Retired NFL Star Chad Johnson Shows Off His Impressive Streaming and Gaming Setup - Dexerto

Retired NFL Star Chad Johnson Shows Off His Impressive Streaming and Gaming Setup

Published: 19/Jul/2018 19:14 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Albert Petrosyan


Retired National Football League wide receiver Chad Johnson is taking his talents to the world of gaming content creation.

The former NFL star is looking to find similar success in streaming, and it seems that he has built the perfect setup for it.

‘Ochocinco,’ as he is nicknamed for wearing the number 85 throughout his career, has tweeted out an image of his gaming and streaming setup., which he calls “his throne.”

His setup includes everything that a proper streamer should have, including multiple monitors, an Astro A40 headset with a Mix-Amp, a microphone, gaming peripherals and face-cam, and a gaming chair.

Ochocinco’s Twitch channel currently has close to 9,000 followers, but that number will likely increase exponentially once he starts streaming regularly and adds a subscriber button.

After retiring following a very successful pro career, Chad Johnson took an avid interest in online gaming. Ironically, his favorite game to play is not Madden but rather FIFAanother popular EA Sports series. 

He has been seen tweeting at and getting games in with several of the big name FIFA content creators, including ‘Castro_1021’ and ‘ZwebackHD,’ even visiting Zweback’s home in Florida, where Johnson also resides.


Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.