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World Of Warcraft Streamer Allegedly Harassed Off Of Twitch By Ex-Cop

A 29-year-old former airport cop, Evan Baltierra, was arrested this week and charged in federal court with allegedly harassing a World of Warcraft streamer off of Twitch. The two met in person at BlizzCon 2019, according to an accompanying affidavit, but when the streamer declined to be his “valentine” and later took away his mod privileges from her Twitch channel he allegedly began a targeted harassment campaign against her, her boyfriend, and her family.

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40K Developers Criticised Over Dumb Twitch Drops

Complex Games, the developers of the new Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, have issued a statement apologising to players after running a campaign where certain in-game items were only available to those who sat through some Twitch streams.

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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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Twitch Pauses ‘Boost’ Feature After Porn Sneaks Onto Front Page

Twitch just can’t seem to scrub porn off its platform. Thanks to the “Boost This Stream” feature the Amazon-owned company introduced last October, viewers are paying to promote, or “boost,” sexually explicit content onto the platform’s front page. Unsurprisingly, Twitch has paused the boosting feature indefinitely.

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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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Twitch Withholding Payments For Russian Streamers

Twitch joins the list of international companies sanctioning Russia over its illegal invasion of Ukraine, telling streamers that it would be withholding payments. “Payouts to the financial institution associated with your Twitch account have been blocked as a result of sanctions,” read an email Twitch sent Russian streamers (via The Washington Post). “Twitch complies with economic sanctions imposed by the United States and other governments, and is complying with those imposed in response to the situation in Ukraine. These sanctions may limit or impact your access to payouts, ability to monetize your stream, and/or financially support other creators.”

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Valorant Twitch Streamer Accused Of Dodging, Muting Women

Jason “JasonR” Ruchelski, a former CS:GO player and full-time Twitch streamer, is under fire for reputedly dodging Valorant games in which women are present. He’s also defending himself in the worst way possible, saying he can’t disrespect women if he never interacts with them. It’s not a good look.

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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.