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Top 10 funniest Twitch clips of 2019

Published: 28/Dec/2019 21:52 Updated: 28/Dec/2019 23:01

by David Purcell

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Twitch streamers have created countless memorable moments for viewers during the course of 2019, but with a new year on the horizon, let’s look back at some of the funniest clips. 

Some of the biggest names on the platform have been treating their audiences to various different experiences. Whether it be through streaming video games, IRL broadcasts or hanging out in the Just Chatting section interacting with the chat, there’s always something interesting to watch on Twitch.

Top personalities include the likes of Dr Disrespect, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar and many more, but who will feature on our list of funniest clips for 2019? Well, let’s jump right into it.

Respawn EntertainmentDo many of the funniest clips from 2019 include top streamers? Let’s take a look.

10. Shroud proves he’s human

Fans of Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek used to flock to his Twitch channel in their thousands to see his immense abilities in first-person shooter games.

While he’s now exclusively signed to Mixer and no longer broadcasts on Twitch, this should be a funny blast from the past for any of his regular viewers as he missed some easy shots and made a crucial error in Apex Legends.

9. GTA RP presentation goes terribly wrong

Summit1g has been something of a trendsetter on Twitch, giving games of all different sizes and profile a platform to be showcased, and one of those titles has been Grand Theft Auto RP.

The former CSGO player has achieved massive success after creating his Charles Johnson character in the roleplaying game, with fans enjoying memorable heists and missions. However, one of the funniest moments came when a player had apparently invented a brand new, indestructible Kevlar vest. Check this out.

8. Tyler1 roasts the Doc

Dr Disrespect and Tyler ‘tyler1’ Steinkamp have had what can only be described as a rocky relationship this year, with constant shots being fired from both personalities.

After promoting and eventually opening a brand new Champions Club Arena on Twitch, the Doc joked that he would “pound Tyler1 to the ground” before mocking his size in a hilarious clip. To follow that one up, though, the former League of Legends streamer had a lot to say back to his fellow streamer.

7. Alinity is a defense

There has long been conspiracies among the streaming community that Alinity Divine is immune to being banned on Twitch and it has since become something of a meme for some streamers.

During an art broadcast, 39daph joked that she had no choice but to activate her banning “defense” mechanism while drawing some features.

6. Losing concentration

Keeping your eyes on the prize is important in any walk of life, but live coverage can certainly be a testing role for anybody to deliver in.

During a broadcast on December 20, commentator Phil ‘EE’ Visu was about to close out the show for 2GG Kongo Saga – Championship Sunday before he spotted something interesting walk by. 

5. Macaiyla gets a fright

Twitch streamers usually like to wrap things up smoothly when they decide to end their broadcasts, but Macaiyla wasn’t really given the choice.

After reading through her chat, she was just about to respond to something a fan said before being hit with a terrible surprise – ending the live stream immediately with a huge mishap.

4. Streamer’s father steals the show

This next clip is from the channel of Instagram model Miss Angelique and was captured around Halloween time, where her father completely took over the stream for a few moments.

The streamer can usually be found in the Just Chatting and Fitness Fun sections on Twitch. On October 30, she treated her viewers to a trip to her family’s store – owned by her Dad – and he didn’t hold back when delivering a hilarious message to everybody watching at home.

3. Dr Disrespect rages at “North Carolina nerds”

When it comes to hilarious Twitch rages, they don’t come more passionate and hard-hitting than those of Dr Disrespect.

He’s incorporated a good few games into his patented Triple Threat Challenge, where he tasks himself with picking up solo victories in three different battle royale titles, but it’s fair to say that one in particular ruffles his feathers – Fortnite. On February 19, he completely lost it with Epic Games over the RNG (Random Number Generator) and bullet bloom.

2. Out of nowhere

Twitch streamer negaoryx couldn’t believe what she was seeing in The Last of Us as a cute little hare popped up out of the snow.

However, what happened next wasn’t just shocking, but her reaction blew up on social media. 

1. xQc’s classic stream setup rant

Without a doubt, the funniest Twitch clip of 2019 has to go to Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel. The former Overwatch professional player is always one of the quickest streamers to pick up on popular internet trends, whether it’s a new game that has come out or a few funny videos that he would like to react to on stream.

However, one moment that has become an instant classic this year was when he started to rant about what people think it takes to become a big streamer. With the clip going viral eight months ago, 450,000 people have since watched him getting carried away and it gets better every time.

So, there you have it! There have been some hilarious Twitch clips doing the rounds of the internet during the course of 2019 and fans of not just the top streamers, but the smaller ones too, will be hoping for even more in 2020.

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Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

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Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.