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Tilted Overwatch streamer Dafran bashes fan for idolizing him

Published: 3/Nov/2019 20:23 Updated: 3/Nov/2019 21:07

by Michael Gwilliam


Former Overwatch League pro Daniel ‘dafran’ Francesca was left tilted after a tough loss and ripped into a Twitch viewer who claimed the streamer “wasn’t his hero anymore”.

During a November 3 Twitch stream, the godly Tracer main tore into a viewer who claimed Dafran was no longer his hero after he reported a player in an earlier match for being “boosted”.

While in the spawn room on Hollywood, the Danish star read his chat and saw that a viewer was upset with his report.

“Dafran you’re not my hero anymore,” he read from his Twitch chat.

“I don’t give a f***ing s**t. I’m not your f***ing hero. I’m just some sweaty f***ing nerd sitting in a f***ing basement playing computer,” he flamed. “You can go f**k yourself. I’m not your f***ing hero. Go find another hero, are you f***ing stupid or what?”

Why did the viewer no longer idolize Dafran?

In his prior match, an Orisa player, whose profile was private, didn’t use the Halt ability to pull the opposing team together.

“Dude, this Orisa is actually boosted,” Francesca claimed. “I’m nearly sure that he’s boosted.”

After the “defeat” screen popped up, the DPS prodigy started replaying what happened in his mind and narrated for his chat. “I use High Noon and he’s saving his pull. He only pulls when I asked for it. He was actually saving his pull while I was High Noon.” 

High Noon, or Deadeye, is McCree’s Ultimate ability where the hero stands still, but locks onto everything in sight dealing massive damage. Orisa players in high levels normally know to use their Halt to pull the enemy together so Deadeye gets massive value. However, the one in the former pro’s game didn’t use the ability.

The angry streamer then proceeded to report the tank player, but nearly hesitated after seeing the player icon. “Oh, s**t he’s Atlanta Reign,” Dafran sighed, as it the icon was for his former team indicating the player may be a fan. “I don’t care,” he shrugged and reported the player anyway for “gameplay sabotage”. 

It wasn’t just the lack of pulls he took an issue with either. The Orisa player didn’t use Fortify as often as he should have, something the Danish DPS noted. “If you’re going to die all the time without using your shift in a Top 500 game, you don’t belong in there.” 

Francesca’s antics caused one of his viewers to lose respect for him and wrote that he was no longer their hero. Something the full-time streamer didn’t seem to care about. 

For his part, the hitscan legend did apologize for his attitude on stream shortly thereafter and wrote out an apology letter on stream for the Orisa player on Volskaya who he targeted.

Dafran is no stranger to controversy. The former pro was suspended for in 2017 from all Blizzard events after he deliberately threw games during Competitive Season 5. He is now a full-time streamer for the Atlanta Reign, though he retired from the Overwatch League after playing a single stage in season 2. 


xQc responds to Hungrybox’s Super Smash Bros challenge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:44

by Connor Bennett


Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has responded to Smash Bros pro Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma’s challenge of a game after the streamer had a few issues with the iconic Nintendo title. 

Just like plenty of Twitch’s other top streamers, xQc isn’t tied to one game. Sure, his fans would love to see him grinding Overwatch again, but the Canadian likes to dabble in other titles during his streams. 

Most recently, some fans got their wish as the former Overwatch League star decided to have a go at playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate online against other players. However, it didn’t work out all that well for xQc. 

The Canadian streamer let loose on his opponent, the connection, and how “trash” Smash is after a few issues with lag. However, Hungrybox wants to give him a helping hand and get xQc back playing Smash. 

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Hungrybox is considered one of the “Five Gods” of Smash.

After xQc started playing Smash during his November 27 stream, Hungrybox quickly floated a challenge out on Twitter. “@xQc let’s play smash this week,” he posted, sparking excitement from fans who wanted to see the pair go head-to-head. 

Though, xQc didn’t respond as quickly as some may have liked, taking a few hours to get back to the Smash star. 

When he did, however, he was seeking Hungrybox’s help rather than hitting him with some trash talk about a potential match. “You better teach me how to not get rolled by bottom 1% players,” the former Overwatch star replied. 

Seeing the pair join forces on one stream will, no doubt, delight fans of both – especially if Hungrybox is able to coach xQc up and turn him into a solid Smash player. 

Who knows, we might even see xQc ultimately take on Tyler1 after he managed to impress a number of Smash players with his performance against Hungrybox’s fellow pro MKLeo.