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Dr Disrespect explains why he doesn’t care about Valorant Twitch drama

Published: 28/Apr/2020 11:58

by Andy Williams

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Twitch star Dr Disrespect has delved into why the ongoing “24/7” Twitch meta in Valorant’s closed beta doesn’t phase him, while flaming Riot’s tactical shooter along the way.

In partnership with Twitch, Riot Games have been offering closed beta access to Valorant via drops — which are earned via watching streamers with ‘Drops Enabled’ on their channel.

While at first, this was presented as a novel idea, it has led to the category being plagued with channels streaming their VODs 24/7, in a bid to garner more views by manipulating the system.

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There are plenty of ’24/7′ streams in Valorant, but most creators aren’t actually livestreaming content all day, every day.

The likes of Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar and Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel have both spoken out about the controversy, with Summit labeling Valorant as the “absolute fakest” section on Twitch.

Now, the ‘Two-Time’ has had his say on the matter. With Valorant being the Doc’s second most streamed game in the past 30 days, you could say he knows a thing or two about the effects of Valorant’s drop system on streamers.

Speaking during his April 27 broadcast, the Doc explained the ongoing issue surrounding the game’s latest issues, before questioning why people are even watching Valorant in the first place — seemingly throwing the game under the bus.

After laughing at those still watching the game, Dr Disrespect acknowledged both Summit and xQc’s take, by stating that they should just “let them stream 24/7,” simply due to the fact that no one is there to watch the game, according to the 38-year-old.

In response to a point from his chat, which stated that streamers are making plenty of money from all of the subs, the Doc stated that the whole ordeal won’t be doing any favors for their streaming career.

“I mean, are they building anything legendary out for their careers? No, they’re not! That’s the way I look at it… I mean, it’s f**king Valorant, what are we talking about, man?”

Riot has previously made its stance known in relation to the Twitch drop system, explaining that they’re working with Twitch to keep tabs on the viewbotters, stating: “Twitch have filters in place to distinguish bots vs. people.”

The issue has magnified tenfold since drops were made available to practically any streamer in the category, which of course, is having an impact on the likes of Summit and xQc’s viewership should they choose to stream the game at all.

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Jake Paul reveals how much money he made from Nate Robinson fight

Published: 4/Dec/2020 5:34

by Brad Norton

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Despite holding a professional record of just two wins and no losses, YouTube sensation Jake Paul is already making more than most professional boxers will ever see in their careers off the back of his Nate Robinson fight.

Jake Paul is still relatively fresh to the sport of boxing. Following a lone amateur win, his first professional bout came at the start of 2020. He’s just closed out the year with another victory. Both pro matchups went his way thanks to two early knockouts against fellow YouTube AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

He’s barely spent a few minutes inside the ring across both fights, however he’s already taking home a good chunk of change for his efforts. The internet celebrity brings legions of fans with him, contributing to huge Pay Per View sales and even viral trends after the fact.

Rather than a guaranteed figure for his latest scrap, his earnings were dependent on the performance of the PPV as a whole.

As one of the biggest PPV events of the year – reaching over a million buys in the United States alone, according to analyst Dan Rafael – Paul cashed in big-time thanks to his unique contract for the fight. 

 

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The disclosed purses for both Paul and Robinson were a little off-base, as ESPN’s Mark Raimondi exposed in a December 3 interview with Paul. Initial figures were slim, but Paul assured he was paid “a lot,” even laughing when the topic was brought up.

No exact figure was revealed, though he did provide some staggering insight. “Eight figures” is what Paul walked away at an absolute minimum just for the performance alone. “My deal was built into the backend structure of how well the event performed,” he explained. “The event performed incredibly well.”

Walking away with $10,000,000 at a minimum sure sounds like a lot. This number doesn’t factor in potential sponsorship deals or additional PPV buys that come in after the initial batch. There are also international sales to consider as well.

It’s clear he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon either. “I truly believe I will be the biggest prize fighter in the world,” he added.

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“Mike Tyson is co-signing me, he wants to take me under his wing. Why can’t I become the champion of the world?”

Paul has some lofty goals and even “realistic” aspirations of fighting Conor McGregor sometime in the near future. It’s entirely possible these eight-figure paychecks are just the beginning for Paul in his boxing career.