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Shroud calls on game devs to fix rampant stream sniping and cheaters

Published: 7/Dec/2019 16:31 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 18:35

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Mixer streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek calls for changes with his latest game of choice, Escape from Tarkov, explaining his frustrations over stream sniping and cheaters.

Stream sniping can be one of the major downsides when broadcasting online as a popular streamer, and many of the top creators often find themselves getting paranoid that everyone is out to ruin their game.

Shroud, who has run into his fair share of viewers trying to best him during his career as a streamer, explained some of his frustrations with games like Escape from Tarkov, after being repeatedly stream sniped.

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Shroud called for changes to be made to Escape from Tarkov after being stream sniped

Many games such as the popular battle royale Fortnite have a feature that streamers can take advantage of to hide their identities in-game and counter stream sniping.

After his stream on the tactical first-person shooter on December 6, shroud called for such a feature that would hide his name in the opposing player’s death screen.

“Two nights in a row getting blatantly stream sniped in Tarkov,” he expressed, clearly frustrated with the state of his recent matches, “might be time to hide who killed you on the death report screen.”

Shroud then explained that once enemy players had realized who had killed them they’re behavior in-game would change, suggesting that he often found himself getting specifically targeted.

“Whenever I kill a player it says “Killed by shroud”, I can tell the whole dynamic of the fight changes when I kill one member of the squad,” he revealed.

After many questioned if the streamer was just overly paranoid, shroud explained that, with enough practice on a certain game, he could tell the difference between those who were stream sniping, likening it to how he identifies those who cheat against him in-game.

However, despite his abilities to detect stream snipers, Battlestate Games have not shown any sign of adding such a feature to Escape from Tarkov as of yet, so it is likely that he will have to change his in-game name often to avoid those targeting him.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”