Overwatch

Seagull explains why his Overwatch streamer dream team was canceled

Published: 19/Nov/2019 0:38

by Michael Gwilliam

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Former Overwatch pro Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned revealed to his chat that his proposed streamer team for Contenders was canceled because of Blizzard’s rules.

During a live stream, the former Dallas Fuel flex DPS was asked by one of his viewers about making a team to compete in Contenders.

The popular streamer explained that he would never do it because Blizzard’s rules about broadcasting matches made it impossible to make a stream team work.

“After Overwatch League, I considered doing a stream team and just trying to get into Contenders and playing with friends,” Larned said. “But, I messaged a few people if they would ever consider changing those rules and nothing ever happened. So, I just decided not to do it.”

Overwatch Contenders is home to some of the game’s best rising talent and stars under the age of 18.

According to Seagull, players weren’t allowed to stream if they were in a Contenders match. “They only want the stream on the official stream,” he explained but added he would want to do it in a different game.

Later on in the broadcast, the popular streamer discussed the possibility of streaming in Open Division – the tier below Contenders Trials. He said that while he could stream with a delay, the problem that would arise is that his team of streamers would probably stomp Open Division and have to refuse going into Contenders.

“It just feels lame,” he said. “Like, you want to have good games. It just felt too awkward.”

It’s unfortunate because a stream team with top Overwatch streamers such as Seagull, xQc, Dafran, Emongg, Fran or KarQ would be incredibly fun to watch with so much star power and talent combined.

Sadly, it doesn’t seem like Blizzard has any plans to change its rules on streaming any time soon so the chances of getting a high-level stream team in Overwatch Contenders won’t be happening for the foreseeable future.

In October, Blizzard announced changes were coming to the Contenders format in 2020.

The biggest difference is the seasonal structure will be replaced by a bi-weekly tournament series where placements will earn teams points to qualify for regional playoffs and eventually major international live events such as the Atlantic and Pacific Showdowns.

Overwatch Contenders returns in January 2020.

Entertainment

Jeffree Star addresses Kanye West affair rumors: “This whole thing is really funny”

Published: 7/Jan/2021 21:54

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star has finally addressed the rumors surrounding an alleged affair between himself and rapper Kanye West, who many internet detectives claim is linked to his purported divorce from Kim Kardashian.

On January 6, TikTok star Ava Louise sparked a rumor that swept across the online world like wildfire, insinuating that beauty guru Jeffree Star was behind the divorce between Kim and Kanye.

The TikToker alleged that Kanye and a certain male influencer had been in a secret love affair, which Star appeared to joke about in a series of snarky tweets referencing Kanye’s musical career.

However, it appears that these claims are nothing but rumors, as told by Star himself in a YouTube video uploaded just a day later.

@realavalouiisei can’t say WHO cuz he’ll sue me hint hint but it’s part of the reason Kanye’s so religious now it’s his self hatred …. my source is legit I promiss♬ original sound – Ava Louise

“I guess some girl made up a whole lie on TikTok, and it went ‘viral,’” Star said of the scandal. “Where she insinuates Kanye and Kim are getting a divorce because a big male beauty influencer is sleeping with him.”

“Let me just say this one time for any news outlet: I like very tall men. Me and Kanye have never hung out, and this whole thing is really funny,” he continued. “I guess if this is a start to my new year, happy new year! …I really can’t, and if Kris Jenner organized this whole thing, happy new year, sweetie girl!”

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Star isn’t the only one involved to refute the claims, either; a source close to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has stated that “there is absolutely no truth to Jeffree and Kanye rumors,” as reported by E! Online.

Similarly, another source told NBC News that the couple is experiencing “regular relationship issues,” clarifying that “there is no one else involved” in their divorce.

This latest development has caused quite the outrage online, with many calling for Ava Louise to take accountability for spreading story on TikTok. Louise went viral in 2020 after licking a toilet seat amid the global health crisis, sparking mass criticism online against her.

For now, it seems as though the Jeffree/Kanye rumors have been officially put to bed. What a way to kick off 2021!