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Twitch streamer KingRichard responds to scamming allegations from unpaid artists

Published: 2/Apr/2019 17:52 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 9:42

by Alan Bernal

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Popular Twitch streamer Richard ‘KingRichard’ Nelson and his team are allegedly refusing to pay for work commissioned by the streamer, according to major esports artist Gabe ‘G4K Motion Designer.’

The Controversy

When Twitch personalities and content creators grow their following, they typically enlist professional artists to create everything from custom emblems/icons, motion graphics and the like. But a fair price usually accompanies quality work.

Creative Grenade, the artistic team behind some of KingRichard’s latest graphics, is now claiming that the Twitch streamer and his management team have been avoiding to pay their part of a deal that produced numerous custom elements for him to use.

G4K Motion DesignerG4K alleges that KingRichard not only didn’t pay for the work, but that he used it on his Twitch stream.

In a humor-laced but revealing video (that has since been deleted), G4K took his team’s predicament public to look for some form of recompense after the streamer had discontinued communication with the allegedly unpaid artists.

“[After all the work had been approved], one day the manager of Richard comes out with a cute wall of text that I summarize with this,” G4K said. “Now we no more like it, we are not going to pay. We said yes, but it was no.’”

After taking a 10% upfront fee, the artist got to work on a “full rebrand” that KingRichard was looking to make, but alleges that KingRichard did not provide any further payment for any of the work upon its completion. He also alleges that KingRichard actually used the assets on stream for over a week, which can be seen in the image above. 

KingRichard Responds

After the initial shock of the controversy had leaked onto KingRichard’s April 2 stream, the streamer gave an emotional take on the events that had unfolded.

“I reached out to [G4k], I sent him a DM on Twitter,” KingRichard said. “But that’s kind of fucked up to straight up say ‘yeah, he’s a scammer….’ These fuckers didn’t do half the shit they were supposed to do. It took them five months to get to this point… I would never scam anybody, I am not that type of person.”

KingRichard said that he and his manager have been getting harassed because of the ordeal that they say is fabricated.

“If this particular artist wants to come up with an apology and tell the truth about their side of the story, and let people know the full side of it and that I’m not a fuckin scammer then we can talk,” KingRichard said.

The situation will be resolved privately 

Following KingRichard’s lengthy discussion on the matter on his stream, he took an extended break before coming back to practice for the upcoming Apex Legends Twitch Rivals tournament. 

It appears as though he spoke to G4K during that break and the two sides agreed to work on the matter privately and won’t be speaking publicly on the situation anymore.

G4K also took down both the original video and any other tweets related to the allegations, as the two sides seek to resolve things privately. 

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AOC confirms Twitch return in Among Us stream with Hasan: how to watch

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:45 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 2:55

by Brad Norton

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez broke records with her debut Twitch stream as she laughed and bumbled her way through Among Us and the internet couldn’t get enough. Now, she’s all set to do it once again with some massive names joining up for the big return.

It wasn’t the biggest individual stream Twitch has ever seen ⁠— that honor remains with Ninja and Drake ⁠— but Ocasio-Cortez, fondly nicknamed AOC, came awfully close when she went live on Oct. 28 for more than 439k eager viewers.

The huge stream, backed by AOC’s desire to “sell the vote” to gamers, scribed the US representative into Twitch’s history books. It also left the internet hungry for more ⁠— AOC’s bubbly personality and funny wit had endeared her to millions.

For weeks eager viewers were left pondering when she’d make her return. Now, we finally have a solid date locked in and even know some of the names she’ll be streaming with. Here’s everything you need to know about AOC’s upcoming return to Twitch.

AOC playing Among Us on Twitch.
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AOC has confirmed when she’ll be back on Twitch.

AOC confirms second Twitch stream

The internet at large has been baying for AOC to hit that “go live” button again sooner rather than later. Now her electoral race is won and her sights can shift back over to Twitch.

Despite some earlier teases, it’s been just over a month since the first historic broadcast, but now we have a date for the next one. AOC will be going live on Twitch on Friday, November 27 at 4 PM PT | 7PM EST.

Last time, Ocasio-Cortez streamed mid-week, on a Tuesday and the spectacle ran for just a few hours. Expect a similar duration this time around given the late evening start time.

What will AOC play? League, Among Us, Fall Guys

AOC hasn’t yet branched out to anything other than some Among Us gameplay. It’s a casual experience that anyone can jump into, so it removes any busywork from her broadcasts.

Last time she paired up with fellow US rep Ilhan Omar, Pokimane, and more on InnerSloth’s smash-hit. It appears that she’ll be doing much the same this time around, but with a few fresh faces.

Canadian Member of Parliament Jagmeet Singh will be getting into the mix, as will popular Twitch streamers Hasan and Northernlion.

However, the New York politician could also try her hand at League of Legends on-stream down the line. Pokimane said she would “be here anytime [AOC] needed,” to which Ocasio-Cortez suggested LoL.

“League duo bot?! Except I haven’t played in months, I’m gonna be real bad,” AOC joked on Twitter in reply to Pokimane. “Maybe Among Us again, for a bit.”

A League of Legends stream certainly makes sense; Pokimane first made her name on LoL, and AOC is a self-confessed League lover, though she says she’s not played it “a whole lot.”

She must have played a bit at least, though, because on Nov. 14 ⁠— a month after revealing she was Bronze V ⁠— she shared on Instagram she had been promoted to Silver IV, one whole ranked tier higher. That’s some serious grinding!

The 31-year-old mainly plays Sona, Janna, Lux, and Morgana, and is “working on Lulu” to add to her champ pool; Pokimane will have to play ADC if they duo queue. Perhaps with her second stream now locked in, a special LoL broadcast could be right around the corner as well.

AOC's second Twitch stream could be another record-breaking broadcast.
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AOC’s second Twitch stream could be another record-breaking broadcast.

If you want to join the 740,000+ fans who have already followed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitch, head to her profile: you’ll be alerted when she’s live.