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Ludwig bashes Esports.gg for belittling and stealing creators' content

The website esports.gg was caught out for stealing other creators' TikToks on their page without asking permission.
Ludwig bashes Esports.gg for belittling and stealing creators' content
Content creators and streamers, especially those in the upper echelon of fame, constantly deal with the headache of users reuploading their content without attribution.

While uploading a Twitch or YouTube clip might be considered okay for some outlets, outright taking edited content and sharing it on social media without permission is not.

The former face of Twitch and current YouTube exclusive content creator blasted the site Esports.GG for not only utilising edited content meant for his TikTok account but also belittling his editor Radstads in the process.

Ludwig slams Esports.GG over stolen Tiktok content

On 15th March,  Ludwig's editor Rad followed up on criticism made in November towards Esports.gg, blasting them for taking other creators' edited videos and posting them on their TikTok page without permission, claiming a simple credit would suffice.

Radstads revealed that Esports.gg blocked him on Twitter in a follow-up post. Later, the editor said that he was also blocked by Christian Bishop, one of the heads that run the site.

"You don’t just get to steal my work as well as numerous other creators, ignore all my attempts to talk to you and then block me for calling you out again," Rad wrote on Twitter.

Ludwig calls out esports site for stealing TikToks

By this point, Ludwig took notice. In a YouTube video uploaded to his Mogul Mail channel, a place for more informal and personal content, he bashed Esports.gg and defended his TikTok editor.

"I don't mind people using my clips, it happens. Re-editing streams to make your own unique content, it's fine," Ludwig clarified. "But taking someone else's edit and then spinning as your own is weird. You did zero work."

What makes things more egregious is the Head of Digital at Esports.gg, Gillian “Kendryx” Linscott, called Radtstads a "f*cking nobody" in a private conversation. This was after Esports.gg was called out by the broader community for stealing content.

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The Head of Digital at Esports.gg referred to Radstads as a "f*cking nobody." (Picture: Radstads)

"How do you talk to people like that unironically? These are the same people who are like buddy-buddy in the DMs with me and suck me off cause I have followers. It's so f*cking cringe."

Eventually, Esports.gg shared an apology via Twitter, explaining that they had removed all their TikToks and will only return once they "feel confident" about meeting their "high standards" for original content.

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Esports.gg apologised for stealing content on TikTok. (Picture: Esports.gg)

Kendryx eventually apologised on their personal Twitter account before making it private.

Rad responded that it was a long-overdue apology. "You’ve known about the issues for months and chose to willingly dismiss it because you thought I wasn’t 'relevant' enough to call you out for it and are only apologizing now because the issue went viral."

 

Featured image courtesy of Ludwig.