Week’s biggest drama: Bryce Hall films street brawl, David Dobrik stalked by “scary” fan, more - Dexerto
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Week’s biggest drama: Bryce Hall films street brawl, David Dobrik stalked by “scary” fan, more

Published: 10/Oct/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze

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This week has been nothing less than a rollercoaster for some of the net’s top personalities. From the Sway House’s Bryce Hall getting involved in a street fight to David Dobrik being stalked by a “scary” viewer, it seems that social media stars are taking heat on all sides, and we’ve got all the tea you need to stay updated on the drama.

So… what’s brewing?

Bryce Hall under fire for filming street brawl

Bryce Hall with his hand up to his face
Instagram: Bryce Hall
Bryce Hall was slammed for uploading a video of himself and the Sway Boys fighting on Twitter.

Who’s involved? Bryce Hall is both a YouTube star and a top-tier TikToker who hails from the Sway House, a content collective and rival of the Hype House.

What’s the tea? On October 5, Hall uploaded a video of himself and other Sway House members tousling with an unidentified bystander. Seeming to hint that the stranger deserved the pummeling, fans were quick to criticize the influencer for what many deemed to be “bad behavior” — but there’s more to the story than the video shows.

Sway House member Nick Bean later took to Instagram to clarify the situation, claiming that he’d been drunk that night and had thrown a traffic cone over the bystander’s car. Outraged, the stranger exited a nearby restaurant and allegedly punched Bean in the face several times, leading to the brawl that had been caught on film.

Why did he even share the video, anyway? Hall later corroborated Bean’s version of events, and stated that he’d chosen to upload the video — originally filmed on September 23 — so that media wouldn’t misinterpret the situation.

Luckily, both parties made up in the end and even hugged it out. No harm, no foul, right?

Read the whole story here.

David Dobrik stalked by a “scary” viewer

David Dobrik is shown next to his assistant's Ford Bronco.
YouTube / Instagram: David Dobrik
David Dobrik recalled a disturbing story when a fan stalked his home and keyed his assistant’s car.

Who’s involved? David Dobrik is one of YouTube’s most popular vloggers, best known for his high-energy shenanigans with the “Vlog Squad” and his generous giveaways.

What’s the tea? While Dobrik has had his fair share of fans showing up to his home uninvited, the story he shared on this week’s ‘VIEWS’ podcast was nothing short of disturbing.

According to Dobrik, a woman had been sitting outside of his home for two days before banging on his door, screaming his name. She quickly ran away after being confronted, but later returned to key the side of his assistant’s car, carving David’s name in the blue Ford Bronco.

After approaching the stranger, she admitted that she’d been directed by a “voice” inside her head to come to his house in the hopes of getting “answers.”

Luckily, this story has a happy ending, as David was able to help the woman get to a hospital to receive mental health counseling. We could all learn a little something from David’s compassion in a situation where many folks would be freaking out.

Read the whole story here.

Noah Beck and Dixie D’Amelio finally dating

Dixie D'Amelio and Noah Beck dating
Instagram: Dixiedamelio
Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck finally confirmed their relationship status after weeks of claiming they were just “besties.”

Who’s involved? Noah Beck and Dixie D’Amelio are among the TikTok elite, and they’ve been a popular item among fans ever since Dixie and Griffin Johnson parted ways.

What’s the tea? From sharing a smooch in Dixie’s new music video to being constantly spotted together by paparazzi, it truly seemed like these two were dating on the down-low, no matter how many times they claimed they were just “besties.”

Beck finally spilled the beans on October 6, as seen in a clip from a then-unreleased YouTube video. In the clip, Beck revealed that he and Dixie were officially dating, confirming what fans and eagle-eyed internet detectives knew all along. (It’s okay Noah — we’ve already been through this with the ‘Braddison’ situation.)

Read the whole story here.

Is Bella Poarch being signed to 100 Thieves?

Bella Poarch is pictured next to the TikTok Logo and the 100 Thieves Cashapp Compound.
100 Thieves / TikTok: bellapoarch
Fans are speculating that TikTok star Bella Poarch might be joining 100 Thieves in the near future.

Who’s involved? Bella Poarch is an up-and-coming TikTok sensation, breaking the site’s record for receiving the most likes on a single video for her viral lipsync of Millie B’s “M to the B.”

What’s the tea? While it’s been speculated that Poarch could be set to overtake Charli D’Amelio — earning over twice the amount of views as the current TikTok queen — the future of the influencer is still up in the air, and many viewers are finding it odd that she’s suddenly catapulted to internet stardom.

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TikTok: bellapoarch
Bella was streaming from the 100 Thieves Cash App Compound.

