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

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

Published: 3/Feb/2020 21:02

by Michael Gwilliam


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.”

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.


David Dobrik responds to backlash after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing


After an onslaught of hateful comments, David Dobrik has responded to the backlash he faced for claiming that he “hates nature” on his Views podcast with Jason Nash.

As a huge YouTuber known for massive giveaways and wholesome content, Dobrik’s comments, if at all negative, can cause a stir among his fans. In the episode in question, Dobrik explains at length why he “hates nature,” and how outdoor activities really don’t do it for him.

“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik said. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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Angry commenters described Dobrik as “close-minded”

Angry commenters had a lot to say about his opinions on the world around him and on his attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one person wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

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But in the latest episode of Views with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash, they discussed the backlash Dobrik faced and read out Dexerto’s article on the subject.

Dobrik explained that fans misunderstood his intentions: “I said I didn’t like nature and by this, I didn’t mean that I don’t care about the ecosystem where I think you shouldn’t recycle and I think you should litter. It was like I just literally do not care for walks.”

“I wasn’t joking about the actual nature but I was kind of like you guys are gonna really hate me for this. I didn’t think people would actually get mad and people are pissed.”

Since the latest episode has aired, angry commenters are nowhere to be seen. It seems that the adamant defenders of nature walks have been appeased.