His discontent comes amidst the escalating tensions between Twitch and the emerging platform Kick, which have been prompting debates and causing rifts among some of the top creators in the scene.
The Twitch vs Kick War: A Brewing Storm
As the tussle between Twitch and Kick continues, notable creators like xQc, Hasan, and Pokimane have found themselves embroiled in controversies.
Asmongold, famed for his MMO streams, has also shared his views on the drama, which primarily revolve around Twitch’s top talents moving to Kick and Twitch’s contentious changes to its terms of service and subscription revenue splits.
Earlier this month, Asmongold stated that he would move to Kick if Twitch’s proposed branded content guidelines were implemented.
Now, he finds himself at odds with yet another problem afflicting both Twitch and other platforms.
Asmongold’s Grievance with ‘Hall Monitor’ Meta
Despite his candid remarks about the significant transformations occurring on Twitch, Asmongold also expressed his dissatisfaction with the platform’s prevailing culture.
According to the World of Warcraft streamer, there’s been a surge of commenters pressuring him to “deplatform” and call out other creators on the site, a trend he finds wearying.
In a tweet on June 21, Asmongold expressed his frustration: “Exhausted with this hall monitor Twitch meta (it’s outside of Twitch, too). Seems like every day there’s some new crusade to get someone deplatformed, canceled, or just sh*t on. So sick of pu***** coming into my stream to ‘tell’ on a streamer to get them in trouble.”
He emphasized that this problem extends beyond Twitch, permeating other websites as well.
A Growing Concern Among Streamers
While it’s unclear if Asmongold’s comments pertain to a specific incident, it’s evident that he’s weary of viewers pressuring him to expose other streamers.
This issue comes hot on the heels of Asmongold showing support for fellow streamer Hasan amid his ongoing feud with Dr Disrespect.
It adds yet another layer to the already complex drama swirling around Twitch and Kick.
Asmongold’s statement brings to light a pressing issue in the digital creator’s world: the culture of deplatforming and canceling.
The phenomenon, where audiences demand the removal or punishment of a creator for perceived or real misdeeds, often puts other creators in a tight spot, forcing them to take sides or risk alienating parts of their audience.
This criticism of the “hall monitor” culture is a call for reflection on how the streaming community manages disagreements and problematic behavior.
It opens up a discourse on the balance between holding creators accountable and engaging in what could potentially turn into online witch hunts.