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Streamer Calls Out Kick For Giving Their Username To Popular Twitch User

Streamer Calls Out Kick For Giving Their Username To Popular Twitch User

Kick.com has a problem. The Twitch rival started operating back in 2021 but didn’t really pick up steam until late last year. Since then, Twitch has made several controversial decisions, most notably lowering its revenue sharing from 70/30 to 50/50 for its most famous streamers. This has people like Trainwreck and Moist Critikal talking openly about their plans to end their exclusive streaming on Twitch in order to start streaming on Kick, which has a very generous 95/5 split with its streamers.


The flood, it seems, is on. Twitch streamers are leaving for the far more lucrative pastures of Kick. A 95-percent share of the ad revenue means that those disgruntled Twitch streamers are still making bank even with a fraction of the audience they had on Twitch, and Kick makes it a lot easier for those same streamers to get their money too.

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Which leads us to that problem I mentioned earlier. Twitch folks who are jumping ship are finding that their names are already taken on Kick. This leaves Kick in a sticky situation. Some of these users have had those usernames since Twitch got started, but some of those Twitch streamers are big names that could really help grow the platform.

window.arrayOfEmbeds[“1643783372811153409”] = {‘twitter’ : ‘"n<blockquote class="twitter-tweet">This is not cool <a href="https://twitter.com/KickStreaming?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KickStreaming</a>nive had this account in january before you guys were starting to get known and u guys gave my username away to someone who has &ldquo;more followers&rdquo; and when i email you say its because im inactive when i streamed yesterday and is almost affiliate. <a href="https://t.co/6EI6CZP9nm">pic.twitter.com/6EI6CZP9nm</a>n&mdash; u2728 (@angelinamxnae) <a href="https://twitter.com/angelinamxnae/status/1643783372811153409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 6, 2023</a></blockquote>nn"’}; window.arrayOfEmbedScripts[“twitter”] = “"<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>"”;

The solution in at least two cases has been for Kick to take usernames and hand ‘em over to the big Twitch star. Dexerto reported back in March that a Kick user by the name of Sunlihyt lost her name because it was “reserved” for someone on Twitch. And just two days ago, a Call of Duty streamer had her Kick username ripped away too.

Angelina Monae accused Kick of giving her username away to someone who has “more followers” even though she had the name first. When she emailed Kick support for an explanation, she was told her account was taken for being “inactive,” even though she’d streamed the day before.

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“Unfortunately, we have a certain policy with usernames, and we are giving them away due to inactivity,” wrote Kick support. “By active, we are referring to active users that are actually streaming on our platform, and that actually ‘own’ this username as their trademark.”

The implication here is that Angelina lost her username to a new Twitch defector. Kick.com co-founder Ed Craven responded to the “tough situation” personally, offering to find a resolution for both parties. “We have a large issue with all known streamers having their names taken already,” he wrote, “so we’re doing our best to return them in the fairest way possible.”

As of now, it looks like Angelina has gotten her account back, but not without taking a lot of flack from the other Angelina’s followers.

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