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Alissa Violet accuses FaZe Banks of cheating and destructive behavior

Published: 2/Dec/2019 12:01 Updated: 3/Dec/2019 12:18

by Andy Williams

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American model and actress, Alissa Violet, has posted a series of Tweets suggesting that FaZe Clan’s Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks cheated on her during their relationship.

FaZe star, Ricky Banks, revealed that he had split from long-term girlfriend Alissa Violet on July 6, claiming that they had been apart for “about a month.”

In the aftermath of the breakup, Violet broke the silence on July 17 with a Tweet to her fans, stating: “You guys don’t know what happened behind closed doors and I’m doing the best I can to handle everything. I’m still very hurt and upset how this happened. I will always love and care for Ricky.”

Alissa Violet (Instagram).Violet (left) has released a string of Tweets suggesting why the pair’s relationship ended.

Although the dust had seemingly settled following the pair’s split, the model responded to a thread of Tweets on December 2, with the leading post captioned: “How did you find out you were being cheated on?”

In a now-deleted Tweet, Violet stated: “I was asleep upstairs with our dogs and he wasn’t next to me, so I checked our guest house and caught him naked in bed with a random girl.”

Alissa Violet (Twitter).

The actress’ reply appeared to be the catalyst for a Tweet from Banks, which stated: “I love you” and (on the surface) seemed to be related to Alissa. 

Violet was quick to respond, with the first Tweet containing a screenshot of the pair’s iMessage conversation. In the text, she asked: “Did you ‘love me’ when you were hooking up with a random whore in our home?”

Alissa Violet (Twitter).

Banks subsequently responded with: “Dude WTF is this?” and a further message, stating “I always kept my promises.”

Violet replied in the conversation, prefacing each message with “did you ‘love me’…” and an allegation. Based on the iMessage screenshot, Violet claims that Banks Snapchatted a girl in Vegas to “f**k” him, alongside ‘hooking up’ with a girl while Violet was in Orlando for her cousin’s wedding. 

Each subsequent Tweet was again prefaced with “did you ‘love me’… and a following message, with the 23-year-old publicly claiming that the FaZe star had been unfaithful multiple times during their time together.

Alissa Violet (Twiter).

In her string of Tweets, Violet also accused Banks of ‘breaking eight of her iPhones’ alongside “[smashing] in the back of Chantel’s window of her car…”

This follows recent reports that the FaZe co-owner allegedly caused $30,000 worth of damages after trashing a luxury Las Vegas hotel room back in October.

At the time of writing, Banks’ only response was in retaliation to a comment made by Violet about how taking care of the pair’s dogs was “too much” for him.

He stated: “I couldn’t take care of them? I want them to have a good life?” before questioning why the pair were toing and froing online, for the world to see.

Currently, the above are all unproven accusations made by Alissa Violet. Without an official statement or response from Banks, it is unclear whether her claims hold any substance. 

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xQc claims that bots “ruined” his 2020 Twitch recap stats

Published: 17/Jan/2021 20:34

by Julian Young

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While most Twitch streamers celebrated their impressive 2020 channel recap numbers, Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel had a different take and shared how the figures presented in his recap from last year are actually fake.

On January 15, Twitch announced the release of their 2020 channel recaps. After a stressful year, the platform wanted to celebrate its many channels by showing off statistics like how many viewers, followers, and hours of watch time each streamer had in the past year.

Twitter was quickly flooded with tweets from creators showing off their impressive numbers; in a time where the world consumed more video game content than ever before, some streamers boasted viewership numbers reaching into the tens of millions.

While most streamers praised the move by Twitch to release this information and enjoyed sharing it with their communities, one of the platform’s biggest stars, xQc, had a different outlook.

xQc Twitch Clip Recap 2020 Chat
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xQc explained to his viewers why he feels that the 2020 Twitch Recap numbers aren’t accurate.

Pulling up his 2020 stats on-screen, xQc remarked “Unique viewership . . . 35 mil,” while also pointing out that he’d clocked nearly 140 million hours of watch-time in 2020.

After looking at his numbers, the streamer questioned how Twitch came up with the 35 million number: “So they’re like, unique individuals?”

“There’s a lot of bots in there, 100 percent. There’s a crazy amount of bots probably in there. This is not even real dude. This is all fake.”

The streamer pointed out how a wave of bots in 2020 – over 3 million – threw off his numbers. The botting issues from last year made it impossible for him to know how many of those numbers are real people or fake accounts.

“All these moments are ruined by ‘Botter Andys’, that’s so stupid.”

Bots or not, there’s no doubting that xQc was the face of Twitch – or streaming in general, for that matter – in 2020.

The Luminosity Gaming star had the most hours watched out of any channel on any platform, nearly 20 million more than the second-highest, Brazilian streamer Gaules.