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Dr Disrespect mocks xQc and LIRIK after TwitchCon meetups

Published: 29/Sep/2019 15:06 Updated: 29/Sep/2019 16:04

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Twitch star Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm roasted his fellow streamers Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel and Saqib ‘LIRIK‘ Zahid after meeting at TwitchCon 2019.

TwitchCon often sees collaborations between some of the top content creators on Amazon’s livestreaming platform such as the Twitch Rivals tournaments with some of the most popular streamers competing.

However, Dr Disrespect took the opportunity of being surrounded by Twitch’s biggest stars in a different manner and chose to throw some jabs at his fellow streamers after meeting them in person.

youtube:drdisrespectDr Disrespect has a track record of antics at conventions.

The Doc managed to get pictures with some of the popular Twitch streamers who were in attendance in San Diego while he was roaming the floor of TwitchCon 2019 such as former Overwatch pro xQc.

Dr Disrespect later posted a photo of him and xQc, with a classic Doc caption, mocking the Canadian. “This ugly lookin hot shot thinks he’s got the eye/hand coordination to keep up,” The Doc expressed, “You Ain’t nothin xQc, your agent owes me money for the pic and time spent.”

LIRIK, who has often matched up with and against the Two-Time on PUBG, was also on the Doc’s list of targets to be roasted after meeting him at the GFUEL booth in TwitchCon. 

Dr Disrespect joked that he thought his fellow streamer was a sales rep at the energy drink’s booth when they got their picture taken, “LIRIK you caught me off guard you son of a… I thought you were a Gfuel sales rep.”

Dr Disrespect was also victim to the TwitchCon meetings though, as TimTheTatman gave Doc a taste of his own medicine by labeling him a “fan” when the pair met up.

Dr Disrespect did not let Tim’s roast go unanswered, however, later responding to one of Cloakzy’s posts with TimTheTatman and Fortnite pro 72Hrs implying that they were not as tough as him.

TwitchCon has already seen some highly entertaining moments from some of the biggest streamers on the platform, such as Tyler1 and Yassuo’s hilarious “fight” during a Twitch Rivals interview.

Some of the other popular creators even recorded their interactions meeting some of their fellow stars, as was seen with xQc and Tyler1’s comedic exchange.

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Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.