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Dafran trolls Twitch chat with promise of “huge” Overwatch announcement

Published: 3/Feb/2020 21:02

by Michael Gwilliam

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Former Overwatch League pro turned full-time Twitch streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca trolled his chat in the most time-wasting way possible and then bragged about it on YouTube.

During a February 2 broadcast, a mysterious timer appeared on Dafran’s Overwatch competitive play screen and began ticking down, leaving many in the chat to wonder just what would happen once it hit zero.

After the timer stuck zero, a beeping noise started to sound and the Tracer specialist greeted his chat. “Hey, what’s up, guys?” Dafran asked. “Listen guys, I have a huge announcement to make, but the announcement is going to be delayed by another twenty minutes.”

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Former Overwatch pro Dafran is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers.

Following the statement, some of the Twitch star’s followers started spamming the Jebaited emote, indicating they had been fooled by the streamer or that they anticipated more shenanigans from the Danish DPS player.

Nonetheless, many held out hope that Dafran could potentially be announcing a return to the Overwatch League given the fact his screen was still on the menu ready to queue.

Francesca only played a single season in the league during the 2019 season, leading the Atlanta Reign to a Stage One playoff berth then retiring after just eight games. Still, the streamer has a history of tricking his fans – notably, he once claimed he wouldn’t even play in the league before making his debut in season two.

As the minutes ticked away, Dafran returned to his stream and once again delayed the “announcement”.

“Hey guys, I know it sucks, but the announcement is taking a little bit longer than expected,” he sighed before resetting the timer back to twenty minutes.

Finally, after a whole hour had elapsed, the streamer appeared on camera. “I have a huge announcement to make,” he revealed. “I’m going to end the stream for today. I’ll see you guys tomorrow.”

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Dafran made a name for himself with his impressive aim.

The troll really annoyed his followers, but it was a classic prank by one of the most nefarious Overwatch streamers on Twitch.

Hopefully, in future streams, the ex-OWL pro can go back to doing what he does best and run circles around opponents in Overwatch instead of jebaiting his patiently waiting audience.

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Twitch streamer terrified after home intruders threaten him with gun

Published: 4/Dec/2020 12:48

by Alice Hearing

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Twitch streamer Jaykirky’s home broken into and he was threatened with various weapons all while he was streaming Resident Evil in the early hours of the morning on December 4. 

Streaming on Twitch can be a dangerous venture given that anything and everything, can happen while you’re live. Typically, it’s only IRL [in-real life] streamers who have to worry about someone ruining their stream, but someones, something can go awry while a streamer in their home.

In the case of UK-based streamer Jaykirky, he was streaming Resident Evil in the hours early of the morning on December 4, while he heard a bang coming from nearby. The streamer was initially confused, but when he went to investigate, the sounds of smashing glass and shouting could be heard, all while the stream continued to run – leaving his viewers to hear everything, which startled a few of them.

A couple of minutes later, a clearly shaken Jay sat back down at his computer with his hood up, looking back behind him. With a very shaky voice, he explains to his terrified viewers what has just happened.

He says “someone smashed my window…the guy had a f***ing machete..I can’t call the police because they just pointed the gun at my head…it’s 5 o’clock in the morning, I don’t know what to do.” He said he thought it was his neighbors, adding that he lived in a dodgy apartment complex.

Jay explained that he was confronted by a man wearing a balaclava who had broken through his window. The streamer tried to head to the door in order to escape, but there were two more people outside waiting for him.

The streamer said that the intruder had asked him not to say anything, while another intruder held a machete. However, they realized that they were in the wrong place, and Jaykirky was not the person they were looking for. “I thought I was going to die,” he added, clearly shaken by what had happened.

The intruders eventually left, with the streamer unharmed but clearly in shock and tearful as he told viewers he didn’t intend to stay at his flat and that he is thankful he is still alive. The streamer also explained that he is now safe and choosing his next options wisely, taking into account the terrifying situation that had just unfolded.