Mystery Man Is Donating Thousands In Cash To Twitch Streamers

Mystery Man Is Donating Thousands In Cash To Twitch Streamers

It's tough — as it should be, given the amount of competition — making any kind of money off streaming service Twitch. Unless, that is, your tip jar is paid a visit by a mysterious figure known only as "Amhai".

Over the past year or so, several streamers — many of them playing World of Warcraft — have been getting massive donations from this unknown viewer. We're talking thousands of dollars at a time.

Streamer Isaac "Azael" Cummings-Bentley tells The Daily Dot that he has received over $US30,000 in donations from Amhai. His friend, Chance "Sodapoppin" Morris, got $US50,000 (you can see one big donation of his below). Lea "LegendaryLea" May, who streams games of Hearthstone, has got over $US22,000.

So, who is Amhai? Almost nobody knows. There's all kinds of speculation — like the obvious theory, given the name, that he's some kind of oil baron — but only a handful of people have had any real contact. Cummings-Bentley is one of them, and all he'll say is "I don't think he really wants anything said about him. He is just a very, very wealthy individual."

Who is Twitch's deep-pocketed mystery donor? [The Daily Dot]


Comments

    Saw a girl playing COD the other day make probably $400 in 10 mins. By play, I mean dying while dressed like she was going out for a night on the town and eating pop corn.

    I think girls can make more money on twitch than dildoing themselves on cam!

      So there's this aussie girl stream who likes to hang out with some toxic players in Halo. One night got wasted on stream and flashed her tits for half a second after her friends went into DOTA streams and told the chat she was going to do it if she got a hundred viewers. 2 minutes later the channel was taken and banned.

      All she did was rename to a new channel.

      So True,

      Half of the problem is due to all the white knites watching and donating, defending their so called maiden if a user chooses to speak out a with a sense of logic. against said streamer

        Logic? It's not your time or money, you aren't forced to donate or watch it but feel the need to go to streams run by females and point out something most are already aware of? So much logic there.
        It's about as stupid as white knights

        Last edited 04/07/14 1:53 pm

          No, I don't watch any of their streams.
          I know of them and I'm aware of what they do, They run ads which generate revenue if they have a active supply of viewers.

          kaceytron. /thread

    This is really, really awesome. Thank you, Amhai for giving these people money.

    Last edited 04/07/14 1:37 pm

    D: I've always imagined how I'd react if I saw a large sum of money just appearing in my account. I can assure you I'd probably need a new pair of undies!

    I've been trying to build a stream following for months and its hard as heck! Some guys get all the luck lol

    okaaay. So person A pays to watch person B play a video game. What exactly are they paying for? Is this some kind of weird niche sex thing?

      Yeeeeeah, you raid that dungeon you filthy Shaman. Oh god, don't stop, roll for the loot, ROLL FOR IT. Unnnngh don't touch it...dont touch it...cool downs

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