League of Legends streamer Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp has a large and dedicated fan base that are never shy of dropping extremely generous donations during his livestreams. However, he has now suggested he may follow in the footsteps of another of Twitch’s biggest streamers and introduce a limit on how much viewers can donate.
During his November 2 stream, Tyler1 was given a $100 donation which is certainly not to be sniffed at. While he thanks the viewer for his donation, he then brings up Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys’ recent announcement that she would be capping all donations at a $5 maximum after asking fans to stop giving already comfortable streamers excessive amounts of their hard earned cash.
Although Pokimane did this as a way to selflessly get fans to keep hold of their money or support smaller streamers and charities, Tyler1 says he likes the idea simply so he can stop “fake reacting” and feeling “like an asshole.”
“I saw that Poki did that $5 bullshit – people can only [give] max $5 – I need to do that, honestly,” Tyler1 tells his stream. “Because I cannot stand fake reacting. I mean, people send $100 and I feel like an asshole if I’m not like: ‘Oh my god, woah! That’s crazy!’ But the people are too stupid not to do that.”
Tyler1 is one of the first big names to also consider adopting Pokimane’s donation cap approach. With over 15,000 people currently subscribed to his channel – which would earn him over $35,000 a month – Tyler1 is in a position where a donation, no matter how generous, wouldn’t make much of a dent.
While most of the streaming community agrees a donation cap is a positive thing for the biggest streamers on Twitch to implement, the likes of Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel have expressed frustrations at some viewers who are now shaming any creator that now doesn’t follow in Pokimane’s tracks.