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Is Addison Rae joining David Dobrik and the Vlog Squad?

Published: 19/Jun/2020 7:55

by Andrew Amos

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Could Addison Rae be joining the Vlog Squad? That’s what fans think, as more rumors about the TikTok star’s swap from the Hype House to David Dobrik’s crew start popping up.

Addison Rae is one of TikTok ⁠— and the internet’s ⁠— biggest stars. She has 46.3 million followers on the viral social media platform, 20 million on Instagram, and over two million on YouTube and Twitter.

She’s currently part of one of TikTok’s biggest collectives, the Hype House. However, allegiances could be changing, with a possible move to the Vlog Squad being teed up.

Addison Rae standing in garden
Instagram: addisonraee
Could Rae be joining Dobrik’s Vlog Squad?

Rae has been connected to the Dobrik-led collective numerous times before. These latest rumors might be the most solid yet though.

Zane Hijazi made a comment on Instagram about Rae’s “status” within the Vlog Squad, saying that “she’s still in the audition process.”

Whether this was tongue-in-cheek or not, it has got fans from all sides of the spectrum reeling. Some are looking forward to perhaps more Rae and Dobrik action on the regular, while others don’t want to see her leave the Hype House.

Rae has also spent some time collaborating with Dobrik recently. She appeared on his Views podcast to talk about how much money TikTok creators are making, and also has made a couple of YouTube vlog cameos.

It also comes after dating rumors between the two were shut down over time. Back in April, the TikTok duo were all the rage ⁠— as a couple ⁠— but that has seemingly fizzled out after the pair consistently denied it.

Rae hasn’t officially left the Hype House ⁠— the rival collective to the Vlog Squad ⁠— but rumors of her exit have circulated for months. Rae was penned to leave the house after the D’Amelio sisters bailed in April, but nothing has happened since.

Hype House members
Instagram: TheHypeHouseLA
The Hype House once peaked at 28 members, but has lost creators in recent months.

All these signs and more have been pointing towards Addison’s potential jump from the House to the Squad. However, nothing is set in stone yet.

If the move does end up happening though, it would be a big scalp for the Vlog Squad. Rae’s huge social reach is a big asset to have, and it could only lead to more hilarious collabs between her and Dobrik which fans love.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.