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Sergio Aguero passes Tfue & Summit1g as fastest-growing Twitch streamer

Published: 23/May/2020 12:43

by Calum Patterson

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To become a popular streamer, it takes a lot of hours and consistency, something a professional footballer often has to dedicate elsewhere. But in these unprecedented times, Man City striker Sergio Aguero has risen to the top of Twitch, beating out the biggest names on the way.

After sports around the world came to a grinding halt, the world’s best players were suddenly left with a lot more free time on their hands, and many have turned to gaming to fill the void.

Footballers gaming and streaming is nothing new, with the likes of Neymar Jr, Harry Kane and more dabbling in Twitch live-streaming in the past.

Aguero playing GTA on Twitch
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Aguero has even tried his hand at GTA roleplay.

But as lockdown in the UK has prevented Argentina’s 3rd all-time top scorer from banging in the Premier League goals, he has been brushing up on his FIFA skills on Twitch instead.

He’s also tried his hand at racing games, using a proper steering wheel setup, and his broadcasts have been a massive hit.

So much so in fact, that he now ranks as the number one fastest-growing channel on the entire platform. Twitch is comfortably the most popular website for video game livestreams, and Aguero is now it’s number one streamer, at least over the past month. Statistics via TwitchMetrics.

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Aguero tops the pile for the last 30 days on Twitch.

For almost a year, this top 10 remained pretty steady, usually with Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar and Rubén ‘Rubius’ Gundersen making up the top three.

But there has been a major shakeup in April and May of 2020, which has seen the likes of CS:GO YouTuber Anomaly top the charts. Summit was actually critical of Anomaly though, accusing him of using “scummy” tactics with his Valorant livestreams to gain followers.

Summit1G has actually now dropped out of the top 10 fastest-growing channels, a very rare occurrence indeed.

Aguero meanwhile, sits outside of the bubble of Twitch streamers, and possibly attracts an entirely separate audience. Despite being a legend for Manchester City, much of his audience seems to be from his home country, and he speaks almost exclusively in Spanish when live-streaming.

His reign at the top of Twitch may be short-lived though, as Premier League action is expected to return in June. For now though, you can find him streaming almost daily on his channel.

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Hafu’s Among Us lobby takes action against toxic Twitch chat

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:32

by Theo Salaun

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In light of recent drama involving xChocoBars and Twitch chat toxicity in Hafu’s Among Us lobbies, the streamers are working together to implement a process aimed at curtailing unsavory viewers.

In one of Rumay ‘Hafu’ Wang’s popular Among Us sessions with a variety of streamers, Luminosity Gaming’s xChocoBars was driven to tears and an early conclusion of her stream by overwhelming toxicity in Twitch chat.

While Hafu and others, like Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang, tried to console xChocoBars and let her know that chat was being unfair — the damage had already been done. Viewers were aggressively berating ChocoBars for failing to identify the impostor and that pushed her to find a substitute for her in the game and end her stream early, forgoing involvement in Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter’s session later in the day.

In the hours since the unfortunate incident, Hafu has worked on creating a process to deal with toxic chatters that will involve moderators from each streamer’s chat joining a collective Discord channel.

As Hafu explains, her Among Us morning lobbies will be accompanied by a communal “mod Discord.” This will allow the streamers, in unison, to levy out punishments to someone who has been overly toxic in any individual chat.

While Hafu denotes the level of toxicity as anyone being a “poopoo head,” it’s clear that this process is designed to ensure that anyone wanting to be toxic will be relegated to uninvolvement in any stream that is part of the lobby.

Overall, the idea is a quality one as it should deter people from being too nasty in chat. If someone is so invested in a streamer’s game of Among Us that they become toxic, they’ll probably dislike being completely banned from the entire lobby’s streams.

As xChocoBars tweeted, she did need to take a break from the internet for a while after dealing with toxicity in the morning stream — but she will be returning for Hafu’s next morning Among Us lobby.

It’s unclear if this anti-toxicity process was in the works before ChocoBars decided to join for the following morning’s stream. Regardless, it should be comforting to know that the lobby is taking action against what has become a growing issue in Among Us streams.