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Wholesome streamer explains why he’s not accepting more Twitch donations

Published: 28/Apr/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer ‘Broxh’ went viral earlier in April after he tried to return some subscriptions a viewer had gifted his chat. Now that his channel has gone viral, the New Zealander has had it with the gifts and won’t be accepting more.

During an April 27 broadcast, Broxh was asked why he’s no longer accepting donations – and he had quite aninteresting response to the query, to say the least.

“I don’t really want them now, you see,” the streamer revealed. “For now, I’m just not really keen on it.”

Broxh is a wood-carving streamer.

“The first people I will help in my life are my mother and my family personally,” he explained selflessly. That said, Twitch’s newest sensation will be orchestrating a charity stream at some point in the future.

“I just want wood,” he laughed.

Since going viral and amassing nearly 65,000 followers, the wood-carving streamer has been gifted hundreds of subscriptions and donations by users impressed by his act of kindness earlier in the month.

On April 20, Broxh was gifted three subs by a viewer and he immediately tried to get them refunded. “Can I give the money back?” he asked. “Is there any way I can give the money back?”

The clip of the wood-carver trying to refund the viewer spread like wildfire, receiving over 250,000 views on Twitch alone.

Fellow streamers took note of Broxh’s good nature, such as ‘Trainwrecks,’ who gifted 100 subs during a broadcast, as well as ‘PandaTV,’ who took it upon himself to upgrade the Kiwi’s setup.

“I think you’ve shocked everyone with your humbleness and you seem like an absolutely f**king wonderful dude,” PandaTV said after he revealed to the streamer he would be building him a new computer.

Despite all the good things going Broxh’s way, he hasn’t lost sight of what made him so popular to begin with. Hopefully, his viewers can continue their support in other ways when the woodcarver decides to host his charity stream.


Shroud claims Twitch streamers should “unite” to overturn DMCA rules

Published: 25/Oct/2020 3:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed streamers should have taken a “united front” on the new DMCA rules to try and force Twitch to overturn them, and “could have won” if they did, after thousands of streamers deleted their old VODs to avoid being taken down, some dating back nearly a decade.

Twitch has ramped up its efforts in cracking down on streamers using licensed music. Streamers around the world have been rattled and rocked after receiving DMCA takedown notifications, with a massive wave sweeping across the platform on October 20.

It happened because most streamers play music in their streams, which means it’s also included in their library of video clips and VODs.

It’s a controversial issue that has happened in the past, but the latest ‘DMCA Bloodbath’ has been the biggest one yet. Hundreds of partnered streamers have been forced to take down and delete years worth of content, and it’s sparked a lot of outrage from streamers and viewers alike.

Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek mulled over the issue in his latest stream, and he came to the conclusion that streamers didn’t play their cards right. He believes they should have taken a “united front” on the issue and “hurt themselves” by not doing it sooner.

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Shroud believes Twitch streamers needed to be on a “united front” to tackle the DMCA crackdown.

The first point shroud made was that, even if streamers obtained a license to skirt around the DMCA issues and play music on their stream, it wouldn’t solve the issue. 

“If I was to get a license to play music on my stream, Twitch would not know,” he said. “Therefore, their Twitch music… algorithm that mutes VODs would still mute my VOD even though… I legally can do it.”

“So even getting a license right now doesn’t matter,” he added. “Because… you’re still going to get cucked.”

Shroud went on to describe the whole situation as “strange” because playing in silence for a moment.  Then, he had another flurry of thoughts, which brought him to his final point that streamers should have been more united.

“If we as streamers took a united front and we didn’t just make rational f**king decisions and just start deleting sh*t, we actually could have won,” he said. “But now we hurt ourselves, so that sucks, but it is what it is. We folded. We’re a bunch of bi*ches.”

Shroud is referring to the fact that practically every streamer has been outraged by the decision. However, they ultimately succumbed to Twitch’s demands and deleted their VODS to avoid potential issues.

Many people will believe his frustration is warranted. However, at the same time, nobody can really blame other streamers for adhering to Twitch’s demands. After all, their livelihood depends on it.

The key takeaway, however, is that streamers could take shroud’s opinion on board in the future. If anything, partnered streamers are all pillars in the community. It couldn’t hurt for them to unite on matters when they really have to.

At the end of the day, workers in the ‘real world’ have associations, bodies, and unions to support them. So why should it be any different for streamers?