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Streamer left in tears after Twitch denies partnership over age restriction

Published: 13/Jan/2021 7:30

by Andrew Amos

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British Twitch streamer ‘AverageHarry’ has been threatened with losing his Twitch account by the platform over the fact he allegedly signed up while under the age of 13. Twitch also said he could lose access to his account because of the restriction.

Twitch’s partner status is something all streamers on the platform aspire to reach. Getting the tick next to your profile, plus a bunch of other perks means a lot next to people trying to make it full-time on the platform.

After years of grinding to reach that marker, AverageHarry almost had it within his grasp. However, 72 days after his application was lodged, Twitch hit him with the worst news possible: he won’t be able to get a partnership. Not just now, but for as long as he streams on his current account.

Twitch claimed the rising streamer was too young when he made his account back in February 2018. Despite the fact he’s 15 now, Twitch says he needs to start a new account and grind again because of the restriction.

“So you’re telling me I waited 72 days on my partner application just to get denied and told if I ever wanted partner I’d have to make a completely different account. F**k me man,” he said on Twitter.

AverageHarry, who has 81,300 followers on Twitch, broke down when discussing the topic live on stream.

“It’s really not looking good boys. I’ve sent the email off, but it’s a bit of a reality check ⁠— I won’t lie. I haven’t gotten a response from them yet, so we don’t know. It’s long, it is very f**king long,” he said.

“Today’s one of the worst days I’ve had in a hot f**king minute. Thank you to everyone who pulled up to the stream,” he added later on Twitter.

Twitch’s terms of use claims that streamers must be over the age of 13 on the platform. While Harry first streamed in February 2018, he only started a consistent schedule in 2019. In the two years since, he has managed to build a dedicated audience of around 100 average viewers.

The platform is yet to reply to AverageHarry’s appeal of his partnership application.

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Twitch star Sykkuno officially reveals he’s moving to Las Vegas after dropping hints

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:50

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch superstar ‘Sykkuno’ has seen an explosive rise to internet stardom in the past few months, and after dropping a few hints that he’s making major life changes, has officially revealed he’s moving house.

Sykkuno’s is a unique and surprising case in online fame; while he’s been making content since 2011, the influencer saw a huge rise in YouTube subscribers during the last few months of 2020, skyrocketing him from 400k subscribers to over 2 million.

This impressive growth has been applauded by fans and fellow streamers alike — and it makes sense, as the creator managed to score a jaw-dropping 1.6 subscribers in just four months’ time.

It seems that his newfound success is also kicking off a major life change for the streamer, as hinted at during a broadcast in early January.

Data from videoamigo shows Sykkuno's rise to fame
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Data from VideoAmigo shows that Sykkuno’s subscriber count on YouTube started rapidly growing from August.

The star teased that he would be moving out of California, where he previously lived with major streaming group OfflineTV before exiting the collective to pursue his own personal projects in November 2020 — right when his subscriber count began to climb.

“I will say this, though, guys — I’m actually moving soon,” he said during a January 8 broadcast. “I don’t know if I should say where. But you guys will know, and it’ll happen within a month, probably. I will say this, guys… there’s a decent chance I won’t be in California anymore.”

It seems that Sykkuno’s hint was a bit more on-the-nose than fans expected, although he isn’t moving too far away; on January 15, the streamer revealed that he is moving to Las Vegas, home to several other major content creators.

However, it looks like Sykkuno’s streams will be on the back burner until he’s all settled in — but it doesn’t seem that his fanbase is too worried about that particular drawback.

“Moving to Las Vegas!” he tweeted. “I’ll be back on streams soon!”

Sykkuno’s post has been met with hilarious reactions from a slew of other top streamers, with the likes of Mizkif replying with a video of himself merely saying, “Bye.”

This move to Vegas marks another in a major series of life changes for one of the net’s biggest stars as he continues on his high rise to fame.