What is Stream Sniping? The craze terrorizing Twitch's biggest stars

by Miles Hackett, Josh Bury Oct 14

For as long as there have been broadcasts, there have been people trying, against all odds, to steal the spotlight during them.

And today, because anyone with a webcam, computer or gaming console is capable of streaming themselves to potentially hundreds and thousands of people at a time – everyone can be the star of their own show.

But with the glory, riches and adulation increased fame can bring, so too comes the risk of drawing unwanted attention. The threat of becoming a target, exposed in the cross-hairs of a stream sniper.

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