Twitch Streamers Receiving Thousands From Mystery Donor 
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Matthew Figueira
July 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm

 

MERICA

I love Twitch TV. Its like real television, only its filled with tons of stuff that people can actually enjoy. The service streams mostly game related stuff instead of the junk found on most television channels these days. Its tough making a living out of it, but it is entirely possible to do so. Streamers can receive donations from their viewers. These usually range from a buck or two to the odd hundred here and there, but one viewer in particular has been donating thousands.

During the last year, several streamers have been getting donations from an unknown viewer called “Amhai”. According to The Daily Dot, Isaac “Azael” Cummings-Bentley has received over $30 000 from Amhai, while his friend, Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris received a whopping $50 000. Lea “LegendaryLea” May, a Hearthstone streamer, also found herself  $22 000 richer thanks to these mystery donations. There is speculation as to who exactly Amhai is, but there has been nothing concrete. Personally, I think he is just a wealthy gamer who is trying to help the “little” people out. That or he just REALLY enjoys watching people play games. Regardless of who or what he is, there is clearly an excess of money that needs to be burnt.

I could really do with a few thousand extra dollars in my life. I’ve been wanting to start my own Twitch stream for months now, but our local Internet situation makes it just a little bit too unfeasible. Upload speed is key, and quite frankly, the upload speeds on offer in this country are horrendous. I just have to hope that Amhai will still be around in the next decade or so when South African Internet finally gets some sort of real upload speed.

Do you watch any Twitch? Have you, or would you ever be willing to donate money to a streamer if you found them entertaining?

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Amhai?

    Amazing. Hai.

    I’ve cracked the code. It’s Lazygamer.

    • oVg… what castle?

      Lazy Gamer

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Lady Gamer. You sexist.

        • oVg… what castle?

          LazyGrammer ?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Like a…

    • Admiral Chief Fairburne

      New staff, mysterious donations….SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Mmmm has someone WON the LOTTO? Quick Detective Inspector Lazy to the job!!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          But can we trust DI Lazy? He’s too close to this!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Mmmm a conflict of interest? What about Deputy Rince and Sheriff OVG?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            But they’re mavericks Jim! You remember what happened in Nicaragua last time we put them on the case.

          • Rince&pop

            What happened in Nicaragua, stays in Nicaragua…

    • Rince&pop

      You mean, all our Tshirt money went to twitch?

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    • oVg… what castle?

      Money talks, bullshit walks.

  • Spaffy

    I could use a few mysterious donations…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Quick – rephrase!

      • Spaffy

        Got my own piece of tendrepreneurship going on lol

    • oVg… what castle?

      Why? do you work for the ANC :P ?

  • Milesh Bhana

    what the heck is a Hearthstone steamer ???

    • Spaffy

      A pot that steams heartstones man. Where you been?

  • Lourens Jordaan

    Sounds like a sweet way to launder money….

  • Rince&pop

    Is twitch’s financial model similar to Lazygamer’s clothing line?

    • Spaffy

      What? Do they also rely on donations?

      • Rince&pop

        I was going for the ‘expect a little, get a large’ ;)

        • HvR – Still dislikes Random.or

          Definitely not what she said

  • GooseZA

    I used to watch Trump and Kripparian stream Hearthstone a LOT. Great channels and I learned a lot from them. Donated once or twice.

  • http://www.twitch.tv/fuglygamer Fugly Gamer

    i stream on twitch on weekends ect its a tough thing to get into because of all the usa and europe guys dominating Twitch

    • hairyknees

      Whats your line speed though? I just can’t realistically see myself streaming effectively with my 0.5mbps upload O_o

      • http://www.twitch.tv/fuglygamer Fugly Gamer

        running at 80Mb/s Download and 8 MB/s upload

        • hairyknees

          O_O

  • MaSKeDMoNKeY

    You will never have boobs and get wealthy oil sheik money by sucking at games.