Dr Disrespect responds to people laughing at Mixer shutting down

Published: 22/Jun/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp


Twitch star Dr Disrespect reacted to Microsoft shutting Mixer down during his June 22 stream, and explained to his audience why it’s not entirely a laughing matter.

The streaming world was rocked on June 22 when Microsoft made the surprising announcement that Mixer is shutting down. The tech company revealed it are merging the streaming platform with Facebook Gaming.

Reacting to the news during his live broadcast, Dr Disrespect explained to viewers why the service closing down isn’t something to be too happy about. The Twitch star responded to a donation and gave his take on the situation.

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The streamer was live when he found out about Mixer shutting down.

Dr Disrespect reacts to Mixer shutting down

Dr Disrespect put aside his usual over-the-top persona, and was reflective after learning about Mixer shutting down. The streamer reacted to a donation that found the announcement hilarious, before asking him about his thoughts.

“I don’t know if that’s something… There is probably a lot of people that are being laid off, there’s jobs involved. That’s definitely not something to laugh about.” he said, before he explained the problem the platform struggled with the most.

“Something just wasn’t clicking with Mixer and Microsoft attracting talent and top talent outside of just paying them straight up.” he continued. Reflecting on the major announcement, he then exclaimed, “It’s interesting that Facebook bought Mixer. Like why? I don’t know.”

Another donation asked him if he thought his friends Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins would move back to Twitch. “I’m sure they will. I don’t know all the details. If they are able to get paid and get out of that whole situation and make a decision wherever they want to go. S**t, they knocked it out of the park.”

During the same broadcast, Doc reiterated that the platform’s attempts to grow never paid off. “The results, they don’t lie. Microsoft invested a lot in Mixer, trying to get some big names involved. Try to get the momentum on their side. It seems like it just didn’t pay off.”

The streaming veteran was left perplexed by Facebook’s decision to merge with Mixer. He wondered if it had to do with tech or infrastructure, rather trying to make the platform grow with a new partnership.


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

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney


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.