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Dafran exposes Overwatch player using two accounts in the same match

Published: 13/Jan/2020 20:39

by Michael Gwilliam

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Former Overwatch League pro turned full-time Twitch streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca caught a win-trader using two accounts in the same game.

During a January 12 broadcast, the Danish hitscan prodigy was playing a match on Eichenwalde when something suspicious started happening. A player on his team named Jinx2 kept leaving the game after going AFK while a player on the other team named Jinx continued playing.

Because his team was effectively playing down a player, the streamer’s attack phase ended relatively quickly with many accusing Jinx of win-trading. Win-trading is when a player on a team deliberately throws so that someone on the opposite team ranks up easily.

What made this even more bizarre was the fact the two win-traders had the same name. Because of this, Dafran originally believed the user named Jinx2 was trying to ruin Jinx’s reputation.

“I think Jinx is not Jinx2,” the former Atlanta Reign star wrote in the match chat. He did note, however, that it would be a crazy coincidence to have two players with the same name.

Immediately following the match, Francesca used the replay viewer to investigate and find any potential shenanigans.

After observing the POVs of both the alleged win-traders, the streamer discovered that when one Jinx when AFK, the other would begin to move. “It’s actually him!” Dafran shouted.

“It’s him win-trading. Why would he win-trade with the same name?” the ex-pro wondered as he continued to observe the footage.

“Exposed, dude. It’s him,” the Twitch star laughed as more instances of one of the accounts being inactive surfaced. “He stopped moving and the other guy starts moving.”

While many would be mad at having their game ruined by a win-trader, Dafran just laughed it off and did what any good player would do: report the cheater.

“I investigated replay and he is win-trading with himself on two accounts,” the Danish streamer wrote in his report to Blizzard.

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Dafran played one stage in the Overwatch League before retiring.

For his part, Dafran has been quite well-behaved since being banned by Twitch back in November for “saying stupid sh*t.”

After being unbanned, the Overwatch star promised to become a role model and “sprout into a beautiful soul.” So far, he hasn’t gone back on his word and his streams have become relatively wholesome and good-natured. Hopefully, he can keep it up throughout 2020.

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Jake Paul claims Disney didn’t fire him after Bizaardvark controversy

Published: 26/Nov/2020 6:37

by Andrew Amos

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Jake Paul has dismissed new claims he was fired by Disney back in 2017 during his stint on sitcom Bizaardvark, addressing the three-and-a-half-year-old controversy in a recent interview.

Jake Paul, while juggling his YouTube and Vine antics back in 2017, was fast-becoming one of Disney’s biggest stars. The then 20-year-old played Dirk Mann on the sitcom Bizaardvark for two seasons.

However, his stay on the set was cut abruptly short in June 2017. He parted ways with the project, and there was a mixed reaction.

Jake Paul on Bizaardvark
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Jake Paul (far-right) played Dirk Mann on Bizaardvark for two seasons.

Back then, Jake Paul said that he and Disney “came to the agreement” to mutually part ways. However, others have claimed the star was fired over a series of controversies, including a news segment that saw neighbours complain about the then-Disney star.

Paul has rubbished those claims though. He doubled down on his initial statement three years ago, saying that he played along with the community sentiment as a joke.

“It’s funny because, for the last three years I’ve sort of ran with everyone saying, “Oh, he got fired,” just because I think it’s funnier to say, “I got fired by Disney,” but in reality it was a mutual decision to split from each other,” he told The Daily Beast.

The decision was purely a business one, according to Paul. He wanted more money, and Disney wasn’t offering it.

“They weren’t paying me enough. I was making millions more — per week — than I was on that show, and it was a mutual decision for us to split up,” he added.

“Everyone I worked with on that show was fantastic, but from a business standpoint it didn’t make sense. I was aging up and wanted more money.”

Jake Paul poses in a car for an Instagram photo
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Jake Paul has managed to grow his career despite his Disney exit in 2017.

Jake Paul has since gone on to grow his career on YouTube, even expanding into boxing the likes of AnEsonGib on a Mike Tyson card, something the younger Paul brother said was the highlight of his life.

However, the real reasoning behind his parting with Disney will always be questioned.