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Dr Disrespect slams “clueless” Twitch after promoting Bugha’s stream with Ninja

Published: 6/Aug/2019 10:48 Updated: 6/Aug/2019 11:47

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect, the eighth most-followed channel, has branded the platform “clueless”, after their decision to place Fortnite World Cup winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf on the front page, while he was playing with Ninja.

Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins, previously the number one streamer on Twitch before his move to rival platform Mixer, was playing with Bugha for the weekly Friday Fortnite competition.

Coming off his big win at the World Cup, Bugha has become the fastest growing streamer, gaining over 400,000 followers, and Twitch are understandably keen to promote the rising star.

Is Ninja’s move to Mixer a wake-up call for Twitch?

However, Dr Disrespect thinks that their timing could not have been worse, as the heavily promoted Bugha’s stream just as he played duos with Ninja in Fortnite – who had just, very publicly, shunned Twitch for Mixer.

“This is not a direct jab at Bugha, it’s not, has nothing to do with him,” the Doc began, “it’s just the fact that Bugha is playing alongside someone that just left their platform, to go to another platform, ‘so lets put Bugha on the front page and highlight him’.”

Perplexed by Twitch’s decision-making, Dr Disrespect continued “these guys are so stupid, Twitch is clueless. It’s pretty apparent. While there’s other quality streamers – and you’re looking at the best.”

Could Dr Disrespect leave Twitch?

The Doc has often referred to himself as “the face of Twitch”, but following Ninja’s departure, there has been speculation that other top streamers could be lured away from the dominant platform.

However, Dr Disresepct, real name Guy Beahm, has never shied away from criticizing Twitch in the past, so this reaction is not necessarily linked to any possible move to Mixer.

Continuing his rant, the Doc stated that Twitch needs to “wake up”, and realize that they could be pushing away their top creators: “some people just aren’t happy.”

It is likely that Ninja may not have been the only streamer approached by the Microsoft-owned streaming rival though, and Dr Disrespect would certainly be a prime candidate given his following and influence.

On the other hand, Ninja’s departure may also blow the competition for top spot wide open, and Dr Disrespect could be eyeing up his chances to become number one on the platform, and truly solidify himself as the ‘face of Twitch’.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.