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Twitch streamer Dakotaz hits out at "entitled" viewers

Published: 16/Apr/2019 12:17

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Fortnite streamer Brett ‘Dakotaz‘ Hoffman says he “hates” the level of “entitlement” from some of his Twitch viewers, particularly the younger ‘generation’.

Dakotaz is the owner of one of the largest channels on all of the Twitch platform, fast approaching four million followers, but he doesn’t appreciate that ‘attitude’ of some of these millions of fans.

He’s made this clear in the past too, Apex Legends, encouraged viewers to play it too, and then went back to Fortnite.

Dakotaz unhappy with demanding viewers

During his April 16 stream, Hoffman got seriously fed up after a viewer began asking if he would be playing ‘customs’ – i.e. custom matches in Fortnite.

After other members of the chat told the viewer to stop asking, Dakotaz eventually banned the viewer from the chat, before going on to explain why the ‘entitlement’ has become such a “problem” on Twitch.

“People are way too entitled these days. It’s a problem of either the era they’re growing up in, or their parenting,” Dakotaz exclaimed, “they feel like people owe them everything, at every moment of every second.”

A downside of being a popular Twitch streamer

He explains that he simply streams to have fun and play some Fortnite, but some viewers try to “make it more than that,” as if he owes them something directly.

As a daily streamer, viewers become very familiar with their favorite broadcasters, and with larger channels meeting those viewers demands becomes more challenging given their number.

Countless other streamers experience similar issues, mainly around the games they choose to play. For Dakotaz, as someone who streams Fortnite almost exclusively, if he were to change games, there would countless viewers asking (or demanding) that he go back to the battle royale game.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”