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IRL streamer shows how easy it is to get free meals because of your social media following

Published: 28/Nov/2018 1:14 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 18:52

by Alan Bernal

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Popular Twitch streamers are used to getting all kinds of donations and gifts from fans, but it looks like they might have to add free meals to that list.

It’s a common occurrence on Twitch to see massive donation or sub trains for the biggest streamers, but ‘Dankquan’ has shown that Twitch clout extends beyond the platform itself.

During a live stream on November 26, Dankquan demonstrated just how easy it is to set up a free meal if you have a few thousand followers across various social media accounts.

In his purple-lit room, Dankquan was at the tail-end of a smoking session when he called up a local eatery to see about getting a free meal. Met with initial hesitation from the restaurant employee, Dankquan used his “clout coins” to retroactively pay the bill for his dinner.

“I have a livestream with Twitch. And then from Twitch I probably have like 60,000 followers, and across all of my shit, Snapchat included, it’s like a 100,000 or something, yes,” Dankquan said with his trademark swagger.

This was all it took to book himself a night out at the expense of a livestream while at the restaurant.

Dankquan is usually a hit or miss when it comes to these types of transactions, having attempted this in the past.

Thankfully this time he succeeded, uploading the video to his YouTube channel following the successful transaction.

At the time of writing, Dankquan has about 9,000 followers on Instagram, 27,000 subscribers on YouTube, 12,000 followers on Twitter, and 56,700 followers on Twitch.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.