Leffen under fire for claims streaming is "harder" than most jobs - Dexerto

Leffen under fire for claims streaming is “harder” than most jobs

Published: 28/Sep/2020 7:38

by Brad Norton


Veteran Smash Bros. competitor, William ‘Leffen’ Hjelte has come under fire on social media for a controversial claim that livestreaming video games on Twitch is “harder” than most other jobs.

Leffen hasn’t quite been able to steer clear of headlines for controversial takes of late. Just last week much of the Call of Duty community lashed out over his aggressive behavior towards Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards on the topic of Skill-Based Matchmaking.

Since then, his Twitter fingers have been primed and ready to go. A few days later and the Swedish pro has jumped back into the spotlight once more.

Leffen playing Smash
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Leffen has never been one to shy away from sharing his opinion, even if it lands him in hot water.

Arguing about the value of certain Smash games, prominent community member ‘iamrickles’ pointed out how Leffen made a good chunk of change. The pro player earned a good amount from streaming Smash Ultimate – a game that he often criticizes.

“Whatever you paid for Ultimate I guarantee streaming and making content for it has made you all that money back and more,” he outlined.

It didn’t take long before Leffen fired back, explaining how it was his efforts that made the money, not the platform Smash afforded him.

“I f***ing sold my body and soul to make that money. You think you have to love and respect every sh***y job you do for money? I’d rather flip burgers at McDonald’s if it paid the same amount.” One controversial tweet led into another as Leffen kept unloading. 

“As someone who has actually worked a minimum wage job bagging groceries, and ‘just played video games’, I’d take the flipping burgers,” he added. “Trust me, you know absolutely nothing about streaming Ultimate if you think minimum wage jobs are harder.”

Leffen currently boasts over 180K subscribers on YouTube and just under 300K followers on Twitch. Despite this social following, Leffen argues that the streaming grind is more difficult than most other jobs. This particular argument soon caught wind in the greater streaming community, garnering well over 2,500 responses in under 24 hours.

“Feeling like complete s*** for working a heavy schedule on a physically demanding job for p*** pay is bad, but yeah, having to deal with WiFi lag is harder you’re right,” one user responded

“Comparing retail work which is physically and mentally exhausting to streaming where you’re in the comfort of your home, interacting with a chat, gaming, and more, is a blessing,” another content creator added.

Thousands typed up a storm in response to the now-viral tweet. Though nearly all were looking to shut down Leffen’s school of thought.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.