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Overwatch streamer Dafran slams Twitter user for fake Twitch ban rumors

Published: 3/Dec/2019 0:20

by Michael Gwilliam

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Former Overwatch League pro and streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca called out a Twitter user for spreading what he says is a false rumor about why he was banned on Twitch.

On December 1, the Danish DPS prodigy pulled up a video from theScore esports discussing his ban and said that none of the reasons cited were why he was hit with a 30-day suspension.

“By the way, you know that comment where people said that I said ‘kill yourself,’ that’s not true. There’s not a single clip of it,” he explained to his viewers.

“It is literally something everyone believed because one guy on Twitter said it. I did not say it,” Francesca continued. “I did not say those words. It’s crazy how everybody believes one guy who said it on Twitter. It’s absolutely nuts.”

The comment in question is a tweet by Twitter user Mulb in response to a post where Dafran revealed he was banned for 30 days. Mulb wrote, “He told someone who was playing an off meta support to kill themselves as well as some other things. Obviously there was no venom behind it.”

It’s worth noting that while there is a clip of Dafran raging at an Ana player and calling him a “piece of sh*t,” he does not tell the player to kill themselves in the video.

While Dafran was originally banned for 30 days, the streaming platform showed some leniency and unbanned him after a week and change.

At the time of the unban, the Danish sensation said he would become “Seagull version 2,” a reference to popular Overwatch star Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned, who is seen as one of the least controversial names on the platform.

Only time will tell if Dafran can keep up his new approach to streaming and a positive mental attitude.

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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.