Twitch star Matthew “Mizkif” was one of the most watched content creators on Twitch in 2022. He hosted popular game shows like Learned this drew tens of thousands of viewers, with several prominent streaming personalities participating. However, Mizkif became embroiled in many controversies derailing his rise through the Twitch ranks.
He was placed on leave as the co-founder of One True King (OTK) after it was revealed that he downplayed allegations of sexual assault by Twitch streamer AdrianahLee. The highlights of his year were a special in-game skin for SMITE and losing $36,000 on an auction of rare games.
Mizkif was all over social media during 2022
5) Mizkif reveals turning down a gambling sponsor who offered him $10,000,000 a year
On April 25, Matthew provided details of his decreased gambling sponsorship. In a now-deleted livestream, the content creator mentioned that he considered taking the deal because it provided him with “generational wealth.”
While sharing insight into the gambling sponsorship, the One True King co-founder stated:
“It wasn’t even a lot of time. It was 15 hours a month. It was $10,000,000 a year! 15 hours a month for $10,000,000 a year and… I know. I’m not going to lie to you. Bro, I was thinking about it and you all saying, ‘ F***ing do it,’ doesn’t make it any easier! I didn’t think you’d say that. I don’t know.”
4) Mizkif surprises the streaming community by ending his Twitch Plays Pokemon series early
The Austin, Texas content creator announced a special Twitch Plays Pokemon series on December 2nd. He mentioned returning to full-time livestreaming if fans beat the Pokemon Emerald Version.
On December 3, the 27-year-old surprised the community by stopping the livestream early. He took to his alternate Twitter handle to explain his decision.
Matthew apologized to his fans in a now-deleted TwitLonger post and said he didn’t expect such low interest. He went on to say that it was “clear” that the interactive broadcasts were unpopular.
An extract from his address read:
“You guys just want to say I’m sorry I ended it. I thought there would be a higher turnout and even though I expected views to be low, I didn’t expect it to hit the low interest it did. It’s clear now , that there aren’t many people who care about it and it makes sense why. The game is 18 years old so you would have to be at least 20 to have played it. And the twitch community has changed over the past few years since I did it.”
In a reaction thread on the r/LivestreamFail subreddit, Redditor u/skummydummy125 shared the streamer’s full TwitLonger update:
3) Mizkif announces his special in-game skin and hosts a $100,000 SMITE tournament
Mizkif took to the stage at an OTK gaming convention called the OTK Games Expo to announce his skin for the popular MOBA, SMITE. He revealed Thanatos’ in-game skin by stating:
“I will be Thanatos. I have my own skin!”
On June 28, the Twitch sensation hosted a $100,000 SMITE tournament, with several well-known influencers participating. Fellow OTK member Tectone and his team won the tournament and took the massive cash prize.
Mizkif’s special broadcast was a huge success, with 42,000 viewers tuning in to see their favorite streamers compete in the game.
2) Mizkif loses $36,000 on auction of rare games
On November 8, Matthew dedicated a broadcast to selling some of his most valuable vintage games in an online auction. After almost five hours, the streamer realized that he incurred a massive loss of $36,000.
After doing some calculations in the note document, Matthew stated:
“What the hell happened?! That box I bought for 30 grand! It was literally $110,000 three months ago. And now it’s only selling for $15k!”
After the conclusion of the auction, the content creator noticed several fans laughing after he lost so much money. He then decided to run ads on his channel and noticed:
“I’m just running ads nonstop and you f***holes because a lot of you are sitting here with like, Kreygasming (Twitch emote) nonstop because I lost this money. Let’s see how fun it is to see three- minute ad. Enjoy ExtraEmily while drinking chocolate milk.”
1) Mizkif is placed on leave following AdrianahLee’s sexual assault allegations against CrazySlick
In one of the most controversial moments of 2022, Mizkif was placed on leave following the sexual assault allegations leveled against CrazySlick by Twitch streamer AdrianahLee.
On September 20, AdrianahLee watched a clip in which Matthew apparently admitted to CrazySlick’s sexual assault. The 30-second clip has since received over 278k views, in which Mizkif was heard saying:
“Whatever you may think of it, it’s sexual harassment, whatever. On a low scale, it’s not really a big deal. I don’t think people really gave a **t, and really cared.”
The following day (September 21), One True King issued an official statement revealing that Matthew had been placed on leave and would be stepping away from his “organizational duties.”