YouTuber Roman Atwood announces new initiative to donate to small Twitch streamers - Dexerto

YouTuber Roman Atwood announces new initiative to donate to small Twitch streamers

Published: 22/Mar/2019 23:22 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 23:27

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber and family vlogger Roman Atwood has launched a new T-shirt design, which is playing a huge role in one of his upcoming initiatives.

Atwood outlined his plan for the clothing during a vlog on March 22, where he explained that his Smile More ‘glitch’ graphic T-shirts are being used to help donate to small-time Twitch streamers.

“We’re taking two dollars from every one of these tees, so if you buy one of these tees, two dollars of it will go to a grinding streamer,” Atwood said. “I’m looking for the guys and girls grinding for like, four people.”

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Atwood then rolled a clip of himself donating $100 to 15-year-old Fortnite streamer Joseph ‘JTReview,’ resulting in an emotional reaction from the youngster during a live broadcast.

Atwood’s initiative has since garnered praise across the internet, with commenters plugging their favorite small-time streamers in the hopes that they will benefit from his charitable project.

Romanatwood.comRoman Atwood’s new initiative seeks to grow small-time Twitch streamers, donating $2 from every T-shirt sale of his ‘glitch’ tee to a grinding broadcaster.

The Smile More shirts are available on Atwood’s website in adult and youth sizes, priced at $24.99 each.

Roman Atwood isn’t the only major YouTuber to shout out small streamers on the grind, either; Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is also known for his jaw-dropping acts of charity, and has donated mass amounts of cash to Twitch streamers in multiple videos.

In fact, MrBeast made so many donation videos that he claimed to be tired of them; however, the YouTuber soon returned to the practice shortly thereafter, although he continues to branch out with other forms of content (like his $200,000 Apex Legends battle royale challenge).

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun


Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.