Dr Disrespect subtly roasts Ninja’s Twitch announcement on stream - Dexerto

Dr Disrespect subtly roasts Ninja’s Twitch announcement on stream

Published: 11/Sep/2020 22:18

by Theo Salaun


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.


Joe Rogan finally changes JRE podcast lighting after fans complain

Published: 14/Oct/2020 17:41

by Daniel Cleary


Popular stand-up comedian Joe Rogan has finally revealed changes to the lighting of his new podcast studio after fans decided they hated it, following his move to Texas.

After moving his entire podcast studio near his new Texas home in early September, Joe Rogan’s followers were quick to criticize him over the “tacky” updates made to the background of his setup.


While most of his fans are used to seeing him in front of the classic red-brick wall with an American flag during his long-form conversations, his latest move saw the addition of some bizarre red lighting patterns instead.

Joe Rogan in texas studio
Joe Rogan, YouTube
JRE fans criticized Rogan’s studio for its “tacky” red lights in previous episodes.

The UFC commentator’s first few episodes in the new studio were subject to a lot of criticism and many fans immediately called for adjustments to be made to the new camera angles and lighting that were being used.


However, after initially addressing the hate and revealing that they had put the room together on short notice, it seems as if he has taken the feedback on board in his recent episodes, toning down the harsh red lighting that was present in the background of the show. The podcast host has now replaced the bright red light with a blue hue instead.

Since the release of his podcast with fellow comedian Colin Quinn on October 8, fans have noticed a massive improvement in the lighting and have been quite positive about the production changes that Rogan and JRE producer Jamie Vernon have made.

“Lighting is so much better, doesn’t look like you’re in front of a KFC sign” one viewer commented, while other JRE fans echoed similar compliments after the latest changes.


The majority of his viewers claimed that the quality of the episode was “significantly better” but that it could still do with some minor adjustments to bring it up to the usual standard of the popular podcast.

As Rogan has previously explained that his current studio was put together on short notice, it is quite possible that he has even more changes in store over the next few months but we’ll just have to wait and see if any further adjustments are made.