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Twitch streamer Novaruu emotionally breaks down following Cx network shutdown

Published: 26/Mar/2019 11:02 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 11:25

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘Novaruu’, formerly associated with ICE_POSEIDON‘s ‘Cx’ streaming network, became emotional during a March 25 stream as she explained how things had unraveled both personally and as part of Cx.

The Cx network was headed by Paul ‘ICE_POSEIDON’ Denino, an IRL streamer who is as controversial as he is popular, which brought together other streamers for the common goal of growing their audiences.

The network had built up a large following across Twitch, YouTube and its own website, almost operating like a reality TV show for live streamers.

The Cx network mansion in LA, ran by ICE_POSEIDON, was raided by the FBI on March 20.

However, after Denino’s home in Los Angeles was raided by the FBI (reasons for which are still unclear), it was announced that the Cx network would likely be ceasing operation.

ICE_POSEIDON explained that he plans to move out of LA, and will “remove everyone from the network” or even “might just shut the whole thing down.”

Novaruu, who was often seen as part of the Cx group, explained the tough spot she was now in with its impending shutdown, becoming emotional on stream.

Continuing, Novaruu went on to explain how she had been viewed as a “leech” by some fans, accused of only associating with the network, and streamers like MitchJonez, to boost her own following.

“I was just having fun and making friends, half the time I wasn’t even on people’s streams. I was trying to hang out with people and actually make friends, because I literally know no one in this country.”

Novaruu also often featured on the ‘Rajj Patel’ show, a popular series on Twitch which typically invited on multiple streamers for different topics, talk shows, and a ‘Twitch Dating’ show.

The future of the Cx network and its members remain in the balance, as the fallout from ICE_POSEIDON’s ongoing controversies continues.

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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

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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.