Fans come out in Valkyrae’s support after Rust stream

By Fariha Bhatti


Dec 29, 2020

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Gaming streamer Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter is getting tons of support from fans after she abruptly turned of her Rust stream. The fans started a #supportValkyrae trend on Twitter as the streamer switched her account to private. 

Valkyrae was part of the star-studded collaboration of more than 50 streamers who played Rust on a private server. The anticipated stream received a lot of attention, as it included the likes of Michael “shroud” Grzesiek, Ludwig, MoistCr1tikal, and plenty more. However, Valkyrae turned off her the live broadcast in the middle of the game.

Valkyrae usually has her members-only mode on, which helps in filtering out the trolls. Her Rust stream had YouTube chat open for everyone, and the comments were not pleasant. The streamer usually plays Among us, and the instant switch to Rust was met with heavy criticism. 

“I really wanted to have an open chat-room. I know a lot of non-members viewers are really kind. I am probably never going to take it out of sub-mode again,” Valkyrae said

What games does Valkyrae play? 

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Valkyrae started streaming in 2018, but her breakthrough in 2019 made her one of the top gaming streamers in the world. The streamer was always quick to jump onto trending games, but her Among us stream added the most to her 2.69 million subscriber total on YouTube. Previously, Valkyrae was seen streaming games like Fortnite, Fall Guys, Animal Crossing, and more. However, it was Among Us that help her peak 123k concurrent viewers in the latter half of 2020, according to Stream Hatchet.

Thanks to the hype around Among Us, Valkyrae became the fastest-growing streamer in the world in 2020. Her collaboration with Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag’s 100 Thieves only added a further boost to her streaming career. 

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Months after joining the esports organization, Valkyrae hit 2 Million subscribers after fans started to better know her through gaming collaborations in Among Us. The 100 Thieves content creator collaborated with Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Corpse, Sykunno, Disguised Toast, and Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, cementing a solid reputation in the gaming community.

The majority of Valkyrae’s viewer base is accustomed to Among Us streams. Her recent Rust stream didn’t sit as well with viewers who watched her play innersloth’s online multiplayer game with her usual friend group. 


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