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Controversial streamer Ice Poseidon pleads with Twitch to unban him

Published: 28/Jun/2020 12:41 Updated: 28/Jun/2020 22:32

by Calum Patterson

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IRL livestreamer Paul ‘Ice Poseidon’ Denino has publicly asked Twitch for a “second chance” on the platform he was banned from in 2017, following the shutdown of Mixer, where he had moved.

Originally known for his RuneScape streams, Denino grew a large fanbase and became infamous for his in-real-life streams with a loose collective known as Cx.

He was banned from Twitch permanently in April of 2017, primarily due to a swatting incident at an airport, after he disclosed which gate he was flying from on stream.

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Ice Poseidon was a controversial figure on Twitch, and later YouTube, but says he has grown and changed.

After his ban, he moved to YouTube streaming, and later Mixer, where, alongside the Cx network, he continued his IRL streaming antics.

His fanbase itself has been the source of backlash. They largely congregated on the now-banned subreddit dedicated to him and his content.

The Cx network officially folded in March 2019, following an FBI raid on their property, where all electronics in the house were seized.

On June 28, 2020, after Mixer’s folding into Facebook Gaming, Denino made a public plea to Twitch to allow him back on their platform, asking for a “second chance.”

“I was banned on Twitch for enabling a very toxic community – a toxic community which has affected the industry, myself, my friends, and other creators as a whole,” Denino begins.

“My mindset now is completely different to what it was three years ago […] I’m asking Twitch, to just give me a second chance.” He also attached an open letter to Twitch, reiterating his supposed changed mindset and less toxic community.

He claims to now have a “better understanding and respect for Twitch’s Terms of Service and community guidelines,” after his years of streaming.

Denino says he has already sent a ban appeal to the platform, hoping to have his original Ice_Poseidon channel reinstated.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”