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YouTuber ‘TheSmithPlays’ hits out at “hypocritical” Fortnite streamers

Published: 15/Mar/2019 14:01 Updated: 15/Mar/2019 14:32

by Joe Craven


Popular YouTuber Patrick ‘TheSmithPlays’ Smith has tweeted his disapproval of what he considers to be hypocrisy in the Fortnite community.

Patrick Smith has amassed an impressive following of over 2,500,000 subscribers, regularly playing and uploading Epic Games’ third person battle royale, as well as Call of Duty’s Zombies mode and Apex Legends.

The Canadian often makes videos giving his opinion on in-game skins and guns, and has now shared his opinion on what he considers to be double standards from Fortnite players.

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On March 14, Smith tweeted what he considers to be an “unpopular opinion”, arguing that it’s hypocritical of Fortnite players to complain about opponents being “sweaty” or “tryhards”. 

Fortnite content creators can often be seen complaining about in-game opponents who they deem to be “sweaty”, implying that other players are concentrating to the point of perspiration, and that they should be playing more casually.

However, Smith believes it’s hypocritical of players to criticize others for playing seriously and putting considerable effort in, when they are ultimately trying to do the same. He goes on to state: “You’re saying people shouldn’t try to win, so that I, who is also trying to win, can win”.

He concludes the tweet by admitting “the player base is good, but this is such a backwards excuse”, referencing the improvement in the average standard of Fortnite player since the game’s explosion in popularity in late 2017.

Despite his suggestion that this view is an “unpopular opinion”, at the time of writing, his tweet stands at over 2,700 likes, suggesting a lot of people agree with him.


Neymar and AOC become fastest-growing streamers on Twitch

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:26

by Joe Craven


PSG star Neymar and US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have skyrocketed to the top of the streaming platform’s list of fastest-growing streamers for October.

Typically, the fastest-growing channels on Twitch are the biggest names like Ninja, shroud and summit1g. While those broadcasters do feature lower down on this list, there are a number of surprises this October.

Ninja, according to TwitchMetrics, is the eighth fastest-growing streamer, accumulating over 336,000 new followers in the last 30 days. However, he is quite simply blown out of the water when looking at the top two, who’ve experienced growth at nearly double the rate.

Ninja streaming next to Twitch logo
You’d be forgiven for expecting Ninja to be at the top of the list.

Neymar and AOC take over Twitch

Second on the list is AOC, the US Congresswoman who broke records with her Among Us stream alongside Pokimane, Dr Lupo and more. Before the first round even got underway, more than 400,000 viewers had jumped into the channel.

Her Twitch channel, which was made for the aforementioned Among Us stream, has gained over 673,000 followers. Upwards of half a million of those came on the night of her record-breaking stream.

However, just pipping AOC to the top spot is Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has taken to streaming video games, mostly Valve’s CS:GO.

It looks like a lot of his fans from football have followed him to Twitch, as he gained over 677,000 followers in the past month, making him the fastest growing Twitch channel in the world.

Fastest Growing streamers from TwitchMetrics
The top two are some way ahead of the following pack. dominate the top 20 fastest growing Twitch streamers

Away from the top two is the incredible growth of a number of streamers from The Brazilian organization is represented in the top 20 by 10 of its streamers – including coringa, thurzin, babi and Mii in the top 10.

While they all variety stream and try their hands at different games, Garenga Free Fire has dominated the agenda for most of them. The mobile battle royale has risen in popularity exponentially, becoming 2019’s most downloaded mobile title. streamers on Twitch's fastest growing streamers
TwitchMetrics streamers represent over half of the top 20 fastest growing Twitch streamers.

Another notable inclusion is SouljaBoy, with the US rapper gaining 350,000 followers and sitting in 7th position.

It just goes to show the popularity of video games, and the appeal of watching your favorite celebrities gaming, whatever their full-time profession. We’re sure next month’s list will feature just as many surprises.