Streamer Kai Cenat Calls Out Twitch After Overtaking xQc For Most Subs

Screenshot: Kai Cenat / Kotaku Kai Cenat provided a bright spot at the end of what was a very bad week for Twitch. The 20-year-old streamer managed to crack 80,000 paid subs, overtaking Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel to become the most subscribed English-speaking channel on Twitch. A tearful mid-stream call with his mom summed up everything … Read more

Congressman Under Investigation For ‘Sex Trafficking’ Caps Off Twitch’s Worst Week Ever

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) First Amazon-owned Twitch was ravaged by a major gambling scandal. Then it revealed a new, worse revenue split for creators because it had to charge itself too much for servers. Next Bloomberg reported that the platform has a major problem when it comes to potential predators using it to target … Read more

Twitch Streamers Are Pissed That Amazon Is Taking More Of Their Money For Bullshit Reasons

Image: Twitch Yesterday, the president of Twitch, Dan Clancy, announced a change to the revenue system that would mean some of the top performing Twitch streamers will get less money. According to Clancy, Twitch was making this change in order to afford increasing server costs.The changes would not affect “the vast majority” of creators, but … Read more

Twitch Bans Major Gambling Sites After Streamers Threaten Strike

Image: Twitch / Kotaku / VictorWard (Shutterstock) It’s been a rough 24 hours for people broadcasting in purple. After a scandal broke that a Twitch streamer had been scamming viewers and peers alike out of an alleged $200,000 to fund a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive addiction, top personalities started exerting pressure on the live-streaming company to … Read more

Top Twitch Streamers Like Pokimane, Mizkif Threaten Strike After $200,000 Gambling Scam

Screenshot: Twitch / Mizkif On Saturday, a Twitch streamer named Abraham Mohammed, better known to viewers as Sliker, admitted that he had scammed fans and other content creators out of at least $200,000 to fund his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling addiction. In response, big-name streamers such as Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo, and Devin … Read more

Twitch Is Removing Its ‘Host Mode’ Feature And Everyone’s Upset

Photo: Lionel Bonaventure (Getty Images) For some reason, which droves of streamers, viewers, and this journalist cannot figure out, Twitch is permanently removing its host mode feature on October 3. At that point, host mode, its accompanying chat command /host, and the channel settings feature Autohost will be lost to time, leaving streamers with only … Read more

Pokimane: Twitch Isn’t ‘Creatively Fulfilling’ Anymore, So She’s Branching Out, Streaming Less

Screenshot: Pokimane / YouTube After a more than one-month-long (and seemingly healthy) break from social media and content creation, Twitch star Imane “Pokimane” Anys has returned to uploading content. But things will be different now. Pokimane dropped a new YouTube video today detailing her time away from the internet, talking about what she learned and … Read more