Someone explain Twitch to me

I’m still baffled over that there are people here defending cheaters.

I’m still baffled people cheat. Why play a game if you’re always going to win?

I don’t even care about it in the slightest, but I’m kind of shocked that I haven’t seen any discussion about the fact that Faze is basically an esports organization. They have sponsored teams in multiple competitive games and that’s also a huge part of the problem here.

This kid might just be a streamer for them (don’t actually know, don’t really care), but a cheating scandal tarnishes their brand. Which makes what he did doubly stupid.

Cheating is not only a violation of Twitch ToS, and the game itself, but also not ok for such organizations as the one he was sponsored by.

There is no universe where him being banned is remotely surprising or unexpected. It is unfortunate that he is obviously young and didn’t consider the consequences, but they are obvious and expected and completely avoidable.

I’m baffled that people don’t seem to understand how an IP ban works.

Looks like someone never got IP banned from 4chan and had to change their IP!

IP bans don’t work. I would be disappointed if our gaming companies, in tech, are using those.

I do. Rebooting my router usually gets me a new IP address as they are dynamic and assigned, not fixed.

The Twitter post for it was better because you got to see nearly everyone on Earth drag them for it.

Edit: Holy shit they deleted the original Tweet and reposted it to remove all the negative responses.

That depends on your ISP. In the past it was very common to have static IP addresses for residential users, probably less so these days due to the shortage of available ipv4 addresses.

Most companies that run multiplayer where cheating might be an issue use some sort of hardware scan at this point as far as I know. So they’re banning the hardware not the IP.

This is basically the “affluenza” argument. He should be included in a special class of offenders because of who he is.

It was bullshit for Ethan Couch and it’s bullshit for this guy.

Begun, the hiring-video-game-streamers-for-lots-of-money-to-play-on-your-game-streaming-service wars have.

From the looks of the livestream community on reddit on this the opinion is “Goodbye nice knowing you”

FB has big numbers, but they arent game streamers mainly old people and non-Westerners. The game streaming platform is horrible too apparently from a viewer POV. Zuckerberg being a Nazi enabler isnt good for the Western market either. That comes up alot.

Zuckerberg is the enemy and should be treated as such tbh. Especially decisions around watching video games with alot of choice in the market.

A streamer I’ve followed for a long time took a Facebook deal.
He wasn’t like a massive personality or anything, so I know he’s doing it to make ends meet and pay for his kid, but… it just kills the stream. He’s still on Twitch but then he’s like “okay now it’s time to go to Facebook to play some mobile game”. So I get less of a stream.

I wish him the best, but I had to give up. I get it, but I don’t like it.

If someone was exclusively on Facebook I’d never watch them because it’s a horrible experience. No memes, no emotes really, no joking around and everyone is posting under their real name that you can then click on and look at the feeds of. It’s creepy if anything. Plus fuck Facebook.

Popular Twitch streamer Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm IV has secured a deal with Skybound Entertainment, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s multi-platform production company, to develop a narrative scripted television series based on his character.

The new deal, brokered by Skybound and Beahm’s agency, CAA, is the first of its kind for a Twitch personality.

Ninja and Mark Hamill on Mixer.

I guess Microsoft is paying for Hamill, but these streamers make so much money now they could actually hire some celebs to make cameos. I’m sure Bruce Campbell wouldn’t mind making $20,000 for a few hours one evening. I bet it would pay off with an increased number of viewers.

Well, I have to admit, that will get me to watch Ninja for at least five minutes.

Cheating is fun and great and can expand games in many interesting ways, do not see your problem yet.