Alexandra Botez accidentally went live on Twitch while making reaction faces for YouTube thumbnails.
Chess entered the mainstream last year. Chess streamer Alexandra Botez has benefited more than anybody else from the surge in popularity. Alexandra has nearly 700K followers on her Twitch channel, where she makes content along with her sister Andrea.
The duo’s YouTube channel, BotezLive is nearing 300k subs. They have offered to tutor Tubbo, Fundy, and several other high-profile Minecraft streamers, and were signed as official content creators for Team Envy in Dec. last year.
The elder sibling was left red-faced during her unplanned March 12 stream when she went to record some reaction faces for thumbnails on her YouTube channel, without realizing that she has gone live on Twitch instead. Her face changed from shock to disgust, to confusion before she realized she had accidentally gone live.
I accidentally went live instead of recording thumbnails for YouTube🙈 pic.twitter.com/DXkAIdsoPF
— Alexandra Botez (@alexandravbotez) March 13, 2021
“F***!” she shouted before ending the stream. Several streamers shared experiences of nearly doing the exact same thing due to OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)having the “Start Streaming” and “Start Recording” options close to each other.
Highly recommend enabling Settings -> General -> “Show confirmation dialog when starting streams” pic.twitter.com/YlPiltOL7x
— Matt Gajownik (@WizardCM) March 13, 2021
OBS community moderator Matt Gajownik revealed have streamers can avoid landing in the same situation as Botez, simply by adjusting their settings to give an additional warning that they are about to go live. “Highly recommend enabling Settings -> General -> ‘Show confirmation dialog when starting streams’,” he said.
This incident goes to show even the smartest people make mistakes like this. In 2018, psychology professor Jordan B. Peterson accidentally ended up broadcasting an entire conversation with his wife after unintentionally going live on stream.
Botez, however, was live for just 16 seconds before she realized her mistake. Do you think any of these expressions will actually make it onto a YouTube thumbnail? Let us know in the comments section below and watch this space for the latest esports news.