German Twitch Streamer Juliaaab claims Twitch ignored her for Hype Train award over xQc. xQc won the ‘Biggest hype train award’ during Twitch Participation awards. She claimed she achieved a hype train that was proportionally larger.
The Hype Train or the Scam Train is a form of streamer-audience interaction that was released
back in January 2020. The point of it is: streamers can set a threshold for a number of Bits and
subs donated in a certain amount of time. When a threshold is reached, it starts a hype train.
The hype train works as a timer with five levels. Once the train starts on level one, viewers
have a set period of time to fill the bar by donating subs and using Bits. Filling the bar will
reset the timer and start the next level, allowing new emotes to be unlocked, until the train
maxes out at level five.
It’s a pretty neat way of increasing interaction, and of course money. At the Twitch Participation Awards, xQc won the award for Biggest Hype Train, as his viewers reached over 2000% progression.
However, the German Twitch Streamer Juliaaab claims Twitch ignored her over xQc for the Biggest Train Hype award. Juliaaab claims she had a hype train of over 21,000% in November 2020.
“Classic Twitch,” she said. “I am disappointed but at the same time not surprised.
“Do not get me wrong. This is not about squeezing myself into first place with my elbows! I am sure that many other streamers have at least as strong a community and in the end the well-known names appear again without any breakdown.”
She tweeted a screenshot of her 2020 Twitch recap email, In the image it clearly shows the number “21,436.” She has also contacted Twitch Partner Support for information on the data they used, but they could not provide it.
“Where is Twitch’s transparency?” she added.
Streamers can adjust the difficulty of their hype goal, depending on how hard they want to make the levels. There are five difficulty levels: Easy, Medium, Hard, Super Hard, and Insane. We do not know which level was used by Juliaaab.
Twitch has already been accused of Hypocrisy after banning AverageHarry following denial
of the partnership program, the reason being he made his account when he was 13 years old.
However, larger streamers such as BenjyFreshy and Tommyinnit, who were 10 and 11 years
old respectively when they opened their account, have not been banned.
Moreover, they have also awarded a literal bot – knowingly or unknowingly.