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Dr Disrespect explains why Overwatch isn’t more popular on Twitch

Published: 7/May/2019 21:55 Updated: 6/May/2020 10:51

by Bill Cooney

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Popular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect doesn’t have a problem with Overwatch, but does think the Blizzard game can be tough for people to watch others play.

Dr Disrespect is one of the most popular streamers on Twitch and he’s been known to dabble in Overwatch before, even though he mostly sticks to FPS games.

While playing Respawn Entertainment’s popular battle royale Apex Legends Doc told chat what he thought about Overwatch on Twitch, and why it can be tough for people to get into.

Robert Paul/The Overwatch LeagueThe Overwatch League regularly draws in more than 100,000 viewers on Twitch.

After being asked what he thought of Overwatch, Doc admitted he had a lot of fun playing the game, but watching it was another story.

“It’s a lot of fun to play it’s just really hard to like, sit down and watch somebody play it,” he said, before adding that many of the people who do watch it also play the game and understand it.

“They play it and they’re engulfed in it and it’s sort of this hardcore niche community which is extremely passionate about it,” Doc pointed out. “It’s up to the viewers if they want to commit time to learn about the game watching somebody.”

He went on to say that he didn’t think Overwatch was too complicated to understand, just that there could be an initial challenge of understanding what’s going on in the game for viewers who don’t play themselves.

Does Overwatch have a Twitch problem?

Compared to other games on Twitch, Overwatch is pretty average, but reaches near the top of the most-viewed games every time Overwatch League comes on.

A lot of high-profile Overwatch streamers like Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned and Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel have moved on to variety streaming instead of playing exclusively Overwatch recently, which certainly doesn’t help the game’s Twitch numbers.

Still, thanks mainly to the popularity of Overwatch League, Overwatch is still one of the most-viewed games on Twitch with a large, loyal following of fans, just like Doc said.

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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”