FaZe Aitzy clears name as PUBG ban is removed following investigation

Published: 21/Jun/2019 12:51 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 13:17

by Matt Porter


The ban placed on PUBG pro Ludvik ‘Aitzy’ Jahnsen’s Steam account has been overturned following an internal investigation by the developers. 

The Norweigian, who joined FaZe Clan back in November 2018, came under scrutiny on June 20 when it appeared that he had been banned from Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds for using hacks or cheats, seemingly after being reported by someone playing the game.

Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau originally broke the news of the ban, stating that a PUBG League source had confirmed to him that the ban had been made directly by PUBG Corp and Bluehole.

According to Aitzy, the decision has now officially been overturned, posting an image of his Steam account with the ban removed from his Steam profile.

In a statement released by the player, Aitzy confirmed that when he logged on to Steam on June 20, he found the ban already active on his account. 

The Norwegian states that after contacting PUBG, and “fully cooperating” with them, the ban was subsequently lifted following an investigation by their internal anti-cheat team. Aitzy declined to comment on the specific nature of his ban, citing the “sensitivity of the anti-cheating topic.”

The FaZe Clan member thanked his teammates and the organization for not “one moment of doubt” regarding his innocence, and also passed on his gratitude to PUBG and the anti-cheat team for their swift response. 

PUBG CorpAitzy (second from left) pictured with the rest of FaZe Clan’s PUBG squad.

FaZe Clan’s team currently competes in the PUBG Europe League, in which they currently sit in fourth place after five rounds of the competition, which would see them qualify for the $300,000 GLL Grand Slam Classic should they hold on to the position until the end of the season.

With the ban now removed from his account, Aitzy will be eligible to compete in the sixth week of the competition, which kicks off on June 21.


xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.