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    👍|Twitch sees 2 billion hours watched in January,…

    Streaming rapidly grew in popularity in 2020 and it looks like that growth will continue in 2021. In January, Twitch and Facebook Gaming both reported that the platforms surpassed their previous peaks for hours watched. January was actually Twitch’s biggest month ever, with over 2 billion hours watched. Rainmaker.gg reported similar growth for Facebook Gaming, which had 439 million hours watched last month. Twitch saw 117% growth year-over-year and Facebook Gaming saw 118% growth. Why did Twitch see so much growth in 2021?StreamElements CEO, Doron Nir, noted that as more people stayed inside, …

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    👍|Valkyrae makes Twitter private, cites stalker a…

    Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter has become one of the biggest content creators on YouTube, even recently beating Imane “Pokimane” Inys as the most-watched female streamer. With 2.81 million followers on Twitch before making her move to YouTube, Valkyrae is used to getting a lot of attention. But sometimes that attention unfortunately turns toxic. Valkyrae recently made her Twitter account private after a “delusional stalker” created hundreds of accounts as she kept blocking him. “Unfortunately have to keep my account private until this delusional stalker dies. He’s made hundreds of accounts for m…

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    👍|Pokimane has Twitter account locked after surpr…

    It seems that popular content creators don’t only have Twitch to worry about when it comes to bans. Top streamer Imane “Pokimane” Anys revealed earlier today that her Twitter account had been locked. According to the streamer, Twitter had sent her a notification that informed her she was locked after the platform received a “compliant Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice.” Pokimane claimed that the DMCA was in response to her sharing a TikTok video that used Doja Cat’s song “Say So.” She also noted that it was due to her tweeting “I love girls.” Why was Pokimane banned from Twitter?In…

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    👍|T1 shuts down Twitter and Discord amid ongoing …

    After weeks of controversy and backlash, T1 has decided to close its Twitter account and Discord server.T1 League of Legends is shutting downs its main channels of communication without explanations. T1 is receiving criticism from all sides, and instead of dealing with the issue, the organization decided to go silent. It is a PR disaster for the organization that recently was announced as part of the franchised LCK.What is happening with T1?Trouble started on November 2 when T1 support Lee “Effort” Sang-ho accidentally leaked the alleged hiring of Nick “LS” De Cesare as the team’s new coach. T…