming to cosplay to music to IRL streams and more. After months of searching, we’ve selected 15 Partners who #BleedPurple through and through to tell their stories leading up to, and at, TwitchCon. Today, we’re excited to start sharing them with you.

And the streamers do have some interesting stories of growth to tell, presumably meant to inspire the next set of upcoming channels.

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One Partner used tuition money to build a streaming rig and still aced the semester. Another lost their job and used the opportunity to pursue their true passion on Twitch. Their stories are diverse, and their approaches to streaming great content and building communities empower both growing and established creators.

We’re posting one new story every week leading up to TwitchCon on October 26, so stay tuned to /ambassadors/ and our Twitter, starting today.

The full list of Ambassadors:

And this is just the first year, as Twitch plans to select new ambassadors each year for future TwitchCons. 

Source: Twitch

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David Dobrik comes under fire after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 16/Oct/2020 23:58

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star David Dobrik might be known for his charitable giveaways and wholesome content, but he’s coming under fire from critics after claiming he’s not a huge fan of being out in mother nature.

For those out of the loop, David Dobrik is one of YouTube’s most popular content creators, best known for giving away huge amounts of cash to fans and those in need (as well as holding contests with such prizes as Teslas).

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Despite David’s philanthropic nature, it seems that the vlogger is coming under fire from commenters online, who are upset at a statement he made during an episode of his ‘VIEWS’ podcast with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash.

In the episode, Dobrik goes on a long spiel about why he “hates nature,” explaining that roughing it in the outdoors just isn’t for him.

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“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik began. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong, because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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Unsurprisingly, Dobrik was promptly assailed by angry commenters who took issue with his opinions on the world around him — more specifically, on his “annoyed” attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one listener wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

Commenters hit out at Dobrik's nature comments.

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“I thought David was cool until he said he doesn’t appreciate nature,” another chimed in. “Like what?”

While this is far from the first time Dobrik has faced backlash from his fanbase, it seems that his attitude in his recent podcast episodes are starting to turn some listeners off from the fandom.