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Twitch streamer explains why he trademarked the word “malding”

Published: 12/Dec/2019 5:01

by Andrew Amos

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VRChat streamer Joey ‘Nagzz21’ Bagels has filed a trademark application in the United States for the word “malding” as a joke, leaving people confused as to why.

The word “malding” has found a place in the internet’s vocalbulary, mashing together the words “mad” and “bald” to describe someone who is particularly angry. 

The word rose to prominence after Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors’ Twitch chat used it constantly to describe the streamer, before it caught on in other circles’ lexicon.

However, one Twitch streamer has tried to lay claim to the word, going as far to trademark it in America to keep an ongoing joke running.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe “malding” meme started in Forsen’s Twitch chat.

Nagzz21 submitted a trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the word Malding on December 4 as a “service for entertainment services, namely, providing online video games.”

He also bought the domain malding.com for a cool $3,300, using the website to host a short video directed at fellow VRChat streamer Rob ‘Roflgator’ Malecki.

“I consulted with a lawyer, and I got the word “malding” trademarked, Malding™,” he said. “It’s trademarked by Nagzz21 LLC, that’s my business, so when you are using malding on your streams and stuff with your chat, that’s trademark infringement, and that’s bad.”

Nagzz then broke into some free-style rap, dissing Roflgator for photoshopping Nagzz’s face onto the heads of people “malding.”

“You’re the big headed guy with the receding hairline,” he pumped out. “The courts will give me your channel, I’ll call it Nagzz22.”

The website wasn’t kept under wraps for long, with Roflgator being prompted by his chat to give the wonderful domain a visit. The VRChat streamer was shocked, laughing at Nagzz’s claim to the popular term.

“Shut up,” he said, holding back laughter. “What the f**k, he paid $3,000 for this domain?” He was also entertained by the diss track, laughing as Nagzz fired off bar after bar of insults.

While some people thought that trademarking the word and creating a website to do so was a bit over the top, Nagzz explained that it was all an inside joke.

“This was an inside joke between two friends and communities,” he said. “I don’t intend to stop anyone from using malding. This was all in good fun between two friends and blew up on Reddit.”

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Tommyinnit reveals he used to stream snipe Shroud before he was famous

Published: 20/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 11:27

by Calum Patterson

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Tommyinnit might be the most popular streamer on Twitch right now, averaging over 200,000 concurrent viewers for his sporadic Minecraft streams, but it turns out he used to be a massive shroud fanboy. In fact, he was one of shroud’s infamous stream snipers.

Stream sniping is the practice of using a streamer’s broadcast to gain information about the game they are playing – either to get an unfair advantage, or simply to join their game and troll them.

During the height of PUBG’s popularity in 2017, shroud was the biggest streamer on Twitch, and had an army of loyal stream snipers who would try endlessly to get into his matches.

Shroud’s stream snipers weren’t like others though – instead of trying to kill him, they would sing him songs, give him weapons and armor, or try to save his life when under attack.

Tommyinnit stream sniping shroud
Twitch: Shroud
Tommyinnit would get into shroud’s game’s to troll.

Tommyinnit admits shroud stream sniping

Although it’s against the rules of most games and of Twitch itself, Tommyinnit has admitted that when he was 14, back in 2017, he loved both PUBG and shroud, and would spend hours up late trying to get into his games.

And he was successful too – often matching up with him, and trying to save his life from actual enemies attacking him. Shroud eventually became familiar with Tommy’s name, and would say hello to him. In a video on his second channel, Tommyoutit, came clean about all of his stream sniping antics.

In one session, shroud even talked to Tommy about playing Minecraft, the game that he’s so well-known for now.

But, it turns out that Tommyinnit made this video because it wasn’t just years ago in PUBG that he was stream sniping shroud. When he recently saw shroud on a Minecraft server with proximity chat, he had to try it again for old times sake.

Unfortunately, shroud didn’t seem to be enjoying himself at all this time around, and soon after left the server – though not before killing Tommyinnit’s character, twice.

Although stream sniping is technically against the rules on Twitch, we’re sure the platform will let this one slide, as it was all in good fun. The real question is whether shroud has made the connection that one of his old stream snipers is now one of the biggest names on Twitch alongside him.