Twitch chat tricks novice streamer with classic prank - Dexerto

Twitch chat tricks novice streamer with classic prank

Published: 20/Sep/2019 10:12

by Connor Bennett


Rookie Twitch streamer SillyMichael was baited with the oldest trick in the book after opening himself up to fan suggestions during a stream of Krunker.

When it comes to streaming on Twitch, even streamers that have had years of experience can fall for things that may land them in trouble. Be it a donation, chat message, or reading out a silly subscriber name, there’s always something to be wary of.

Yet, if you jump into the things fresh and have no experience at all, you’re leaving yourself open to having viewers play jokes on you. If they’re successful, these trolls will have a hilarious clip to show off, claiming to have gotten one over on a new streamer, and bag some internet points in the meantime too. 

Instagram: Silly.MichaelSillyMichael’s pal couldn’t believe that he had fallen for the trick.

It was that same cruel, yet hilarious fate, that fell upon SillyMichael during one of his first Twitch broadcasts on September 19.

The rookie streamer had been playing Krunker alongside some friends when he turned to Twitch chat for some friendly advice. “Yo bro, I’m new to this thing so,” SillyMichael said, replying to a viewer who said it gave him more frames per second. 

“Alt F4?” he added, before clicking in that faithful combination and being mocked by his friends for closing the game. “Oh, you dumbass!” called out one of the streamer’s friends as they heard him fall for the classic trick. 

However, the new broadcaster even saw the funny side of things – tipping his cap to the troll for pulling a fast one on him.

“Oh, he got me so good,” he added, laughing about what happened. “Fuck you SomJuu. What is SomJuu? He fucking got me man!” 

Nevertheless, SillyMichael carried on with his stream for a couple more hours, perhaps a little more wary of the pitfalls of trusting Twitch chat in the beginning of his streaming career.

As he grows a little more, the streamer will find regular viewers that he can trust for good information – but it appears as if SomJuu will have to earn their way back into the good books.


Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos


YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”


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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”


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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.