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Streamer PayMoneyWubby hits out at Twitch as ban appeal is ignored

Published: 20/Nov/2019 12:56

by Kamil Malinowski

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Popular Twitch streamer PayMoneyWubby has hit out at the streaming platform as his appeal goes ignored. 

IRL [In-Real-Life] streams are a popular trend on Twitch, with many streamers choosing to step away from games and take their broadcasts into the real world.

These come with certain risks, however, as the streaming platform has strict rules surrounding user content, especially when it comes to IRL broadcasts.  

PayMoneyWubby was banned by Twitch on November 15 for allegedly breaking one of those rules by streaming in a restaurant without permission from the owner. However, he claims that he did have permission and has been trying to contact the platform ever since.

PayMoneyWubbyPayMoneyWubby is allegedly being ignored by Twitch.

On November 19 he released a short update on Twitter, slamming the company for ignoring him. “It’s been nearly four days with no reply from Twitch… I was banned wrongfully on a whim and ghosted for half a week” he said.

PayMoneyWubby then added a final bit of smack talk, stating: “I love being placed in this awful stress limbo by a platform that claims to support creators.”

The IRL streamer was clearly disappointed with his ban and Twitch’s lack of response, and he isn’t the only one to be frustrated with the platform. Many streamers have received unfair bans from the platform, only for them to be overturned later.

Viperous and TFBlade are two examples of such situations, as they were banned for saying the n-word, only to have their bans overturned days later, when it was revealed they had said something completely different. 

For many of these broadcasters, a ban impacts their livelihood and ability to generate income, so it is understandable if they are upset with the platform, especially when the suspension is unjustified.

Fortunately for PayMoneyWubby, he also runs a successful YouTube channel with over 600,000 subscribers, giving him an option to stream on there instead.

As of writing, Twitch have still not responded to the streamer and he still has over a week of his ban to serve. He also hasn’t streamed on another platform during his ban, so he may just be taking a break, or preparing a big comeback.

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xQc unamused as hilarious Google search trolls him with Ninja’s picture

Published: 6/Dec/2020 0:52 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:57

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel got an unpleasant surprise when he decided to do some research on who the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch is, only to be trolled by Google with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ photo.

xQc is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers on Twitch and, by our measure, he’s easily one of the most successful on the platform this year, raking in close to $2 million overall.

Subscribers obviously make up a big part of that total amount, so you’re bound to find Felix on top of any ‘most-subscribed’ list for Twitch. Because it’s the end of the year and lists for the top streamers of 2020 are coming out, his chat urged him to search for exactly that.

“Most subbed streamer? Who cares, subs are temporary, sub count can go up and down, it can go away,” xQc said in response. “It doesn’t define what you do or who you are. People who attach their personality, and their ego, and their confidence to some random digit number that goes up and down — because they need some random pixels to feel better.”

 

Success doesn’t come without its struggles as they say, and the former Overwatch League pro found that out first hand when he finally gave in and did the search for his chat.

Sure enough, his name popped right up at the top of the Google search results, but instead of a picture of himself, it was accompanied by a photo of Ninja, which is very ironic since that’s who Felix has been compared to over the years by his merciless audience.

After initially looking proud when his name popped up, he quickly was at a loss for words for how badly he had been trolled by the search engine.

With his chat predictably cracking up, xQc simply closed the window and went back to his Minecraft run, continuing his original train of thought after a bit of awkward silence.

“In my opinion, if most of the basis of your self-confidence is from things that are outer, not from within, then you have no medium, you’ll never know what’s happening,” he reflected, trying to forget about the unfortunate search results. “You’ll always be guided by what others think, and then what?”

Not surprisingly, Ninja didn’t crack our list of the top-earning Twitch streamers for 2020, considering he only recently returned to the platform after Microsoft shut Mixer down in June.

Blevins still made out just fine though, reportedly making between $30-50 million from his streaming deal with the site, and the newfound freedom to broadcast wherever he pleases, which led him to re-sign with Twitch.

Despite the hilarious comparisons that many have made of the two, xQc still has a ways to go if he plans on making the kind of money Ninja rakes in from streaming. Still, he is undoubtedly one of the most subbed-to streamers on Twitch, so you’d think Google would at least get his picture right.

Maybe next year Felix!