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Dr Disrespect responds to people laughing at Mixer shutting down

Published: 22/Jun/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp

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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.

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AOC confirms Twitch return in Among Us stream with Hasan: how to watch

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:45 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 2:55

by Brad Norton

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez broke records with her debut Twitch stream as she laughed and bumbled her way through Among Us and the internet couldn’t get enough. Now, she’s all set to do it once again with some massive names joining up for the big return.

It wasn’t the biggest individual stream Twitch has ever seen ⁠— that honor remains with Ninja and Drake ⁠— but Ocasio-Cortez, fondly nicknamed AOC, came awfully close when she went live on Oct. 28 for more than 439k eager viewers.

The huge stream, backed by AOC’s desire to “sell the vote” to gamers, scribed the US representative into Twitch’s history books. It also left the internet hungry for more ⁠— AOC’s bubbly personality and funny wit had endeared her to millions.

For weeks eager viewers were left pondering when she’d make her return. Now, we finally have a solid date locked in and even know some of the names she’ll be streaming with. Here’s everything you need to know about AOC’s upcoming return to Twitch.

AOC playing Among Us on Twitch.
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AOC has confirmed when she’ll be back on Twitch.

AOC confirms second Twitch stream

The internet at large has been baying for AOC to hit that “go live” button again sooner rather than later. Now her electoral race is won and her sights can shift back over to Twitch.

Despite some earlier teases, it’s been just over a month since the first historic broadcast, but now we have a date for the next one. AOC will be going live on Twitch on Friday, November 27 at 4 PM PT | 7PM EST.

Last time, Ocasio-Cortez streamed mid-week, on a Tuesday and the spectacle ran for just a few hours. Expect a similar duration this time around given the late evening start time.

What will AOC play? League, Among Us, Fall Guys

AOC hasn’t yet branched out to anything other than some Among Us gameplay. It’s a casual experience that anyone can jump into, so it removes any busywork from her broadcasts.

Last time she paired up with fellow US rep Ilhan Omar, Pokimane, and more on InnerSloth’s smash-hit. It appears that she’ll be doing much the same this time around, but with a few fresh faces.

Canadian Member of Parliament Jagmeet Singh will be getting into the mix, as will popular Twitch streamers Hasan and Northernlion.

However, the New York politician could also try her hand at League of Legends on-stream down the line. Pokimane said she would “be here anytime [AOC] needed,” to which Ocasio-Cortez suggested LoL.

“League duo bot?! Except I haven’t played in months, I’m gonna be real bad,” AOC joked on Twitter in reply to Pokimane. “Maybe Among Us again, for a bit.”

A League of Legends stream certainly makes sense; Pokimane first made her name on LoL, and AOC is a self-confessed League lover, though she says she’s not played it “a whole lot.”

She must have played a bit at least, though, because on Nov. 14 ⁠— a month after revealing she was Bronze V ⁠— she shared on Instagram she had been promoted to Silver IV, one whole ranked tier higher. That’s some serious grinding!

The 31-year-old mainly plays Sona, Janna, Lux, and Morgana, and is “working on Lulu” to add to her champ pool; Pokimane will have to play ADC if they duo queue. Perhaps with her second stream now locked in, a special LoL broadcast could be right around the corner as well.

AOC's second Twitch stream could be another record-breaking broadcast.
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AOC’s second Twitch stream could be another record-breaking broadcast.

If you want to join the 740,000+ fans who have already followed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitch, head to her profile: you’ll be alerted when she’s live.