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Streamer reveals how much he was paid for 2-minute sponsorship

Published: 29/Jan/2020 13:39

by Jacob Hale

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An English Twitch streamer has revealed how much he was paid for a short two-minute sponsorship, also known as a bounty, during his Twitch broadcast.

Bounties are paid sponsorship opportunities that Twitch partners can take advantage of, with Twitch handling the relationship between both parties and ensuring partners can find sponsorship opportunities to help grow their stream.

They’re not something often spoken about by popular streamers, but broadcasters of all levels can take them if they’re a partner, and are a good way of making some added income from the platform when still trying to grow.

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Twitch bounties are paid based on hitting certain criteria, such as in this example from 2018.

That said, when Nemz38 was asked by a viewer how much he got paid for the bounty to watch a trailer for the new movie Parasite, he was unsure whether he could – or should – share the figure with his stream.

After asking if he could even talk about it, Nemz decided to find a unique way to answer the question without outright saying the number, taking advantage of where he was at in his Dark Souls III stream.

Shortly after saying he’s not allowed to say the number, he asks what he should name his character in the game – eventually settling on ‘$200’ which, while not a real name, definitely gives away an answer to the question he was asked.

Obviously, his chat found it hilarious, spamming emotes and laughing together in the chat, with some even impressed that he would get paid that much just to show a short video.

Nemz currently has just under 50,000 followers on Twitch at the time of writing which, while impressive, is a long-distance from some of the top streamers, so one can only imagine how much they must get paid for their sponsorship deals.

On Twitch’s Bounty Board Program information page, it is stated that bounty payment amounts are based on both the brand and “historical viewership metrics,” so streamers with the bigger viewership obviously get paid more.

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.