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NICKMERCS, AngryJoe highlight Thursday Night Football streamers on Twitch

Published: 6/Sep/2019 22:43 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 23:44

by Eli Becht

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Twitch is bringing back Thursday Night Football, free of charge, and will be featuring your favorite streamers yet again casting the games.

For those NFL fans out there who also spend a lot of time on Twitch, the announcement that TNF is returning for another season is good news.

Many popular streamers will be lending their talents once again to broadcast the streams alongside their viewers and Twitch released the full list on September 6.

Twitch/TimTheTatmanTimTheTatman returns to cast Thursday Night Football games.

Thursday Night Football schedule

Of course, no matter how talented your caster is, it won’t be fun to watch a game if you’re not interested in the teams playing.

The Thursday night slate of games has been revealed and it’ll kick off in Week 4 of the NFL season beginning with the Eagles vs. Packers.

Here’s when you’ll be able to tune in and what streamers will be casting.

Dates Games Streamers
September 26 Eagles vs. Packers AngryJoe, NateHill, Problemwright, Gutfoxx, TimTheTatman, NICKMERCS
October 3  Rams vs. Seahawks AngryJoe, NateHill, FemSteph, sinister1, Problemwright, Gutfoxx,  BJPofficial, TimTheTatman, NICKMERCS
October 10 Giants vs. Patriots AngryJoe, NateHill, FemSteph, sinister1, Problemwright, Gutfoxx, TimTheTatman, NICKMERCS
October 17 Chiefs vs. Broncos AngryJoe, NateHill, sinister1, Problemwright, Gutfoxx, BJPofficial, TimTheTatman, NICKMERCS
October 24 Redskins vs. Vikings AngryJoe, NateHill, sinister1, BJPofficial, TimTheTatman
October 31 49ers vs. Cardinals AngryJoe, NateHill, FemSteph, sinister1, BJPofficial
November 7 Chargers vs. Raiders AngryJoe, NateHill, runitup, FemStep, BJPofficial, TimTheTatman
November 14 Steelers vs. Browns AngryJoe, NateHill, runitup, Gutfoxx, TimTheTatman, NICKMERCS
November 21 Colts vs. Texans AngryJoe, NateHill, runitup, TimTheTatman
December 5 Cowboys vs. Bears AngryJoe, NateHill, runitup, FemSteph, TimTheTatman, NICKMERCS
December 15 Jets vs. Ravens AngryJoe, runitup, TimTheTatman

If it feels like Twitch went for a random slate of streamers, fear not as many of them have their roots in football one way or another and will do an excellent job casting the games.

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    Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff has streamed Fortnite in the past with NFL players so he’s another good choice for casting the games.

    Jose ‘AngryJoe’ Vargas, who has never been afraid to share his Madden opinions in his videos, will be broadcasting every single game this year.

    Twitch is looking to push this initiative even more by featuring more streamers than ever broadcasting the games this year.

    If you don’t want to watch along with a streamer, you’re able to do so either on FOX or for free through Prime Video.

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Shroud claims Twitch streamers should “unite” to overturn DMCA rules

Published: 25/Oct/2020 3:59 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 4:44

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed streamers should have taken a “united front” on the new DMCA rules to try and force Twitch to overturn them, and “could have won” if they did, after thousands of streamers deleted their old VODs to avoid being taken down, some dating back nearly a decade.

Twitch has ramped up its efforts in cracking down on streamers using licensed music. Streamers around the world have been rattled and rocked after receiving DMCA takedown notifications, with a massive wave sweeping across the platform on October 20.

It happened because most streamers play music in their streams, which means it’s also included in their library of video clips and VODs.

It’s a controversial issue that has happened in the past, but the latest ‘DMCA Bloodbath’ has been the biggest one yet. Hundreds of partnered streamers have been forced to take down and delete years worth of content, and it’s sparked a lot of outrage from streamers and viewers alike.

Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek mulled over the issue in his latest stream, and he came to the conclusion that streamers didn’t play their cards right. He believes they should have taken a “united front” on the issue and “hurt themselves” by not doing it sooner.

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Shroud believes Twitch streamers needed to be on a “united front” to tackle the DMCA crackdown.

The first point shroud made was that, even if streamers obtained a license to skirt around the DMCA issues and play music on their stream, it wouldn’t solve the issue. 

“If I was to get a license to play music on my stream, Twitch would not know,” he said. “Therefore, their Twitch music… algorithm that mutes VODs would still mute my VOD even though… I legally can do it.”

“So even getting a license right now doesn’t matter,” he added. “Because… you’re still going to get cucked.”

Shroud went on to describe the whole situation as “strange” because playing in silence for a moment.  Then, he had another flurry of thoughts, which brought him to his final point that streamers should have been more united.

“If we as streamers took a united front and we didn’t just make rational f**king decisions and just start deleting sh*t, we actually could have won,” he said. “But now we hurt ourselves, so that sucks, but it is what it is. We folded. We’re a bunch of bi*ches.”

Shroud is referring to the fact that practically every streamer has been outraged by the decision. However, they ultimately succumbed to Twitch’s demands and deleted their VODS to avoid potential issues.

Many people will believe his frustration is warranted. However, at the same time, nobody can really blame other streamers for adhering to Twitch’s demands. After all, their livelihood depends on it.

The key takeaway, however, is that streamers could take shroud’s opinion on board in the future. If anything, partnered streamers are all pillars in the community. It couldn’t hurt for them to unite on matters when they really have to.

At the end of the day, workers in the ‘real world’ have associations, bodies, and unions to support them. So why should it be any different for streamers?