to follow a person who is streaming gameplay footage (usually on twitch or ustream) into the same games, using their stream to find and harass them (often for hilarious results.)
"Do a can crush for Jay Owens in 30 seconds or you will be shot.... Oh my god, it's the same guy! He's stream sniping me!"
by TheGIR January 01, 2014
"I recently had put which server i was going into forgetting about stream sniping and i was killed soon after spawn by a viewer."
by The Deep Web July 27, 2016
Stream Sniping:harassing:my life is miserable and im bored so lets bother people because im tough behind a screen
by ccovoo June 02, 2016
Stream sniping is when someone watches your stream to get an upper hand—to essentially cheat—against you in a game. For example, they could find your position on an open-world map, find out where you base is , or even find out when you're low on health, so they can ambush you. It sucks. The deveopers of Rust, Facepunch Studios... are (to my knowledge), the first game developers to build a preventative measure against it into their game. They call it Streamer Mode.
Hey, its Edward Longface again! Ahhhh!!! Why did he shoot at me?! He probably knew my plan. He must be stream sniping!
by Swinfough April 26, 2017