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Pokimane blown away by innocent 15-year-old Fortnite queue sniper

Published: 10/Apr/2019 20:04 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 9:40

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Fortnite players – but her conversation with one youngster in Duos left her speechless.

Pokimane was in the midst of a random Duos stream when she queued up with a younger player, who was promoting his creator code by changing his username to ‘Code Space.’

Anys had a sneaking suspicion that the player was queue sniping her, a practice where players attempt to get in a squad with a top player or personality at the same time in order to play with them – which can result in some unpleasant experiences.

Epic GamesQueue sniping, unlike stream sniping, takes place when players attempt to enter a queue at the same time as top players or personalities, in the hopes of securing a game with them – which can result in unpleasant experiences, should the sniper choose to troll or plug their own channel in the process.

A well-intentioned queue sniper?

“I really hope you didn’t queue snipe me just to advertise your code, by the way,” Pokimane jokingly warned the player. “Can I ask you an honest question? Did you queue snipe me?”

“I did, but not to advertise my code,” he answered.

This prompted a hilarious reaction from Pokimane, who went on to ask him why he had queue sniped her in the first place.

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“Just to play with you,” the player replied. “I think you’re a generally nice person.”

‘Code Space,’ real name ‘Hayden,’ went on to divulge that he was just 15 years old – and even revealed that he had made it to the finals of Epic’s Blackheart tournament.

Pokimane let out a shocked exclamation in response, visibly taken aback by the player’s skill at such a young age.

“That’s dope!” she said of the news. “And you’re only 15, congrats!”

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane has had a slew of hilarious interactions with younger players in Fortnite, with some even making awkward romantic advances toward her – one of which ended in an apology video from an overly-enthusiastic youngster.

Fortnite’s youngest competitive players

This wouldn’t be the first time a young player has made waves in competitive Fortnite; notable esports organization FaZe signed 13-year-old ‘H1ghsky’ in mid-March, following their acquisition of 15-year-old pro ‘Sway’ just a few days prior.

While FaZe has signed younger players for other competitive titles before, many fans speculated that their recent induction to the org was in response to Epic’s age cap for the Fortnite World Cup, which announced an qualifying age range of 13 years and up.

Pokimane’s humorous stint in Fortnite Duos follows her brief hiatus from the game in mid-March, where she claimed that she wasn’t having as much fun with the title and would focus on games that she truly enjoyed, instead.


Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell


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.