That being said, there is some speculation running rampant on the net that she could be joining esports and entertainment group 100 Thieves, after she was spotted streaming at the org’s Cashapp Compound.

That’s not all; she was also caught wearing a 100 Thieves hoodie the very next day, ramping up anticipation that she could be joining the likes of TikToker Neekolul as the next addition to the esports squad.

Read the whole story here.

Logan Paul single-handedly upends Pokémon TCG economy

Logan Paul holds up pokemon card sets.
YouTube: Logan Paul
YouTube star Logan Paul has taken to trading Pokémon cards, leading to some serious developments in the card game’s economy.

Who’s involved? Logan Paul is known for his wild YouTube shenanigans (“suicide forest” scandal aside) — but most people, admittedly, don’t think of Pokémon cards when he comes to mind.

What’s the tea? It seems that the oldest Paul brother has taken up Pokémon card trading amidst quarantine, and has bought some seriously valuable card packs in the process — a hobby that has managed to completely change the game’s economy.

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TCG analyst ‘ZandGEmporium’ revealed the insane impact Paul has had on the prices of Pokémon cards since starting up his collection, claiming that the YouTuber had dropped a “bomb” onto the community’s already steep pricing.

“What’s that going to mean for the prices of everything? Well, you’ve already seen it. You know how many messages I’ve got in the past two weeks since he’s released that video about base sets. It’s like, ‘Do you have basic packs? Do you have base set packs? Base set box?’”

“There are people that love or hate Logan Paul,” he added. “That’s fine, it is what it is. You can say what you want, but if he’s legitimately buying and selling them, it is what it is.”

Read the whole story here.


It’s safe to say that this week had a few stories that stuck out from the rest. What is your take on Bryce Hall getting involved in a fight? Should he have uploaded the video at all? How do you feel about the way David Dobrik handled the incident with his stalker? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending and comment what you think the biggest story of this week was!

Stay tuned to Dexerto for another round of What’s Brewing next week!

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Shroud claims Twitch streamers should “unite” to overturn DMCA rules

Published: 25/Oct/2020 3:59 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 4:44

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed streamers should have taken a “united front” on the new DMCA rules to try and force Twitch to overturn them, and “could have won” if they did, after thousands of streamers deleted their old VODs to avoid being taken down, some dating back nearly a decade.

Twitch has ramped up its efforts in cracking down on streamers using licensed music. Streamers around the world have been rattled and rocked after receiving DMCA takedown notifications, with a massive wave sweeping across the platform on October 20.

It happened because most streamers play music in their streams, which means it’s also included in their library of video clips and VODs.

It’s a controversial issue that has happened in the past, but the latest ‘DMCA Bloodbath’ has been the biggest one yet. Hundreds of partnered streamers have been forced to take down and delete years worth of content, and it’s sparked a lot of outrage from streamers and viewers alike.

Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek mulled over the issue in his latest stream, and he came to the conclusion that streamers didn’t play their cards right. He believes they should have taken a “united front” on the issue and “hurt themselves” by not doing it sooner.

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Twitch: shroud
Shroud believes Twitch streamers needed to be on a “united front” to tackle the DMCA crackdown.

The first point shroud made was that, even if streamers obtained a license to skirt around the DMCA issues and play music on their stream, it wouldn’t solve the issue. 

“If I was to get a license to play music on my stream, Twitch would not know,” he said. “Therefore, their Twitch music… algorithm that mutes VODs would still mute my VOD even though… I legally can do it.”

“So even getting a license right now doesn’t matter,” he added. “Because… you’re still going to get cucked.”

Shroud went on to describe the whole situation as “strange” because playing in silence for a moment.  Then, he had another flurry of thoughts, which brought him to his final point that streamers should have been more united.

“If we as streamers took a united front and we didn’t just make rational f**king decisions and just start deleting sh*t, we actually could have won,” he said. “But now we hurt ourselves, so that sucks, but it is what it is. We folded. We’re a bunch of bi*ches.”

Shroud is referring to the fact that practically every streamer has been outraged by the decision. However, they ultimately succumbed to Twitch’s demands and deleted their VODS to avoid potential issues.

Many people will believe his frustration is warranted. However, at the same time, nobody can really blame other streamers for adhering to Twitch’s demands. After all, their livelihood depends on it.

The key takeaway, however, is that streamers could take shroud’s opinion on board in the future. If anything, partnered streamers are all pillars in the community. It couldn’t hurt for them to unite on matters when they really have to.

At the end of the day, workers in the ‘real world’ have associations, bodies, and unions to support them. So why should it be any different for streamers?