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Soulja Boy breaks ears explaining how he improved as a Twitch streamer

Published: 23/Sep/2020 20:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Famous American rapper turned Twitch streamer Soulja Boy went into an extremely loud rant during a September 23 broadcast to explain how he has grown and adapted to the platform.

The rapper has been on the Amazon-owned streaming site for some time playing hit games such as Among Us, NBA 2K, Grand Theft Auto, and even Old School Runescape.

With the NBA games specifically, Soulja Boy has thrived. According to the third-party stat tracking website Twitch Metrics, the rapper has the 35th most-watched NBA 2K21 channel.

However, his success on Twitch wasn’t always there and he even admitted as much during a long-winded rant on stream.

“Can we just take a moment to notice how much better I’ve gotten at streaming?” the 30-year-old said. “Who remembers, which I know you all do because you’re in the chat now saying ‘turn your speakers down bro.’”

This was a reference to an infamous moment in 2018 where the streamer blasted music so loud even his webcam started tripping out. The moment went viral and a video on YouTube showcasing the incident has been viewed over 900,000 times.

“Who remembers when I was playing music… booming through the motherf**king house?!” he exclaimed. “Who?!”

From there, the streamer proceeded to scream at the top of his lungs. “And I really was getting mad, like… ‘shut the f**k up!’”

That all said, in those two years since, Soulja Boy has come quite far – something he’s really proud of.

“But guess what?” he asked his viewers. “Look how far I came! Now I can play music and Runescape. Haven’t I come a long way?”

Hopefully, we continue to see even more from the musical icon over the years and his streams continue to deliver in quality.

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Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

Twitch streamer Pokimane
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Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.