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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

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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.

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DrLupo condemns claims his Twitch community is “racist” and toxic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:40

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo has felt compelled to reiterate his stance against hate on Twitch, amid claims his community is growing increasingly toxic and “racist”.

The last few years have seen DrLupo launched into the most followed accounts on Twitch, thanks mainly to his time on Epic Games’ Fortnite, often alongside Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

However, such a monumental following brings issues, often in the form of individuals intentionally being toxic and making offensive remarks.

This is something DrLupo has struggled with of late, with some members of the Twitch community accusing his following of being “racist.” One Tweet accused Lupo of not doing enough to combat the toxicity among his followers, to which the streamer responded, asking: “You’re telling me I’m responsible for the thousands of random people that I don’t know?”

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DrLupo (right) has also featured as a commentator for Fortnite.

On October 30, a moderator for DrLupo’s Twitch shared a lengthy look at the channel’s history of combatting racism and hate in chat. The Google document, entitled Words, is designed to show the extensive amount of work Lupo and his mods go to in order to keep his community as hate-free as possible.

Examples given show messages from banned users, as well as messages dating back to 2016, in which DrLupo outlines what is not acceptable among his community.

The mod – Twitter user IC1415 – finished his explanation: “To those who would say that silence is happening, I humbly present this in an effort to show that we are not silent on this matter, we actively go after those in the community who bring these hateful words and remove them as swiftly as we can… I, alongside all of the moderation team, stand firmly against racism and wholly believe that it has no place in our community or more expansively, our society.” 

In response to IC’s statement, DrLupo said: “Racism, as always, will never be allowed in my community. Standing up for people is not a “trend” for me. I was raised better than that. Read this. All of it. Be kind to each other.”

He also clarified that he did not ask the mod to put the document together, but that they did so of their own accord.

The document has been viewed widely, with many commending DrLupo’s response to the issues surrounding a small minority of his followers.

It’s clear that he is taking a zero-tolerance policy to toxicity and racism within his fan-base, and his mods are right by his side.