Smash Bros legend ZeRo leaves Twitch for Facebook Gaming - Dexerto

Smash Bros legend ZeRo leaves Twitch for Facebook Gaming

Published: 2/Dec/2019 21:56

by Michael Gwilliam


Legendary Super Smash Bros icon Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios has become the first major fighting game player to move on from Twitch and join Facebook gaming.

“I’m going to be moving over to Facebook Gaming as my main streaming platform,” he revealed in an announcement video posted on the social media giant.

While Zero acknowledged the news would shock and surprise a lot of his audience, the retired Smash superstar said he has a lot of plans with Facebook such as collaborations with celebrities because of his new support network.

“Facebook is going to allow me to do other things and explore other options,” he added. “I always wanted to provide more support to charities that I believe in.”

He then revealed that his first stream on Facebook Gaming, which will be December 3, will be to raise funds for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Additionally, the 24-year-old wanted to reward those who had helped support him on Twitch by giving a free shirt to anyone who had subscribed to him for a year or more on his “previous platform’s channel.”

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“I want to give a big thank you to the previous platform that really allowed me to just change my life,” he said, without mentioning Twitch by name. “I’m always going to be forever thankful.”

The addition to ZeRo to the Facebook Gaming lineup is a massive get in what some are calling the “stream wars” with big name Twitch stars getting poached by Mixer or Facebook to join rival platforms.

He’s not the only big name to jump ship to Facebook in 2019. In November, Disguised Toast announced he was leaving the platform.

Twitter/ZeRoZeRo’s first Facebook stream is December 3.

While his tournament days are behind him, the Chilean Smash icon became a household name during an impressive Smash 4 tournament win streak in which he emerged victorious at 56 events in a row.

Over his career, Barrios won prestigious events such as EVO 2015, Super Smash Con, Genesis 3, The Big House 5 and 6, Apex 2015 and DreamHack Austin 2017.

It will be interesting to see if any other huge streaming juggernauts announce a change of platform before the end of 2019.


Is Dixie D’Amelio performing at the Grammys? Twitter reignites wild nominee rumor

Published: 18/Jan/2021 13:30

by Connor Bennett


Twitter has reignited the wild rumors that Dixie D’Amelio could be performing at the Grammys, and might even win an award. However, that isn’t the case, and here’s why.

A few of the biggest social media stars will, ultimately, crossover into the mainstream and appear on TV, get roles in movies, and some will even go into music.

With the rise of TikTok, there have been a few creators who’ve done all three – with the biggest of which being the D’Amelio’s, Charli, and Dixie. The former appeared in a Super Bowl commercial while Dixie has dropped a few songs, and even had features from One Direction’s Liam Payne.

Now, with awards season on the horizon, Twitter has reignited a rumor about her potentially being up for a Grammy and even performing at the annual show. However, that’s not likely to be the case.

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Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to produce her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’

Will Dixie D’Amelio sing at the Grammys?

Back in late December, Dixie responded to a wild set of rumors that she, alongside controversial rapper 6ix9ine, would be opening the Grammys with a performance of one of her songs.

“LMAOOO STOP,” she tweeted, on her now-deleted account. “I’m being set up at this point oh my god,” Dixie added in a follow-up post, before joking that a few fans had been a bit too gullible in eating up the rumor.

Ultimately, to perform at the show, you have to be nominated and Dixie hasn’t made the cut. So, despite Twitter bring the rumor back up, we’ll see probably see someone like Dua Lipa, or Coldplay, or even Beyonce strut their stuff instead.

Is Dixie D’Amelio nominated for a Grammy?

As above, no, Dixie has not been nominated for a Grammy for either of her songs that would be eligible – One Whole Day or Naughty List.

Even though it’s gotten some incredible buzz, her song Roommates is not eligible for this year’s Grammys show because it was released way after the cutoff date for voting. Maybe next year, though?

So, if you’re expecting to see Dixie at the Grammys, the only hope you’ve got is if she’s there as part of the crowd or on the red carpet. Someone might even use TikTok dances in their performance and slip one of her videos in, who knows.

However, she won’t be performing any of her own songs, so, sorry to disappoint anyone who may have been expecting it.