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Asmongold slams Valorant streamers for misleading Twitch viewers

Published: 18/Apr/2020 13:19

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular World of Warcraft content creator Zack ‘Asmongold’ has criticized popular streamers for misleading Valorant viewers on Twitch.

Since Valorant’s closed beta launched on April 7, many fans have been hoping to gain access through random drops which can only be earned by watching the game on Twitch, inflating viewership for many of the top streamers.

It was revealed that instead of ending their streams, some of those at the top of Valorant’s page on Twitch would simply playback their VoD’s to maintain viewers while they slept, sparking a debate over whether it should be allowed.

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The release of Valorant’s closed beta has led to an influx of new viewers on Twitch.

Asmongold spoke out on April 17, claiming Valorant viewers on Twitch were being misled by some of the game’s top streamers.

Asmongold posted a video to Twitter, explaining why he was addressing the issue and particularly highlighted its impact on smaller streamers and the viewers.

“I went on the Valorant section, looked at the top streams and three of the top four were f**king VoDs,” he revealed, claiming that a lot of smaller streamers “were afraid” to speak up.

He also claimed that the tactic was likely against the platform’s Terms of Service but Twitch had not taken any action against those who were “burying” the smaller streamers and causing them to miss out on a lot of potential viewers.

After pointing out the lack of interactivity, Asmongold focused on streamers who were misleading their viewers with titles that made it unclear that they were watching a rerun.“It’s intentionally written that way in order to deceive people into thinking it’s live and get them to go into that stream.”

TSM streamer Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani also asked Twitch to take action. He deleted the tweet, but followed up by saying it’s a “slippery slope.”

Asmongold added that the tactic was also hurting Twitch’s chance at converting a lot of casual viewers to watch streams more often, “What kind of impression does it give a new viewer to be immediately deceived by a streamer that’s just doing this to get more money.”

Asmongold later explained that although he does not agree with it, he does not blame any of the top streamers that are taking advantage of the opportunity, instead, calling for Twitch to make changes to allow others broadcasting on the platform to shine.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!