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Dafran confuses fans with plans to leave streaming to start a “farm”

Published: 2/Jun/2020 17:12

by Michael Gwilliam


Streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca shocked Twitch by claiming he would be quitting streaming to grow fruits and vegetables despite Valorant launching worldwide.

On June 2, the former Overwatch pro posted a TwitLonger where he outlined his plans for the future and thanked his viewers for the “incredible years and unforgettable memories.”

According to Dafran, he wants to start pursuing a new career, which means means getting an education for it.

“I am going to be starting on an education, that has to do with growing fruits, vegetables and etc,” he wrote.

The streamer explained there were two reasons he’s doing this. The first is because we only have one life and people should do what makes them happy. The second is that he’s already spent one-third of his life in front of a computer, so it’s time for a change of scenery.

Dafran says he isn’t going to “stream regularly.”

“I am not going to stream regularly anymore,” he added. “This is not the end completely though, I will still stream for fun but rarely.”

The news caught many of his viewers and fellow streamers off-guard, with some jokingly replying “let’s grow dude” – a play on his popular catchphrase “let’s go dude.”

“Troll or real?” Francesca’s former Atlanta Reign teammate Dusttin ‘Dogman’ Bowerman asked.

Despite the strangeness of the announcement, Dafran seemed to have already hinted at this possible career change in a stream earlier in May.

While playing Overwatch, the streamer had claimed that he wanted to “own a strawberry farm.”

“Imagine owning a greenhouse strawberry farm that’s inside a huge commercial greenhouse? Imagine waking up to that every day,” he said. “Oh my God, that would be f**king amazing.”

It’s unclear just how serious Dafran was, as he does have a history of trolling his viewers. The move is especially strange given the release of Riot Games’ tactical FPS Valorant, a game Francesca was excited to play, especially after hearing how leaderboards would be coming.

We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds and if he really does intend on becoming a farmer. Until then, take this all with a grain of salt.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!