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Twitch streamer reduced to tears by viewers’ heartwarming messages

Published: 28/Sep/2020 11:32

by Jacob Hale

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A Twitch streamer was shocked and reduced to tears when she went live and saw a multitude of messages from her devoted fans sharing what she means to them.

Streamers often tend to share a special bond with their fans, especially those who tune in every day and will sit there, enjoy their content and have conversations with them on a regular basis.

That said, sometimes it’s hard to explain what that relationship is, why a viewer enjoys watching a particular streamer so much or how the streamer engages with their audience.

This moment from GabbyRose’s Twitch stream says it all, though.

Twitch streamer GabbyRose
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GabbyRose isnt the biggest streamer — but her viewers might be some of the most dedicated on Twitch.

Gabby is a variety streamer that will often play a multitude of games on stream, ranging from Hollow Knight to Among Us to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Thanks to her lighthearted persona and stress-free content, she’s built up a dedicated audience that clearly love her: and they let her know it, with a message board of open letters from some of her biggest fans, explaining why they love her work and her as a person, too.

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the waterworks to start, despite her best attempts to hold the tears back, and it took her a while to find the words to even respond.

Finally, after a few minutes flicking through the messages and reading them to herself, she simply said “thank you so much” to those who had written to her and, after a few more minutes to cool down, managed to get the stream back on track as usual.

It’s rare you see streamers really get to pay attention to how much love they get. While subscribers, donations and the like are often shown as appreciation, it’s rare someone’s viewers will openly write them letters to thank them for their broadcasts, but it’s really great to see.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
Twitch: JakeNBake
Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.