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Dan Bilzerian’s Ignite Twitch stream banned after half-naked model attempts $30,000 treadmill challenge

Published: 7/May/2019 12:18 Updated: 7/May/2019 18:59

by Matt Porter

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The Twitch account of Dan Bilzerian’s cannabis-selling company, Ignite, appears to have been suspended following a stream where a number of Instagram models took on an almost impossible challenge wearing Ignite merchandise for the chance of winning up to $30,000.

Dan Bilzerian, who has labelled himself as the ‘King of Instagram’ in the past, grew to fame when he started uploading pictures to his account showing off the lavish lifestyle he enjoys.

The multi-millionaire, who claims that he made his money playing in poker tournaments, regularly uploads pictures of himself driving fast cars, hanging out with models in bikinis, and more recently has been promoting Ignite, his new business venture which sells marijuana and CBD products from an online store, and a number of dispensaries in the California area.

Instagram: IgniteDan Bilzerian is regularly spotted on social media surrounded by models.

To help promote the brand, Dan Bilzerian has labelled his California mansion as the ‘Ignite House’, where the Ignite Girls – a number of popular Instagram models – hang out, with Bilzerian himself regularly live streaming what’s going on at the house.

On his Monday, May 6 “workout” Twitch stream, the American announced a new challenge that the Ignite Girls would be taking part in, with Bilzerian offering cash to anyone who could complete a one mile run on a treadmill in under five minutes.

First to attempt the challenge was Kinsey Sue, who had been taking part in the workout stream. When Bilzerian offered her an incredible $30,000 reward if she was able to perform the sub-five minute mile, Sue changed out of her fitness gear and into an Ignite-branded bikini, before unsuccessfully taking on the challenge.

Alex Abbate was then challenged to perform the same task, with Bilzerian promising $5,000 if she was able to succeed. Again wearing an Ignite-brand bikini, the camera operator panned around a clearly-struggling Abbate, commenting that he was “getting a better angle.”

As many on Reddit have noted, the challenge is nearly impossible to complete by an average person, with the fastest mile ran by a woman standing at 4:12 back in 1996 – a record which has been unchallenged ever since.

Why was Bilzerian’s Ignite Twitch account banned?

While neither Bilzerian or Ignite have commented on why their Twitch channel has been suspended, users on Reddit believe that they have been punished for breaking the website’s rules on sexually suggestive or explicit content.

With the women appearing in tiny bikinis to complete the challenge, it’s possible that Twitch decided to shut down the page temporarily, as this kind of content is against the company’s Terms of Service.

Due to the channel and the clips associated with this stream being unavailable due to the suspension, it’s impossible to verify if any other rules were broken throughout the duration of the broadcast. 

Neither Twitch nor Bilzerian have revealed how long the account will be suspended for, but it’s likely that they will face at least a seven day ban for breaking the site’s rules, meaning the earliest they will be back is probably Tuesday, May 14.

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Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.