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Bryce Hall & Sway boys tour inside of luxury new mansion “Triller Air”

Published: 15/Sep/2020 13:29

by Alice Hearing

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The Sway Boys have officially been nabbed by Triller as they debuted their brand new creator mansion on the company’s official YouTube this week.

The Sway House is another creator collective, known for their rise to fame on TikTok, with close ties to the Hype House. They have recently sold their loyalty to the alternative short video app Triller after prospects of a TikTok ban in the US continued to rise.

Now, they have officially moved into the “Triller Air” mansion in Los Angeles and they’ve shown it off in an insane house tour on Triller’s YouTube channel.

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The Sway boys were recently under fire for throwing huge parties

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The boys began by taking the viewers up to their pool, and the poolhouse where their manager lives, which is itself the size of a house, and showed off their pricey cars en route.

Their giant living room complete with a ping-pong table was described by some commenters as being bigger than their entire house. Newest member Noah Beck revealed the inside of his bedroom saying “so this is my room, kinda looks like a first grader threw up in it,” with one wall covered in an image of a green landscape with Lions, Zebras, and Giraffes in the foreground.

Blake Gray revealed an array of impressive artwork in his part of the house including a large print that read “Virginity Rocks” and a giant sideways dollar bill over the toilet.

The boys also flaunted their huge bathroom, which Blake demonstrated the size of by sprinting around the room, while Bryce Hall said “This is where Margot Robbie goes when she goes to the bathroom.”

The Sway house Triller partnership began in July with 18-year-old Sway member Josh Richards being named Chief strategy officer at Triller, while Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck have become advisors and equity shareholders to the company.

Fans of the collective feared the worst for Sway after the Los Angeles city mayor punished the group for throwing massive parties in violation of city ordinance by shutting off the home’s power and water in response to neighbors’ complaints. Griffin Johnson also hinted that the group could be parting ways.

But with Triller on board, it looks as though the Sway Boys have truly taken the gold and won’t be separating any time soon.

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Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

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Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.