We've Got Ourselves A Full Fledged Barstool Gametime WAR Going Down In EMAILS, No Less!
WOW! What a night! You'll see it all below, but it all started when I started to notice some fascinating "Irregularities" with the Barstool Gametime social media regarding which Barstool personalities they were interacting with involving gaming...and which ones they weren't! I made that dumbledick Smitty right an email to the people in front of and behind the scenes for some logical answers! All emails will be screenshotted for accuracy and then copy/pasted for the links/responses as needed! Enjoy!
EMAIL I MADE SMITTY RIGHT FOR A BLOG:
So CBS just hit me up explaining he's writing a blog centered around some irregularities involving Barstool Gametime's social media accounts. He asked that I reach out and see if anyone had any logical answers he could provide in the post. My apologies for the email, I would have simply texted the Gametime group text but I was removed from it months ago and haven't been reinstated for whatever reason that is beyond my control, so I don't even know who exactly to contact.
CBS is specifically interested in why some Barstool personalities are interacted with/promoted by Gametime accounts when they post content about gaming, albeit infrequently and some for the first time ever. He cites some examples such as:
And then gaming-related content from random Barstool personalities that was not interacted with or even acknowledged over the same time period:
"Wasn't the Blockhead getting a PC a MAJOR source of Barstool-wide discussion and content towards the end of 2021? Why was Dana Beers and Rico publicized for possible future endeavors but the Blockhead is ignored? Was it not the main topic featured by Lord Dave Portnoy himself as recently as 3 weeks beforehand?!?!?! WHY IS THAT CONTENT BEING RESTRICTED BY BARSTOOL GAMETIME!?!?!?"
CBS then went out of his way to write:
"The strange omission of any new Smitty Fortnite content, or even a MENTION regarding him returning to the game on the day Tilted Towers returning to the map is BAFFLING! It isn't even a question that blockhead playing Fortnight was Barstool Gametime's most viewed content - BY THE MILLIONS! Just look at the top 25 videos on Barstool Gametime's YouTube Page!
It would be one thing if nothing was streamed/blogged/clipped, but it all was! Including an edited video of 20 minutes ripe for the Gametime YouTube page! Amazing! WHY IS CONTENT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO HELP GROW GAMING AT BARSTOOL BEING SHUNNED WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AROUND THERE?!?!?!"
My apologies for the aggressiveness and grammar. I'm just the messenger here.
CBS notes Nickmercs, who famously underwhelmed during his public business relationship with Barstool, was even promoted on that day on the Barstool Gametime accounts:
I don't really have a dog in the fight here, but he does have a point. It all does seem a little "Irregular". CBS stated his blog will be going up at 8pm this evening, but if anyone would like to go on the record he would consider including it in the post. If there is no response he will simply say nobody decided to comment on the matter. Just let me know if there's anything to respond and I'll pass it along. Thanks.
RESPONSE FROM SALES GUY AND SOCIAL MEDIA CZAR GAZ:
RESPONSE EMAIL FROM MRAGS WITH RESPONSES IN BETWEEN FROM CBS AFTER HE TALKED TO SMITTY IN ITALICS:
Apologies for the slight delay, I just got home from a full day at the office where we moved the entire setup in the studio to better fit the space to incorporate more of the office within our future content. I will say, receiving this email at 6pm was a surprise to me.
Working hard, future content, and meetings! The story of behind the scenes Gametime! We'll circle back and synergize once we dive deeper into the issue and get our ducks in a row!
CBS does bring up some very interesting points. I know he's always listening, but I'm not sure if he was within the room and present the multiple times that Adam Smith told me behind closed doors that he was completely done with gaming and Gametime and "All of this bullshit. I'm out, not doing any of this shit anymore. I worked 59 days in e-gaming and get more respect for a simple Sportsbook tweet."
WOW! We're whipping out the personal, friend, "Between you and me" cards EARLY! Cumragz is RUTHLESS! As far as what Smitty really said - Facts (kind of) only! Smitty has said he's "Done with Gametime", but Mrags knows he meant the behind the scenes bureaucracy and bullshit that involved investing 5+ years into something, not having a say in a single thing (rebranding YouTube to Hooliganz, switching streams from Twitch to YouTube cause Dr. Disrespect got PAID) and being treated like absolute DOGMEAT by people who aren't even his superiors. Ex: This malicious attempt to publicly discredit Smitty BECAUSE HE WAS TAKING CARE OF HIS PREGNANT WIFE:
And that's what happens publicly! Imagine dealing with this toxicity all the time behind the scenes!
