Veteran streamer Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris has claimed that he has “never” been given the beta versions of Activision Blizzard games such as Overwatch and World Of Warcraft. The reason being, he believes, is that one employee “f**king hates” him.
Sodapoppin has earned his title as a veteran of the streaming community having set up his Twitch account at 18 years old.
Although he enjoyed a huge popularity boost after featuring Among Us in his content, it was his WoW streams that helped catapult him to stardom in his early career, subsequently making him one of the most popular players of the MMO at the time.
However, despite his incredible success, Soda claims that WoW’s developer Activision Blizzard was reluctant to work with him. So much so, that it went back on a sponsorship deal with the streamer.
Sodapoopin reveals past Activision Blizzard deal
On June 24, Sodapoppin shared that he was once approached for a sponsorship deal with Activision Blizzard in the lead-up to the release of the Crusader class in Diablo Immortal. However, the deal soon fell through for one hard-hitting reason.
“A long time ago and this was when I was much younger I got a sponsorship opportunity to play the new Crusader Class in Diablo 3,” Soda claimed. “They’re not even paying that much I’m just excited and all they wanted was a YouTube video of playing and showing off the Crusader Class.”
However, he then got a phone call from the management company who originally hired him for the job supposedly saying, “Blizzard really doesn’t like you and we f**ked up. We’re sorry. They don’t you want to have you do the video.” Yet, he was offered half the original fee for not releasing the clip instead.
It’s not clear why the deal fell through, but Soda believes it’s because one Blizzard employee has a “personal vendetta” against him. As a result, he was also excluded from having access to any beta versions of Blizzard games such as Overwatch and WoW.
Although, all is forgiven on Soda’s end: “To be fair, back then I deserved it […] back then I was bad. There’s nothing else to it I was really really bad.”