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Dafran rages after Overwatch teammate finds new way to grief as Wrecking Ball

Published: 8/Jan/2021 0:25 Updated: 8/Jan/2021 3:35

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer and former Overwatch League pro-turned-farmer extraordinaire Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca lost his cool during a January 7 broadcast when his Wrecking Ball teammate unintentionally griefed him.

Dafran has been making waves on Twitch since returning amid starting his career as a farmer – and he hasn’t lost his touch, with the DPS star’s aim being the envy of anyone who has ever played an FPS game.

Just like many other streamers, Francesca has really taken to playing Rust, but found himself returning to Overwatch just in time to discover a new way for Wrecking Ball players to screw him over with what he would later call an “Amazon Prime Delivery.”

The Danish streamer was in a tightly-contested Overwatch battle on Watchpoint Gibraltar, having managed to hold the enemy team before the first checkpoint. While his team seemed prime to win on their attack, the opposition dug in their heels and seemed to be outdoing Dafran’s squad.

Twitch streamer Dafran is now a farmer
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The former OWL pro is a farmer and Twitch streamer.

Sensing that he had to make some crazy plays to secure the win, he started with picking off the enemy Baptiste before landing three quick direct shots on Mercy to eliminate the opposition’s supports.

Following this, he picked off the enemy Soldier with a Flashbang into a double headshot combo, and seemed to be on the verge of securing victory – when suddenly his own Wrecking Ball messed everything up by booping the Roadhog right towards him, where the tank was able to hook and kill Dafran.

“You booped him to me!” the farmer raged. “You f**king killed me, Ball! You literally griefed the whole game by playing Ball and then you f**king kill me! Oh my God. What the f**k?!”

Despite Francesca’s tilt, his team remained calm and collected, fragged out and managed to push the payload into the yellow box of victory to win in the end.

“Holy sh*t, my blood pressure, dude,” he joked. “This is why I want to play Rust. So I don’t deal with this sh*t. I don’t want to die from an aneurysm, dude.”

After the match ended, the streamer viewed the sequence in the replay viewer to show exactly how he was screwed over.

“I killed three people here, I’m about to get away and boom!” he cried. “Amazon Prime Delivery. What the f**k, dude? I swear to God if we didn’t win this.”

Luckily, Dafran managed to keep his rage in check for the most part. Otherwise, the streaming sensation could very well have been looking at another ban from the platform if he took things a step too far.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”