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Twitch streamer furious over ‘animal abuse’ ban amid Alinity controversy

Published: 7/Dec/2019 13:54

by Joe Craven


A small Twitch streamer, ‘SleepyMia’, has lashed out at the streaming platform following her ban for animal abuse. This comes amid another controversy surrounding Alinity’s behavior with her pets. 

SleepyMia is a smaller Twitch streamer, who had nearly 15,000 followers prior to her ban. She regularly streamed games such as The Witcher 3, as well as frequenting the ‘Just Chatting’ category on Twitch.

However, on December 5 Mia incurred a ban from the streaming platform as a result of animal abuse. This led to her launching a scathing attack on the streaming platform, and their preferential treatment of Alinity, who has avoided bans despite controversy over her interactions with animals. 

TwitchSleepyMia’s Twitch channel now displays the familiar message.

Alinity has previously been embroiled in a number of controversies surrounding her behavior with her pets. The most recent came on December 3, when her dog interrupted her yoga pose and many felt the interaction was inappropriate. Alinity dismissed the backlash as “ridiculous”

SleepyMia has slammed Twitch for their failure to ban Alinity, after she was banned for alleged animal abuse. 

“I was banned for f**king animal abuse when I was playing with my f**king dog,” she tweeted. “Thank you Twitch. Me rolling and playing with my 90lbs pitbull.” Attached to the tweet was a gif of the infamous moment Alinity threw her cat overhead, for which she did not get banned. 

She elucidated on the situation, explaining that she was banned for “audible yelps” coming from her dog. These are claims she denies, explaining that her dog rarely makes noise and none of her viewers made any complaints. 

She also alleged that Twitch have failed to provide any clips of the incident, fuelling her anger to a greater extent.

Mia also explains that the “audible yelps” Twitch heard likely came from her second dog, who suffers from a collapsed trachea and so makes some unusual sounds for a dog. 

She concluded her rant with another dig at Alinity: “Remember kids, if you’re not a precious twitch staff waifu, don’t even dare to f**king TOUCH your animals.”

It is not the first time Twitch have been accused of preferential treatment, with many on the platform arguing their community guidelines are inconsistently enforced. Twitch do not comment publicly on community guideline violations, but may liaise privately with the streamer in question.


NRG unveils insane $10 million ‘Gaming Fantasy Factory’

Published: 19/Nov/2020 2:45

by Brad Norton


American organization NRG Esports has revealed the ‘NRG Castle,’ an over the top, $10M gaming facility designed to mirror Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory but for esports competition and content creation.

Custom gaming facilities have been all the rage throughout 2020. From the fresh 100 Thieves Compound unveiled in January to a multimillion-dollar Fortnite team house, many top orgs have been jumping on the trend.

NRG is the latest to reveal its very own property in Los Angeles with the NRG Castle. While it’s not an actual castle from the outside, it’s an enormous, multi-level spot with one of the more unique looks in the industry. It’s not a standard house, nor is it a traditional office space.

It’s a fully customized facility designed from the ground up to have a completely original look. Here’s what’s inside the 20,000 square foot “Gaming Fantasy Factory.”

NRG Castle tour
YouTube: NRG Esports
The NRG Castle has been designed as a hub for viral gaming content.

Right when you enter the so-called castle, you’ll be met with a red carpet leading into an open area with a custom screen. A huge projector is all set up with one of every single gaming console equipped. 

“You can technically play every video game ever created on this giant movie screen,” Executive Producer Grady Rains explained.

While that’s an eye-grabbing introduction to the facility, it then leads through to a one of a kind, million-dollar “double-decker gaming couch.” On the bottom, there’s a circular couch to lay in while gaming. However, there’s also a ladder to reach a second floor, along with a slide to quickly get back down. 

NRG Castle tour
YouTube: NRG Esports
A $1 million gaming couch fits right in with the crazy design of the NRG Castle.

All of that for a single couch is certainly fitting with the broad idea for the NRG Castle. The LA facility was “made specifically for the creation of over the top and viral gaming content.”

Adding to this over the top theme, water fountains aren’t just regular water fountains here. Instead, they “spit out energy drink.”

Of course, there’s actual office space tucked away in the building as well. It’s already come in handy back to back Overwatch League champions the San Francisco Shock.

This is only the grand reveal of the NRG Castle, so expect to see tons of unique content coming out of this location in future.