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Twitch streamer has lunch hilariously stolen by rogue seagull

Published: 14/Jun/2019 16:11 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 16:36

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer and bodybuilder ‘Knut’ was IRL streaming from Northern Europe on June 14, when a seagull hilariously gatecrashed his stream and ruined his lunch.

Knut is well known as a bodybuilder and Twitch streamer, with just under 70,000 followers on the streaming platform. Many know him for being kicked out of TwitchCon Europe back in April of this year. On June 14, he was streaming as he travelled to Jönköping, a city in southern Sweden.

Jönköping will be hosting the upcoming CS:GO tournament DreamHack Summer 2019 from June 15 to June 17; hence why Knut is travelling. However, the 32-year-old stopped for some lunch, and left his food on the table momentarily to go to the toilet, when the hilarious incident happened.

Instagram: KnutKnut with fellow Twitch streamers Greekgodx and Rajj.

“I’m going to the toilet as well,” he informed his viewers, before walking out of shot and leaving his food completely unattended on the table. A few seconds passed before a seagull appeared out of nowhere and had a go at stealing his lunch.

Luckily for Knut, though, an elderly lady on the table behind waved away the bird, and continued to heroically defend the streamer’s food until the bodybuilder returned a few minutes later, much to his stream’s excitement. 

As a bodybuilder, Knut is clearly someone who cares about his food and caloric intake, but he seemed to take it fairly light-heartedly, even cursing the seagull when he returned and had the situation explained to him.

His viewers certainly found the entire incident hilarious, as they cheered on the elderly lady as she began protecting Knut’s food, as well as enjoying the audacity of the seagull.

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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.