Who is Pestily? Twitch's most popular Escape from Tarkov streamer - Dexerto

Who is Pestily? Twitch’s most popular Escape from Tarkov streamer

Published: 5/Jan/2020 17:48

by Connor Bennett


The rise of Escape from Tarkov on Twitch has shone a spotlight on Pestily, as the Australian streamer has achieved some remarkable success. But, who is he and why is he so popular?

With Escape from Tarkov dominating the charts on Twitch at the start of the new year, streamers who have been committed to the game for quite a while are getting their moment in the spotlight – even though bigger names in the streaming scene have tried their hand at the game.

It’s not Dr Disrespect, Tim ‘TimTheTatMan’ Betar, Ben ‘Dr Lupo’ Lupo, or even Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel who has cemented themselves at the top of charts though. That accolade falls to Pestily, an Australian streamer who had a pretty interesting way to celebrate gaining 30,000 viewers on one stream – although, he has managed to triple that on a few occasions since. 

Battlestate GamesEscape from Tarkov has vaulted from a niche title to Twitch’s most popular game.

As previously stated, Pestily is a former Australian military member turned Escape from Tarkov streamer that has been creating content around the game since 2018. With the game hitting the heights on Twitch as the most popular title because of in-game drops, he’s been thrust into the spotlight.

Per statistics from SullyGnome, he had been averaging a few thousand viewers per stream throughout the end of 2019, but as soon as the drops became available in December, he skyrocketed. 

Since December 29, he’s averaged well over 50,000 viewers, with three streams – January 2, 4, and 5, peaking over 100,000 viewers – as he’s also found himself gaining tens of thousands of interested followers as well.

Twitter: PestilyPestily has been streaming on Twitch since 2018

Pestily is well aware of his meteoric success too, as he addressed the insane growth on stream, seeing as he’s become the fastest-growing streamer on Twitch for the last few weeks.

“I started this event with 140,000 followers – and that’s two years of streaming, content creation and in seven days, I’ve got 115,000 followers,” he said during his January 5 stream. “And, I’ve gone from 5,000 subs to nearly 17,000 – that’s a massive growth. Massive. 

With him being an incredibly experienced Tarkov player, Pestily has been able to showcase his high-level gameplay and also offer tips out on stream. 

However, for anyone who wants to take the game a little more seriously and perhaps try to replicate his current success, he provides deeper dives on YouTube channel. He’s even appeared on podcasts with the game’s developers to discuss updates and the state of the game. 

Now, if he’ll be able to maintain his current level of success, is another question – especially as the drops that have made the game so popular on Twitch won’t last forever.

Either way, anyone with an interest in Tarkov will likely still be able to find him making content about the game, regardless of it staying as a mainstream hit or not.

His increase in followers also give him a boost if he chooses to move onto another game, so as long as he can retain some of his newfound viewers, it could be the kickstart to Twitch’s next big star.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.