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- OG have noticed Twitch channels impersonating their players and scamming viewers.
- They highlighted that these channels are using stolen footage and confirmed that they're not officially affiliated with OG in any way or form.
- They've given out a list of all OG affiliated streamers on Twitch.
Twitch channels impersonating professional esports players and scamming viewers with promises of Arcanas and other in-game items has become a regular thing on Twitch in the Dota 2 and CS:GO sections.
Channel Impersonating Stewie2k.
Note the channel name. Stewie2k's official channel can only be found at Twitch.tv/stewie2k
Every other day, we see channels impersonating popular players like Dota 2’s Arteezy, Topson or CS:GO’s Stewie2K. These channels download previously streamed footage from these players and rebroadcast it with view bots, tricking viewers into thinking it is an official stream. The giveaway links in the chat section of these channels link to scamming websites which will then steal the items from your Steam inventory.
Considering the fact that this is happening to a few OG players, the organization decided to put out a statement clarifying that none of these streams are associated with OG’s players and highlighted the fact that these streams were using stolen footage.
The organization also gave out the links of all OG affiliated streamers and only asked viewers to watch them in those official links. You can find the full list and OG's full statement HERE.
OG’s CEO, Johan “N0tail” Sundstein stated:
“We saw the need to address this topic directly, because unfortunately, some of these streams are pretending to be OG Players. Our fans are very important to us, and we are trying to get this solved. So please be careful, and follow the list of channels here provided of the official OG Players stream. Thank you, and stay safe! ”
OG has also stated that they’re taking measures to solve this matter (presumably they’re in touch with Twitch).