Monday, September 26, 2022
Monday, September 26, 2022

How Twitch Streamers Make Money – AP News Corner

There are many ways to monetize your Twitch channel, including selling branded merchandise. For instance, you can sell t-shirts and mugs featuring your Twitch business logo or special artwork. If you already have a large following and an excellent stream, you can also join an affiliate program that allows you to earn money when others buy products you recommend on your channel. There are even programs that will give you a percentage of the sales that your audience makes. You can also run advertisements during your stream. If you have an engaged audience, you can make money with ads, which show up before and halfway through your video. However, be careful not to annoy your viewers. You can start with one minute of advertisements per hour, but be sure to space them out so that they don’t interrupt your content. You can also make money by integrating a store into your channel. You will receive alerts when your viewers purchase something. This is especially useful if you are promoting a new product, such as an app or game. You’ll want to make sure that your stream is on brand. Subscriptions and donations are also popular ways to monetize your Twitch…

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Top live-stream platform forced to step in as users watch gambling for a million hours a day

The Twitch logo is seen at the offices of Twitch Interactive Inc, a social video platform and gaming community owned by Amazon, in San Francisco, California. The live streaming platform is under pressure to tighten its rules after it was accused of exposing people to gambling, especially younger viewers. Picture: Reuters/Elijah NouvelageAn outcry among the community has pressured Twitch to tighten its rules after one of its streamers came clean about scamming friends and viewers to fuel a gambling addiction.Twitch is the biggest live-streaming platform in the world, where tens of millions of people tune in daily to watch ‘streamers’ for hours a day. These streamers are individuals who broadcast a wide variety of live content to audiences around the world.Story continues below AdvertisementTwitch began as a place to stream people playing video games and interacting with their audience (who can send messages in a live public chat). While games as a whole still make up the majority of the viewership, the most popular single category is now ‘Just Chatting’, which is a general catch all for non-gaming content.People successfully live-stream all kinds of activities, from cooking, to ‘just chatting’ with their viewers, to making music – and sometimes any…

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Twitch: xQc and Hasan Drama Explained – Game Rant

Twitch streamer Felix Lengyel, also known as xQc, is no stranger to controversy. He is one of the most popular streamers on the platform behind channels such as Ninja, TFue, and Auronplay, and thrives in the Just Chatting category. Most of his Twitch debates happen very publicly on stream or over social media, which can make them quite the spectacle. Over the past few days, Twitch audiences and subreddits such as r/LivestreamFail have been discussing a feud between xQc and Hasan Piker, also known as HasanAbi on Twitter and other platforms, which has led other streamers to pick sides as toxicity brews between communities. What began over a public breakup has evolved into a more complicated debate, especially alongside criticisms of the platform as Twitch creators are being accused of sexual assault amid other controversies. xQc and Adept's Breakup Creates Big Drama The initial drama began after it was publicly announced on September 16 that xQc and his girlfriend, streamer adeptthebest (who prefers to go by Adept), had broken up. Though xQc and Adept have broken up before, it's likely this is the final time given xQc cited that she didn't get along with his brother, and that their relationship…

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Trainwreck blasts “corrupt” Pokimane, shoots down collabs – WIN.gg

Olivia Richman • September 24, 2022 2:06 pm Imane “Pokimane” Anys often comes off as a wholesome content creator but Tyler “Trainwreck” Niknam thinks there’s a different side to her that people should know. In a Discord call streamed on Twitch, Trainwreck accused Pokimane of being one of the most “corrupt” figures on Twitch. While speaking with to Asmongold, Mitch Jones, Felix “xQc” Lengyel, and Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo, Trainwreck discussed how he’s been treated by other prominent streamers. Asmongold asked Mizkif why he bothered to do collaborations with Pokimane and Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker. The World of Warcraft streamer added that they would “turn on you” the moment you look bad. Trainwreck was quick to agree with this sentiment. “Pokimane is one of the most corrupt figures on Twitch,” he said. Trainwreck went on to explain that Pokimane isn’t “replicable,” so Twitch isn’t willing to lose the popular content creator. But it’s currently unclear why Asmongold and Trainwreck believe Twitch should break ties with Pokimane. The two streamers didn’t offer any specific examples of Pokimane’s wrongdoings or corrupt behavior. In her own stream, Pokimane stated that she doesn’t want to be involved in the drama that keeps cropping up on Twitch.…

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Twitch's tortured relationship with casino streamers – iGaming Business

