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Ninja criticizes “toxic” streamers who guilt viewers for money

Published: 21/Mar/2020 18:22

by Virginia Glaze

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Live streaming platforms give viewers a variety of ways to support their favorite broadcasters, be it by subscribing to their channel, gifting subs, or directly donating — but some streamers have high standards for their fans, as Ninja has pointed out.

Although many streamers provide fans with certain incentives to subscribe or donate to their channels, some have lashed out at their audiences for not taking monetary action in support of their careers.

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One such streamer went viral in January, going by the handle ‘BadBunny,’ who received a wave of backlash online after lashing out at her viewers for not subscribing — but it’s not an isolated incident, as Mixer star Ninja pointed out in a March video.

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In a Twitter clip, Ninja directly addressed streamers who guilt-trip their viewers for not donating or subscribing, calling them “horribly toxic” and pointing out how fans help grow streamers’ channels by simply watching and recommending their broadcasts to friends.

“…let’s say you have 700 viewers,” he explained. “200 are subbed. 500 aren’t. Those 500 viewers who aren’t subbed are following your channel, they might be telling your friends about your channel. They are active members of your chat. …they might be getting their friends to subscribe to your stream. Maybe they don’t have enough money.”

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Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is one of the net’s most popular live streamers – but he’s not counting out his regular viewers in wake of his success.

The streamer continued by reminding such broadcasters to remain humble and remember that they all began without a subscribe button, relying on views alone to grow their channel to Affiliate status.

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“Basically saying that if you don’t donate or subscribe, you aren’t supporting the stream, and like F you, is just a terrible mindset,” he continued. “You’re gonna be doomed to fail because your viewers are where you started.”

While Ninja finished his statement with a lighthearted joke about “ligma,” the streamer’s words certainly contain a grain of wisdom, echoed by other fans and streamers in the Tweet thread.

His message also comes nearly a month after Call of Duty streamer “wingsofredemption” demanded even more money from his viewers to keep broadcasting, upping his original $10 per hour price point to $25.

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While still others make a joke of such demands, guilting viewers for money doesn’t seem to be an issue that will go away anytime soon, as live streaming sites continue to boom in popularity.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.