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Dafran banned on Twitch following Valorant tournament drama

Published: 19/May/2020 17:58 Updated: 19/May/2020 18:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca has been suspended on Twitch after a drama-filled weekend in which the former Overwatch pro was banned by a Valorant tournament organizer.

The streamer was handed a lifetime ban from Solary tournaments after he exploded at the organizers when they changed the start time of the semi-finals. When Dafran and his team, Prodigy, missed the announcement, they were late to the match and the tournament awarded a map advantage to their opponents.

“F*** the Solary Tournament on Valorant,” Dafran raged on Twitter. “Bunch of cry baby b****es, doesn’t prove who is the best. Only who is favored by the French organizers.”

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Dafran is a former Overwatch League pro.

Due to his outburst, Solary and Prodigy handed Dafran a lifetime ban, but the issues continued in-game with the streamer throwing a game when he was grouped with Evan ‘DRG’ Depauw, a 16-year-old player for Solary. While Dafran eventually ceased throwing and told his chat to stop attacking the innocent player, the Danish star was clearly still upset over the whole ordeal.

One day later, Francesca had another outburst so intense that even he admitted he could get banned for it. He blasted Prodigy’s owner, calling him a “pu**y” with “no backbone” and called Solary the worst tournament organizer he had ever seen.

“Anyone supporting Solary TV is a f***ing b**ch,” he swore. “Yes, I’m going to get banned tomorrow and I don’t give a f**k. I will stand by all those words.”

According to the streamer, while Twitch decided to ban him for seven days, it was “worth it.”

Only time will tell how Dafran will act once his ban is up. The streamer has had a controversial past with prior bans due to toxicity, but came back from them ‘reformed.’

In either case, however, it doesn’t look like the streamer will be apologizing for his inflammatory actions or comments any time soon.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

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In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.