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Banks responds after Rain is “kicked out” of FaZe house

Published: 28/May/2020 18:30

by Virginia Glaze

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FaZe co-owner Nordan ‘FaZe Rain’ Shat has been ‘kicked out’ of the FaZe Clan house as stated in a series of Tweets, with co-founder Ricky Banks responding to the issue after a fan claimed he was removed due to mental health issues.

Shat revealed the situation in a string of Tweets on May 28, breaking the news and claiming that his “sad boy energy” was “too high.”

This understandably incited a wave of concern from fans, which Rain addressed in a follow-up Tweet shortly thereafter.

“It’s 100% my fault,” he wrote. “Don’t blame FaZe. Just need to figure myself out. I love you all and I’m sorry to everyone I hurt.”

Rain went on to respond to a fan, who asked, “Bro are you serious? Please tell me you’re okay right now.”

“Yes,” he replied. “And no, I’m not okay.”

Another fan seemed to accuse FaZe of kicking Rain out of the house due to mental health problems — an accusation Banks was quick to shut down in a Tweet reply.

“You’re a f**king moron and have no clue what you’re talking about,” Banks hit back. “You don’t know even 1% of what Rain’s dealing with or going through right now. Kick rocks with that s**t.”

While full details of the situation have yet to be revealed, this isn’t the first time concern has been raised regarding Rain’s mental health, by far; the FaZe co-founder sparked worry among viewers after publishing a string of  Tweets in October 2019, writing that he didn’t “want to be alive anymore.”

Rain has also been open about his struggles with mental health issues in the past, explaining his struggle with depression in a soul-baring YouTube video in summer 2018 after taking an extensive break from the platform.

This also wouldn’t be the first time a FaZe member has been seemingly barred from living in the house, either, with Blaze claiming that he “wasn’t asked” to move in due to fellow members finding better success and happiness by living on their own.

For now, fans are standing by for further details as Rain receives an outpouring of support from fans in wake of a development that has caught everyone off guard.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for further updates on this story.

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Mr Beast asks YouTubers to help make his own YouTube Rewind 2020

Published: 17/Nov/2020 21:48

by Brent Koepp

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is calling on fellow content creators to help him make their own YouTube Rewind, following the Google-owned company’s recent cancellation of the yearly recap in November.

Love or hate it, YouTube Rewind has become a major part of the video platform. The annual recap happens every December and takes a look back at the entire year to highlight popular trends and content creators.

Unfortunately on November 12, the Google-owned company announced they were “taking a break” for 2020. Not letting it stand, the site’s rising star Mr Beast has announced he is making his own, and is asking for help.

Screenshot of popular YouTuber Mr Beast posing with fireworks.
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The popular YouTuber is going to make Rewind 2020.

Mr Beast rallies YouTubers to make their own 2020 Rewind

Rewind initially launched in 2010 as a simple list of the top 50 most popular videos. The recap has evolved over the last decade, and eventually became a major budget production featuring the platform’s biggest creators.

However in November, YouTube announced they were cancelling the event, stating, “2020 has been different. And it doesn’t feel right to carry on as if it weren’t. So we are taking a break from Rewind this year.”

Mr Beast reacted to the decision on Twitter, and said he would make his own. “Since YouTube isn’t making a rewind this year, I’m going to 🙂 If any other creators want to help just reply! I’m going to need it,” his November 17 tweets read.

Within minutes of posting, some of YouTube’s top creators replied to Donaldson’s tweet wanting to chip in to his Rewind 2020 project. Popular tech reviewer Marques ‘MKBHD’ Brownlee offered his production assistance. “I volunteer to help production or literally whatever else can make this great,” he said.

Other Tech personalities also offered their help, from Linus Tech Tips to Austin Evans. Popular gaming personalities Vikram ‘Vikkstar’ Barn and 100 Thieves The Mob star Classify also wanted to jump in on the community-created project.

Hilariously, Irish star Sean ‘Jacksepticeye’ McLoughlin gave advice to Mr Beast, and told him to make the video purposely bad.

“Pls make it cringey! I miss the good cringey rewinds,” he joked.

Given Mr Beast’s track record of continually one-upping his already insane videos, it will be interesting to see what he can come up with for Rewind 2020. With some of YouTube’s top tech reviewers offering their assistance, we could get something epic.

This isn’t the first time Donaldson has rallied to bring the community together. In April, he hosted a live stream where the platform’s biggest creators faced off for a Rock Paper Scissors competition for a $250k prize.