This Week on Twitch, we have a continuation in the stolen emotes DMCA story, the PR director of Twitch is gone and
Twitch Platform News: February 10th to 17th
- An update to the stolen emote problem as mentioned last week. Shannon Plante shares details on a tool developed by CommanderRoot to help find duplicate emotes. That tool can be found here. Alpha Duplo tweets about finding over 4200 duplicates.
- PR Director Chase out at Twitch. First reported by Slasher, which elicited a response from Hassan Bokhari. Later, Chase himself addressed his departure from Twitch.
- Twitchcon EU tickets are finally on sale, few details on what’s happening but Pokimane is slated to attend.
- Apex Legends data miners have found mention of a Twitch Prime pack. “Because you are a Twitch Prime member, you get a new Pathfinder skin and 5 Apex Packs.”
- Twitch Mobile App updated to allow tag selection via mobile.
Twitch Drama: February 10th to 17th
- Timthetatman abruptly left his stream with a family emergency, later addressing it on Twitter as having lost his Aunt.
- Etika streamed on Twitch for the first time in a long while, called out Twitch for their previous bans, and was subsequently banned.
- Deadmau5 was banned from Twitch for using a homophobic slur, he issued a non-apology initially, but a day later recanted and apologized.
- Fareeha was banned for 30 days for saying that South American players are shit. The ban was later reduced to four days.
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