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Entertainment • Jan 06, 2019

Summit1g fan accidentally donates thousands of dollars to the popular streamer

Summit1g fan accidentally donates thousands of dollars to the popular streamer

Popular streamer Summit1g couldn't believe his eyes as one of his viewers donated over $2,500, only to later discover that it was completely accidental.


Streamers on Twitch, especially the most popular, can make a very good living purely through streaming and entertaining their audience, with ad revenue, subscriptions and donations all contributing.

Watching a stream is completely free, with no obligations, but many viewers choose to support their favorite channels in a manner of ways, traditionally through donations.


There is no upper limit on these donations, and some lucky streamers have received upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from a single viewer.

However, it is also notoriously common for viewers to later 'chargeback' large donations, essentially retracting their donation - after the streamer has already thanked and praised them in front of other viewers.

Summit1g was initially muted after receiving such a large donation, but moments later took the time to thank the fan for what he said was probably in the top 5 of biggest single donations he had ever received.


A few moments later however, the donator explained that they had initially typed $25, then changed it to $50, but accidentally ended left the 25 too, meaning it sent a total of $2,550.

Thankfully, Summit1g was more than happy to cancel and refund the donation, instantly reversing the transaction.

"That's a fucking scary amount to accidentally donate", Summit said, as he sent the money back to donator, who was no doubt panicking after realizing their error.

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