Popular Twitch streamer QTCinderella has dominated streamer news and content creator news headlines over the past few days thanks to controversy surrounding her attempts to raise funds for her upcoming Streamer Awards event, and her short-lived ban on Twitch thanks to something completely different.
First, let’s unpack the controversy – in an attempt to raise funds for the 2024 Streamer Awards QTCinderella opened a second Twitch channel intended to raise funds for the reward. The channel would be able to “farm ad revenue” in order to “help pay for the show this year”, and would broadcast her old YouTube videos in a live stream on the video game streaming platform, a move that was not well received.
“This channel is used to stream QTCinderella’s YouTube videos to help fund events via ad revenue” the description read. “If you leave the stream open in another tab, it will still count you towards ad runs, but please make sure to only mute the tab and not the stream.”
Just wanna say there are a TON of channels on twitch that only do vod content 24/7 TO MAKE MONEY I thought being transparent about why I’m doing it would be cool. But maybe shouldn’t have been soooo transparent cause that makes people mad
— QTCinderella (@qtcinderella) February 9, 2024
QTCinderella responded to the controversy in a since-deleted post that said (h/t Dexerto): “I’m explicitly trying to pay for a massive show that I put on myself,” she said. “It’s for the community, so if the community wants to watch some ads to help pay for it, so be it. Currently, I stand to lose a lot of money on the show, so this is me selling myself and my content to help pay for it.”
While the ban on Twitch was not related to the controversy despite the chatter on content creator social media, it was short lived as she was unbanned just 41 minutes and 52 seconds later, according to StreamerBans.
omegle came back from the grave pic.twitter.com/48HVHzmdez
— QTCinderella (@qtcinderella) February 10, 2024
At this time, it is unclear if her second channel will continue to broadcast.
The 2024 Streamer Awards, which are completely funded by QTCinderella, are scheduled to take place on February 17th.