Hafu shares disturbing story about competing in esports as a woman - Dexerto

Hafu shares disturbing story about competing in esports as a woman

Published: 25/Sep/2020 23:43

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer Rumay ‘Hafu’ Wang shared an extremely disturbing incident that happened during an esports competition she competed in as a teenager, shocking viewers.

During a September 25 broadcast, Hafu discussed how her success in many different video games is changing people’s perception of her.

“It’s harder for people to attack me cause I’ve gotten better at a lot of games,” she explained. “I mean, Among Us is not an example, because you cannot objectively say someone is good at Among Us in my opinion.”

While the streamer’s skills at the hit title are dismissed, even by her own standards, there are still other games that she’s been having success with.

“I won PogChamps 2,” she said, referencing the streamer chess tournament. “It’s little things like that that keep adding up… it makes me really happy that people are sticking up for me.”

However, it wasn’t always like this, especially for female gamers. Slightly later on in the broadcast, the streamer delved into an unfortunate incident that happened as a teenager.

“I always use this as the main example, but when I was 17, I was a pro WoW (World of WarCraft) player,” she began. “On the official Blizzard tournament realm, there was a team that qualified named ‘Gonna R*pe Hafu at Regionals.’”

Right away Hafu’s chat reacted with plenty of “wtfs,” clearly in shock that Blizzard would ever allow a team to use that name.

“And that flew! They qualified!” she exclaimed. “That was the eternal attitude of gaming at the time. So like, the whole community kinda had that attitude and it has changed so much in the last decade.”

A lot of companies, including Blizzard, have since taken more steps to prevent harassment in-game such as the use of new profanity filters and reporting options. Plus, from Wang’s own experience, the whole culture has shifted drastically.

“I’m so hopeful for the future,” she chimed. “Because I didn’t think it was ever going to change.”


TikToker Nessa Barrett slams TalentX’s Michael Gruen: “He hates me”

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:57

by Alice Hearing


Nessa Barrett has slammed TalentX manager Micheal Gruen in the third installment of Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy’s new podcast BFFs in which they talk about all things TikTok drama.

The first episode of the podcast sent fans into a frenzy after the Barstool Sports’ president claimed that Nessa Barrett had found her fame through dating Josh Richards. The host claimed he was “in the middle of a TikTok war” and fuelled drama by tweeting memes and jokes about the situation.

But for their third episode, they actually invited Nessa herself onto the show, and while there appeared to be no beef between Dave and the popular TikToker, it was revealed that the manager of TalentX Michael Gruen and Nessa are feuding.

Fans of Nessa will know that the pair don’t necessarily like each other. After the drama surrounding the first episode, Michael weighed in with his own opinion on an Instagram fan page for the star.

Nessa Barrett Instagram
Instagram: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett has more than 11 million followers on TikTok

He wrote, “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world’. The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).” Nessa did not publicly reply but she did unfollow him on Instagram.

It turns out that their beef runs a little deeper. After remaining quite held back with her answers for the first half of the podcast, Nessa suddenly had words to say once Micheal was mentioned by Dave.

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She said, “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people”

Josh attempted to defend Michael, and said that the word “Ugly” wasn’t used, but instead that “he said my taste in women was not good.”

Nessa continued, “He has said like the beginning of quarantine that he wants to send me on a one-way ticket to Mexico and I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17 like he is just rude…I just don’t waste my energy on him I just don’t like him he’s a terrible person” She also added and emphasized that “he is a certified a**hole.”

Michael is yet to react to Nessa’s brutal takedown, but given his reputation, he is likely to respond very soon.