I thought this was an interesting article. Asmongold is the most popular WoW streamer on Twitch and is infamous for his neckbeard persona. Many people love him, perhaps more hate him. But things like this pop up that show the true person behind the streamer and Asmongold is actually one of the most grounded and reasonable people on Twitch IMO.
So basically what has been happened is people have been downloading VoD's of his streams and reuploading them either by clips or entirely onto Youtube. They montetise these videos, and essentially make shitloads of money, $10K+ per month, off of Asmongold's content. That's a lot of change for stealing someone else's work right?
Asmongold has every right to stop them, either with DMCA claims or whatever to stop these people from basically stealing from him. But he doesn't, in fact he has reached out to those people to come together to make an offical reupload channel.
Asmongold says, "I could DMCA these people and stop this, but the fact is the number of people that come to a live stream after watching one of these VoDs is huge. Why would I stop that? It benefits me tremendously."
This just shows how level headed and reasonable Asmongold really is.
I personally don't care for Asmongold, but frankly I don't like watching live streams anyway so i don't have any dislike towards him either. I know of him because he is a big name in the WoW community and I knew of him from my 12 years in WoW, but aside from that I also hear about him in articles like this and discussions around boards I view. People seem to be very split about him, some love him (obviously because he makes a shitload of money) and some people hate him (they are probably jealous and hate on every successful streamer).
I saw a Vlog by Asmongold where he addressed the fact that he still lived in his Mom's attic despite being worth a couple million bucks at least. He says that his mom is old and he likes being there to help her if she needs him. But he also said that he doesn't know how long his Twitch thing will last. He is popular due to WoW but that wont last much longer as people are falling off of WoW in a major way. He understands that audiences are fickle and the next game he plays might not retain the audience. So instead of going all in on big spending, he lives at home to help his mom and save up as much as he possibly can so that when and if the Twitch thing dies off, he can simply retire.
Which honestly is incredibly level headed. And it got me thinking after another article about Ninja, who went on a cooking show https://kotaku.com/ninja-is-a-regular-human-being-who-definitely-knows-how-1840368361 and struggled to make a fucking sandwich. Now obviously it was a struggle to make a gourmet sandwich, but he cut fruit and bread like he has never done anything for himself in his entire life. The dude is almost 30, how do you get that out of touch with basic life skills that you can't make a sandwich.
Two very popular streamers with two very different life policies. What do you guys think?