Further - Prior to Bren being released, in early October, Adam had several closed door conversations with myself and Bren where he expressed frustrations with the entire Gametime landscape and said numerous times, "I'm out until the New Year. At least."
Yes, Smitty was "Out Streaming" (meaning consistently to the levels of 40/hrs+ live a week he was doing at that point) until the New Year! Yup! Smitty said that! Even though he continued to stream and do stuff he couldn't deal with the horseshit anymore after the YouTube switch where he had no control!
Then, the DPS incident happens, no need to relive the story - we know how it went down.
Yes we do! Let's all see it again, shall we!
A question that I have for The General - when we were announcing all the hype that we would be involved in the World Series of Warzone, a $300,000 Tournament with the biggest names in gaming, was there ANY sort of public acknowledgement to help promote said brand? I found it very strange how a few people publicly said encouraging words, yet there was never anything from @SmittyBarstool. At least, I haven't found it.
If Smitty was invited, or at least not taken off the Gametime group chat so he knew what was going on, he very well might have! Still, it's not Smitty's job to promote and grow Gametime's social platform where people in Gametime's social team would routinly be toxic, take credit for EVERYTHING, and routinely talk shit/throw Smitty under the bus! Very strange, indeed!
Unfortunately, because I am so new to this content space and Barstool world, I made the fatal error to ask Smitty in person when he would like to stream. Each week I'd be met with some obscure reasoning as to why he couldn't find a few hours a night (or during the day in the office) to stream. One quote I'll never forget, "When I'm home, I gotta be present at home. I don't have the ability or time to stream."
Mrags started full time in May! Smitty's baby was born in May! Holy shit! Almost like a huge life change inhibits one's schedule from streaming all-nighters like in the past during the pandemic! WILD that real life stuff is talked about at the time and is OK with by all parties but is used against Smitty now! Fun!
Now, I'm not trying to get in between anybody and their family. For crying out loud, Smitty just became a new father but after I heard that and Smitty's numerous times of saying he couldn't stream in HQ - I found myself with the answer through his actions. He was completely out, he was just too afraid to say he was done with Gametime. The main reason being, how devastating would it be for the 10 year content creator, Fortnite Icon and OG Barstool personality, to leave his own gaming brand for it to grow exponentially after his departure. Please find a single tweet of Smitty engaging with Barstool Gametime content outside of my initial hire tweet.
Simple Twitter searches are a bitch! Here's 5 found after ya joined in literally 5 seconds! WOW!
[Smitty's Real Quick Real Note]: Like, really, what are we fucking doing here? It's comical. EVERY SINGLETHING is rebutted with reality or just facts. Mrags must be taking notes from the dude who insinuated terroristic threats which got the Twitch account banned on how to argue/exaggerate/lie where he was just broken down point by point in the Dave Portnoy Show. A lot of this stuff sadly was personal stuff I trusted Mrags as a friend that's being brought to light (some exaggerated and some stuff omitted to help the narrative, mind you, but DID YOU REALLY NOT DO A FUCKING EASY TWITTER SEARCH BEFORE TYPING THAT SENTENCE??? Good gravy.)
Lastly, I'll end it with this - Smitty is allowed ANY TIME to stream he wants to from the Gametime studio. This was clarified on DPS and Smitty word for word he "Doesn't like to stream in the office." So when you publicly wage war against the brand you created and leave said brand - why are we going to promote a Fortnite clip that's truly just a madman rambling on Fortnite? What is this adding to the brand? How does this confuse our audience after CBS publicly stated that he's essentially going to wage war against Gametime?
Newsflash, Cumragz! The Gametime studio ain't your property! It ain't Smitty's either! Smitty could probably pitch a 24/7 campaign and raise his dumbass kid in the Twitch room on camera just out of spite and run you out! It's easier for Smitty to stream remotely, consistently because he lives 2+ hours away from the office outside of Philly and has a newborn! Stuff that's been talked about behind closed doors with you personally but is being conveniently omitted and used against Smitty now!
