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xQc stunned after being baited into promoting RAID mobile game on stream

Published: 14/Jan/2020 0:44

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was hilariously caught off-guard after he was tricked into playing an ad for the mobile game RAID: Shadow Legends live in front of thousands of viewers.

xQc’s ‘media share streams’ are a favorite with fans, who can submit a video or link along with a donation that the streamer will watch and react to with his chat.

Memes, funny videos and even content created by fans themselves are usually featured, but the most recent media share stream on January 12 included something that caught the Twitch star off guard.

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xQc’s media share streams can get pretty odd, but this was a first.

The stream was going on as normal when, out of nowhere, a full advertisement video for the mobile game RAID: Shadow Legends popped up.

“Is that a f*cking ad?” xQc asked after what was definitely an ad started playing. “It is literally an ad, literally an ad.”

The streamer could do nothing but watch the rest of the ad in stunned silence, as his chat exploded with fans laughing at the bold trickery unfolding before their very eyes.

It’s not clear exactly who orchestrated this bait. The user who donated $10 to get the ad played was named RAIDshadowlegends, which suggests it may have been the developers themselves.

That, however, remains unconfirmed since realistically anyone could have used that name in an attempt to make their troll look more authentic.

If developers were indeed the ones behind this, then paying $10 to get an ad on to xQc’s stream – which regularly breaks 20,000 viewers – would be a bold, brilliant, and admittedly shameless marketing strategy.

xQc/TwitchxQc did not seem thrilled about the unexpected ad.

It’s not the first time ads for games have been snuck into big-time Twitch streams either. In 2019 a user impersonating the Escape From Tarkov developers trolled Asmongold with a video promoting the game as he watched videos with viewers.

Advertisements and videos promoting these kinds of games are already all over YouTube and Twitch, but paying to sneak them in a streamer’s media share queue is on a whole other level.

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Dr Disrespect’s iconic intro mocked by Twitch streamers’ hilarious skit

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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A couple of Twitch streamers decided to mock Dr Disrespect’s intro with a hilarious skit that poked fun at his over-the-top persona.

Legendary entertainer Dr Disrespect has some of the most outrageous production for any stream in existence. With a long, drawn-out intro accompanied by a highlight reel, the opening seems longer than some Hollywood films.

Normally after the opening sequence, the Two-Time begins his stream by “driving” to The Arena to go play Call of Duty, Apex Legends, or whatever else happens to be on the docket.

This driving sequence ultimately made for good content, and the Twitch duo known as Maximum Underdrive decided to copy it for their own opening.

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Dr Disrespect
Dr Disrespect has taken over YouTube since being banned on Twitch.

To kick off their broadcast, one of the duo, known as Clyde, was driving in a red Lamborghini with a stylish purple hazed cityscape in the background.

“Ladies and gentlemen tonight, we are gonna dominate,” he began in a soft-spoken manner similar to that of how Doc begins his broadcasts. “Dominate the competition. They say that the competition is fierce, but we have something they don’t, have. We have velocity, inertia, and savagery.”

This was obviously a reference to Dr Disrespect’s “violence, speed, and momentum.”

“Tonight when I set foot inside that stadium, tonight, ladies and gentlemen, they will all know the name is…” he continued before being cut off by his coworker.

“Clyde? What the hell are you doing?” the coworker asked as the camera cut back to reveal a green screen. “I’ve been looking for you all day, dude. We’ve got sh*t to do. Where did you find this Lambo?”

Eventually, the scene faded to black and the Maximum Underdrive segment began normally with a big dropship.

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The opening was shot on a green screen in front of a green screen.

For their part, it does seem like the Maximum Underdrive stream does have some decent production of their own, which is nice to see, especially with Doc no longer on Twitch.

So far, it doesn’t seem like the two-time has seen the clip, but it will be interesting to see what he thinks of the parody if he ever decides to give it a watch.