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Dr Disrespect subtly roasts Ninja’s Twitch announcement on stream

Published: 11/Sep/2020 22:18

by Theo Salaun

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Ninja’s return to Twitch on an exclusive deal was big news to most of the gaming world – but not to the two-time champ, Dr Disrespect, who took a subtle shot at the announcement while streaming on YouTube.

Dr Disrespect was permanently banned from Twitch for undisclosed reasons back in June 2020. It was a loss of one of the platform’s most popular streamers, but in an entirely more controversial and mysterious fashion than the previous year’s loss of both Ninja and Shroud to hopeful rival, Mixer.

Like Doc taking a break and little vacation from streaming before returning on YouTube, both Ninja and Shroud took their time after Mixer shockingly folded in June before deciding on a return, as well. Shroud made his return to Twitch in early August, but Ninja took longer to assess his options — trying out an impromptu YouTube test stream in July and a surprise Twitch stream in early August. Finally, Ninja settled on Twitch on September 10, prompting the Doc to take an ever-so-subtle shot at the pair at the start of his stream.

Settling into his stream, which would be focused almost entirely on the Vikkstar Warzone Showdown tournament, Dr Disrespect cleverly alluded to the Ninja and Twitch news. With the announcement coming just about one hour before Doc went live, he took a quick break from giving shout-outs to new Champions Club members to take a subtle shot at the lack of news that day.

The two-time champ, 6’8” streaming dynamo took a break from talking about his 37-inch vertical to look around the room and ask if there was “Any big news today, we’re talking about? Anything? Nothing?” before shrugging his shoulders, wrapping it up with an “I figured,” and moving on to talking about his upcoming tournament.

Ninja, despite streaming on Twitch just once in about a year, still has the platform’s most followers by far. With just over 15 million followers, the difference between him and second-most (Tfue, with about 9 million) is as large as the difference between second-most and…the 17th-most. It was obviously big news, but not worthy of the Doc’s attention.


Later, the Doc actually made appearances on both Nadeshot and Crimsix’s Twitch channels, as he spoke with them in the pregame lobbies of their Warzone tournament. Another reference to Twitch, in which Doc asked Crimsix about gifted subs, left the two mumbling off about awkwardness.

It remains to be known what happened between Dr Disrespect and Twitch, but, for now, both sides seem to be content just pretending that the other doesn’t exist.

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Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.