Dr Disrespect hints Twitch paid him more than Shroud & Ninja's Mixer deals - Dexerto
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Dr Disrespect hints Twitch paid him more than Shroud & Ninja’s Mixer deals

Published: 29/Oct/2019 11:51 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 12:13

by Matt Porter

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With more and more streamers jumping ship from Twitch to Mixer, Dr Disrespect has hinted that the Amazon-owned platform may have paid him to remain on their site.

For years, Twitch has been the home of video game streaming, with millions of viewers flocking to the site to watch their favorite content creators and professional players play games live for their enjoyment.

Throughout 2019 though, major names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek have all made the move to Microsoft’s Mixer, and with more likely to ditch Twitch, many have looked at Dr Disrespect as a possible defector from the platform.

Shroud and Dr DisrespectDr Disrespect seems unlikely to be joining shroud on Mixer.

The Doc has already taken cheeky shots at Mixer, roasting shroud by claiming that nobody would follow him to the platform, and claiming that he was the first streamer approached by Microsoft to enter an exclusive deal with them.

He then stated that the decision to “buy” Ninja and shroud from Twitch was a mistake, claiming that the concurrent viewership was too low on the site for him to even consider moving, before hinting that Twitch may have even paid him to remain with them for the foreseeable future.

“Imagine getting paid more than these other guys to stay,” The Doc told his chat with a grin. “Imagine that. Imagine if that was something, huh?”

Of course, with Dr Disrespect it’s almost impossible to know whether he’s being serious, or just playing up his character, who believes he’s at the very top of Twitch with millions watching him daily as he enters “The Arena” to hand out losses on a number of popular battle royale games.

Twitch certainly wouldn’t want to lose another high-profile star like The Doc though, but unfortunately, we’ll likely never know whether The Doc is trolling or if he received a sizable sum to pledge his allegiance to the platform.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.