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Kandyland reacts to being “replacement girlfriend” for lonely Twitch fans

Published: 10/Dec/2019 22:53 Updated: 10/Dec/2019 23:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular IRL streamer “Kandyland” had a unique response when a viewer claimed that she might act as a “replacement girlfriend” for lonely male viewers in her Twitch chat.

It’s no secret that some female Twitch streamers have overly enthusiastic male fans. It’s become a popular stereotype on the site that they donate generous amounts to their favorite streamers in the hopes of starting a relationship in exchange.

This can go pretty extreme, such as when one of Imane “Pokimane” Anys’ viewers allegedly set themselves back four months on their rent because of constant donations. However, as far as Kandyland is concerned, she doesn’t really mind the issue.

One Pokimane fan admitted to donating thousands to the streamer – setting themselves back months on their rent.

During a stream on December 10, a viewer introduced the idea that Kandyland may act as a kind of “faux relationship” for lonely male fans who use her stream as a substitute for a real partner.

“Have you ever considered the fact that you’re actually a replacement for a lot of dudes who cannot get girlfriends and need some form of connection with a woman?” the viewer wrote. “Have you ever thought about this?”

Kandylul, InstagramTwitch streamer “Kandyland” had a unique condition for fans hoping to use her as a “replacement girlfriend.”

While some might expect the streaming star to balk at such a possibility, Kandyland was instead fairly enthusiastic about the arrangement, claiming that she enjoys providing a sort of “relationship” with her fans.

“Yes I have,” she replied. “And I really like being this person. I would love to be this person on another level, as well.”

However, she did have a single condition, which entailed that fans know she is an internet “replacement girlfriend” – not a real-life relationship.

“I could be like – I don’t know, like yeah, I think it’s good, as long as people aren’t psycho and understand that I’m only on the internet,” she continued. “Some people don’t understand that I’m only on the internet.”

Kandyland’s “condition” comes as a timely response to current issues surrounding female streamers on the site, with personalities like “Sweet Anita” reportedly dealing with a stalker who allegedly moved within four minutes of her home.

No matter the case, it’s important to remember that streamers are real people with real lives, regardless of how approachable and friendly they may be on camera.

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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.