The Most Controversial Streamer Moments of All Time
Millions of people watch streamers on Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube to learn about new games, be part of a community and mostly just be entertained. One would think creating content for streaming platforms would be a fairly straight-forward process, but streamers seem to find sticking to the rules all but impossible. Whether they be streaming from a literal toilet, letting racist remarks fly or abusing their animals on camera, every week brings another controversy. Here are a few of the most talked about (and one of the most unfair) moments on streaming services.
Massive Streamer, IShowSpeed, Banned From Valorant For Unearthed Tirade
Recently, eSports commentator Jake Lucky resurfaced a clip of popular game streamer IShowSpeed going on an expletive-laced rant while playing popular Riot Games FPS Valorant that many are deeming sexist. As a result, he's been permanently banned from playing any Riot game online, and YouTube is currently assessing whether or not to ban him from their streaming platform. In the clip, which you can see here, IShowSpeed - real name Darren Watkins Jr. - gets flustered during a tense game and starts yelling at his teammates. This isn't anything out of the ordinary. In fact, Watkins has grown his entire brand around massive shows of comedically-aggressive trash talk. It's his thing, and people love it.
VTuber Ironmouse Becomes Third Biggest Twitch Streamer
The VTuber Ironmouse has overtaken hundreds of content creators on Twitch, the popular live gaming platform, to become the third biggest streamer on the site behind Ludwig and Ninja. She accomplished this with a 31 day "subathon" event that just ended yesterday. In addition to being the third largest on Twitch, she has also become the #1 most subscribed female on the platform and the first-ever English-speaking VTuber to reach one million followers. If you don't already know what a VTuber is, this article might not be for you. But, as a refresher, a VTuber is a content creator that speaks through an animated avatar that moves its mouth and body in real-time based on the creator's voice instead of recording themselves on camera. Here's what Ironmouse had to say about the accomplishment on Twitter: Today is the end! We finished on day 31 and I am overjoyed. Thank you all for one of the greatest months of my life. I am eternally grateful for all your love and support and I am just shocked at all the milestones we hit. Thank you all I love you! See you tomorrow! Congrats, Ironmouse!
These Bizarre Xbox Live DMs End Hilariously
Xbox Live messages are infamous for players sending insults and threats to other players through chat. Sometimes, these interactions can lead to some truly hilarious moments. These Xbox Live messages are filled with harsh insults and amazing comebacks.
These Gamers Are Confessing the Most Disturbing Experiences They Had In Online Games
Most of us go to play games to escape from the real world. What super sucks is when the creepiness of life follows us in. These gamers suffered coincidences and/or experiences while gaming that would frighten the best of us. From a man pretending to have a wife on voice chat, to a person appearing at the same time as a character in the game, gamers have seen it all. Remember to lock your doors and try not to scream.
E3 Stays Socially Distant
It’s unfortunate news but honestly, not all that surprising. For the second time in a row, the Electronics Entertainment Expo has announced that it will be only available online. Also known as E3, the largest video games conference in the world has been furloughed due to ongoing concerns about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.