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]