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Small Streamer’s Emotional Video “What streaming on Twitch has done to my life” Goes Viral

Published: 27/May/2018 21:11 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:59

by Calum Patterson

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A small streamer ‘Yuber’ recently made an emotional video highlighting the struggles of growing on Twitch and how it negatively affected his life, which has since gone viral with thousands reaching out in support and sympathy.

Yuber says he has been streaming on Twitch for over three years, but has only gained around 6,000 followers, and has not been able to realize his dream of streaming for his full time income.

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In the video, he breaks down in tears as he explains how negatively the experience had impacted on him, costing him relationships and friendships as he attempted to ‘make it’ as a streamer.

Amazon owned platform Twitch is the leading website for streaming, primarily for video games, and some streamers regularly attract tens of thousands of viewers every time they go live.

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But for others, those “at the bottom” as Yuber puts it, it is a struggle, and despite people saying that with dedication and hard work the results will come, he explains that for some it will simply never happen.

“I have done multiple things within these three years to try and get there [big on Twitch].

I did all the things that people said; ‘be on at this time, be on when a game first comes out’ – none of that shit works.

Your stream is always at the bottom, nobody sees you and you just don’t get anywhere.

But I blame myself. I blame giving it too much time. I should have done it a lot more casually, I shouldn’t have allowed my life to get like this.

So for the few people that do watch this video, don’t let your life get like this. Don’t devote so much time to streaming, have a life, get a girlfriend, go out, have fun – don’t be me.”

After the video was posted to Reddit and around Twitter, many other streamers, big and small, resonated with Yuber’s comments and wanted to raise awareness to give the same warning to others.

Even YouTuber markiplier reached out, asking his fans to go show some support.

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Since the outpouring of support, Yuber has now made a follow up video, providing an update on his situation, and thanking the many people who reached out.

He also discusses his decision to return to streaming, but that his experience has made him more wary of the pitfalls, and hopes that others can learn from it too.

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Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.

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Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.

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“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

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Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.

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If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”

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We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.