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Sodapoppin explains why his Christmas stream will be in February

Published: 6/Dec/2019 1:26 Updated: 6/Dec/2019 1:27

by Andrew Amos

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Popular World of Warcraft streamer Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris has moved his annual Christmas stream to February next year, but some fans are confused with the decision.

Sodapoppin’s Christmas opening stream has become a Twitch tradition over the years. Celebrating the festive joy with his fans, Sodapoppin shares his favorite stories from the year, all while getting into the Christmas cheer with plenty of gifts.

However, with the streamer announcing that he was taking a break from Twitch on November 29, some of his plans for the festive season have been thwarted. 

Twitch: SodapoppinSodapoppin’s Christmas opening stream has become a staple on Twitch.

Sodapoppin explained to his fans that his Christmas stream was being delayed until February — just in time for the streamer’s birthday.

“Since I’m not streaming for a while, I am moving the Christmas opening stream to February for a birthday opening stream instead,” he said. “Nothing about the stream is going to change except for the date.

The reason behind the streamer’s break from the platform is to focus on one of gaming’s hardest achievements — getting Rank 14 on World of Warcraft.

“I’m currently not streaming trying to grind to Rank 14, [and] I feel weird [as f**k] just going live all of a sudden for a Christmas opening stream,” he said. “I’d rather do it when I’m fully back into streaming and used to it, otherwise I’d feel super awkward.”

Getting Rank 14 on World of Warcraft Classic requires months of non-stop grinding for numerous hours a day. Sodapoppin has moved his streams off to a secondary account so he doesn’t feel pressured in creating entertaining content, but people still interested in following his progress can do so.

“I think I can do it, but streaming it is really boring and only makes it more difficult,” he said. “Classic WoW people hate streaming so I just don’t want to go live doing it.”

Sodapoppin’s community has had mixed reactions to the Christmas stream delay. While some are understanding of the streamer putting his own gaming aspirations before public entertainment, people who have donated gifts for the stream have felt left out.

“Imagine taking thousands of dollars from people with an agreement of what you’re going to do with it and then changing your mind and not holding to that,” said Twitter user ‘Mythun’.

Fans of Sodapoppin’s streams can continue to watch the streamer celebrate Christmas his own way on his second account ‘Skippypoppin’, but they’ll have to wait for the festive opening stream for a few months yet.

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xQc stunned by toxic Call of Duty players in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 18/Nov/2020 1:55

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch Star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is no stranger to trash talk, but what he heard while playing Call of Duty: Cold War was enough to throw even him for a loop.

Call of Duty: Cold War is one of the hottest games on Twitch right now, and xQc certainly seems to have gotten a taste of the series’ legendary chatroom toxicity.

We’re not saying that this is a symptom of the CoD community overall, but the series has built up a reputation for being host to some hilariously venomous lobbies. xQc found this out firsthand while sitting in a lobby, and after getting knocked out.

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The face when the CoD lobby gets a little too lit.

Ask anyone who’s played Call of Duty for long enough, and there’s a good chance is they’ll have a hilarious story about a toxic lobby or three that they’ve been a part of over the years. Now, xQc can officially add that to his list of accomplishments as well.

During a late-night/early morning stream on November 17, Felix ran into a rowdy lobby he tried to calm down in vain, before being called out himself.

“Guys, guys, guys, it’s 3 AM on a f***ing Monday, you guys are playing Call of Duty talking shit,” the former Overwatch pro begged, to no avail, and got told to shut his mouth, just not quite with that exact term.

After this, you’d probably figure things couldn’t get more radioactive, right? Well, you would be wrong, because Felix also ran into some incredibly toxic personalities while he was playing.

After getting knocked out, xQc asked, “It was you right?” before being told in graphic detail what his assailant wanted to do to him. We won’t type the quote out here, but the clip below should give you the gist.

The Canadian does come from the wild west that can be Overwatch games, but nothing really compares to being cursed out by an absolute random in CoD.

Whether Felix will return to Black Ops remains to be seen, especially since he seems to have had the full experience during this stream alone.