In a recent incident, a Twitch streamer named AlecAfterHours unintentionally caused a small flood at his gym due to a mishap with an ice bath and inadequate setup. Aspiring streamers often feel the need to come up with unique ideas and captivating content to engage their audience on platforms like Twitch.
While there are numerous paths to gain popularity, such as reaction videos, gaming speed runs, or physical challenges, it’s crucial for streamers to exercise caution and make wise decisions to avoid potential disasters.
Although AlecAfterHours is not yet considered one of the top Twitch streamers, he has been steadily growing his fanbase and currently has around 1,000 subscribers. His content primarily revolves around fitness, where he streams his workout routines and engages with viewers to discuss various workout strategies.
Additionally, he occasionally streams gaming sessions featuring titles like Dark Souls and Fortnite. The incident that resulted in the flooding of his gym originated from a fitness-focused stream, highlighting the unexpected turn of events during his broadcast.
So, What Happened?
Towards the conclusion of his stream on July 11, AlecAfterHours decided to incorporate an ice bath into his fitness routine. Ice baths are commonly used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts to aid in muscle recovery post-workout. Setting up a small, foldout tub in the center of his gym, Alec proceeded to take the plunge. Initially, everything seemed to be going smoothly as he interacted with his viewers and dried off after the bath.
However, unbeknownst to both Alec and his subscribers, the tub began to shake subtly in the background. Over time, the shaking became more pronounced, gradually capturing their attention. Click here, if you want to watch the video.
After becoming aware of the tub’s instability, AlecAfterHours quickly realized his mistake of placing a piece of plaster underneath it. As the water seeped in, the plaster began to warp and deteriorate, compromising the stability of the tub.
Understanding the potential consequences, Alec admitted that he would be in trouble if the tub were to spill. Unfortunately, as if scripted, the tub toppled over, causing water to flood the gym floor. In an instant, his gym transformed into an icy terrain reminiscent of the environments found in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Fortunately for Twitch streamer Alec, he had the advantage of owning the gym and streaming late at night, ensuring that no one else was present to witness the mishap. While he may have incurred some damage that needed to be repaired, he avoided any potential trouble with others. However, this incident serves as a reminder of the unexpected challenges that can arise during live streaming. While it may not be as perilous as streaming during a thunderstorm, an ice bath does carry its own risks.
If Alec is fortunate, he may be able to turn this accident into an opportunity to attract more viewers and gain additional subscribers for his channel. In a competitive landscape where platforms like Kick are emerging as strong contenders, Twitch could benefit from the rise of new and engaging content creators.