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Pokimane gets hilariously baited by deceptive donation message

Published: 7/Jun/2019 21:38 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 17:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Fortnite Battle Royale broadcasts and her hilarious interactions with fans – one of which took place thanks to a fan’s misleading donation.

Pokimane was making an attempt to power through a session of ‘Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy’ on June 6, a popular platforming game that is known for making players throw their controllers in rage.

However, it wasn’t the game that caused Pokimane to do a double take: rather, it was a fan’s donation message, which popped up in the middle of her session and appeared to encourage her efforts.

Bennett Foddy, Noodlecake Studios‘Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy’ is a popular game across the online space, with many top YouTubers and Twitch streamers uploading rage compilations of their attempts at beating the title.https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/12/16883038/getting-over-it-speedrun-bennett-foddy

“Whenever you fall, it feels like I’m falling with you,” user ‘nach0dip’ wrote. “This game really makes you become one with the streamer.”

However, that was where the niceties ended: the streamer’s message quickly turned in the opposite direction, taking a playful jab at Pokimane’s skills in ‘Getting Over It.’

“Lol just kidding what on earth are you doing?” the message continued. “Just get over it already.”

Pokimane’s pleased smile quickly turned into a confused frown, looking directly into the camera as though in an episode of ‘The Office.’

This wouldn’t be the first time Pokimane has been pranked by members of her chat; the streamer was also victim of a classic practical joke across Twitch, which plays a highly realistic knocking sound in both headphones when triggered.

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane is one of Twitch’s most popular female content creators, boasting over three million followers as of June 7.https://twitter.com/pokimanelol/status/1134183109048410112?s=20

Pokimane let out an astonished gasp at the noise during a stream in late March, apparently thinking that someone was knocking at her bedroom door, later berating the prankster using a popular meme.

“Stop!” Pokimane cried. “I hate that! I’m sensitive right now! I hate you!”

However, not all of Pokimane’s fan interactions are wholesome: she has likewise been the target of unwanted sexual advances, with even a child saying some untoward remarks during a joint session of Fortnite Battle Royale in August 2018.

While the youngster ended up apologizing for his antics, Pokimane continues to ward off such comments as her Twitch career continues – although some moments provide more hilarity than others, as evidenced by her fan’s humorous donation message.

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Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos

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Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.