Okay, take a deep breath.
Forbes has already provided a thorough breakdown of why this rumor likely has no basis in reality, so we won’t spend too much time belaboring the point. Bu if you need some quick reasons for why this rumor is most likely false, here are a few:
1) The theory comes from 4chan, which is about as unreliable a source as it gets,
2) Dr DisRespect just signed his own multi-year exclusivity deal with Twitch in March and it’s unlikely he’d break his contract to join Brime when he stood to make $10 million a year from Twitch (per Kotaku),
3) Ninja and Shroud, who haven’t announced their future plans, probably aren’t rushing to join another fledgling streaming service after what just went down with Mixer, which in 2019 already had more “clout” than Brime does at the moment,
4) The rumor claims that Spotify, which is allegedly backing Brime, is owned by Google. This is false.
No, things are not looking good for this particular theory.
Brime itself addressed the rumors on Twitter, saying, “Just because we follow someone doesn’t mean anything. Every streaming service follows people that they find interesting.”
The new streaming service also seemed to suggest that it was a much smaller operation than the rumor claims: “We wanted to start small and grow organically. This is happening very fast.” It almost sounds like Brime was as blindsided by the rumors as the rest of the internet.