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Pokimane holds back tears as she responds to ongoing Twitch drama

Published: 19/Nov/2019 18:31 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 12:24

by Calum Patterson

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Massively popular streamer Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys has been caught up in a storm of drama and supposed controversy of late, and fought back tears as she addressed various topics on her November 18 livestream.

The Twitch star has some experience in dealing with online negativity. Most infamously after she was accused of making questionable copyright claims against YouTuber’s using her content.

Generally though, Anys has remained controversy-free and refrains from commenting on other online personalities to avoid confrontation.

Drama sparked on November 17 though, when fellow streamer 39daph ‘leaked’ private messages between the two, claiming that Pokimane had confronted her about being unfollowed.

YouTube: PokimanePokimane is not new to controversy, but does her best to avoid it.

The controversy raged on for 24 hours before Pokimane posted on Twitter with a link to her stream, simply writing ‘let’s talk’.

On the stream, Anys confirmed that the messages between her and 39daph were accurately described, showing that she had asked if the reason for the unfollow was due to Pokimane herself unfollowing another streamer, Sliker.

Pokimane discussed the “Sliker situation” too, explaining that she only unfollowed him on Twitch because she doesn’t watch his stream.

“It was not personal at all,” Anys said. “I tend to keep my following list relevant to channels that I watch frequently at the time, for example I unfollow League [of Legends] channels when I’m not really playing League much.”

The reason for keeping such an exclusive follower list, she said, was because Twitch will only display a limited number of channels in the following bar anyway.

The streamer also moved on to discuss the recent controversy that hit her ‘Offline TV’ group. The streaming collective was embroiled in a major drama in November, after it was found that SleightlyMusical had cheated on fellow member LilyPichu.

Pokimane became overcome with emotion as she discussed the drama, saying that it had been a massive shock to her and her “close circle of friends”.

Pokimane discussed various other dramas and controversies too, including when another Twitch streamer, Macaiyla, had joked that MayaHiga (a rival female streamer) was “prettier.” Pokimane showed direct messages between the pair, showing that they had cleared it up and remained on good terms.

The League of Legends and Fortnite streamer has since deleted the VOD of her November 18 livestream, clearly aiming to move on from the negativity.

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Dr Disrespect responds to backlash after roasting mobile gaming

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:00

by Michael Gwilliam

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Legendary streamer Dr Disrespect responded to all the backlash he received after comparing his monstrous gaming setup to that of a mobile gamer’s.

On November 26, the Two-Time made waves on Twitter after he described his $200,000 multi-PC setup and sarcastically asked how people can take mobile gaming seriously.

Now, the back-to-back Blockbuster video game champion responded to everyone who was upset with him claiming mobile gaming wasn’t a serious thing.

In a comedic skit, Doc pretended to play a game on an old flip phone and was clearly struggling.

“Come on, peak. Oh, I would have killed you if I had a better connection. That’s bullsh*t,” he acted before realizing the camera was rolling, causing him to slowly flip his phone shut. “How long have we been live?”

While this opening segment was played for jokes, the theme carried on with Doc talking to ZLaner about the backlash he was receiving.

“I’m getting a lot of heat these days on Twitter. I just explained what my setup was in comparison to a mobile gaming setup,” he said. “I shouldn’t even say anything anymore.”

To this, ZLaner inquired about what exactly Doc had said and if he was implying that mobile gaming was a “laughing joke.”

“Again, I just explained what my setup was,” he doubled down. “And then with all that said, do I take someone playing on a phone seriously? I mean, it was just a question.”

Furthermore, when 100 Thieves star Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter tried to get Doc to participate in a big Among Us stream, he declined, saying it “looks worse than a mobile game.”

While the YouTube streamer may be downplaying his remarks a touch, phrasing them as “just a question,” it didn’t stop some prominent voices from speaking up.

As Dexerto reported, things reached a boiling point when CoD Mobile player Luke ‘iFerg’ Fergie challenged Doc to a $100,000 1v1.

Dr Disrespect streams on YouTube
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Dr Disrespect has been seeing success on YouTube.

This wasn’t the only challenge issued either with Elijah ‘Hawksnest’ Jackson offering a $10,000 wager against the Two-Time.

Dr Disrespect didn’t respond to either of the two challenges issued. Either way, it seems like this feud with the mobile gaming community is far from over.