Streamer Back at it Again Broadcasting NBA Playoffs Pretends to Play NBA 2K18 to Avoid Twitch Ban - Dexerto

Streamer Back at it Again Broadcasting NBA Playoffs Pretends to Play NBA 2K18 to Avoid Twitch Ban

Published: 29/May/2018 19:18 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

by Calum Patterson


Back in December 2017, we reported on streamer ‘Lester Gaming’ – who devilishly fooled Twitch as he broadcasted a live UFC fight – while pretending to play a UFC game as cover.

And now, the ingenious (although partly illegal) streamer is back at it again – this time broadcasting the NBA playoff match between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets under the guise of playing NBA game 2K18.

Copyrighted content such as movies, television shows and live sports events are not typically permitted to be live streamed, however it can be difficult for a site as populated as Twitch to clamp down on every channel.

As soon as one is removed, another simply pops up in its place, with live events such as the Oscar’s or major boxing and UFC fights common pitfalls.

However, Lester Gaming is now a seasoned expert in avoiding the eagle eyed Twitch staff who must be working around the clock to shut down these streams as soon as they appear.

So, while streaming the NBA playoff match, Lester sits controller in hand in attempt to fool any patrolling copyright hunters.

Lester would even react to some of the on screen action, so to keep up appearances – even joking that he could not skip the ‘cutscenes’ when commercials were on.

Image: Twitter/AvalancheTwitch

Lester Gaming’s stream was eventually noticed by Twitch and his channel was temporarily suspended

However, he was also previously suspended on the occasion in late 2017, so maybe he will eventually be allowed to return to the platform after this too.


Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos


Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.