100 Thieves' BrookeAB breaks social media silence to explain shock Twitch disappearance - Dexerto
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BrookeAB returns to social media to explain sudden Twitch disappearance

Published: 3/Aug/2020 3:44

by Isaac McIntyre

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100 Thieves stream star BrookeAB, who last went live on Twitch all the way back on July 1, has broken her social media silence to explain her disappearance. She admitted to fans she is “working through something incredibly painful” during her hiatus.

The 21-year-old has been strangely silent on social media and her streaming platforms in the past month. On Wednesday, July 1 she went live for a sponsored playthrough of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, and hasn’t streamed since.

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The 100 Thieves streamer is usually relatively active on social media too, regularly posting on Twitter and Instagram. That too had dried up in the past fortnight or so, however, until she shared an update with her fans on August 2.

“First and foremost, I want to take a moment to thank everyone for the outpouring of support during my break; it means more than you’ll ever know,” she said. “I’m not able to share details just yet, [but] I’ve been working through something incredibly painful and frightening on a personal level.”

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100 Thieves streamer BrookeAB revealed she's been working through something
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100 Thieves streamer BrookeAB revealed she’s been working through something “incredibly painful and frightening” during her Twitch break.

The streaming star added she would share what had happened “when the time is right,” and was eager to eventually tell her Twitch and 100 Thieves fans so they could “continue to grow, and build a healthy, supportive community together.”

BrookeAB also urged her fans to “occasionally disconnect from online and our devices” to “spend time with family and loved ones”. Her suggestion seems to point to something in her personal life she had to resolve, but we’re sure she’ll update fans on that in good time.

“Most importantly,” she added in her surprise August 2 update, “if you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, immediately speak to a parent, counselor, or loved one and ask for help.”

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The 100T streaming star may not have confirmed exactly what the reason was for her shock disappearance early last month, but she did hand out some good news for her fans; she’ll be back streaming very soon.

She wrote, “I’ll share more in the future, but thank you again for the support. I’m excited to get back to streaming!”. The Twitch star has not yet confirmed when she will be going to go live again. It sounds like it should be pretty soon, however.

In the meantime, if you want to get your 100 Thieves streaming fix, new org signing Neekolul has been regularly going live. Nicole, 23, shot to online stardom after her ‘OK Boomer’ TikTok went viral; she signed with 100T on July 10.

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TikToker claims David Dobrik stole his designs for Dispo app

Published: 14/Oct/2020 1:19

by Bill Cooney

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A popular TikToker is claiming that he came up with the design rebrand for YouTube Star David Dobrik’s ‘Dispo’ photo app, and even met with the influencer before seeing his ideas used in the final product.

Dobrik’s ‘Disposable’ app came out in December 2019, and was recently rebranded as ‘Dispo,’ a photo-sharing social media app with a retro spin on your regular Instagram clone. 

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Instead of being able to see and edit your pictures instantly, you have to wait until 9 AM the next day for them to “develop,” and can’t touch them up beforehand – much like a disposable film camera, hence the name.

Despite the creative idea, Dobrik is coming under fire from those who think he stole some of the designs for his Dispo rebrand from TikToker ‘karimxismail,’ based on a series of TikToks posted before the app came out.

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@karimxismail@daviddobrik consider this series my job application 😊 part 2 is already up! ##fyp ##dreamjob ##disposable♬ OUT OF TIME – Luke Elgie

Back on Sept. 18, Ismail posted what was basically a five-part video application attempting to get the attention of Dobrik to work on Dispo, a name he suggests during the above clip.

The YouTuber even commented on one of Ismail’s TikToks a day later on Sept. 19 calling his ideas “dope,” adding further credibility to his side of the story where he got completely cut out of the deal.

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Dobrik’s Reply to Ismail on Sept. 19.

Neither mentioned the project again until news broke that Dispo had received a $4 million investment from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s venture fund.

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@karimxismailReply to @daviddobrik YES, IT’S HAPPENING… together, let’s build the platform WE want ##fyp ##dreamjob ##daviddobrik♬ OUT OF TIME – Luke Elgie

Shortly after that announcement, Karim posted two TikToks detailing his experience with Dobrik ahead of the brand’s reveal, claiming he met with the YouTuber and Natalie Mariduena, Dobrik’s assistant and business partner. According to him, both saw his ideas/designs and “loved them.”

But after a “brief correspondence,” Karim said that the team told him they were “going in a different direction.” He noted that Dobrik and his team did trademark the Dispo name six days after his initial video, but he doesn’t seem to be upset with David for potentially using his idea at all.

@karimxismailIt’s all love over here guys, let’s stay positive! ##fyp ##dreamjob ##daviddobrik♬ Steven Universe – L.Dre

“They said they came up with it first,” Karim said about the Dispo name. “Whatever the names end up being, I know David would never take the features or designs I created. Now let me make it abundantly clear, I was a David Dobrik fan and I still am.”

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As one would expect, some debate has broken out on social media between those who think the YouTuber shamelessly swiped the name and those who are adamant in defending Dobrik’s credibility.

However, Dobrik himself hasn’t commented on the issue at the time of writing, and as this scandal doesn’t seem likely to derail Dispo, we wouldn’t count on him saying anything at all.

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