Sidenote: If "a madman rambling on Fortnite" (which people actually interact with, enjoy, and gets views) does nothing to promote the brand, then, as the point of the original email, WHY IS EVERY OTHER BARSTOOL PERSONALITY WHO POSTS A THOUGHT ABOUT GAMING GET INTERACTED WITH BY GAMETIME??? Seems like you just confirmed it's not about gaming at Barstool or growing the brand, it's about spite! Screw the common man gamers or people who just might want to be entertained! Gametime is now the No
Homer's Smitty's Club!
If you look at all the work I do for this brand and the efforts I put into growing gaming within Barstool, it's very disheartening to see my former "co-host" trying to tear down everything I've worked on these past 9+ months.
Um…..SMITTY HAS NEVER ONCE BAD MOUTHED YOU CUMRAGZ AND STILL CONTINUES TO DEFEND YOU TO THIS GODDAMN DAY!!! FIND ONE TIME SMITTY IS TRYING TO TEAR YOU DOWN!!! IT WAS NEVER YOU!!! SMITTY DID EVERYTHING HE COULD TO GET YOU HIRED AND WANTED TO WORK WITH YOU!!! YOU WORK HARD MAN BUT I'M A FUCKING BURNER ACCOUNT AND HAVE MORE FOLLOWERS THAN YOU!!! IT WAS THE COLLECTION OF ASSHATS BEHIND THE SCENES NOT KNOWING WHAT THE FUCK THEY WERE DOING IN TWITCH/GAMING WORLD AT BARSTOOL FOR 5+ YEARS BUT CONSENDINGLY ACTING LIKE THEY KNOW IT FUCKING ALL AND GOT TWO GOOD PEOPLE FIRED IN THE PROCESS FOR THEIR MISTAKES!!! THEY TAKE CREDIT BEHIND THE SCENES FOR ALL THAT'S GOOD AND DISH OUT BLAME/RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL THAT'S BAD OR NOT WORKING!!! SMITTY ALSO DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HE WAS DOING BUT AT LEAST KNEW HE WAS THROWING SHIT AGAINST THE WALL AND TRIED TO TREAT PEOPLE WITH RESPECT!!! SMITTY HAD ENOUGH OF SPINNING HIS WHEELS FOR A BRAND HE HAD ZERO CONTROL OR DECISION MAKING!!! YOU KNEW THIS!!! THIS ISN'T ABOUT YOU!!! I'M SORRY BUT YOU'VE BEEN HERE FOR 9+ MONTHS AND GET POSTED TO GAMETIME'S 120k+ ON TWITTER AND 500k+ ON INSTAGRAM EVERYDAY AND AGAIN, I'M A BURNER ACCOUNT AND STILL HAVE MORE FOLLOWERS THAN YOU!!! DON'T YOU SEE BLAISE AND RADIO BREN WERE MADE OUT TO BE PATSYS!!! LOOK AT WHAT YOU'RE DOING NOW!!! WE COULD'VE BEEN SOMETHING CUMRAGZ! WE COULD'VE BEEN CONTENDERS! NOOOO CUMRAGZ!!! NO!!!!
I know it's never been Smitty vs MRags - but this is how it appears without the context of the past 4 years.
How about you mention ONE TIME how Smitty FOR A FULL YEAR before you were hired invited you to almost every one of his streams and incorporated you into the Barstool family while doing everything within his power to get you hired?!?!?! No?!?!? Oh you're just gonna throw him under the bus when you have the chance on the Dave Portnoy Show and then run him over again via emai! NOOOO CUMRAGZ NO!!!
Good luck in the return tonight, Smitty.
Devlin also responded to the email but started off with saying he has a family matter, which will be respected and not published. But he did however write about 400 pages worth of material/stats/graphics critiquing Smitty's personal social media and Gametime, which is interesting from someone who said on the Dave Portnoy Show wasn't even involved with the brand anymore! He notes Smitty's brand new (unpromoted on his own or anywhere) Twitch channel twitch.tv/generalsmitty1v1 has only 300 followers via underground test streams and a video he posted to an old YouTube channel from 2012 where he used to post submitted videos to the ol' Barstool Philly site he JUST switched over to "General Smitty" (some very old Smitty stand up videos on there from like 2009 if you fancy - CLICK HERE) with zero promotion on his own only has 200 views! No shit! Solid detective work, Dev! He has access to the blog and can publish on his own if he pleases!
Oh joy! The blockhead is live now with some farm animal named Davey White Sox! Join in!
PS - Tis a shame!