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Tfue begins losing YouTube subscribers following FaZe lawsuit drama

Published: 21/May/2019 10:36 Updated: 21/May/2019 10:53

by Matt Porter

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The announcement of Turner ‘Fortnite Battle Royale pro, as subscribers begin to leave his channel in the aftermath of the lawsuit becoming public.

News broke of Tfue’s lawsuit first broke on May 20, with the streamer citing an “oppressive” contract as the reason behind the legal proceedings, alongside claims of being forced to take part in dangerous stunts and underage drinking.

Since then, FaZe Clan co-owner Ricky ‘FaZe Banks’ Banks has appeared in both an interview on Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s Drama Alert and a video directly addressing Tfue to give his side of what has become a bitter situation.

Instagram: FaZeTfue’s decision to sue FaZe Clan has rocked social media.
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How many people are unsubscribing from Tfue’s YouTube channel, and why?

Since the reports of Tfue’s lawsuit against FaZe, the streamer has seen his subscribers start to go down for the first time since July 2018.

Since joining FaZe Clan back in April 2018, Tfue’s YouTube channel has seen incredible growth, sitting at less than 100,000 subscribers on the platform before the official announcement of his signing, before skyrocketing up to over 10 million subscribers in the year since.

SocialBladeTfue saw massive growth upon joining FaZe Clan.

The news of his legal action does appear to have had an affect on his social media following though. According to SocialBlade, his channel, which normally brings in around 12,000 new subscribers per day, has not only failed to bring in new viewers, but at time of writing has actually lost 12,000 subscribers in the hours following the massive news.

SocialbladeTfue has lost subscribers for the first time since July 2018.

It’s likely that the people unsubscribing from his channel are FaZe fans, who perhaps have taken Tfue’s decision to open legal proceedings against the organization as wrong, and have decided to remove their support from the streamer in the easiest way possible.

Tfue isn’t the only YouTuber to see subscribers leave their channel following drama, as beauty guru James Charles saw millions of fans leave his channel in support of Tati Westbrook during their feud.

For Tfue, the numbers leaving his channel have yet to reach the heights that James Charles saw, but it’s interesting to see people show their support for FaZe Clan by turning their backs on Tfue – someone who has arguably become the face of the world’s most popular game, Fortnite Battle Royale.

It’s also possible that it may not get any worse for Tfue, as despite his affiliation with FaZe Clan, he has built a reputation outside of the organization for his incredible gameplay, meaning many fans are likely to tune in and watch him no matter what team he represents.

The streamer has yet to release any sort of statement regarding the ongoing drama, but some fans have obviously chosen their side in the battle between the streamer and the legendary organization.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.