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Top Twitch Streamers Are Capitalizing On Depp V. Heard Trial Trauma

If you’ve visited Twitch lately, you may have noticed that the most-popular “Just Chatting” category and the front page have been dominated by one thing: the defamation trial between actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. What started on April 11 as an in-court battle recounting a toxic relationship filled with abuse and trauma has since attracted top streamers like Pokimane and xQc, who are reacting to—and memeing—the trial. In other words, streaming the Depp v. Heard court case has become a growing trend on the Amazon-owned platform for creators big and small to maximize their viewership, some capitalizing off the…

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Big-Name Streamer Sykkuno Ditched Twitch Partly Because It Misspelled His Name

Sykkuno, one of Twitch’s top streamers known for his wholesome demeanor and for playing games like Among Us and GTA Online, left the Amazon-owned platform for the red pastures of YouTube Gaming this month. The move shocked the livestreaming space because Sykkuno was something of a household name on Twitch, boasting four million followers and 103 million total views since becoming a more consistent streamer in April 2019. However, the switch made sense for him because, as he revealed during his first-ever YouTube Gaming livestream, the Google-owned platform offered him a slightly better deal, and Twitch gave his name a…

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YouTube Streamer With 6.9M Followers Banned After Valorant Tirade Clip Surfaces

In maybe the swiftest escalation of 2022, gaming YouTuber and experimental rapper IShowSpeed was banned from Valorant (and other Riot Games titles) and potentially YouTube for demeaning a female player in Riot’s tactical hero shooter. IShowSpeed has since apologized for his behavior, saying he was “not having a good day” in the clip that went viral and appears to have sparked the ban. While moderation was speedy, the entire debacle has sparked discussion around trash talk in games, and who gets a second chance when they’re young and reckless.

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Get To Know The World Of Warcraft-Playing, Twitch-Streaming Grandma Who Just Turned 80

WowGrandma78, the elderly streamer who’s been broadcasting on the platform since January 2020, celebrated her 80th birthday last month. To honor her eight decades around the sun, WowGrandma78 is hosting a multi-day sub-athon on Twitch, which entered day 15 as of this writing. It’s unclear whether she plans to stop anytime soon, but Kotaku had the opportunity to catch up with her in between breaks to chat about streaming, World of Warcraft, and life off the Amazon-owned platform.

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World of Warcraft Streamer Has Been Celebrating Her 80th Birthday On Twitch For 12 Days (And Counting)

Twitch can often be a cesspit of awfulness. If it’s not one streamer getting swatted or another streamer getting accused of misogyny, then it’s potential litigation between big-name broadcasters (that ultimately fizzled into nothing). But there is some good on the platform, too. One such example is WowGrandma78, a grandma and Twitch streamer who celebrated her 80th birthday this month with a subathon. As of now, she’s been livestreaming for 12 days. And until the clock runs out–which gets extended by three minutes every time someone subscribes–she has no intention of stopping.

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After Streaming Dr Disrespect’s Chess Match, Hikaru Nakamura Gets Banned On Twitch

Popular chess streamer and Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura thought it would be okay to watch Dr Disrespect play chess on Twitch. He was wrong, it seems. A chess prodigy, the five-time US champion is one of the best in the world. At age ten, he was then the youngest American to beat an International Master. At 13, he was also the youngest American to be given the title Grandmaster. His now-suspended Twitch channel offers a thorough, yet approachable take on chess.

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Chess Grandmaster Banned On Twitch After Streaming Dr. Disrespect Match

Popular chess streamer and Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura thought it would be okay to watch Dr Disrespect play chess on Twitch. He was wrong, it seems. A chess prodigy, the five-time US champion is one of the best in the world. At age ten, he was then the youngest American to beat an International Master. At 13, he was also the youngest American to be given the title Grandmaster. His now-suspended Twitch channel offers a thorough, yet approachable take on chess.

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VTuber Ironmouse Is Breaking All Kinds Of Twitch Records

Twitch has a new rising star, one that’s quickly surpassed the platform’s highest performers like Hasanabi and xQc in some respects. Her name is Ironmouse, and she’s a virtual pink-haired anime VTuber that’s been doing an uncapped subathon for going on 18 days now. She has also broken a bunch of livestreaming records to become Twitch’s top female broadcaster with over 100,000 active subscribers, which makes sense when you watch her lowkey streams.

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Hearthstone Streamer Swatted Live On Twitch

Twitch streamer Alexandra “Alliestrasza” Macpherson, a prominent Hearthstone player and a member of esports organization Fade 2 Karma, was arrested on February 9. But it wasn’t her fault. She was swatted while playing the collectible card game live on stream, with police showing up fully strapped and ready to take down whatever threat was lurking in her home.

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Disguised Toast Banned From Twitch For Watching Death Note Anime

On Monday, variety streamer Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang was banned from Twitch for watching Death Note, a 2007 Shonen anime licensed by Viz Media. What many hoped was only a short ban, especially after Imane “Pokimane” Anys was suspended for just 48 hours for a similar act, might stretch to an entire month, according to a recent tweet from Disguised Toast.

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Pokimane Receives First Twitch Ban, But It’s Only Temporary

Pokimane, one of Twitch’s biggest and most popular streamers with over 8.5 million followers, was banned from the platform last night while streaming the cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. The ban is temporary, according to Pokimane, but is a sign that Twitch’s growing “TV Meta” is probably going to cause further problems for big and small streamers.