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Pokimane tricked into saying rude phrases in Japanese

Published: 13/Nov/2019 15:15 Updated: 13/Nov/2019 16:32

by Jacob Hale

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During a trip to Japan, popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys was targeted by an IRL stream sniper who tricked her into saying inappropriate things in Japanese while livestreaming.

While many streamers will take a break from streaming while they go on vacation, she saw this as an opportunity to bring her fans along to see a different side to her and a part of the world that many might not have experienced.

Pokimane had been in Japan for around a week at the time of the incident, taking in the culture and doing some IRL streams to keep viewers in the loop as to what is going on throughout her travels, when she was approached by a man posing as a fan.

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Said fan offered to help her learn some Japanese words and phrases and – as you could imagine – this didn’t play out as nicely as Poki may have liked.

The man instructed the streamer to say certain Japanese phrases, all of which were inappropriate, with Pokimane unwittingly mocking herself before her viewers and the Japanese public, thinking she was saying: “I love Japan.”

Although Pokimane herself seemed entirely unaware of what was going on, the person holding the camera did question whether she was being trolled, challenging the man because he hadn’t heard “Nihon”, the Japenese way of saying Japan.

It turned out that the phrase was unsavory and self-deprecative, and that Pokimane’s trust in the kindness of strangers was misplaced this time around.

It’s likely a learning experience for the California resident, who may seek out someone more reliable when trying to learn new Japanese phrases next time around.

Pokimane originally got her start in content creation streaming League of Legends, which recently crowned Chinese team FunPlus Phoenix as its 2019 World Champions, beating European’s G2 Esports in a 3-0 grand final sweep.

What really saw Poki’s rise to fame, though, was her Fortnite Battle Royale streams, and since its release, she has become Twitch’s most-followed female streamer at 3.5 million followers

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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.