Twitch surprises Pokimane, Valkyrae & more with incredible gift

Published: 13/Nov/2020 23:04

by Virginia Glaze


2020 has been a hectic year for just about everyone, and considering the recent Twitch drama with DMCA takedowns galore, it seems the platform has decided to throw a little love toward some of its top streamers amid the madness.

It’s been a hectic few weeks on Twitch, to say the least: Many streamers have caught surprising bans in wake of recent DMCA notices plaguing the platform, causing them to delete years of clips and VODs to avoid suspension.

Even top broadcasters like Pokimane — who currently boasts over 6 million followers on the site — took a break from Twitch and social media after catching heat in unnecessary drama, leaving the internet for a month.

It seems that Twitch has taken notice of these hardships in some form, as former Twitch streamer Valkyrae revealed that the platform gifted her, Pokimane, xChocoBars and starsmitten an unforgettable gift in their own backyard.

Pokimane, Valkyrae and xChocoBars pose together for a photo.
Twitter: pokimanelol
Twitch stars Pokimane, Valkyrae and xChocoBars all live together, alongside fellow streamer starsmitten.

In a Tweet on November 13, Rae gave fans a tour of the girls’ backyard with a humorous video, revealing that Twitch had set up a veritable oasis behind their home.

Twitch brought over clawfoot bathtubs for each streamer, which they filled with goodies to suit their tastes, including everything from numerous Jigglypuff plushies to cozy-looking robes and slippers.

That’s not all; they even set up a “meditation tent” adjacent to the bathtubs, which had been completely outfitted with manicure and pedicure tools — as well as a projector for movies — for the perfect evening getaway, without having to set foot on a plane.

The company also constructed a quirky photo booth and picnic table for the girls, bringing over Sugar Fish sushi, coolers full of drinks, and a cake, to boot!

Needless to say, the streamers were tickled pink by Twitch’s unexpected show of kindness — especially considering that Valkyrae has signed with YouTube for an exclusive streaming deal.

That being said, the entire setup has made the entire internet incredibly jealous and impressed, and has us wondering if we shouldn’t set a little time aside this evening for our own relaxation session. Treat yo self!


How to watch EGLX: Rising Stars, Warzone, Fortnite, Among Us tournaments

Published: 11/Nov/2020 11:57 Updated: 11/Nov/2020 13:56

by Jacob Hale


EGLX is back: the event, usually held in Toronto, Canada, brings gamers together for a weekend of various gaming experiences. This year, though, it’s all online: here’s everything you need to know about the event.

The Enthusiast Gaming Live Experience takes place across four days in November, with tournaments in fan-favorite games like Warzone, Fortnite and Among Us, as well as giving up-and-coming streamers the opportunity to show their talent and earn a contract with esports org Luminosity Gaming.

So, let us explain what’s in store for the week and how you can tune in.

When is EGLX and how can you tune in?

Not only can you watch the EGLX stream on their official website, but it will also be available on their Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here so you can easily jump into the action.

The event lasts from Tuesday, November 10, to Friday, November 13. You can find the full schedule for the week below.

EGLX 2020 schedule

EGLX hosts a number of different events, tournaments and activities for fans and players to take part in.

Here’s the full schedule for EGLX 2020 (all times EST):

Tuesday, November 10

  • 12:00pm — 2:00pm: Escapist Magazine Game Showcase
  • 2:00pm — 5:00pm: RockyNoHands Warzone Tournament
  • 5.30pm — 6.30pm: Fextralife
  • 7:00pm — 8.30pm: Slay Vs. Ft. GoldLink
  • 9:00pm — 11:00pm: Rising Stars Top 8 — Day 1

Wednesday, November 11

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: VennTV
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Escapist Magazine Game Showcase
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm: Special Announcement
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Wisecrack “Show Me The Meaning” Podcast
  • 5:45pm – 6:45pm: FextraLife
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm: Gamers Got Talent
  • 9:00pm – 11:00pm: Rising Stars Top 8 – Day 2

Thursday, November 12

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Pocket Gamer Launchpad
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm: Fortnite Tournament
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: FextraLife
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: ArcadeCloud’s “The Squad”
  • 8:00pm – 10:00pm: The Dating Game

Friday, November 13

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Pocket Gamer Launchpad
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Dedreviil
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: The Sims Resource Live
  • 5:30pm – 8:30pm: xQc Amoung Us Tournament
  • 9:00pm – 11:00pm: Rising Stars Finale
  • 11:00pm – 12:00am: ZHU Afterparty

What are all these different shows and activities?

Rising Stars

EGLX Rising Stars The Finale
Rising Stars sees aspiring streamers compete for a spot on LG.

Rising Stars is a reality competition to discover the next gaming superstar. Before EGLX, contestants fought through a gauntlet to impress a panel of Luminosity Gaming judges. The semi-finals on November 10, 11 and the finale on November 13 will feature Luminosity Gaming’s top judge xQc!

The judges will vote for the best new streamer, who will be signed to LG and win $100,000.

RockyNoHands Warzone Tournament

An invitational tournament supporting the Christopher Reeve Foundation, hosted by Luminosity’s RockyNoHands, held exclusively for Paraplegic players that use the QuadStick.

Fortnite Tournament

An invitational tournament where seven teams will go up against Luminosity Gaming’s Fortnite players Keys, Slackes, & Jampers.

Gamers Got Talent

A fun, laid-back talent show for gamers with talent.

ArcadeCloud’s “The Squad”

Join the cast of ArcadeCloud’s ‘The Squad’ as they discuss their favorite episodes, and release a new Squad episode live.

The Dating Game

TikTok and gaming influencers find love. A dating show hosted by Luminosity Gaming’s Allenownz.

xQc Among Us tournament

An invitational celebrity tournament featuring one lucky fan and Luminosity Gaming’s top talent including xQc, Fresh, Muselk, Anomaly, and more!

So, make sure you tune in when the action kicks off on November 10!