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DrLupo explains why CouRage’s YouTube move is “good” for him

Published: 4/Nov/2019 21:14 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 22:56

by Brent Koepp


Twitch star Benjamin ‘DrLupo‘ Lupo defended Jack ‘CouRage‘ Dunlop’s move to YouTube, and explained why making platform change deals are actually “smart to do” for streamers.

The streaming landscape shifted after Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins and former CSGO pro Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek shocked everyone by leaving Twitch for its competitor Mixer. On November 4, 100 Thieves star CouRage announced he was taking a different path by going to YouTube for exclusive streaming.

This left everyone speculating who the next big streaming personality could be to jump ship from the Amazon-owned streaming platform, and during his latest broadcast, DrLupo addressed all the platform changes currently happening among his peers, and explained why it actually makes sense for streamers to sign these deals.

Instagram: @drlupoThe popular Twitch personality defended CouRage’s move to YouTube.

DrLupo defends CouRage’s move to YouTube

The Twitch star was streaming Fortnite when someone in his chat criticized CouRage’s move to YouTube, writing “I reserve the right to not watch him.” Upon seeing this, DrLupo replied, “That’s fine. But like, the only thing that it means is that people are getting paid for their ability to create content. And that’s good. Right?”

He then went on to explain further why it could only be seen as a positive thing. “You want people to make money if you like them. That’s why people give streamers money. Right? There should be nothing but love, man. You don’t have to watch him if you don’t want to do that platform. We are all just trying to pay our bills!”

DrLupo went on to further defend the 100 Thieves streamer, and explained to his audience how the move is actually good for him. “Jack’s young. Success it looks great on him thus far. He’s never done anything. He’s not scummy!”

The popular Twitch personality finished his wholesome defense of the platform move, by exclaiming “So, good for him. Get that money, dude. Get that money!”

He also opened up and gave his thoughts on other streamers making platform change moves. “I’m still waiting for somebody that makes a platform change to come out and be like “I did it because it was a lot of money and that’s smart to do!”

The Twitch star then explained how most streamers are still afraid to be entirely honest with their audience about making an exclusive deal. “Everybody still scared to say it. Everyone is still afraid to say it. There is nothing bad about it!” he exclaimed.

As of the time of writing this article, DrLupo continues to be one of the most popular streamers on Twitch with over 3.6 million followers, and averages thousands of viewers a broadcast.

Only time will tell if the lovable personality will take his own advice and make the move to Mixer – should he be offered a “gang load” of cash to do so.


Asmongold defends Forsen after learning the real reason for Twitch ban

Published: 27/Nov/2020 20:11

by Michael Gwilliam


Popular Twitch star ‘Asmongold’ went to bat for fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors after the Swede was banned from the platform on November 26.

At first, no one knew the real reason for Forsen’s ban, with some thinking it may have been DMCA-related. However, viewers soon discovered that for a brief moment in a recent broadcast he showed a gif of a horse in a very inappropriate scene.

Despite this, Asmongold decided to stick up for Forsen during his own broadcast and call out Twitch for banning him due to an honest mistake.

“How the f**k is that going to be TOS? If…I don’t understand. You’ve got other people and they’re going around showing Animal Planet,” he explained. “Like you see literal animals killing each other, but you see a horse’s d**k?”

To this, Asmongold makes an interesting point. There are streams on Twitch that document animals in the wild and they can get into some rather freaky situations that, while natural, aren’t exactly the kind of thing you’d show your boss.

“Listen, horses don’t wear clothes, you know that?” the streamer sarcastically stated. “So, if you look at a horse, you’re going to see their d**k. Like, that’s all there is to it. It’s weird, man.”

However, right after making this argument, the streamer learned that it wasn’t just the horse that got Forsen banned, but the girl who was in the gif with the animal that changed the whole conversation. Briefly, anyway.

“Okay, that’s a little bit different,” he confessed. “It’s a little bit more than what I thought it was.”

Despite this, Asmongold still defended Forsen for the mistake of showing the gif. “I don’t think it’s really that big of a deal. You show that for like a second, right? Cause it’s an accident.”

According to the popular World of Warcraft player, one second of footage shouldn’t determine a whole Twitch career. “That seems stupid to me,” he added. “But you know, here we are.”

Unfortunately for Forsen, the streamer says this time, his ban is indefinite and it’s unclear when, if ever, he will be unbanned.

Hopefully, with Asmongold speaking out, Twitch can agree to let this incident slide and let Fors back on the platform so he can stream again.