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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.

Twitch: Trainwreckstv
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.


TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo


TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.


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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.