A couple of months ago, Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang raised some eyebrows after returning to his abandoned Twitch channel for an impromptu Just Chatting stream. Because Toast signed with Facebook Gaming months prior, many were under the impression that he wouldn’t be able to make use of his Twitch channel, which is currently 1.3 million followers strong. However, Toast revealed that Facebook was okay with him returning to his Twitch channel, as long as he refrained from playing any games on the platform.
Approximately two months later, on June 29, Toast made his second appearance on Twitch since his departure. Again under the Just Chatting category, the stream topped out at over 30,000 viewers and saw Toast covering a variety of topics, including his thoughts on Hearthstone and Mixer’s shutdown.
Before that, however, Toast decided to offer his thoughts regarding Federico “Fedmyster” Gaytan’s ousting from the Offline TV house. Fed had been accused by fellow Offline TV members Yvonne “Yvonnie” Ng and Lily “LilyPichu” Ki of making unwanted advances.
The emotional Toast seemed to put some of the blame on himself as he regretted not doing more for the victims.
“It’s not enough to just be one of the good ones and be respectful of women. I feel like there’s always more I could have done. Not just for the girls, but when I see it happening, I feel like I should have said something or said more and was more firm and more encouraging,” Toast remarked.
He also explained that Hearthstone is still his favorite online card game, despite having a poor relationship with Blizzard’s community managers. “I think Hearthstone is a great game,” Toast said. He continued, “I think Hearthstone is still the best online card game to watch and the funnest one to play from a casual perspective.”
The Facebook streamer explained that he let Riot’s Legends of Runeterra team know of his Hearthstone preference and later said that he’d rather just play Teamfight Tactics.
Finally, Toast couldn’t let his stream go by without chiming in on the untimely death of Mixer. After explaining that Mixer’s failure was largely due to a lack of an endemic audience, Toast half-joked of his superiority to former Twitch superstars, Ninja and shroud.
“Look, I don’t wanna brag but Mixer signed Ninja and shroud and went under. Facebook Gaming signed DisguisedToast and didn’t go under, and in fact has increased viewership across the board by like 300%. Now I’m not saying I’m better than Ninja and shroud. I’m just stating facts here,” the year 28 old discerned, with a grin on his face.
It’s still strange to see a streamer who signed elsewhere return to the platform they left behind, and it remains to be seen if this becomes a more regular occurrence in the future.
Max is a freelance writer based in Vancouver, Washington. Armed with a BS in Game Design, he is mainly focused on covering Call of Duty, Legends of Runeterra, and streamer culture for Level Push.