The rise of the robust streaming industry continues to evolve, and twitch streamers are now earning some serious cash to play brand new games as studios look to push exposure of their new titles.
According to the Wall Street Journal, streamers that host twitch streams that attract 15,000 or more viewers simultaneously, can earn anywhere between, $25,000 and $50,000 an hour from publishers if they stream a newly releases game from that studio, said Reed Duchscher, president of Night Media Inc., which is a firm that represents some of the world’s top influencers.
The formula has been successful, as seen with the epic launch of Apex Legends, and more and more companies are taking the same approach, as it is slowly evolving into a new way of marketing, one that is paying off for both the companies, and the streamers.
Twitch Streams Bans Non-Subscribers, Every “Little Poor Person Who Can’t Afford a Sub”
We all know how to make money on Twitch, and the platform offers a number of ways to do so from bits, to subs, and donations. But one twitch streamer’s arrogance and greed has the community up in arms.
During a recent stream, twitch streamer ‘SavageBabyDoll’ made the decision to not only ban non-subscribers from watching her stream, but also insult everyone by requesting; “Can you ban every little poor person who can’t afford a sub?”
I was banned from her stream for asking "Do I have to be a sub to do these boxfights?" because she doesn't have it in her title pic.twitter.com/IJkk4WAgng— north ghost 北 (@gh0stty_) December 8, 2019
Obviously, this was met with instant backlash, so much so that the streamer has locked down all of her social media accounts, and removed many of her past stream videos from Twitch.
According to Dexerto, SavageBabyDoll was a streamer for esports organization ‘eRa Eternity’ but was released on December 10th due to her actions.
eRa has released SavageBabyDoll from our streaming roster.— eRa Dan (@danielhsee) December 10, 2019
As an organization, we are striving to always hold our team members accountible for their actions especially when it involves the community.
We wish her the best in her future endeavors!
Twitch Streamer with Tourette’s Syndrome Under Fire
A twitch streamer with Tourette’s syndrome has come under fire for controversial comment made during he stream.
Sweet Anita, a partnered Twitch streamer and YouTuber, was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome 5 years ago and some of her ticks, including profanity-laden outbursts and popping, often are part of her streams.
Unfortunately, one of her outbursts has led to quite the backlash from the streaming community after she had an outburst saying “kill the Jews”, during a live stream.
You can see video of the stream below:
I know she has tourettes but holy fuck pic.twitter.com/r3goxOovQr— Jeffthrow ❼ (@JeffThrow) December 9, 2019
Many are calling for Twitch to step in, including other streamers. She did issue the following apology for the controversial outburst:
I’m apologizing for last nights actions… I wasn’t in the right state of mind I was emotional and didn’t think it through. Sorry to anyone I offended.— lilchiipmunk🎀 (@itslilchipmunk) December 10, 2019
Now, this leaves Twitch in an odd situation, and it has sparked quite the debate amongst the community. It will be interesting to see how this situation is handled.
Twitch Streamer ‘Novaruu’ Gets Ban for Promotional Giveaway
Here we go again. Twitch is back at handing out their bans in confusing, and controversial, fashion, and just handed ‘Just Chatting’ streamer Novaruu for an odd violation of their terms of service.
Novaruu took to Twitter to address the ban, and also question how the length of her ban warranted the same length of bans handed out for those who are banned for nudity.
How does raffling off a birdhouse and nudity have the same amount of day ban. At least give me a 1 day ban.— Novaruu (@novaruu_) December 11, 2019
According to Dexerto, under section 9(iii) of the platform’s Terms of Service, streamers are not allowed to “make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals…to users of the Twitch services, including…things related to promotional giveaways.”
Streamers must also abide by the United States law when doing giveaways like this. Alabama, Hawaii, and Utah have banned raffles in their states. Novaruu currently resides in Texas, but is still subject to regulations under Federal law.
The Federal Trade Commission stipulates that “sweepstakes-type promotions that require a purchase by participants are illegal in the United States.”
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