Ludwig’s Editor Calls Out Twitch Employee:
On March 15th, Twitter user and Ludwig’s Editor @Radstads took to Twitter with accusations that a Twitch/Amazon employee named Chrisitian Bishop was stealing work from numerous creators for an eSports related media group called @eSports. Additionally Radstads states that any attempt to talk about the issue with the Twitch/Amazon employee went ignored, and his own attempt was met with a Twitter block.
— Radstads (@Radstads) March 15, 2022
A Disrespectful Response:
Following this call out, many in the community took the replies to show their support. Additionally, after some backlash from the community, Radstads shared alleged messages with an employee of @eSports who allegedly called Radstads a “fucking nobody”.
It’s actually nuts to me that the head of digital @esports (@Kendryx_ ) is doubling down internally as well?? If you want me to list all the issues with the content theft and easy solutions you can always shoot me a dm instead of calling me a “fucking nobody” pic.twitter.com/jo6QfJPY3j
— Radstads (@Radstads) March 15, 2022
Twitch Employee Privates Account & Allegedly Mass Blocked:
After his call out, the Twitch/Amazon employee Chrisitian Bishop, Privated his Twitter account for a bit. However, this was not before he alleged set up a Twitter bot to automatically block anybody who interacted with Radstads’s tweet.
Heads up: It seems like they’ve setup an auto blocker to block anyone who interacts with your tweets from seeing the original.
— SethLovesToTalk (@sethlovestotalk) March 15, 2022
Holy shit same pic.twitter.com/5YdZWCPrcV
— Karlie – The Anime Athlete (@TheAnimeAthlete) March 15, 2022
Ludwig Calls Out Twitch:
Ludwig, seeing the situation with his editor, decided to speak out as well. On Twitter the influencer said: “yo, wtf @Twitch can you get this headass to stop stealing people’s work ???”
yo wtf @Twitch can you get this headass to stop stealing people's work ???
— ludwig (@LudwigAhgren) March 16, 2022
Ludwig also took the opportunity to speak about the situation on his stream.
.@LudwigAhgren has taken to stream to call out @esports after @Radstads was blocked and called "a fucking nobody" when calling them out for directly reposting edits to their TikTok page and removing watermarks pic.twitter.com/PWtpZYq5NF
— GUARD Hunter (@HUN2R) March 16, 2022
@eSports Deleted All Content On Its Account:
Following serious backlash from both fans and influencers, eSports decided to nuke their TikTok account, removing the alleged stolen content in the process. Radstads shared the following in reaction:
Imagine getting rolled so hard by a “fucking nobody” that you nuke your entire tik tok account pic.twitter.com/9KEnKbeOrs
— Radstads (@Radstads) March 16, 2022
@eSports Apologized For Their Misconduct:
Eventually, @eSports issued an apology, saying that they “messed up” and that they are “deeply sorry”.
Sponsorship Pulls Out:
As a result of the backlash, @eSports is now losing sponsors. GGWP Academy, an education and Creator Marketplace service for streamers and content creators, took to Twitter to announced that they are no longer working with @eSports. On Twitter the sponsor shared: “Following an investigation, as of 2:39 PM (AEDT), we have terminated our partnership with Esports.gg” […] “we [do not] condone disrespect towards any content creator, big or small. Relationships start with mutual respect and we stand by this.”
Earlier this afternoon, one of our community members raised concerns regarding one of our content partners, https://t.co/bn3myNTIS9. The issues surrounded their conduct on TikTok and internal communications regarding Ludwig.
— GGWP Academy (@GGWPacademy) March 16, 2022
Amazon & Twitch’s Stance?
As of now, Amazon nor Twitch have responded to the situation. As soon as they do, this article will be updated.
- March 19th, 2022 @ 12:55 PM EST: In response to eSports.gg situation, the CEO of GGWP Academy provided #DramaAlert the following statement:
“The way Esports.gg treated content creators actively goes against our vision and mission to create a community where creators are given a great foundation to succeed and are empowered to own and use their content as they see fit whether that’s to share it with permission or monetize it. We’re building a space of education and greater professionalism where creators can find opportunities, and that can only be done with the help of creators and proper content attribution.”
– Jacqueline Garrett, CEO of GGWP Academy
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