Shroud makes unexpected return to Twitch, shares incredible surgery story - Dexerto
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Shroud makes unexpected return to Twitch, shares incredible surgery story

Published: 2/Apr/2019 1:31

by Alan Bernal

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One of Twitch’s largest streamers shroud is back on the grind so soon after suffering a major injury thanks to a successful surgery that had an incredible twist.

The streamer shocked his fanbase when he announced that he was streaming, and when he finally did turn on his feed, he shared quite possibly the coolest surgery story for a streamer.

Early in his April 1 stream, shroud revealed a quick change to his surgery due to one of the doctor’s in the hospital recognizing him. This led his surgeon to perform an unorthodox maneuver which let the former pro player stream while recovering.

Shroud’s surgery

“One of the doctors before I went into surgery recognized me,” shroud said. “He told my surgeon who I was, and they really quickly Googled a typical posture when you’re playing on keyboard and mouse with your elbow. So my surgeon changed his procedure… so that I wouldn’t be resting on my incision if I play.”

Shroud described the difference between the normal routine compared to the operation he was given, which further explained how he was able to comfortably get back to streaming.

“Instead of giving me a straight incision, he gave me a rounded incision around my elbow,” shroud said. “Instead of going straight down on my elbow through my tricep, he did like a ‘U’… On top of that he moved the metal plate one or two inches higher so I wouldn’t be resting on the metal plate when I play as well.”

It seems shroud lucky on more than one occasion during his trip to the surgeon, since he also got news that he might not need a third surgery.

Previously the streamer had a problem with his rotator cuff, but upon a second glance his doctor informed him that there was sufficient healing to forgo the procedure.

Instant results, instant plays

Viewers were instantly in cheer and astonishment with how his trip to the hospital worked out. The most surprising part of the whole ordeal has to be that shroud is still pulling off incredible plays so soon after surgery.

Though his fans and fellow streamers voiced their concerns with him streaming so soon, after a few hours of gaming shroud hasn’t shown much sign of slowing down.

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Twitch accused of hypocrisy after permanently banning streamer for their account age

Published: 24/Jan/2021 18:10 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 18:14

by Dexerto

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After streamer AverageHarry was permanently banned because his account was created when he was under 13, Twitch viewers have pointed out that other streamers in a similar position have not faced the same consequences.

Twitch regularly faces scrutiny over their moderation decisions and bans for streamers, which often spark confusion over what exactly the rules allow.

The DMCA drama from October left many big streamers stripping their channels of content in fear of a takedown, and Twitch’s TOS policy change that restricted the use of words like ‘simp’ left streamers in fear of breaking the rules unintentionally.

15-year-old streamer AverageHarry was denied Twitch partnership earlier in January due to the fact that he made his account before the age of 13, after waiting 72 days for a response to his application.

While that was already a pretty tough blow, things were made worse when, on January 23, he was perma-banned. He clarified on Twitter that: “I am allowed to make another account, but I have just lost nearly 90k followers.”

But now Twitch users are noticing some inconsistencies in Twitch’s decision to ban Harry, as popular streamers, with millions of followers, also made their account when under 13 – but have not faced bans.

One user pointed out that hugely popular 16-year-old streamer TommyInnit had his account when he was only 11, but has not faced the same issues in terms of partner status and bans. The user called it “gross hypocrisy” from Twitch.

Tommyinnit’s Twitch account was made when he was 11 years old. Gross hypocrisy from Twitch or what? from r/LivestreamFail

Another commenter pointed out that several Fortnite streamers are all in a similar position, with some of them having likely started their accounts when they were under the age of 13. Streamer ONSCREEN highlighted a list of streamers with millions of followers, all of whom made accounts when younger than 13 – some as young as 10.

If Twitch followed through on bans for all of the streamers who made their account when they were below 13, even if they have since surpassed that age, it would certainly spell bad news for a lot of large communities on the site.

However, it is also possible that there are conditions within the Twitch TOS that are accounting for these discrepancies, meaning some streamers are still permitted to keep their account according to the rules, even if they made their account before the age of 13.

The reason for the 13-year-old age limit is linked to COPPA laws, which aim to protect young people online. In 2019, Google and YouTube had to pay a record $170 million to settle allegations of COPPA laws.

Harry revealed that he only signed up for Twitch two months before he turned 13, saying: “I spent 2 years and nearly 2000 hours streamed just for it to be taken away because I signed up 2 months early.”

Fans of Harry are now looking to Twitch for answers regarding the confusing situation.

AverageHarry makes new Twitch account

As he was allowed to do, AverageHarry has now made a new Twitch account, and asked for his fans to follow him there.

Within 24 hours of opening the account, he has already accrued 3,700 followers, and will be gunning to hit five figures soon. But, getting back to his original 90,000 will prove a challenge.