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xQc can’t stop laughing as he roasts Ninja’s extravagant streaming setup

Published: 12/Jan/2020 19:02

by Brent Koepp

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Twitch megastar Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reacted to an old clip about Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ Mixer streaming setup, and couldn’t stop laughing as he claimed it was the “epitome” of his viral six consoles rant from 2019.

xQc went viral in April 2019 when he blasted streamers for having extravagant setups that would give even NASA a run for its own money. “Six consoles, ten computers, bunch of f**king wires, dog cam, cat cam…” he exploded.

The Overwatch pro revisited his epic six consoles rant during his January 12 broadcast when he watched an older video of Ninja introducing his new Mixer setup, and couldn’t stop laughing.

Twitter: @xQcThe Canadian streamer is one of the most watched channels on Twitch.

xQc roasts Ninja’s setup

The streamer was reacting to various clips for his audience during a broadcast when he clicked on Ninja’s 2018 reveal of his new studio, which was incredibly elaborate.

In the video, the Fortnite player shows off various camera angles, before he switches to a screen where he’s on the floor and exclaims “for the doggy bowls,” which hilariously recalled the Canadian’s 2019 rant about “dog cam, cat cam.”

xQc then turned towards his chat and said, “Dude, this is the epitome of six consoles, dude!” as the video panned towards the Mixer star using six HD TVs mounted to his wall just to display his logo.

The Twitch personality seemed overwhelmed by the complexity of Ninja’s broadcasting room, before he burst into laughter when the streamer showed off his “analyst area” – something the Canadian had also hilariously ranted about last year as well.

The Overwatch pro then broke into more laughter as it became apparent that Tyler’s office lined up 100% to his epic speech he gave last year, sending his chat into a frenzy as the comparison was obvious.

When someone in his chat said, “Imagine needing validation so badly that you buy five f**king flat screens to show off your emblem,” xQc responded with, “Somebody could have doodled his logo, it doesn’t matter anymore. He has his logo on shoes now. And people unironically buy them. Isn’t that kind of crazy?”

At the end of 2019, xQc opened up further on his viral rant, and clarified his philosophy on streaming setups, stating that he wants it to feel natural. “I don’t want my room to feel like a studio,” he explained.

Regardless of the debate on streaming setups, the Canadian must be doing something right as he gained over one million followers last year, and consistently pulls in 30,000 viewers a broadcast, making him one of the most watched channels on the platform.

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Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.