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Destiny set to lose Twitch partnership for “encouraging violence”

Published: 12/Sep/2020 12:25

by Georgina Smith

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Twitch streamer Destiny may be on track to lose his partnership with the streaming service after he appeared to promote violence towards protesters, and chat logs emerged where he revealed Twitch had been in contact with him.

Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell is a hugely popular streamer on Twitch, with over 550,000 followers on the platform. However, despite his popularity, his time on the platform has been by no means plain sailing, particularly over the course of the last year.

Most recently on May 4, 2020, Destiny found himself banned for 24 hours thanks to some “accidental nudity” in one of his videos. This was just the latest in a long string of bans for similar accidents.

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Destiny was banned for 24 hours in May

However the trouble this time around has not stemmed from an accidental click, but for speech that Twitch have reportedly said to be “encouraging violence.”

While Twitch themselves are yet to publicly give specific details over what exactly could cause Destiny to lose his partnership, many believe it to be the result of a clip that’s circulating where he discusses riots that have been escalating this year.

“The rioting needs to f**king stop,” he says, “and if that means white redneck f**king militia dudes out there mowing down dipsh*t protesters that think they can torch buildings at 10 pm, then at this point they have my f**king blessing.”

Chat logs have emerged of Destiny saying “Twitch legal is emailing me telling me they’re revoking my Twitch partnership because of some unspecified ‘encouragement of violence’ using the platform.”

At the time of writing Destiny has not yet been officially unpartnered, and remains part of the program.

However, it is likely that more is going on behind the scenes, so we’ll just have to wait and see what comes from the situation.

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Top 5 Dr Disrespect ‘Doctober’ Halloween cosplays

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dr Disrespect’s Halloween ‘Doctober’ contest has returned and with it, fans of the Two-Time have unveiled their best cosplays of the legendary streamer.

Given Doc’s larger-than-life personality and outfit with the red vest, black mullet, mustache, combat boots and sunglasses, he’s cosplay material.

The contest is simple, post a picture of yourself dressed as Doc and tweet it with the hashtag #Doctober for a chance to win prizes from the Two-Time himself.

While Dr Disrespect hasn’t picked his winners yet, here are five Doctober cosplays we think are deserving of tasting victory.

SeanBargelski

There’s a lot in this photo that makes it stand out from the crowd. Primarily, it’s the theme of the 1993/1994 BlockBuster video game championship that Doc has built his “Two Time” moniker around.

For one, you have the podium with the Doc cosplayer standing above two children as a man dressed as a BlockBuster employee hands out a trophy.

The BlockBuster video cases in the back keep the immersion intact while a Sega Genesis shows what appears to be NBA Jam. This was just well-done in general.

JosRiv286

This one amplifies the Halloween aspect of the cosplay with some horror elements going on.

The cosplay itself is well done with the sweat pants featuring the logo, vest, mullet and sunglasses all intact. Meanwhile, the background features a spooky full moon and peashooters dropping in.

On the ground, the zombified hand reaching out of the grave secures its place on our list primarily for the Halloween theme.

LegendOfElena

Working together with your spouse on a cosplay deserves some credit, and that’s exactly what this couple did to recreate Mrs Assassin’s Instagram photo.

This unique cosplay has the wife standing on her husband with a knife by his throat – perfectly emulating the original.

Her husband’s pose as Doc is also extremely well-done, so this one is definitely a serious contender.

Cruzader1993

This is most likely the most standard Doc cosplay on this list, but it looks so authentic we couldn’t not mention it.

Nothing fancy, just an extremely well-crafted Doc outfit equipped with an authentic mustache. It just works, and it does so perfectly.

ObiWanJerrNobi

Kids dressed up as Doc is nothing new, but there’s something about a five-year-old with a mullet drinking G-Fuel that is downright hilarious.

As far as the outfit goes, once again, this kid’s parents nail it – all the boxes are checked. It also really helps that the boy’s attitude while posing for the video seems to match Doc’s energy, which is a major plus.

There is only one day left until Halloween, so it’s not to late for you to enter the contest itself and show the YouTube streamer what you’ve got.