No matter how famous you are, a small mistake is all it takes to lose it all. Hence, here is how these former Twitch streamers lost it all
Twitch is one of the largest streaming platforms to ever exist, which means it hosts thousands of streamers. Naturally, because of this, some streamers make it to the top while others have a smaller audience. Due to this dynamic, a lot of people rise to fame too fast, before they can properly apprehend the weight of the situation. For this reason, lots of popular streamers have lost their careers because of small mistakes they’ve made over the years that were unforgivable. The internet is known to “cancel” such famous people, but not all of them are as big of an issue as others. Hence, here is our list of former Twitch streamers who lost it all because of their actions.
Former “ZillianOP” / ItsBlooish
Credit: @ItsBlooish on Twitch
ZilianOP is an American who is a former Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. He began his streaming career in the middle of 2012 as a disabled person. His primary content at the time included World of Warcraft (WoW) gameplays and interactive streams with his fans. He was paralyzed from the waist down because of a deadly car crash, which made him incapable of movement without a wheelchair. This was what made him famous as his fans liked that a person with a disability is still so motivated in life. He quickly gained popularity, becoming a Twitch partner within a few months. Unfortunately, his whole career came crashing down on 5 April 2013 because of a grave mistake.
During livestreaming, Zilian had to go away while playing with his girlfriend on call. Instead of wheeling away with his wheelchair, Zilian stood up from his wheelchair and walked out of the room. His viewers were shocked because of his lies and his career ended right there with him becoming a former Twitch streamer who lost it all.
Yousef “FouseyTube” Erakat
Credit: @fousey on Instagram
Yousef Erakat, who is better known by his internet aliases, “FouseyTube” or “Fousey” is a Palestinian and American live streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. He began his mainstream media career in 2011 with a fitness channel where he shared his workout journeys before and after. He ended up making more YouTube channels with various content but when he started making comedy skits and prank videos, he had a massive surge in his popularity. For this reason, he is considered to be one of the pioneers of the YouTuber pranksters and prank videos. He was a very popular content creator and also started a boxing-related YouTube channel in 2021, but then things took a very nasty turn very quickly.
Fousey started IRL live streaming on Twitch in 2022, but people started noticing problems in his behavior. Things got worse when Fousey had an inappropriate encounter and was banned from Twitch's platform permanently. He moved to Kick but everything worsened when he was arrested while on live and he became a former Twitch streamer who lost it all.
Tito “MrGolds” Shalgam
Credit: @MrGolds on Twitch
MrGolds, better known by his internet alias, “MrGolds” is a Swedish former Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. Not much is known about his private life because he never revealed much. He was known as one of the best snipers on the game, Call of Duty: Warzone and he advertised himself by that title as well. He was very skilled at the game and had a consistent flow of viewers on all of his livestreams. Unfortunately, things took a turn for MrGolds when he accidentally kept his cheat menu open during his livestream which resulted in him being caught. Twitter user, ERA7E_ exposed the streamer with a clip where he was seen using the cheat menu from EngineOwning.
Before being permanently banned from Twitch, he used to have more than 77k followers on his channel. Things worsened further when he was revealed to be a former creator, who was exposed for faking an illness and using his children for donations, which was the last straw. Hence, he became a former Twitch streamer who lost it all.
Rebecca “JustaMinx” Roe
Credit: @justaminxig on Instagram
Rebecca Roe, who is better known by her internet aliases, “JustaMinx” or “Minx” is an Irish Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. She started her mainstream media career in 2016 with her Twitch channel. Like most streamers on Twitch’s platform, she also started her channel with gameplay streams of various games. She gained the most recognition and was at the height of her career when she participated in The Austin Show’s Love or Host, which is a Twitch livestream dating show where she won. Then, she started hanging out with the group of creators on the show including JSchlatt, Wilbur Soot, GeorgeNotFound, KarlJacobs and Dream. Unfortunately, she started facing controversies because of unforgivable mistakes and fell from fame.
Minx had an alcohol dependency problem and because of that, she started doing outrageous things including getting drunk at the Streamer Awards in 2023. Before her fall from fame, she had nearly 3M followers on her Twitch channel but now she only has 1.6M. For this reason, she has become a former Twitch streamer who lost it all.
Nicole “BadBunny” or “KiraChats”
Credit: @KiraChats on Twitch
Nicole, better known by her internet aliases, “KiraChats” and formerly “BadBunny” is an American alt-right Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. She began his mainstream media career in 2016 with her Twitch channel. From the start, her content has focused on dressing provocatively for views, playing games, yoga and sleeping streams. She had a decent-sized fanbase who loved watching her and appreciated her for who she was. However, things took a turn when viewers started noticing how greedy Nicole was, demanding donations and subs from viewers and even getting mad at them for it. This moment was recorded by viewers and the clip went viral, resulting in her gaining a lot of notoriety in the Twitch streamer’s community.
As a result, fellow streamer MoistCr1TiKal made a video on his YouTube channel calling her out for being greedy and even PewDiePie featured the viral clip in his meme review video. Then she rebranded, changing her name and doing political streams claiming to be a leftist alongside provocative cosplay, becoming a former Twitch streamer who lost it all.
Needless to say, humans live up to their name of making dumb mistakes and ruining their lives because of it. The people mentioned above really messed up by doing things that not only ruined their careers but also made society shun them. Some of them tried to come back and made it while others were cast out. Streamers need to make sure that they are careful because everything comes with a price. Streaming is one such thing, because being live in front of thousands of viewers? Something is bound to go wrong. Hence, make sure to check out our list of former Twitch streamers who lost it all and stay tuned for more because we will surely keep you entertained!