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Twitch to reportedly add new chat moderation features

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In recent months, growing publicity around the rise in hate raids on Twitch has caused enough of a stir for the platform to take action. Twitch announced earlier this month that it’d be suing two alleged hate raid organizers to determine their identities. 

In WIRED’s report on the issue, a Twitch representative said Twitch was suing to “dissuade [hate raid organizers] from taking similar behaviors to other services, [helping] put an end to these vile attacks against members of our community.”

But Twitch is taking more than just legal action. Now, reports have surfaced that new chat moderation features are in the works to help Twitch creators prevent new, unverified accounts from sending messages or emotes in live chats. 

Zach Bussey, a livestreaming-focused journalist, tweeted out that “Twitch will soon be giving streamers better control over who can chat in their channels based on email and/or phone verification.”

Screengrabs have surfaced of these reportedly upcoming Twitch features, which are all “subject to change,” writes Bussey. But these chat options will be called “Channel Privileges,” according to the screengrab, and are divided into two main categories under Chat Verification: Email Verification and Phone Verification. Twitch streamers can decide if they want some, all, or no chatters to have their emails or phone number verified prior to chatting. Streamers can also set up exemptions for current subscribers, VIPs, and moderators in their channels. 

These settings would offer a basic additional level of protection for creators who want a safer streaming environment on Twitch. Requiring users to have a verified phone number and email could, theoretically, cut down on the number of users creating new anonymous accounts to harass streamers. 

But creators have raised concerns on Twitter that email verification may not offer much protection for Twitch streamers looking to reduce their chances of being harassed or hate-raided on the platform. Twitch partner CarcinogenSDA pointed out that Twitch currently allows users to register multiple accounts to the same email. “Make it so that it’s one email per Twitch account,” CarcinogenSDA said. “It’s so annoying they haven’t done that yet, it makes verifying email completely moot if bots spammers and trolls can just rereg on the same email.” 

Some Twitch streamers have criticized these new chat verification features, arguing that it’s an example of Twitch attempting to absolve itself of a responsibility to keep the platform safe. In response to these new features, Twitch streamer SiriusWolf said “sadly this once again puts the burden on the streamer” to regulate their own stream and be the frontline against harassment instead of the platform itself. 

While some creators are criticizing the move, many are calling for further action. Horror-focused Twitch streamer jellyzine contends “now all [Twitch] need[s] to do (which would literally solve almost everything regarding hate raids) is take away the ability to host and raid if you’re not at least affiliated. I don’t see how this isn’t an option to [Twitch].” Right now, the only raid moderation settings on Twitch are to “allow all raids,” “only allow raids from friends, teammates, and followed channels” and “block all raids.”

Screengrab via Twitch

SiriusWolf likewise has some suggestions for Twitch, saying it could add CAPTCHA security checks when users click the “Follow” button. This would ensure that accounts are authentic and not bot accounts attempting to “follow-bot” or otherwise harass a streamer via automated methods.

Former Kotaku writer and current journalist for The Washington Post Nathan Grayson also weighed in on the issue. “This is one of the means of combatting hate raids Twitch has mentioned a few times,” Grayson said. “Looks like these more granular channel-level tools will be available to streamers soon.”

It’s unclear when these reported chat verification features will become available on Twitch.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/streaming/news/twitch-to-reportedly-add-new-chat-moderation-features

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New World team share details of upcoming server transfers in Q&A

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New World players have been eagerly awaiting news on the promised server transfers that Amazon Game Studios announced to remedy long server queues on launch. While they have been delayed, many questions were answered regarding the subject during a Q&A on the New World forum earlier today.

The Q&A took the most popular questions from the community regarding the server transfer service and provided some insight into its limitations, what players can expect, but sadly, no official date for it to join the game.

When server transfers are added to the game, all players will receive a single transfer token that is tied to the account, not character. This means that if you have multiple characters, you’ll only be able to transfer one. These tokens will be permanent so they can be used any time after distribution.

Amazon also confirmed that players will only be able to transfer between servers in the same region, but cross-region transfers are something the team is looking into for the future.

Something that players were worried about was not being able to transfer into servers that are currently marked ‘full,’ but the team attempted to ease fears of this by sharing that many servers will have the ‘full’ tag removed over the coming days.

“We monitor full status on a daily basis with changes as recently as today,” the spokesperson wrote. “’Full’ doesn’t indicate a server that always has queues, it indicates a server that during typical peak usage has a substantial queue. We will be relaxing Full status on many worlds when transfers start, to allow the most flexibility possible. After transfers have slowed down we will re-evaluate which worlds might still need the designation.”

