Dr Disrespect 'never playing Fortnite again' due to "pathetic" game mechanics - Dexerto

Dr Disrespect 'never playing Fortnite again' due to "pathetic" game mechanics

Published: 14/Jul/2019 14:30

by Daniel Cleary


Popular Twitch star Fortnite, after falling early in KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament.

Fortnite Battle Royale is known for its unusual array of in-game mechanics, namely building, which can be quite difficult for many players to master, as well as the controversial ‘weapon bloom’.

Dr Disrespect realized just how challenging it can be to put the mechanics to use in the popular battle royale game after dropping out of the Friday Fortnite tournament in the first round of the loser’s bracket.

TurtleBeachDr Disrespect is not happy with the popular battle royale game.

In classic Doc fashion, he refused to take any of the blame himself for the loss and instead pointed towards some of the in-game mechanics as the reason he and his duo, 100 Thieves’ Arkhram, fell short.

He later reflected on his loss from the comfort of “his Lamborghini,” explaining to his fans why he was ‘done with Fortnite.’

“Can you believe that game? Never playing it again, not interested, phoney baloney!” The Doc expressed, “It’s for the fake and the phoney. I’m not about it, I’m about being real.”

The Doc then began to list his issues with the mechanics, focusing mainly on weapon bloom and the current meta of building ‘1×1’ boxes to stay safe: “Weapon bloom, shoot a guy once he hides in little 1×1 immediately.”

He went on to explain that the game encouraged ‘pathetic behaviour’, such as easily hiding away from a fight compared to the Doc’s more preferred head-on approach – after all, his motto is “Violence, Speed, Momentum.”

Dr Disrespect’s frustration with the current state of the game is often echoed by many pro players, who are also unhappy with some of the recent changes to the meta – only a couple weeks out from the World Cup.

Although many of his points resonates true with his viewers, it’s not the first time that Dr Disrespect has ‘quit Fortnite’, and many expect him to return to it at some point in the future.


TikToker Nessa Barrett slams TalentX’s Michael Gruen: “He hates me”

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:57

by Alice Hearing


Nessa Barrett has slammed TalentX manager Micheal Gruen in the third installment of Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy’s new podcast BFFs in which they talk about all things TikTok drama.

The first episode of the podcast sent fans into a frenzy after the Barstool Sports’ president claimed that Nessa Barrett had found her fame through dating Josh Richards. The host claimed he was “in the middle of a TikTok war” and fuelled drama by tweeting memes and jokes about the situation.

But for their third episode, they actually invited Nessa herself onto the show, and while there appeared to be no beef between Dave and the popular TikToker, it was revealed that the manager of TalentX Michael Gruen and Nessa are feuding.

Fans of Nessa will know that the pair don’t necessarily like each other. After the drama surrounding the first episode, Michael weighed in with his own opinion on an Instagram fan page for the star.

Nessa Barrett Instagram
Instagram: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett has more than 11 million followers on TikTok

He wrote, “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world’. The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).” Nessa did not publicly reply but she did unfollow him on Instagram.

It turns out that their beef runs a little deeper. After remaining quite held back with her answers for the first half of the podcast, Nessa suddenly had words to say once Micheal was mentioned by Dave.

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She said, “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people”

Josh attempted to defend Michael, and said that the word “Ugly” wasn’t used, but instead that “he said my taste in women was not good.”

Nessa continued, “He has said like the beginning of quarantine that he wants to send me on a one-way ticket to Mexico and I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17 like he is just rude…I just don’t waste my energy on him I just don’t like him he’s a terrible person” She also added and emphasized that “he is a certified a**hole.”

Michael is yet to react to Nessa’s brutal takedown, but given his reputation, he is likely to respond very soon.