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Twitch streamer panics as “massive” earthquake interrupts broadcast

Published: 18/Mar/2020 18:17

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer Novaleesi’s playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was interrupted by an earthquake that rocked Utah on March 18.

Novaleesi was relaxing in her chair and chatting with her stream like normal when the whole incident went down.


“We’re kinda farming shrines at this point,” the gamer told her chat. “I’m gearing up to take on some of the Divine Beasts. But we’re doing this completely blind so just be warned that we don’t…”

Before the streamer could even finish her sentence, her room began to shake, startling the entertainer.


“Oh my God, there’s an earthquake happening!” she cried as items could be heard falling in the background. “Oh my God!”

Even part of the streamer’s green screen started collapsing, exposing part of her room in the process. Just like that, within mere seconds, the whole stream went from operational to completely offline leaving some of Novaleesi’s viewers wondering if she was okay.

Luckily, the streamer seemed to be okay as she took to Twitter to explain what happened in the aftermath of the quake.


“Massive earthquake shut down my stream this morning,” she said, posting a video in the process. “I’m from the SF Bay Area and have been in lots of earthquakes before, but this was the worst one I’ve ever had.”

She added that nothing was broken and she was fine, though she was still experiencing aftershocks. Additionally, the items falling were shoeboxes that had been tucked away in the closet and a book from a bookcase.

According to Weathernation, the streamer experienced a 5.7 magnitude earthquake which is on the lower end, though Novaleesi said the aftershocks downtown are a 3 and the power on her block was down for fifteen minutes.


This isn’t the first streamer to experience an earthquake on stream. As Dexerto previously reported, JakeNBake felt a 5.3 magnitude earthquake while in Japan back in January.


Dellor shocked as Twitch finally unbans him after over a year

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:54

by Calum Patterson


After just over one year following his permanent ban from Twitch, dellor’s channel has been reinstated on the platform. The former Overwatch pro now says it’s his “second chance.”

Matt ‘dellor’ Vaughn has had a turbulent streaming career – he was dropped from his Overwatch team, Toronto Esports, after a racist outburst, effectively ending his career as a pro player.


Then, in 2019, he was banned from Twitch after telling his female teammate in Apex Legends to “cook a sandwich.” This ban originally earned him an indefinite suspension, before it was reduced to 30 days.

Upon his return however, his partnership had been revoked, leaving him without a sub button, seriously impacting his income. Then, in October 2019, dellor was “banned indefinitely for “self-harm” for breaking a keyboard on stream.”


Dellor streaming on Twitch

This ban prompted the hashtag #freedellor on Twitter, as fans thought the permanent ban was harsh. But, Twitch kept firm, and dellor eventually moved to streaming on YouTube instead.

He pleaded with Twitch to allow him back onto the platform on a handful of occasions. Finally, on October 6, seemingly out of the blue, dellor’s channel was reinstated, and his ban lifted.

“I had given up all hope,” dellor said on Twitter. “After everything I have said about them, Twitch actually unbanned me.”


His channel, complete with over 550,000 followers (and likely more as Twitch rebuilds the follow count after a suspension), is fully intact.

This doesn’t mean though that he will necessarily return to streaming on Twitch though. Being unbanned on the platform at least means he is able to play with friends who are streaming on Twitch themselves.

He is still not partnered on the platform and does not have a subscribe button. He will still be able to earn money through donations, but to access subscriptions or bits will need to become a Twitch affiliate.


However, if he wants to become a partner again, it would mean stopping his YouTube streams altogether, where he has now built up a following since his time away from Twitch.