Trainwrecks explains why he had to turn down $1.2 million streaming deal

Published: 29/Nov/2019 11:24

by Matt Porter


Popular streamer Tyler ‘Trainwreckstv’ Niknam has explained why he was forced to turn down a massive $1.2 million streaming deal from another broadcasting company due to his agreement with Twitch.

Jumping ship from Twitch is a hot topic, with streamers like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek making the leap to Mixer, while Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang confirmed he was joining Facebook Gaming on November 22.

With so many platforms trying to lure creators away from Twitch, it comes as no surprise that Trainwrecks has received some major offers, including an eye-watering $1.2 million that he was forced to decline.

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Twitch: Trainwreckstv
Trainwrecks revealed that he received a major offer from a Chinese streaming service.

While streaming an episode of his Scuffed podcast on November 28, Trainwrecks, alongside guests such as Andy Milonakis, Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, and PaymoneyWubby, started discussing Twitch’s exclusivity policy when the streamer revealed the major deal he was forced to pass on.

“I got a deal from a Chinese company,” Trainwrecks revealed. “I’m not going to say who. I got a deal from another streaming platform, and they offered me $1.2 million for a year, and they said I’m allowed to stream on Twitch while I stream there, twice a week, for a year. I couldn’t do it, I’m exclusive to Twitch.”

He continued: “They literally said twice a week streams, and still stream on Twitch. I was thinking of doing no camera streams and not telling Twitch, but I can’t because they want to keep me exclusive. At the same time, they don’t want to back me, give me any deals. If they don’t want to back me, and think I’m too toxic or not brand-friendly, then take my exclusivity out.”

Unsurprisingly, many of the guests on the Scuffed podcast were stunned and telling the streamer to take the deal, but as he confirmed, his exclusivity deal with Twitch ensures he’s legally unable to enter into another agreement with a rival platform – even if it doesn’t operate in the region.

Whether the streamer will remain with Twitch once his contract expires with them remains to be seen though, and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see him move like so many top streamers have done throughout 2019.


Sodapoppin & The Kittens explain why they’ve quit OfflineTV’s Rust server

Published: 19/Jan/2021 13:44

by Connor Bennett


Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris and Vigors, two key members of the Kitten’s group on the OfflineTV Rust server, are taking a break from the RP server. 

Even though Rust was first released in 2013, it’s experienced incredible levels of popularity in recent weeks thanks to some of Twitch’s biggest streamers.

They’ve, mostly, been flocking to the OfflineTV servers – The Badlands and The Divide – for a bit of roleplaying and PVP action, and it’s given fans some incredible moments. 

While some players have called it out as a phase, and are expecting streamers to move on in one fell swoop, they haven’t just yet. However, a few names are starting to depart from the server, even if it’s just for a break. 

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Creator’s have flocked to OfflineT’sV RP server ‘The Divide’.

The main two that have departed so far are Sodapoppin and Vigors. They make up part of the Kittens group on the OfflineTV RP server, where they finish every sentence by saying meow. 

Sodapoppin hinted at quitting a few weeks back when the OfflineTV server first got going, but didn’t, and moved over to the new server when more creators where invited. 

He hasn’t played Rust – on stream, anyway – since January 17, saying he’s just not in the mood. “I don’t feel like streaming Rust at atm,” he tweeted on January 18 after a creator skin for his group went live. “I streamed it for 2 hours, but they now made it a drop for mostly everyone’s channel since I have no interest in streaming Rust which is awesome, just filling y’all in.”

Vigors echoed Sodapoppin’s tweet a few hours later, hinting at more members of the Kittens taking a break from Rust.

“Our dumb little group had a fun as f**k time on the rust server but we deciding to take a break for now, he posted. “Met a f**k ton of dope people and am glad I got to experience this last month. Meow.”

In his day not playing Rust, Sodapoppin has still been streaming, but he and others have moved on to different multiplayer games. He’s even made a few returns to VRChat, even getting his Dad to experience it. 

The group could very well return to Rust at some point in the future, but that’ll be up to them. Who knows, everyone else might have moved on to something else by the time they’re ready.