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What is Stream Sniping? The Craze Terrorizing Twitch's Biggest Stars



For as long as there have been broadcasts, there have been people trying, against all odds, to steal the spotlight during them. And today, because anyone with a webcam, computer or gaming console is capable of streaming themselves to potentially hundreds and thousands of people at a time – everyone can be the star of their own show.

But with the glory, riches and adulation increased fame can bring, so too comes the risk of drawing unwanted attention. The threat of becoming a target, exposed in the cross-hairs of a stream sniper.

Written & Hosted by: Josh Bury (@ThrownGauntlet)
Shot & Edited by: Miles Hackett (@miles_hackett)

Footage credits:

All of Ninja’s stream clips courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/Ninja

All of DrDisRespect’s stream clips courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/DrDisRespectLIVE

All of Summit1G’s stream clips courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/Summit1G

Shroud’s stream clip courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/Shroud

TimTheTatman’s stream clip courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/TimTheTatman

SodaPoppin’s stream clip courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/sodapoppin

DisguisedToast’s stream clip courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/DisguisedToastHS

DrLupo’s stream clip courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/drlupo

Hai’s stream clip courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/simplyhai

YoBoyRoy’s stream clip courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/yo_boy_roy

Pengu’s stream clip courtesy of:
Twitch.tv/Pengu

“You’re on private property” news clip

Courtesy: CBS / Tegna, Inc.

“Surrounded by idiots” news clip

Courtesy: Fox Stations Inc.

Unicorn interrupts broadcast news clip

Courtesy: NBC

Clear and Present Danger sniper clip

Courtesy: Paramount Pictures

Swingers clip

Courtesy: Independent Pictures / Alfred Shay Productions

Starcraft 2 trailer

Courtesy: Blizzard Entertainment

MLG Columbus SC2 Crowd cheering

Courtesy: Major League Gaming

CombatEX stream sniping Incontrol

Courtesy: FPVOD (YouTube)

WEM 2010 EG ghosting vs. Fnatic

Courtesy: Fragbite

Inside Rainbow Six Siege trailer

Courtesy: Ubisoft

Valkyrie cam assist R6

Courtesy: Macie Jay (Youtube)

Fortnite Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

Courtesy: Epic Games

“No Yelling on the Bus” Billy Madison clip

Courtesy: Universal Pictures

Angry football fan

Courtesy: YgnacioCervio (YouTube)

“You Liar”, Liar Liar movie clip

Courtesy: Imagine Entertainment / Universal Pictures

CJayRide stream sniper clip

Courtesy: Twitch.tv/CJayride

Ice Poseidon stream sniped at restaurant clip

Courtesy: Ice Poseidon (YouTube)

Doakes “Surprise Motherf***er!” Dexter clip

Courtesy: Showtime Networks

Developer Update | September 2018 | Overwatch

Courtesy: Blizzard Entertainment

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47 Comments

  1. ZodiaK1

    Everyone is just talking about one situation with ninja. No one is taken into account the numerous and I mean numerous times players like shroud, summit, tim, Jericho, I mean for fucks sake Davey a csgo pro had his gf watching the stream of a game he was in so she could relay info to him. 1 person getting wrongly permabanned doesnt mean everyone is fucking innocent

  2. KrAkHeN

    they all deserve what they get… if your going to go and put yourself out there for monetary value… you should expect to be targeted… and a streamer like ninja going as far as using his viewer base and pull to get people banned for trying to kill him… especially when he has a "pay to talk" stream to begin with…. he and others… absolutely deserve every bit of it that they get…

  3. Jigov

    Sniping doesnt exist. Its just streamer wine for people being better then them. Same as racism. It doesnt exist, its just serves as wining tool and tool to get rid of someone who is not ,,confortable". Same as feminism, it doesnt exist, its just ugly women winie about nice chicks on the screen. Sexism doesnt exist… its just some people cannot get laid AND THATS A BIG PROBLEM FOR ALL THE UNIVERSE !!!!

  4. TacSav253

    Ahhhhh Deezer and Combatex. Those are some names I havent heard in a long time. I'm almost proud of them for being the very first infamous streamsnipers… nvm nah fuck those guys lmao

  5. DocC atFace

    i wanna interact with people but not interact
    i wanna make money but i hate work
    i wanna pedestal myself and be mad when someone reacts negatively

    i hope it never ends, its a gauntlet of social gatekeepers that uphold mores better than any elected body, dont be wierd dont be gross, dont be scummy and dont be greedy, because the very crops you subsist on as a social parasite, are the ones doing this stuff.
    The people that care enough to engage and spend time are the same people willing to dump buckets of dosh on ebeggars.

    And dont use the spotlight metaphor, a spotlight is something the stage direction/tech puts ON someone, it is a legitimizer, streamers and ebeggars are clearly putting it on themselves. If anything, the spotlight in this scenario is the attention of the public at large. They should feel blessed to have their negative contribution to the world legitimized in any way at all really.

    The fact that so many of these IM FAMOUS ON THE CHILDRENS INTERNET, people are the ones getting stream sniped bullied and fucked with validates the notion that they dont reflect the mores and norms of the generation they foist themselves upon. When the market reacts negatively you typically see a rebranding/product alignment/new copy/demo outreach in any business, these people dont want to have to do that, business owner is just something they put on emails and tax forms.
    They want the same sanctimonious pedestal that the media they are slowly and meekly, but surely choking out, has, and they want to be ennured from the backlashes and stick n pokes that actual human interaction entails.

    Do you see mounds of videos of comedians pleading CRYING that they dont want to be heckled, going so far as to walk out when someone laughed at them? See boxers walking out in round 9 because that guy in section j keeps jeering him? Dont see many clowns getting in a tiff for being made a joke of? Dont often see bands walking off stage when the crowd sings along with them.
    They forget themselves, they will have no pomp and no circumstance, they are generously called entertainers, minstrels, bards, clowns at best.
    All good entertainers know audience participation is god.
    And if they dont like entertaining people live then they can just fucking stop, maybe stretch their wings by actually creating something rather than filming themselves consuming the work of others.

    of COURSE theres a video crying about this

  6. Dias75

    As a streamer i can tell you that you've to accept being sniped ! It's part of the game and i always take it positivily when somebody tries to snipe me ! Never forget it's just a game AND we're supposed to have fun.

  7. sersys1

    "Oh look I can't make monies by playing vidya because I'm telling the entire world where I am and what am I doing in game and always get shot in the face. So unfair. Boo-hoo". It's like posting your bank account details online and blaming the whole world for your own brainlessness when your life savings are gone. New level of whiny bratty manchildren. Your parents failed you miserably.

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