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PewDiePie concerned by Dr Disrespect’s “scary” Twitch ban

Published: 9/Jul/2020 19:58

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg reacted to Dr Disrespect’s Twitch ban during his July 8 stream, and was floored by the shocking nature of it. The Swede found the lack of information around the incident “scary.”

On June 26, Twitch’s biggest star Dr Disrespect was suddenly removed from the platform. Reports claimed the streamer had been permanently banned, and at the time of writing there still has been no official reason for the company’s decision.

YouTube’s number one individual content creator PewDiePie decided to weigh in on the incident during his latest broadcast. The Swedish entertainer was stunned by the situation, and explained why Mixer’s closure was “interesting timing.”

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The popular YouTuber reacted to Twitch banning Dr Disrespect during his stream.

PewDiePie shocked by Dr Disrespect’s Twitch ban

For his July 8 broadcast, the YouTuber brought back his popular show PewNews to tackle the latest drama. During the segment, the Swedish star reacted to Dr Disrespect’s ban on Twitch. “Three months ago, Twitch were ready to put down the money as an investment on this guy. And now he’s permanently banned? That’s crazy!” he exclaimed.

He then said that the streamer probably regretted not signing with Mixer.”Dr Disrespect gotta to be so mad he didn’t sign with Mixer. Jesus Christ, dude! He signed with Twitch hoping for the future, instead of grabbing the big money… “I’m better off signing with Twitch,” I bet that’s what he thought. Oh God, it hurts!” he joked.

The Swede then pointed out that streamers Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins both “got bank for no work” after Mixer closed down. While watching Doc’s Twitch deal announcement video that was posted in March, he joked, “He ain’t laughing now!”

The Swedish star was floored by Twitch’s lack of information on the decision, and was shocked when he read a report that they wouldn’t be commenting on it further. “What!? Why not!? That’s nuts. He’s done. That’s crazy! That’s so scary! What did he do!?”

Pewds then highlighted the timing of Mixer shutting down and his ban. “The timing of Mixer shutting down to Dr Disrespect being banned is an interesting timing, at least. I don’t think that’s the causing factor, but it’s definitely an incentive. Mixer shut down, so he can’t go over there. So if we ban him, we don’t have to f**king pay him,” he said.

Despite the possible explanation, PewDiePie went on to say that the theory doesn’t make any sense either. He then exclaimed, “There must be a serious reason why. They must have something to back this up!” before joking, “I guess we’ll just have to find what happens in court.”

While the entertainer has been hesitant to bring back his PewNews segment in the past, he finally decided to re-launch a live version of it for his fans. The content creator re-iterated that he doesn’t really care about drama, but found Dr Disrespect’s ban shocking.

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Charli & Dixie D’Amelio hit back at Mr Beast trivia cheating allegations

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:11

by Virginia Glaze

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The D’Amelio sisters, famous for their TikTok presence, incited the ire of the gaming community after winning Mr Beast’s Creator Games on October 17 — a feat that many accused them of cheating to achieve.

Mr Beast is hailed as one of YouTube’s most popular — and most creative — content creators, having hosted a slew of outrageous challenges on his channel in exchange for an equally outrageous sum of cash.

While he previously hosted a “Creator Games” (a massive virtual gathering of YouTubers for a huge game of rock-paper-scissors), this time, Mr Beast’s YouTube celebrity challenge was a trivia quiz, which the D’Amelio family found themselves winning.

However, it seems that their victory was much to the chagrin of Mr Beast’s viewers, who accused Charli and Dixie of cheating, claiming that their parents fed them the answers or that they looked up the questions on their phones.

Charli and Dixie spoke out on the backlash during an episode of their ‘2 Chix’ podcast, where they hit back at the accusations against them.

“I didn’t think winning a contest would ever come with so much hate,” Dixie said of the matter. “I’m probably one of the most hated people in the gaming world right now.”

“There’s this one picture that keeps coming up of us with our phones out,” she continued. “That picture is when they brought us on screen while we were waiting. …you can’t cheat if you don’t know the question, which we don’t know until it’s on, and no one’s watching the video!”

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“The other thing is, if Mr Beast had a problem with it being four of us, he would have told us that it wasn’t okay, or that we should pick two,” Charli added. “So I feel like that was just a big misunderstanding. People also think we’re keeping the money, which is 100% not true.”

Mr Beast has also spoken out regarding the stacking of “unfair teams” in the games, explaining in a tweet that, “honestly, the tournament was just for fun and to bring the community together, and I’d appreciate if you were to get mad at anyone, get mad at me. It was my decision.”

It’s unfortunate that what was meant to be a “fun” and carefree event resulted in so much drama, but it looks like Mr Beast is keeping the criticism in mind for the next Creator Games he decides to throw in the future.