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xQc explains why Dr Disrespect was “lucky” to win Streamer of the Year

Published: 18/Nov/2019 11:58

by Jacob Hale

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Popular variety streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has made his opinion known about Dr. Disrespect winning Streamer of the Year at the 2019 Esports Awards, and what would have happened if he was nominated, too.

The Esports Awards are an annual event that started in 2016, celebrating the very best in esports and gaming, praising the top personalities in the industry for all of the great work they do.

One of the categories is the ‘Streamer of the Year’, bringing together the greatest streamers from across the globe. But, of course, there can only be one winner, with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins winning in 2018 and Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm scooping the prize in 2017.

This year, the ballot was a close one with popular names such as the Doc, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and Ninja coming head-to-head and all having a reasonable claim to the trophy and the glory.

Esports Stadium Arlington/TwitterThe Esports Awards 2019 crowned a number of winners, including Dexerto as Esports Coverage Website of the Year.

After Dr Disrespect was announced as the winner, xQc was clearly excited – having first expected them to call out Ninja’s name to make him number one for the second year running.

Initially, he sounded confused when CouRage was announced at number two. Though, it’s unclear whether that was because he thought he should be higher or lower.

Then, when the Doc was announced as the winner, he said: “Hey, let’s go! He’s actually there,” putting his hands in the air and grinning as the Doc’s iconic appearance appeared on camera, headset, sunglasses and all.

However, things took a turn later on as xQc tweeted Dr Disrespect to give him a piece of his mind – and throw his name in the hat.

“To be honest, Dr Disrespect got lucky they forgot to put my name on the streamer of the year nominees. Regardless he deserved it, none of the other streamers we’re even close to his thing. Well done.”

While it looks to be in jest, xQc’s performance on Twitch over the last year is certainly noteworthy, maintaining a strong core fanbase while flitting between different games, playing with different people and not sectioning himself to being a star in one particular title.

Although he wasn’t nominated for streamer of the year, he likely won’t be too upset as he has not only shown immense progress as a streamer but can see that his audience is one that is stronger than even many of the nominees.

Maybe next year he’ll see himself alongside all of the other winners at the Esports Awards.

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Jake Paul claims Disney didn’t fire him after Bizaardvark controversy

Published: 26/Nov/2020 6:37

by Andrew Amos

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Jake Paul has dismissed new claims he was fired by Disney back in 2017 during his stint on sitcom Bizaardvark, addressing the three-and-a-half-year-old controversy in a recent interview.

Jake Paul, while juggling his YouTube and Vine antics back in 2017, was fast-becoming one of Disney’s biggest stars. The then 20-year-old played Dirk Mann on the sitcom Bizaardvark for two seasons.

However, his stay on the set was cut abruptly short in June 2017. He parted ways with the project, and there was a mixed reaction.

Jake Paul on Bizaardvark
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Jake Paul (far-right) played Dirk Mann on Bizaardvark for two seasons.

Back then, Jake Paul said that he and Disney “came to the agreement” to mutually part ways. However, others have claimed the star was fired over a series of controversies, including a news segment that saw neighbours complain about the then-Disney star.

Paul has rubbished those claims though. He doubled down on his initial statement three years ago, saying that he played along with the community sentiment as a joke.

“It’s funny because, for the last three years I’ve sort of ran with everyone saying, “Oh, he got fired,” just because I think it’s funnier to say, “I got fired by Disney,” but in reality it was a mutual decision to split from each other,” he told The Daily Beast.

The decision was purely a business one, according to Paul. He wanted more money, and Disney wasn’t offering it.

“They weren’t paying me enough. I was making millions more — per week — than I was on that show, and it was a mutual decision for us to split up,” he added.

“Everyone I worked with on that show was fantastic, but from a business standpoint it didn’t make sense. I was aging up and wanted more money.”

Jake Paul poses in a car for an Instagram photo
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Jake Paul has managed to grow his career despite his Disney exit in 2017.

Jake Paul has since gone on to grow his career on YouTube, even expanding into boxing the likes of AnEsonGib on a Mike Tyson card, something the younger Paul brother said was the highlight of his life.

However, the real reasoning behind his parting with Disney will always be questioned.