Twitch has banned the streamer QTCinderella (29). This is causing a lot of excitement in the community because the 29-year-old is currently embroiled in a controversy: In order to earn advertising money for an awards show, she asks viewers to watch a stream without looking. This sparked a heated discussion. But her ban has nothing to do with that, as she says.
This is how QTCinderella tricks Twitch:
There is lively competition among streamers as to who will win such prizes and who is currently popular.
Heated discussion on Twitter about whether this is cheating or not
This was the discussion: Like all heated discussions, this one took place on Twitter. A user named jstlk wrote about QTCinderella’s campaign:
“How on earth can this idiot openly try to trick Twitch with a channel description like that. She’s already rich anyway, what’s the point of that?”
Many major streamers and some Twitter users then insulted jstlk:
Twitch streamer Asmongold, as a prominent voice, said: There is something to the criticism.
It is clear that there is cheating here and ultimately, if this becomes common practice, all creators would earn less advertising money, because advertisers pay for their advertising to be seen, not for the advertising to run on a muted channel nobody sees.
Asmongold wondered why there was so much poison in the comments.
And now what happened to the ban? The streamer QTCinderella has now actually been banned from Twitch, which fueled the discussion again. Because of course it was assumed that the ban was directly related to their action and that Twitch was now taking action:
Ultimately, however, it turned out that the ban had nothing to do with the campaign. As QTCinderella says, “Before you come with ‘I told you so’ – it was a penis.”
Her friend Ludwig explains: She was banned because of an Omegle clip, which is forbidden on Twitch.
Ultimately, the ban only lasted a short time and QTCinderella is now free again.
Omegle is a website that connects two random users in a chat. The service is now closed but banned on Twitch.
That’s what lies behind it: How Twitch and advertisers see the fact that a channel is being set up here with the clear idea of collecting advertising revenue without viewers is still an open question. Apparently this is one of those many loopholes in Twitch’s rules that can be exploited – similar to how Fextralife became the biggest channel in Baldur’s Gate 3 or Elden Ring.
These 24/7 offline channels, which are operated by large Twitch streamers like Gronkh or MontanaBlack and where recordings are made, are already controversial, as they go against the basic idea of Twitch that streamers interact with viewers.
But apparently they work and flush “passive income” into the ever-hungry coffers.
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