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Twitch’s MontanaBlack gives opinion on potential Mixer move following ban

Published: 25/Oct/2019 18:23 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 18:59

by Brent Koepp

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German star Marcel ‘MontanaBlack’ Eris took shots at the Twitch by floating the idea of leaving for their competitor Mixer after recently being banned.

Following in the footsteps of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek turned the streaming world upside down after he also announced that he signed exclusively with Twitch’s competitor Mixer on October 24.

Reacting to the news, German streaming star MontanaBlack took put Twitch on notice by giving his opinion on a potential move to the Microsoft-owned streaming platform, after he recently served a ban for a week on October 18.

Instagram: @montanablackThe German star is one of the biggest streamers on Twitch, even temporarily surpassing shroud in subscribers in September.

MontanaBlack takes a shot at Twitch

MontanaBlack is one of the biggest streamers in the world, and even surpassed the competition to become the most subscribed channel on Twitch in September, according to third-party tracking sites.

However, while serving a seven day suspension on the streaming platform, the German reacted to shroud’s announcement of leaving for Mixer, and hit out at Twitch by teasing that he could also make the move to their competitor.

“Bald könnten die ersten Deutschen folgen,” he tweeted on October 24, which roughly translates to “Soon the first Germans could follow.”

The streaming star was potentially issuing a warning to Twitch after his channel had been locked out for several days, following a week long suspension on October 18.

On Twitter, the German explained he would not be able to stream after he used vulgar language while discussing FIFA on Discord with some friends. “I said swear words that don’t belong on Twitch,” he said.

MontanaBlack is not only the biggest streamer in Germany, but in 2019, he became one of the top 10 channels on Twitch. In September, he announced that he had surpassed former CSGO pro ‘shroud’ in subscriptions on the streaming platform.

While Twitch does not make subscription numbers public, the German streaming personality became a force to be reckoned with, so following shroud to Mixer would be an interesting move, and expand Mixer’s European demographic.

Pokemon

Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.