Riot Games’ new game, Valorant, has recently released a closed beta, and to access it you have to see many hours of Twitch channels that broadcast the game, both the Riot official and the streamers, who have access to keys to the beta and can distribute it to its viewers.
This has logically resulted in records of views on Twitch, but also a rogue (to name it somehow) in streamers cheat with broadcasts 24/7, and viewers use means to always be connected, even though they are not physically seeing it.
Despite the fact that Riot Games warned that the chances of getting a code would decrease exponentially to the number of hours viewed , the warning was vague enough to allow channels that broadcast 24 hours in false direct, to retransmit previous games (which devalues meaning to a platform that is supposed to be about live broadcasts).
Following on from that, Twitch is taking notes on the matter. In this tweet, he explains that they have heard complaints about creators broadcasting VOD (video on demand, that is, delayed video), posing as “direct” to get more rewards. For that reason, they have changed their regulations to prohibit all kinds of cheats that damage the integrity of their “drops” program (rewards).
In this way, it seems that this somewhat paradoxical situation will slow down a bit, which has caused discomfort among many Twitch users, since many viewers preferred to connect to these channels in false direct 24 hours before real live broadcasts.