Pokemon

RayNarvaez loses it after 3000 tries searching for shiny Pokemon

Published: 20/Feb/2020 11:43

by Jacob Hale

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Pokemon streamer RayNarvaez could hardly contain his excitement after finally stumbling upon the exact shiny Pokemon he was searching for – following nearly 3000 attempts to even locate the thing, let alone catch it.

Finding shiny Pokemon is an incredible rarity – in the latest Sword and Shield versions, you have a 1/4096 chance of stumbling upon one every time you encounter a wild Pokemon. This is actually much better odds than that of the Generation 1-4 games, which had a 1/8192 chance.

However, despite the frustration that comes with it, many players commit their time to shiny hunting – or, otherwise, attempting to catch ‘em all in their shiny forms. And that’s exactly what Ray was doing when he finally found just what he was looking for – a shiny Diglett.

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Diglett, and its evolution Dugtrio, arent usually awe-inspiring Pokemon.

Diglett isn’t typically a Pokemon that elicits crazy reactions. The gen 1 rock Pokemon isn’t particularly powerful and you would rarely find it in any player’s party of 6. That’s not to say it’s entirely useless, but finding it in its shiny form might be the only way you could get excited about your find.

And that’s exactly what Ray did, after around 2760 encounters with wild Diglett, he finally found one in its shiny form, and absolutely lost it as a result.

“Oh my god!” he cried immediately after the sighting. “Oh, yes! Everyone shut up! This is what I’m going to do…” he finished before throwing a Quick Ball at the Pokemon, designed to have enhanced success rates if you throw it early in the battle.

After catching it, Narvaez simply let out a long, loud “Yes,” clearly delighted to finally have the struggle over with and be adding one more shiny Pokemon to his Pokedex.

He swiftly saves the game after the entire animation is complete, clearly desperate not to lose any progress on his shiny hunt, perhaps the worst way to fail when doing so. He kept repeating “finally, it’s over,” struggling to find many other words, surely just delighted that he could now move on from it.

Of course, this level of frustration and excitement isn’t rare in the Pokemon community, especially not for those who dedicate so much time to finding shinies. After 13 days hunting for a shiny Wooloo, RTGame finally found one and absolutely lost his mind. And if you can get excited for Wooloo, you can definitely get excited for Diglett.

Overwatch

Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

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Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.