If server transfers overwork a server, the team said they will re-evaluate and hand out new transfer tokens to players where necessary.

There were plenty of other questions answered so if you’d like to know what was said in detail you can check out the Q&A here.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/mmo/news/new-world-team-share-details-of-upcoming-server-transfers-in-qa

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NoPing releases its Dota 2 roster, will reform for next DPC season

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NoPing e-sports and its Dota 2 rosters have agreed to part ways ahead of the next Dota Pro Circuit season. In a statement, NoPing said it will be fielding a new roster for the next season, but the organization has no news to share at the moment. 

This is the second top-level South American roster to split with its sponsor organization in order to pursue other opportunities, following Thunder Predator doing the same following The International 10. 

“By decision of all players in the team, we will not continue with the current lineup,” NoPing said. “We respect the decision and wish success to the players that took the NoPing VPN name to various achievements in Dota 2.” 

Neither NoPing nor the players—William “hFn” Medeiros, Gonzalo “Darkmago” Herrera, Oscar Chavez, Farith “Matthew” Puente, and Jose “Panda” Padilla Hernandez—specified why the decision was made, but it is likely due to the team failing to qualify for TI10. Even though they were one of three teams from SA to make it to a Major, finishing ninth at the WePlay AniMajor, they flamed out in the regional qualifiers, losing to Infinity and Team Unknown. 

Related: Lelis officially leaves Quincy Crew, hints at further major changes

It is also unclear if the players wish to continue playing together or if they will disband entirely and look to find teams elsewhere rather than pursuing a new sponsor together. Here are the players that are now looking for a new home. 

With this announcement, only beastcoast and SG esports remain untouched among the top four teams in SA, meaning they have an edge heading into the next DPC season if their squads remain together. The ex-TP players did note that they would continue playing together, so even if they don’t find a new sponsor they will likely still be a force in the region.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/dota-2/news/noping-releases-its-dota-2-roster-will-reform-for-next-dpc-season

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Call of Duty: Mobile season 9 is called Nightmare

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Call of Duty: Mobile’s season nine is almost here. The new season will be called Nightmare, Activision revealed today, as Halloween is right around the corner.

As usual, a lot of new content is dropping with the season. This includes a Battle Pass (BP) which contains a new operator, weapon, blueprints, calling cards, charms, and more.

At tier 14 of the free BP, players will be able to get the Tak-5 Operator Skill. This skill gives players the ability to heal their team in battle. Besides this, players will be able to get the Swordfish at tier 21. This tactical rifle was first seen in Black Ops 4 and is now making its way to CoD: Mobile as well.

Modern Warfare’s Havoc Sawmill will be the new map for season nine. Additionally, the Halloween Standoff is returning to the game for a limited time as well to mark the festival.

Later in the season, players will also be able to unlock a new weapon, tactical equipment, and battle royale class through seasonal challenges. The weapon is called Thumper, which is a grenade launcher with just one ammunition. Flash Drone is the new tactical equipment that blinds enemies. Finally, the Pumped BR Class gives players a jetpack to take to the skies.

The season will last for about a month. The new content will be available gradually throughout season nine, Nightmare.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/news/call-of-duty-mobile-season-9-is-called-nightmare

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All teams qualified for the Wild Rift Horizon Cup

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The League of Legends: Wild Rift Horizon Cup will happen from Nov. 13 to 21 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center. Ten teams from around the world will be competing for a share of the $500,000 prize pool. 

Wild Rift is still in its regional open beta stage, but this hasn’t stopped Riot Games from launching an esports scene this year. The Horizon Cup will be the first global esports event for the MOBA game. Riot has said that a full-fledged esports scene will be introduced in 2022. The exact format for the Horizon Cup hasn’t been revealed yet. 

Related: Wild Rift: Horizon Cup 2021 will not be the “first Wild Rift Worlds”

Here are all the teams that have qualified for the event.

  • Da Kung Gaming
  • ThunderTalk Gaming
  • KT Rolster
  • SBTC Esports
  • Team Secret
  • Team Queso

Summoner Series (North America)

  • Tribe Gaming

Japan Cup

  • Sengoku Gaming

Wild Tour (Brazil)

  • eBRO Gaming

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Source: https://dotesports.com/news/all-teams-qualified-for-the-wild-rift-horizon-cup

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