Numerous Twitch users are aware of Twitch’s subjective application of its Community Guidelines and its predisposition for top streamers.
TSM’s QTCinderella evaluated the highlights from her wild and fruitful Shitcamp 2021 event, where top Twitch streamers like Ludwig, xQc, Sodapoppin, Justaminx, and Hasanabi took part in trivia, dress-up, and went to a gun range, among other activities, on her Twitch stream last night.
QTCinderella was required to show a clip from her boyfriend Ludwig’s stream after watching a number of the top clips. The video, titled “The Mogul Money ads are getting crazy,” has nearly 80,000 views as of this writing. It’s a well-produced advertisement for Ludwig’s Jeopardy!-inspired game show, Mogul Money, on which Ludwig hosts trivia rounds. The first episode featured a number of well-known Twitch streamers and influencers, including DisguisedToast and JSchlatt.
QTCinderella paused before playing the clip, which is still available on Twitch, and stated, “I’m scared to show this ad because of the fake blood.” Cause… Ludwig may not be banned, and other people may not be banned, but I—I may be banned.” She clarified that she had seen other accounts suspended on Twitch for showing similar content.
However, a viewer informed QTCinderella that Pokimane had already watched the clip on her stream and that it was fine, to which QT responded, “Poki watched it? Poki, on the other hand, would not be banned. QTCinderella would be outlawed. Do you see the distinction between me and Poki?”
QT is likely referring to the “difference” between QTCinderella and Pokimane’s Twitch statistics and audience size. Pokimane has 8 million Twitch followers and 500,000 total views per stream on average. QTCinderella, who recently signed with TSM, has approximately 500,000 Twitch followers, and her total views per stream range from 30,000 to 100,000 or more, depending on the length and content of the stream.
Pokimane is known as ‘The Queen of Twitch,’ a title that presumes sovereignty and invincibility. While QTCinderella may or may not be conscious of her callout, she is highlighting the fact that Twitch intuitively enforces its guidelines and is willing to bend its rules for its top streamers, dubbed “Twitch royalty.”
In QTCinderella’s chat, there were mixed feelings about whether it was safe to show the video. Some said she could because she is a TSM member and that producing blood is acceptable, while others warned her not to.
Twitch patrons have complained for years about Twitch’s irregular rule enforcement regarding its dress code rules, permitted language, and rules surrounding sexual or violent games or behavior on stream. Many people have previously complained about Twitch’s inconsistent rule enforcement for streamers like Fedmyster and xQc.
According to Twitch’s current Community Guidelines, “content that solely focuses on extreme or gratuitous gore and violence is prohibited.” It remains to be seen whether this rule applies to Ludwig’s Mogul Money advertisement clip, which features fake blood, vomiting, murder, and a chainsaw cutting up a body.