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PUBG slammed for offering "disrespectful" skins to popular streamer

Published: 15/Sep/2019 16:22

by Connor Bennett

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Members of the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds community have slammed the game’s developers for offering Team SoloMid’s Gary ‘BreaK’ Marshall a round of lackluster skins. 

Getting your own signature cosmetics in a game is usually a sign of commitment to a title and having the developers celebrate your contributions to the community. We’ve already seen streamers like Shroud, Dr Disrespect, and more get PUBG skins but other creators have been left on the sidelines. 

However, with the Bluehole team seemingly getting around to a new set of creator skins, they’ve come under fire for offering TSM BreaK – a PUBG dedicated streamer – no primary weapon skins, and only secondary choices. 

Twitter: TSMBreaK – third from the left – has competed for TSM at PUBG events.

During his September 13 stream, BreaK announced to his viewers that the developers had been in contact over giving him his own signature skins. 

So, we got offered skins for PUBG,” BreaK told his viewers. “I’ve got three days to decide.” After a few moments of silence, and thanking viewers for subscribing, the streamer continued on. 

“I’m not lying, but, we got no primary weapon skins. I have choices of pistols, uzis, or shotguns – and I wanted to ask you guys what would you want,” he added before laughing at his viewer’s comments about the choices. 

After the clip circulated around the PUBG community, Pittsburgh Knights streamer Rusk1turbo tweeted it out again, with the caption: “Is this a joke @PUBG???” 

The Knights streamer also continued by praising Break’s contributions to the game, before adding “What an absolute joke, he deserves so much better and you know it!”

Other PUBG players chimed in on Rusk1turbo’s post to agree with his sentiment and continued the praise of Break – who has been around the game since it was in an Alpha state.

That included Jake ‘ChocoTaco’ Throop, who had his own PUBG parachute skin in-game through the limited-time Twitch streamer set back in April. ChocoTaco stated: “This is so stupid.”

Fellow TSM member Colton ‘Viss’ Visser also made his feelings known about the choices – by even tagging Twitch on Twitter and asking why Break had been offered “lame skins.”

He followed up, adding: “One of your most loyal supporters of the game, continues to make content till this day. This is disrespectful.”

Seeing as the developers laid out Break’s options to him and gave him a deadline of three days, it’s probably unlike that they will change course and offer the streamer something different.

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Tommyinnit reveals he used to stream snipe Shroud before he was famous

Published: 20/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 11:27

by Calum Patterson

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Tommyinnit might be the most popular streamer on Twitch right now, averaging over 200,000 concurrent viewers for his sporadic Minecraft streams, but it turns out he used to be a massive shroud fanboy. In fact, he was one of shroud’s infamous stream snipers.

Stream sniping is the practice of using a streamer’s broadcast to gain information about the game they are playing – either to get an unfair advantage, or simply to join their game and troll them.

During the height of PUBG’s popularity in 2017, shroud was the biggest streamer on Twitch, and had an army of loyal stream snipers who would try endlessly to get into his matches.

Shroud’s stream snipers weren’t like others though – instead of trying to kill him, they would sing him songs, give him weapons and armor, or try to save his life when under attack.

Tommyinnit stream sniping shroud
Twitch: Shroud
Tommyinnit would get into shroud’s game’s to troll.

Tommyinnit admits shroud stream sniping

Although it’s against the rules of most games and of Twitch itself, Tommyinnit has admitted that when he was 14, back in 2017, he loved both PUBG and shroud, and would spend hours up late trying to get into his games.

And he was successful too – often matching up with him, and trying to save his life from actual enemies attacking him. Shroud eventually became familiar with Tommy’s name, and would say hello to him. In a video on his second channel, Tommyoutit, came clean about all of his stream sniping antics.

In one session, shroud even talked to Tommy about playing Minecraft, the game that he’s so well-known for now.

But, it turns out that Tommyinnit made this video because it wasn’t just years ago in PUBG that he was stream sniping shroud. When he recently saw shroud on a Minecraft server with proximity chat, he had to try it again for old times sake.

Unfortunately, shroud didn’t seem to be enjoying himself at all this time around, and soon after left the server – though not before killing Tommyinnit’s character, twice.

Although stream sniping is technically against the rules on Twitch, we’re sure the platform will let this one slide, as it was all in good fun. The real question is whether shroud has made the connection that one of his old stream snipers is now one of the biggest names on Twitch alongside him.