Harry ”MaSsan” Cheong’s split from Cloud9 is only the latest development in the Hearthstone streamer’s saga of Twitch bans and viewbotting allegations. Twitch and C9 have been tight-lipped throughout the drama, while Reddit sleuths and competing streamers have fed a frenzy of accusations and speculation.
In the faint hope of defusing the landmine I’m about to step on, I want to make clear that I have no stake in MaSsan’s guilt or innocence. I’m not part of his viewership. I’m concerned not with defending him, but with what I see as a problematic environment for streamers.