GoFundMe for Mother and Daughter Killed in Crash by CS:GO YouTuber McSkillet Surpasses Target - Dexerto
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GoFundMe for Mother and Daughter Killed in Crash by CS:GO YouTuber McSkillet Surpasses Target

Published: 25/Aug/2018 12:13

by Calum Patterson

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A GoFundMe setup to raise money for the family of a mother and daughter who were killed in a collision with CS:GO YouTuber McSkillet has raised over five times its original goal.

Reports claim that the YouTuber, who had over 800,000 subscribers and was best known for CS:GO content and skins gambling, drove his McLaren supercar down the wrong side of a California highway at speeds of over 100mph.

McSkillet, real name Trevor Heitmann, eventually collided with a Hyundai SUV travelling in the opposite direction, killing himself as well as the driver and passenger of the SUV.

The victims were a 43 year old mother and her daughter, aged 12. The names of the victims have not been officially released, but are named in the GoFundMe as Aileen and Aryana.

Within only 13 hours of going live, the campaign has raised over $26,000, quickly surpassing the original aim of $5,000.

The campaign was given a boost by prominent community members, many of whom became aware of the incident through their knowledge of McSkillet as a YouTuber.

Former professional Counter-Strike player Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert posted the link for the GoFundMe to his Twitter followers.

“They’ve already hit the goal, but you cant put a price on losing family members.”

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 Esports journalist and broadcaster, Richard Lewis, also promoted the GoFundMe. Lewis was familiar with McSkillet through his involvement with past CS:GO skin gambling scandals and community issues.

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Prior to the incident, the McLaren supercar was seen crashing into the gates at Ashley Falls Elementary School, and drove recklessly through the campus, endangering students.

Witnesses say the driver then got out of the car, smashed a window at the school, before driving off again.

The crash on the highway was so destructive that the McLaren, estimated to cost around $460,000 new, completely “disintegrated”, and the SUV was so badly burned in the fiery accident, that investigators could not determine if seat belts had been in place.

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S1mple banned again on Twitch for fourth time over “aggression”

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney

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CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has apparently been banned again on Twitch, for his fourth time in total on the platform.

The Ukrainian is the star of Natus Vincere’s CSGO squad and generally considered one of the best CS:GO players in the entire world, but even that isn’t enough to save you from the wrath of Twitch mods.

S1mple is no stranger to temporary bans from the site, and it seems he added to his tally again on Oct. 30, with his channel being taken offline out of nowhere.

It seems that like in the past, the pro has once again been banned for using a slur while streaming, but this latest episode isn’t quite like the others.

Shortly after news of the ban dropped, s1mple Tweeted that he was banned for using a Russian slur, but he claims he only said it because he was upset with another player for saying it on his stream.

“It’s funny that I get banned for aggression towards a person that says the word “Pidor” and specifically tries to ban me on the platform,” he wrote. “I try to condemn him for this and say the forbidden word because I have a negative attitude towards it (because of rules).”

While s1mple filled fans in on why he was banned, he didn’t mention how long he would be off of the platform for. Looking at his past infractions though, and it’s safe to say he’s probably looking at a 7-day break, at the very least.

The site has been known to ban repeat offenders for longer if they continue to get in hot water for the same thing, but considering how big of a name s1mple is and the circumstances surrounding this particular incident, it’s hard to say.

A good number of his fans noted that Twitch was quick to ban the Na’Vi pro after he slipped up, but still haven’t taken action against any one of the countless channels that rebroadcast s1mple’s streams to try and steal viewers.

Still, the pro doesn’t seem so much bothered by the ban as he does annoyed, which makes sense because he doesn’t really need to stream so to speak, considering all the money he’s made playing CS:GO professionally. That doesn’t really help his fans though, who will have to find someone else to watch while they wait for his return.