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xQc hysterical after brutal donation message roasts Asmongold & Pokelawls

Published: 13/Mar/2020 19:40

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that Overwatch pro and Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lenygel has a dedicated fanbase — but some of these fans aren’t afraid to poke fun at their favorite broadcasters now and then.

xQc, like most top streamers, allows fans to send a special message with their donations, giving them a platform to say whatever they like about their broadcast in exchange for their contributions.

However, some personalities are prone to talking through these messages, which are often read aloud by a text-to-speech program.

xQc, Twitter
Twitch star ‘xQc’ received a donation message that roasted fellow streamers Pokelawls and Asmongold – and he couldn’t contain his laughter.

Apparently, fellow internet star ‘Pokelawls’ is one of these streamers, as told by a brutal donation message he received during a joint broadcast with xQc on March 12.

In fact, the donator was so “upset” by his constant blabbering that they savagely roasted him, commenting on his physical appearance with a few hilarious quips that left xQc in stitches in his own stream.

“If you talk over my f**kin’ dono again, I will come to your house and jab my fingers into your f**king lizard eyes,” the message began. “You could legit look both ways crossing the street without moving your head an inch. Salamander-looking a**.”

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Streamer Pokelawls was savagely roasted by a witty donator – and he didn’t agree with their sentiments on his appearance.

The donator wasn’t done there: they continued with their humorous tirade with even funnier “insults” toward WoW streamer Asmongold, causing xQc to take a breather from his game to focus on what was being said as a smile spread over his face.

“And you, Asmond — why the f**k do you sound American?” the message continued. “But you have the most f**king EU teeth I have ever seen. You could eat an apple through a f**king picket fence with those tilted-a** chompers.”

xQc found the sentiment so funny that he ended up slapping his desk in response, leaning back in his chair with laughter — although Poke himself didn’t seem to agree with the donator’s sentiments.

“That dono burned you guys to a crisp!” he explained.

“That’s not even true, my eyes aren’t even that wide apart!” Poke rebutted after xQc read the donation to him. “What the f**k?”

Despite all the spam, sometimes, Twitch chat comes through with some hum-zingers — and this was certainly one of them.

Overwatch

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.