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Overwatch streamer ruins setup after raging at “trashcan” teammate

Published: 9/Mar/2020 14:09 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 15:27

by Jacob Hale

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An Overwatch streamer finally lost it at his teammates while playing ranked matches and went ballistic, punching and kicking his desk and potentially breaking his mic stand and other peripherals.

We all know the pain of being lumbered with teammates that perhaps aren’t as good as us or annoy us in various ways, especially if you don’t typically run as a teammate with your friends or teammates.

Solo queueing is up there as one of the most frustrating parts of competitive gaming, but it’s not often you get this angry at a teammate that you risk thousands of dollars worth of equipment just to get your anger out.

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Kuhi is a Twitch partner that streams Overwatch almost exclusively, a high-ranked player that is clearly well above the average standard. However, that doesn’t mean his teammates are always going to make decisions he agrees with, as became evident during his March 8 broadcast.

During a tense game that Kuhi and co. seemed to be on the back foot of throughout, tensions finally rose enough for he and one of his team to start shouting and throwing shots at each other, clearly more interested and getting one up over the other than winning the match.

Finally, after muting him, Kuhi slams the desk before leaving the match, clearly overcome with anger. Although he seems to calm down, the situation quickly escalates as he repeatedly punches and kicks his desk, breaking his mic stand in the process.

After he calmed down, Kuhi reported the player and thanked ‘Violet’, who had raided his stream at the peak of his anger and given new viewers a lot more than they bargained for.

The stream continued for over nine hours more, so Kuhi clearly hadn’t damaged his equipment – or his hands – irreparably, which is probably quite likely considering the vigor with which he was hitting.

So, although we all understand the feeling of disagreeing with our random teammates, maybe we should endeavor not to let it get this far.

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Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos

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Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.