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Dakotaz tells Twitch donator to “go screw yourself” after ridiculous accusations

Published: 13/Mar/2019 12:44 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 13:23

by Calum Patterson


Top Fortnite Twitch streamer Brett ‘Dakotaz‘ Hoffman told a ‘fan’ exactly where to send themselves after receiving a donation message accusing him of ‘criminal’ behavior.

Best known for his Fortnite gameplay, Dakotaz has amassed over three million followers on his channel, and with such levels of popularity, encounters with ‘trolls’ are inevitable.

On March 12, a viewer donated 500 ‘bits’ (around $5), and left a message which accused Dakotaz of promoting Apex Legends, encouraging his viewers to play it, and then ditching the game to go back to Fortnite.

A disgruntled viewer sent Dakotaz an unexpected message in a donation.

The message explained “I just spent all this money and time on [Apex Legends] and you all just left. I feel very used and wronged. I think you need to take a hard look at how you all conduct yourselves because it is nearing criminal.”

It’s hard to tell if this message was entirely tongue-in-cheek, or if it was a genuine complaint, but Dakotaz quickly fired back.

“First off, go screw yourself, ok, that we’re just going to get out of the way. […] Second, I never got paid to play Apex, I played it on my own free will, so stuff it dude, go cry me a river. You’re a little baby. An entitled little shit you are.”

He then tells the donator to get out of his channel and move on to the next stream. After all, with tens of thousands of viewers, losing one won’t hurt.

Dakotaz isn’t the first streamer to receive negative remarks for doing paid promotions of games (even though he didn’t actually do a paid promotion for Apex Legends), as others like shroud have spoken up about the issue.

More game publishers are recognizing the influence of big name streamers, but no one but players themselves can be blamed for their purchase decisions.


xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.