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Destiny Banned from Twitch, Plans Move Over to YouTube

Published: 2/Jul/2018 17:44 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Vincent Genova

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Twitch gamer and debater Steven “Destiny” Bonnell II has been hit with a 30 day ban for violating the “hateful conduct” section of the Twitch Terms of Service.

The website has paid more attention to hateful conduct on their platform, taking action against a number of top partners, including an indefinite suspension for Mohamad “m0E” Assad.

Unlike m0E, who is certain that a homophobic slur was the reason for his ban, Destiny is unsure of the cause of his penalty. In an attempt to clear the air and talk about his next steps in the wake of the Twitch ban, Destiny posted a Q&A segment on his YouTube channel.

“I don’t know what the actual reason for my ban was, in terms of what weighed more. I was given two reasons for the ban, the first thing was because I called the one dude a bad word.”

Destiny would not repeat the words out of fear of getting in further trouble with Twitch, but he implied they are common words used to insult the LGBT and handicapped communities.

The other reason for his suspension involved a conversation with his mother, where he made comments about shooting Cubans and other Hispanic immigrants on their way to the United States.

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“Of those two things, I don’t know which one was worse. I’ve heard from two separate people now in Twitch that the f-word didn’t matter that much, it was more the Cuban thing. I don’t know. If that is true, it kind of makes me want to come back and say black people aren’t allowed to say the N-word anymore.”

Destiny has a Cuban heritage, so he was not expecting those comments to be what got flagged.

The resulting punishments have caused Destiny to move all of his political content and debates over to YouTube, stating Twitch is no longer the place for him to do that.

“I hate to think about it this way, but…. maybe two streams a day where I start on YouTube and we do political stuff and then I move to Twitch and try not to talk about political stuff.”

His Twitch partnership, which can monitor his behavior on other platforms, may be an issue as he transitions over to YouTube. Destiny brings up several concerns with his partnership throughout the video, even regretting the decision to partner with Twitch at one point.

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“If I was doing a contract with Twitch today, I either wouldn’t be a partner, or I would renegotiate [off platform conduct] out of it. I would never sign a contract like this.”

“I don’t let other people tell me how to speak or talk, that’s why I don’t carry sponsorships, it’s why I never signed away my IP to other people… I try not to sign exclusivity deals unless a lot of money is involved. If these new Terms of Service existed [when I signed], I would not be a Twitch partner.”

Destiny repeats his dissatisfaction a number of times throughout the video, with the main issue being Twitch’s evolving Terms.

For Destiny’s full explanation on what is happening with his move over to YouTube, check out the video (which contains explicit language) below.

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NELK Boys trolled Khabib and got Dana White drunk ahead of UFC 254

Published: 29/Oct/2020 5:43

by Brad Norton

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The NELK Boys were invited to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 254 and it didn’t take long before they had trolled Pay Per View headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov along with UFC President Dana White.

The NELK Boys are known for their antics so Dana White was well aware of what he was getting into by inviting them to Fight Island. Abu Dhabi served as host to a huge slate of UFC events throughout the course of September and October, closing out the latest stint with UFC 254.

The October 24 PPV made waves due to undefeated Nurmagomedov’s shock retirement after his 29th consecutive win. However, the NELK Boys made waves in their own way with a brand-new video.

Up to their usual antics, the crew played pranks on each other while mixing it up with UFC fighters. Outside of their shoey with Aussie heavyweight Tai Tuivasa, the NELK Boys trolled The Eagle and even got Dana White drunk.

 

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In a rare interaction with Khabib prior to what would be his final fight, they pranked him by asking for oddly specific MMA advice. “What is the most important aspect of fighting for any beginner fighter to focus on?” Kyle Forgeard asked.

Before Khabib could even answer, the plot thickened. Forgeard joked that the reason behind his interest in MMA is to fight the BMF Champ Jorge Masvidal after he slept with his girlfriend. “How old are you?” Khabib responded, going along with the joke. 

Realizing that he’s too old to start training, he had another solution in mind. “I think you have to buy [a] dog.” With a dog by his side, that might be Forgeard’s only chance, according to Khabib.

Next on the itinerary was to get the UFC President completely wasted. While they downed a few shots at the very beginning of the day, the real party came later that night. “I’ve got weigh-ins at 11 AM tomorrow,” White joked before taking another shot.

“Our goal is for Dana to not make it to the weigh-ins,” Forgeard said. Ultimately, that didn’t quite come to fruition but it’s clear they got him rather drunk. “We did like eight or 12 [shots] right in a row.”

The weigh-ins went off without a hitch and so too did the PPV event the following day. It was a short-lived trip for the NELK Boys on Fight Island, though it was one that proved all too valuable for some content.

This particular video ended with a teaser of what’s to come for the content creating crew too; it appears as though a call with the United States President is in store, courtesy of Dana White.