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Dafran explains why he quit farm school after only two months

Published: 16/Sep/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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Semi-retired streamer turned farmhand, Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca, revealed during his return to Twitch that he quit school after just two months to do unpaid work.

During his well-hyped Twitch return where he appropriately played Farm Simulator 19, the former Overwatch League pro discussed his ambitions and future plans.

“I actually quit my education,” the Danish streamer revealed. “I just chilled for two months after streaming.”

As it turns out, while Dafran was beginning his schooling, he applied to some internships and the one he was really interested in wrote him back.

“The place I’m at now does exactly what I want to do,” he said, referring to Okotopen, a farmer/company that grows and sells fruits and vegetables. “He’s the only one in Denmark doing this – the thing I want to do.”

After meeting with the man who runs the company, he agreed to take Francesca on.

“I started working out there the other day. I was like, ‘f**k education, dude. I’m just going to go work here!’” he exclaimed.

According to the hitscan prodigy, he knows “exactly what he wants to do” and in only half a year can learn everything he needs to know and more about his line of work.

Meanwhile, the schooling he would have done was going to reportedly take him four years to complete, something Dafran was opposed to. So, instead of going to school, he’s learning what he needs to as an intern and working for free: “It’s worth it, because the knowledge is worth the goal, dude. It’s easily worth.”

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While it’s sad that we don’t see that many incredible Overwatch or Valorant plays from Dafran anymore, at least he seems genuinely happy with his life choices, which hopefully continue long into the future.

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Streamers slam Twitch over new ‘Celebrations’ feature taking 50% of tips

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:44

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch have sparked controversy after testing their new ‘Celebrations’ feature again as they’ve begun ‘targeting’ donations – with a reported 50/50 split.

Plenty of Twitch viewers are desperate to get involved with their favorite streamer – either simply as an active member of chat or someone who supports the stream with their own money.

This typically comes through subbing to a channel, by purchasing bits from Twitch itself, or donating through a StreamLabs link. The first two of these options support both Twitch and the streamer as each party receives a cut of the money.

Donations, however, all go through to the streamer, usually through third parties like StreamLabs and PayPal, and Twitch doesn’t get a cut of those. That could be set to change with their new Celebrations feature – though it has sparked backlash.

TwitchViewers can support their favorite streamers through features like Bits.

The feature in question was being tested back in June, with subscriptions and bits kicking off an on-screen celebration animation which usually came in the form of fireworks.

However, with Twitch testing the feature again, streamer Zach Bussey noted that they are now targeting donations through Celebrations as streamers can set a donation amount that will trigger the animations. 

On top of this, Bussey noted that the split for these Celebration donations is set at 50/50 and says it’s being pushed “hard” as the button to trigger it has been placed prominently between the follow and subscribe buttons. 

With the news of the feature quickly spreading on social media, a number of streamers took aim at Twitch’s 50/50 split on the donations. 

“Thank f**k I can opt out, lol” tweeted streamer Vio, while others like ShannonZKiller and NeonDan urged their fellow creators and viewers to not use the feature if it does become a permanent addition on Twitch.

Others have speculated that, like mandatory ads, Twitch could work the feature into partnered streamer’s contracts in order to make sure that the feature is being used, should it be pushed out to everyone.

However, the streaming giants are taking feedback on the feature’s test from their streamers, so it could be in for some tweaks before everyone is able to use it.