This week, Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch announced a major crackdown on users streaming slots, roulette or dice games from unlicensed operators. But controversy around the slots streams had been brewing for years. iGB explains the full history of Twitch and casino streams. 2016 With gaming streaming site Twitch – and the streaming sector in general – having exploded in recent years, early casino streamers begin to get in on the opportunity. CasinoDaddy and Roshtein – some of the most-followed streamers at the time of the ban – both began streaming slots in 2016. CasinoGrounds – which became a hub for many slots streamers – also started as a community of those who streamed casino games in 2016. “The casino streaming scene on Twitch was a cosy and intimate space for all the fans of video slots,” Roshtein said on the “About” section of his website. “There were only a couple of casino streamers(…) who welcomed me with open arms and encouraged me to pursue my passion.” Betting using in-game items from Counter-strike: global Offensive was the first form of gambling to face a major crackdown from Twitch At the same time, though, Twitch attempted an early crackdown on one form…

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Twitch gambling streamers angered at stream banning – Esports.net

This week Twitch has made a few policy announcements with some changes to how the platform runs. First, was banning Twitch gambling streamers that have been the root of so much controversy lately. The ban has been widely greeted as a rare good move from Twitch, going down considerably better than their recent change to monetization. However, some streamers aren’t happy. Gambling streamers are facing a loss of their entire channel’s hook. This is what the reaction from the Twitch gambling streamers has been, and why there’s so much disagreement about this move. Twitch Gambling Streamers React to Losing Content The new changes to the Twitch terms of service are going to be cutting down on gambling schemes. They’re not specifically banning all streams, but a few gambling streamers haven’t reacted so well. Trainwreck in particular. The streamer has been embroiled with controversy lately involving Mizkif and even xQc. In the midst of this, gambling streams were banned following the Sliker scam coming to light. Trainwreck has been one of the most popular streamers in gambling content and he’s come to the defence of the idea of gambling on stream recently. His main problem with the decision is that it…

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Twitch has safety upgrades “in development” following report on alleged grooming – NME

Content Warning: this piece contains details of child predatory behaviour and online abuse. A new report has alleged that child predators use Twitch to target children using its streaming platform, and the company has now responded, calling the statistics “deeply upsetting”. The report, published by Bloomberg, alleges that 1,976 Twitch users exhibited “unusual patterns of behaviour” indicating that many of them primarily exist on Twitch in order to catalogue, watch and manipulate children using the streaming service. The study ran from October 2020 to August 2022, and in this almost two-year period it was alleges that 279,016 children were targeted by hundreds of accounts. These online predators could entice children to perform suggestive dances or explicit acts, the report found. Twitch has responded to the report with an emailed statement emphasising the steps it has taken so far to address the security of minors on the platform. “Preventing child harm is one of our most fundamental responsibilities as a society,” it said. “We do not allow children under 13 to use Twitch, and preventing our service for being used for harm is one of our biggest priorities.” Despite the fact that the platform is not meant to be used by…

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Twitch reportedly attracting child predators seeking kids' livestreams – Shacknews

Twitch has issued a response to Wednesday's report. This hasn't been a good day for Twitch. A new report has suggested that nearly 2,000 users have been systemically following underage users across the platform. A significant number of those users have exhibited strange patterns that suggest they may be cataloging children's livestreams. "Bloomberg verified that the 1,976 accounts had numerous children in their following lists," reads the Bloomberg report. "Bloomberg also reviewed live video recordings and other documentation and analysis by the researcher. In the course of reporting, Bloomberg discovered additional live videos and predatory accounts not cataloged by the researcher, suggesting the problem could be even more widespread than the data portrays." Of the nearly 2,000 accounts cited, Bloomberg observed various grooming tactics and other unsettling actions at work. The report acknowledges that Twitch has increased the size of its law enforcement response team and has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in an effort to curb these activities. However, given the size and scope of Twitch's user base, successfully monitoring everything is nearly impossible. Just Chatting is one of Twitch's most popular categories.Source: Twitch Twitch issued its response in the same Bloomberg report, noting:…

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Twitch prohibits unlicensed gambling streams as influential streamers threaten strike | Eurogamer.net

Twitch has updated its regulations on gambling on the streaming platform, following an outcry from streamers. The new policy prohibits streaming of gambling sites that include slots, roulette, or dice games that aren't licensed in the US or "other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection" from 18th October. This follows strike threats from some of the biggest Twitch streamers after former Team Liquid member ItsSliker admitted to have scammed viewers and fellow streamers out of $200k to fund his gambling addiction. Eurogamer Newscast: Were Nintendo Direct and PlayStation State of Play a disappointment? The news of ItsSliker broke when a video of him asking for money leaked on reddit. Streamer Lukeafk also admitted to loaning ItsSliker $27k. "It's time for the truth," said ItsSliker on a Just Chatting stream. "If you haven't heard, I borrowed money off people...To the people that are watching, I know I will never be able to ask for forgiveness. I'm ill. "I never intended on scamming anyone and I will still pay off the people I owe... what I did was horrible, lying to multiple people out there." Gambling on Twitch has been a huge issue for some time. Earlier this year, streamer xQc revealed…

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