Tyler1 and CoD pro Clayster hilariously roast each other ahead of ESPN Esports matchup - Dexerto

Tyler1 and CoD pro Clayster hilariously roast each other ahead of ESPN Esports matchup

Published: 27/Mar/2019 0:36 Updated: 27/Mar/2019 0:58

by Alan Bernal


ESPN’s ‘Esports64’ bracket is already merging worlds between people in different spaces of the industry as streamer Tyler1 and CoD pro Clayster have thrown light jabs in light of this year’s seeding.

ESPN kicked off their third consecutive bracket on March 26 to determine the most popular figure in esports, and the friendly competition is already heating up with numerous personalities.

During a broadcast on Twitch, Tyler1 was looking over the complete bracket for the 64 entrants this year, when he saw his name paired with eUnited’s Clayster which led to a hilarious reaction that sent Tyler to quickly lookup his opponent.

ESPN EsportsThe Inferno bracket with T1 and Clayster.

At first, Tyler was dumbfounded to find he was seeded at the 9th spot in the Inferno division, but after coming to terms with the seeding his attention went straight to Clay.

“Who am I against,” Tyler said before seeing Clayster’s Twitter profile. “Who the f–, Who? Motherfucker is like 35 years old. The fuck you mean, who? Alright this better be a curbstomp, I’m not even fucking lying.”

After looking up his rival, the League of Legends streamer he called the matchup a “freebie” and was confident that he would be able to push past the 8th seeded Clay to make it to Round 2.

Tyler’s words reached Clayster who had a quick reply for T1 that seemed to be a callback for the popular meme that revolved around the “Reformed” streamer’s height, saying: “If I’m 35, [you’re] 4’5.”

Tame in its brevity, Clayster’s dig was met with hysterical reactions and was a suitable reply from one of CoD’s best trash-talkers.

ESPN formed a spicy match up when they put the two outspoken personalities together, and it’ll be fun to see where the good humor escalates when voting for the lower left bracket begins on March 27.


Dream angered by backlash blaming him for his fans’ actions

Published: 24/Jan/2021 2:07

by Theo Salaun


Following a wave of online controversy, popular Minecraft YouTuber Dream took to Twitter to address critics and show them why he believes all of the backlash is inherently misguided.

Dream and the Dream Team, with friends like Tommyinnit and Quackity, have been one of the largest sources of online entertainment thanks to a consistent flood of content across YouTube and Twitch. While their videos and streams, including of the entire Dream SMP Minecraft server, have brought Dream a huge amount of fans — that popularity appears to have come with a downside.

Originally, most of the drama surrounding Dream involved accusations about him cheating during a 1.16 Minecraft speedrun. But now, a very different sort of critique has emerged, as fans and critics bemoan the content creator’s inability to restrain the least appropriate segments of his community.

Over the past week, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter and similar complaints moved across social media. The basis for this backlash surrounded a subculture of Dream fans that had begun creating inappropriate fanfiction and art involving the minors who represented the Dream Team. In response, Dream has shot down those critics.

Drawing a theoretical parallel, the faceless content creator philosophically makes his perspective known. Mocking his critics, Dream criticizes the media and his detractors using a hypothetical scenario.

“Dream has refused to condemn murder after one of his fans turned out to be a murderer. Will he finally be held accountable?”

Essentially, Dream suggests that people criticize him for the actions of others — noting that he ought to be “held accountable” for the vile actions (in this hypothetical instance: murder) of his fans. The point of this example is to highlight the absurdity of a causal relationship between influencer and the influenced.

Dream Artwork Dream Branding
Who needs a face when you have a lot of fans?

While fans and critics appear to be divided on the efficacy of Dream’s tweet, it’s clear that he is trying to push back against those who blame him for the actions of his viewers. In the social media age, this relationship between popular figure and stan is a particularly nuanced one.

For what it’s worth, Dream has also taken a much more firm stance against inappropriate subcultures of his fandom on his alternate account, DreamWasTaken. It remains to be seen whether or not that will be enough to satisfy his critics, but the situation is obviously a contentious one.