DrLupo revisits moment he first met Ninja with epic PUBG grenade kill - Dexerto
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DrLupo revisits moment he first met Ninja with epic PUBG grenade kill

Published: 24/May/2019 14:20 Updated: 24/May/2019 14:56

by Matt Porter

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Since the release of Fortnite Battle Royale, both Dr Lupo and Ninja have become megastars on Twitch, regularly drawing thousands of viewers to their channels as they battle their way to a victory royale.

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The pair are often seen playing together, and creating hysterical moments for their respective audiences and with that in mind, DrLupo has taken fans back to the first time he ever encountered the former Halo pro player.

Twitter: CouRageJDDrLupo (R) and Ninja (C) alongside CouRageJD. (L)
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Ninja gets destroyed by DrLupo on PUBG

While DrLupo and Ninja are friends now, their very first encounter came as opponents, with the two streamers facing off on PUBG hoping to be named ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’.

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As Ninja sat on top of a building in Pochinki, he spotted an enemy player running wildly through the grass, with seemingly no regard for what, or more specifically who, could be waiting for him.

Eyeing up his target, Ninja pulled out his rifle and began peppering the player with bullets, seemingly doing a lot of damage to the player. Bizarrely, instead of pulling out their weapon and firing back, the mysterious player cooked a grenade and lobbed it at Ninja, timing the projectile perfectly so that it exploded right in front of the stunned streamer, who could only laugh.

As the “Better luck next time!” screen loaded up, the name of the player who so brutally eliminated him from the game appeared on the screen: “DrLupo.”

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Nowadays, the idea of the two playing against each other seems foreign, with the pair more regularly spotted teaming up on Fortnite Battle Royale with other fan-favorite streamers like Jack ‘CouRageJD’ Dunlop or Tim ‘Timthetatman’ Betar.

One thing is for sure though, no matter how long their friendship lasts, both will always know that DrLupo had the better of Ninja in their first ever encounter.

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TikToker claims David Dobrik stole his designs for Dispo app

Published: 14/Oct/2020 1:19

by Bill Cooney

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A popular TikToker is claiming that he came up with the design rebrand for YouTube Star David Dobrik’s ‘Dispo’ photo app, and even met with the influencer before seeing his ideas used in the final product.

Dobrik’s ‘Disposable’ app came out in December 2019, and was recently rebranded as ‘Dispo,’ a photo-sharing social media app with a retro spin on your regular Instagram clone. 

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Instead of being able to see and edit your pictures instantly, you have to wait until 9 AM the next day for them to “develop,” and can’t touch them up beforehand – much like a disposable film camera, hence the name.

Despite the creative idea, Dobrik is coming under fire from those who think he stole some of the designs for his Dispo rebrand from TikToker ‘karimxismail,’ based on a series of TikToks posted before the app came out.

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@karimxismail@daviddobrik consider this series my job application 😊 part 2 is already up! ##fyp ##dreamjob ##disposable♬ OUT OF TIME – Luke Elgie

Back on Sept. 18, Ismail posted what was basically a five-part video application attempting to get the attention of Dobrik to work on Dispo, a name he suggests during the above clip.

The YouTuber even commented on one of Ismail’s TikToks a day later on Sept. 19 calling his ideas “dope,” adding further credibility to his side of the story where he got completely cut out of the deal.

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Dobrik’s Reply to Ismail on Sept. 19.

Neither mentioned the project again until news broke that Dispo had received a $4 million investment from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s venture fund.

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@karimxismailReply to @daviddobrik YES, IT’S HAPPENING… together, let’s build the platform WE want ##fyp ##dreamjob ##daviddobrik♬ OUT OF TIME – Luke Elgie

Shortly after that announcement, Karim posted two TikToks detailing his experience with Dobrik ahead of the brand’s reveal, claiming he met with the YouTuber and Natalie Mariduena, Dobrik’s assistant and business partner. According to him, both saw his ideas/designs and “loved them.”

But after a “brief correspondence,” Karim said that the team told him they were “going in a different direction.” He noted that Dobrik and his team did trademark the Dispo name six days after his initial video, but he doesn’t seem to be upset with David for potentially using his idea at all.

@karimxismailIt’s all love over here guys, let’s stay positive! ##fyp ##dreamjob ##daviddobrik♬ Steven Universe – L.Dre

“They said they came up with it first,” Karim said about the Dispo name. “Whatever the names end up being, I know David would never take the features or designs I created. Now let me make it abundantly clear, I was a David Dobrik fan and I still am.”

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As one would expect, some debate has broken out on social media between those who think the YouTuber shamelessly swiped the name and those who are adamant in defending Dobrik’s credibility.

However, Dobrik himself hasn’t commented on the issue at the time of writing, and as this scandal doesn’t seem likely to derail Dispo, we wouldn’t count on him saying anything at all.

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