“Isn’t that What Men Want”- Valkyrae Defends Hot Tub Streamers on Twitch

Published 04/30/2021, 10:56 AM EDT


Twitch has seen a new meta over the last few weeks as the ‘Just Chatting’ category is full of ‘Hot-Tub Streams’. The streaming community and audience are divided on how they feel about this new trend. While many streamers such as xQc feel that the trend is ruining the platform, those like Valkyrae openly defend it.

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Previously, xQc called hot-tub streams the “most pathetic” trend on Twitch, and many seem to agree. Not only do fellow streamers find hot-tub streamers awful, but so do fans. Therefore, often the charts of streamers following the trend are full of hateful and toxic comments.

Going through some of these comments, Valkyrae finally decided to give her two cents on the issue. She openly came out to defend the streamers participating in the trend. Moreover, she also criticized all the people spreading hate due to the mere reason that some streamers are successful at doing hot tub streams.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Gamer Valkyrae plays tennis while taking a selfie ahead of the Fortnite Summer Smash during day 13 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

According to Valkyrae, the popularity of hot-tub streams speak for themselves

While many might hate the popularity of hot-tub streams, there is a reason they are popular in the first place. Valkyrae found it impossible to comprehend why people are hating this popular trend. She failed to come up with a single reason why the audience has to be toxic in the chat of such streamers.

Why are you so angry? It works for a reason. It’s free for you. You don’t have to donate or subscribe. Isn’t this a good thing? Isn’t that what men want to see for free.

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Valkyrae makes a fair point when she argues that it is a choice of the viewers whether to watch the streams. They can very well watch other streams by their favorite content creators. However, actively calling out those who follow the trend and spreading hate and toxicity in their chats is extremely unacceptable.

She ended her rant by mentioning that people should refrain from being toxic towards hot-tub streamers. In the end, they’re just doing their thing and not hurting anyone else in the process. Therefore, there is no reason to call them out or their streams.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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