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Twitch streamer experiences 7.0 magnitude earthquake mid-broadcast

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:04

by Alice Hearing


In a truly terrifying clip, a streamer has captured a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Turkey while live streaming on Twitch.

On Friday, October 30, a huge earthquake hit Greece and Turkey, striking just off Turkey’s Aegean coast, north of the Greek island of Samos.

In the alarming video, streamer Arda can Özel, known on Twitch as “Falcon2k”, can be seen gaming at his computer when all of a sudden the room starts to tremor.

Arda quickly shouts as soon as he feels the room start to shake and runs out the room, leaving the camera rolling. He can be heard shouting “woah” from outside the room, along with sounds of screaming and a dog barking.

Twitch streamer Falcon2K
Instagram: Arda Can Özel
Arda’s dog can be heard barking in the background of the alarming clip

Very quickly the entire room starts shaking violently as the earthquake hits full force, with pictures falling off the wall and various items falling and breaking in the background.

The tremors begin to subside, but the camera still shakes as Arda can be seen walking back into shot before the stream suddenly cuts off. The streamer appears to be okay, having posted a selfie of him and his dog to Instagram shortly after the tremor struck.

Other people on social media also captured the earthquake and the aftermath. One streamer can be seen clutching his monitor, while others have tweeted videos of buildings collapsing around them and the streets filling with water.

Four people have reportedly died in Turkey, with more than 100 injured and several collapsed buildings. There are also reports of flooding in Istanbul and tsunami warnings are in place elsewhere in the region.


Streamer accidentally leaks how much money Twitch Bounties can reward

Published: 18/Nov/2020 20:15 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 20:16

by Theo Salaun


Answering a question many have been curious about, a Twitch streamer has leaked the amount of money that high-profile creators can make from their Twitch Bounty Board.

Twitch Bounties present the platform’s in-app way for streamers to earn sponsorship deal money without any agents or third-party communication. Launched back in 2018, the offering allows streamers to partner with sponsors and promote their product in different ways, with maximum payouts that vary depending on concurrent viewership and streamer profile.

Ludwig ‘ludwig’ Ahren has roots in Super Smash Bros. Melee playing and commentating, but is better known to many as a Twitch streamer and general content creator. He has over 800,000 followers on Twitch and, per TwitchMetrics, boasts the third-most-watched “Just Chatting” channel on the platform. 

As such, ludwig is expected to earn more than the average streamer for his sponsorship opportunities. But, he’s leaked his Mountain Dew Game Fuel Twitch Bounty partnership and now fans and aspiring creators alike can put a money figure, in the thousands, to the nebulous sponsorship system.

While working through his Game Fuel can, ludwig accidentally leaves his stream on a screen that shares his Twitch Bounty dashboard. The opportunity’s requirements include playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and, more importantly, discussing Game Fuel’s “talking points” during the session.

While those talking points can’t be seen, viewers can see just how much ludwig can make from the maximum payout for this Bounty: $7,202.

That payout is also nestled alongside hyperlinked “terms,” suggesting that there are nuances to the possible tiers of payment a streamer can earn for their partnerships. As has been mentioned in the past, these are likely tied to concurrent viewership and the like, which tally a brand’s overall reach for the advertisement opportunity.

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Twitter, @JabbiJuice / PepsiCo
A popular meme shared using a subtitled portion of Mountain Dew’s Game Fuel commercial featuring CDL pros.

Owned by PepsiCo, Mountain Dew is no stranger to big investments. The brand has already partnered with the gaming world, infamously thanks to some Call of Duty League commercials, and appears willing to double down on that audience.

This is proven by streamers who aren’t specialized in Call of Duty, like ludwig, getting up to $7,202 for Game Fuel Twitch Bounties. If that’s the case, then one has to imagine that others must also be cashing in similar deposits from their product placement opportunities.