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Twitch streamer allegedly suspended after mass reports from obsessed fan

Published: 30/Nov/2019 0:55 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 20:51

by Virginia Glaze

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A Twitch streamer is begging the platform to reverse his ban after a disgruntled player mass reported him after being denied a game of League of Legends with the broadcaster.

While being a popular Twitch streamer can undoubtedly have its perks, it’s not always a cakewalk, as broadcaster “Ataras” found out in late November.

Although many online personalities boast positive and supportive communities, their fame can come with a price, with obsessive fans stalking, harassing, and even attempting to ruin streamers’ livelihoods based on perceived slights.

Ataras was the victim of one such obsessed fan, who had a unique (and headache-inducing) way of showing their rage.

Rather than sending mere hate mail, Ataras’ fan created a slew of burner Twitch accounts and mass reported his channel, after allegedly being denied a game of LoL with the broadcaster and later being banned in his chat.

Ataras posted a series of Discord screenshots from his conversation with the fan, who admitted to the offense and even claimed to have made “a ton” of accounts with “random” names to report him.

That’s not all: the fan even took to his YouTube channel and left threatening comments, writing, “I can do this over and over again,” and, “How does it feel to get banned on Twitch, kid?”

That wasn’t the end of the drama, either, as Ataras managed to get on a voice call with the fan to try and reason with them – but it didn’t end in a positive compromise.

“I want you to say that you’re not gonna mess with me anymore,” Ataras pleaded. “You’re not gonna report my s*** again.”

“On one condition,” the fan answered. “You gotta play with me.”

Another conversation with the fan revealed him to be homeschooled, with Ataras begging the fan to receive help for his apparent distress and loneliness. Still, it doesn’t look like the fan is budging – and neither is his ban, as Ataras’ channel is suspended for 14 days in the wake of the drama.

With top streamers like “Sweet Anita” being stalked by obsessive fans, Ataras’ situation marks the latest concerning event in the ongoing struggle of online personalities to retain their privacy in an ever-increasingly social world.

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Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith

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Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo
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The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
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SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.