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Valkyrae reveals why she decided to leave 100 Thieves’ LA content house

Published: 11/Feb/2020 2:56 Updated: 11/Feb/2020 5:57

by Isaac McIntyre

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100 Thieves star’ Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter has revealed why she’s decided to leave the organization’s new Los Angeles content house, admitting she needed to change things in her personal life after a “whirlwind” few months.

Hofstetter has had a whirlwind last few months, leaving 100T’s new LA abode after signing with the org in 2018, and penning a huge exclusive deal with YouTube. Needless to say, the streamer is looking forward to a break.

One of the ways she’s planning on managing her fast-paced lifestyle, which now includes big YouTube streams, creating personal vlogs, and teaming up with all her 100 Thieves co-stars, was to get her own space, Valkyrae revealed.

According to the 28-year-old, who addressed the shift during a house tour video on February 10, she had been struggling with balancing her “work and home life,” and decided she needed to pull the plug on “24/7 100 Thieves” by moving out.

It’s a bold move, and one that may have shocked many of her fans, especially considering she was the first streamer to join Nadeshot. All good things come to an end, however, and Valkyrae’s stay in the new LA spot is just one of those.

Instagram: Valkyrae
Valkyrae is aiming to prioritize “health and wellness” by finally moving into her own place.

That’s not to say that she’s stepping back from her 100T videos and content in the slightest, she promised. It’s just important for her to keep her “health and wellness” in mind, and she had been struggling to do that living where she works.

“Why I left the house… I just kind of wanted to separate myself from it all. As some of you know, Matt [Nadeshot], Jack [CouRage], and Brooke live in the content house, but I wanted to separate my work life from my home life,” she revealed.

“The house is just five minutes away, so it’s not like I’m far. I have my laptop here, so I come home, can still game, and I get away from my work computer.

“I made the call because I’m trying to focus on health, wellness, and fitness, and Michael [her partner and fellow streamer Michael ‘SonyD’ Sherman] encourages me to do that here as well, so that’s perfect and great. I think it will be a good change.”

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Moving into her own house won’t effect her 100 Thieves content, the YouTube star promised.

Like the streaming star mentioned, however, her move away from the 100T content house and into her own home doesn’t mean she’ll be any less involved in the org. In fact, she believes it will “energize” her to do even more.

“It feels like a bit of a reset moving in real life, and onto YouTube,” she continued. “I’ve been gaming my entire life, but now with the move I can focus on beauty, fitness, and as well as everything with 100 Thieves. I couldn’t be more excited.”

She also added that she had “learned so much from [her] roommates,” and said she hoped they would still remain “incredibly supportive towards [her] decisions” moving forward outside of the org’s Los Angeles content house.

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 8:49 in the video below.

 

Valkyrae definitely hasn’t disappeared from the 100 Thieves content despite her move either, and recently appeared in the org’s $500k Halftime Uno tournament, though the YouTube star bombed out of the winner-takes-all comp early.

For now, it looks like it’s business as usual for the streamer, who has promised her fans more personal vlogs, insights into her new place, and plenty more content with Nadeshot, Courage, and Brooke. Keep your eyes peeled!

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Virtual streamer CodeMiko banned from Twitch for third time

Published: 19/Jan/2021 10:40 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 10:53

by Connor Bennett

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Popular virtual streamer CodeMiko has been banned from Twitch for the third time, leaving some fans asking if this is a permanent ban. 

Over the years, Twitch streamers have come up with different ways to stand out from the crowd instead of just being world-class at certain games. Some have ramped up production in a major way and you can’t really take your eyes off it.

That includes VTubers and virtual streamers too, who use a digital avatar, editing, and even in some cases, a motion capture suit, to replace themselves on-screen and take on a different persona. 

In the last few weeks, Codemiko – a streamer who takes the VTuber concept to a whole new level – has been getting massive numbers on Twitch. However, she’s now been banned, yet again. 

CodeMiko on a livestream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with 50,000 followers on Twitch

The ban came on January 19 after StreamerBans, who tracks all the different bans – temporary or permanent – on Twitch, tweeted that CodeMiko had been suspended by Twitch. 

The reason for the ban, or its length, is unknown but some fans were quick to speculate on the reason. Some suggested that it was because she used the word Simp – which was recently banned by Twitch. 

Others noted that in a previous stream, where she was interviewing fellow streamer PayMoneyWubby, Codemiko was incredibly drunk and could have been banned for that. Twitch does have some strict rules around drinking on stream, especially if you get out of hand and overindulge. 

There’s no way of confirming just why she’s banned, or how long the ban will last unless the streamer reveals it herself. Twitch typically does not comment on individual bans.

The only thing she’s posted regarding the ban was the ‘sadge’ meme.

This would be her third ban, previously being banned twice in September of 2020.

However, a streamer has to be banned three times within a three month period to rack up a permanent ban, so, she’ll probably be back at some point in the near future.