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Streamer in tears as Twitch partnership means she can quit her day job

Published: 12/Jan/2020 16:07 Updated: 12/Jan/2020 16:12

by Joe Craven

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Streamer ‘PerlaBabe’ broke down in tears while live on January 11 after she was partnered by Twitch – meaning she is a step closer to being able to quit her day job. 

PerlaBabe is a 19 year old Twitch streamer with just over 22,000 followers, primarly found in the Just Chatting section, and some dabbling in games like Fortnite. Despite having her follower count, she was not a Twitch partner – until very recently.

The Twitch partnership program is for “creators who stream a variety of content, from games, music, talk shows, art, to just about anything else you can imagine.” It enables streamers to earn subscriptions and bits from their viewers, as well as earning a share of advertisements shown on their channels.

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Essentially, it is aimed at Twitch creators who are deemed to have earned the streaming platform’s support, edging them closer to being able to stream full-time. 

This is the dream for many streamers – including Perla, who became emotional on January 11 when she explained just how much the Twitch partnership means to her. 

Working as an exotic dancer in clubs – a job Perla has said she doesn’t enjoy – the Twitch partnership means she is a tangible step closer to being able to quit her day job and stream full time. 

“I do it because I need the money,” she explained while clearly emotional. “If I could just do this [streaming] full time it would make me so happy. So I thank you guys so much.” 

In a second clip, taken a few days earlier, she thanked her audience for their support, describing them as “so sweet”.

“Every time I feel sad I just stream,” the 19-year old said. “You guys make me feel better. There’s days where people make me feel like sh*t. But you guys have been making me feel so good and I appreciate that so much.”

In a tweet from January 11, she echoed these sentiments.

“So I thank you guys for that – for bringing happiness to me,” she finished, as the tears started.

Perla’s wholesome response shows just how much the partnership means, as she gets one step closer to living her dream as a full-time Twitch creator. 

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Streamer goes viral for calling out “disrespectful” Among Us players

Published: 4/Dec/2020 16:53

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTuber and Twitch streamer Julien ‘julien’ Solomita has gone viral for a clip in which he called out Among Us players who are disrespectful towards others in-game.

In the viral clip, which has been viewed over 350,000 times since being uploaded to Twitter on December 4, Julien blasted people who infect his lobbies with negativity or make others feel “unsafe.”

“When I make these lobbies, when I go around and hit up some of my friends, and often times some of my friends’ friends to play Among Us with me, I have one thing in mind: that everyone I’m inviting gets to have fun,” the streamer began his rant.

“Gets to feel welcome. Gets to feel safe. Gets the exact opportunity as everyone else to be listened to. And gets to go home at the end of the night and say that had a good night of gaming,” he continued.

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Among Us has become one of the most popular online games.

According to Julien, this mantra should be enforced for new people. “I’ve met more people in the streaming world playing Among Us than I’ve ever met, by far, than any other game,” he explained. “So, when new people are in my lobbies, I try to go extra to out of my way to make those people feel like they’re welcome and they get to have fun.”

Communication can be key in Among Us, so it makes sense that anyone who plays would want to be able to speak freely and not be spoken over. As such, when players aren’t able to get a word in, the experience can be ruined.

This is why the streamer has “zero tolerance” for the “normalization” of disrespecting people in video games.

“Among Us is a game and it’s for fun. It’s not so boys can talk over women. It’s not to make new people in the group feel small or unwelcome. It’s not to win in every game at all costs,” he continued to rant. “It’s a game and it’s for everybody to enjoy.”

He went on to reach out to players who may have been disrespected in online games and hoped that they never experienced that again. “I don’t want anyone here to get the idea that it’s even close to normal for that to be how you feel when you play a video game. That’s not normal. It’s f**king weird, it’s wrong.”

A lot of people have taken Solomita’s message to heart and voiced their agreement in the replies. Hopefully, his words have a lasting effect on players feeling a bit out of touch in online games such as Among Us.