Barstool Sports is hosting “Rough N Rowdy 4” in Youngstown Ohio on Sunday night, but they’re also providing security.
After discovering a streamer illegally streaming the event through their channel, the official Barstool Sports Twitch account joined the chat. The Barstool account immediately started aggressively asking LikeButter to take the stream down. The account posted in chat,”Ever heard of ‘Swatting,’” adding, “It’s not a threat, it’s a response.”
The account also alluded to the suspension of LikeButter’s Twitch and Instagram accounts.
The confrontation started when streamer LikeButter began illegally streaming the Barstool event. There was no action from Barstool until the Twitch link lingered in the Barstoolsports subreddit, upon which the stream was flooded with fans looking for a high-quality illegal stream.
The Twitch account Barstoolsports is the official account of the company, sporting more than 3 million views and more than 25,000 followers.
When LikeButter didn’t take the stream down, Barstool pressed the issue. When one of the viewers mentioned that the chat was still waiting on the FBI, the Barstoolsports account posted, “We didn’t have your address at that point. Now we do.”
LikeButter is popular in the gaming community, with more than 200,000 YouTube subscribers. In January, Barstool Sports received a valuation of over $100 million.
“Swatting,” is the act of falsely calling in a major crime to 911 in an effort to incite a major police response. In December of last year, 28-year old Andrew Finch was killed by police in an incident caused by Swatting.
Here are the screenshots of the Twitch chat:
Source: Heavy Sports