Tory Lanez hits back at claims that he wasn’t actually playing Friday Fortnite - Dexerto
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Tory Lanez hits back at claims that he wasn’t actually playing Friday Fortnite

Published: 1/Jun/2019 10:35 Updated: 1/Jun/2019 10:48

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular rapper Tory Lanez has hit out at players and fans following his insane plays during KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament, as some suggested it wasn’t actually him playing.

Before Epic Games announced that they would be investing $100 million into their esports prize pool for the year, hosting tournaments such as the weekly World Cup Qualifiers, Friday Fortnite was seen as the biggest tournament of the week and featured many of the top players battling it out.

The tournament was hosted by KEEMSTAR, who announced the return of Friday Fortnite after FaZe Banks decided to use the money they collected from Tfue amid the contract drama, to sponsor the tournament’s prize pool for a few weeks.

SypherPK / TwitchSypherPK was impressed watching Tory Lanez rack up kills vs Aydan and Elevate.

The Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez was among some of the biggest names in gaming for the return of the fan-favorite tournament, and he had some choice words for people who didn’t believe he was playing, after beating some of the tournament favorites, Ghost Aydan and 100 Thieves’ Elevate.

Although Tory Lanez was streaming on Twitch during the first few rounds of the tournament, many fans were skeptical that it was him playing as he did not have a webcam or a microphone on during his stream.

Tory Lanez posted a short video addressing some of the claims and stated that people were just mad because of how good he was, saying “I came and bodied a bunch of y’all on Fortnite. I’m a rapper and y’all mad because I bodied you?”

He then told popular streamer, SypherPK that he could have the win in their scheduled match, as they were both part of the same team, Luminosity Gaming, saying, “Yo Sypher, You can have the next game bro, you’re Luminosity imma give it to you.”

Tory Lanez went on to play the Loser’s Quarterfinal out after he had turned the stream offline and did end up falling to SypherPK and High Distortion placing top 6 in the tournament.

Despite the controversy, Friday Fortnite was seen as a massive success overall as viewer numbers rivaled that of the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers, with over 10 million unique viewers.

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xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.