Pokimane reveals why she needed a bodyguard at TwitchCon - Dexerto

Pokimane reveals why she needed a bodyguard at TwitchCon

Published: 6/Oct/2019 12:31

by Connor Bennett


League of Legends and Fortnite.

While she is extremely popular, there are plenty of haters and trolls around, that – serious or not – make threats against streamers. With many broadcasters converging on TwitchCon to meet fans, security is of the highest priority, as Pokimane revealed the lengths Twitch went to in order to keep everything safe. 

Pokimane, InstagramPokimane is the most-followed female Twitch streamer.

The streamer made her return to streaming after a few days of being under the weather on October 5, recanting stories about her experiences at the event and reacting to fan videos. 

However, things took a turn when she fell for a classic donation sound prank that “spooked” her, as Poki dove into the topic of streamer safety and how Twitch investigated threats against people, even if it was on other social media sites. 

“People take that seriously, especially around TwitchCon time – like, they start investigating people that did,” the streamer stated. “They started giving extra protection/bodyguards to people who were getting weird messages. It was really, really, really nice from Twitch’s side, I got to say that. It’s just ah, spooky – and you guys will see my bodyguard in my vlog.”

Anys even had some kind words for her personal security, who she said “looked like a friend,” but was actually an MMA fighter turned bodyguard. 

“He was super, super nice and chill – it didn’t feel like having a bodyguard around if that makes sense,” she added, before explaining that he had to escort “one dude” out of the event even though she felt ‘kind of bad’ about it. 

As a donation took her attention, the streamer didn’t give any further insight into why the TwitchCon attendee had to be led away despite questions from members of her chat. 

It remains to be seen if any of it was caught on camera and will make the cut for her upcoming event vlog.


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.