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Twitch ties down Dr Disrespect with new multi-year contract extension

Published: 12/Mar/2020 16:58

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has committed his future to Twitch by signing a new multi-year extension to his contract, keeping him and the Champion’s Club on the platform for the foreseeable future. 

The popular variety streamer is one of Twitch’s biggest attractions, with thousands pouring onto his channel whenever he goes live no matter if he’s playing Call of Duty, Fortnite Battle Royale, Apex Legends, or something completely different.

The Two-Time, back-to-back Blockbuster video game champion follows in the footsteps of Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, who has also renewed her contract during the month of March, which will be two huge boosts for the Amazon-owned streaming service.

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Dr Disrespect has attracted 163 million total views since starting out on Twitch and is always fast to jump right onto gaming trends.

Tying down the Doc, his four million followers and thousands of subscribers is a huge coup for Twitch, after seeing some of their high profile stars leave the company for rivals Mixer in recent times – taking much of their audience with them.

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek have both left to stream on Mixer in the last 12 months, but fans of Dr Disrespect now know for certain that he’s going nowhere any time soon.

In an official statement, Dr Disrespect declared his commitment to Twitch: “Twitch is where I built the Champions Club empire and keep entertaining the hundreds of millions of fans looking for me to dominate competition. Twitch is my home and I have made plans to stick around for a while.”

Dr Disrespect’s time on Twitch has been really successful so far, scooping the accolade of The Game Awards’ Streamer of the Year on two occasions (2017 and 2019).

Not to mention, he was launched right into the mainstream with a new TV development deal and crossover with WWE – which saw The Undertaker appear on his channel.

With a deal for the Doc to stick around now wrapped up, all eyes turn to see where Twitch will make their next big move in the streaming war, trying to fend off competition.

Whether or not we see other top streamers tied down with exclusive contract extensions remains to be seen, but we’ll be the first to let you know when or if things are announced.

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xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton

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Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.