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FaZe Banks speaks out after FaZe Rain uploads concerning video

Published: 29/Jun/2020 19:27 Updated: 29/Jun/2020 20:26

by Virginia Glaze

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FaZe Clan co-founder and YouTube star Ricky Banks has spoken out after fans expressed concern over a video posted to Twitter by fellow org co-owner Nordan ‘FaZe Rain’ Shat.

FaZe Rain posted a video to social media on June 27, where he addressed the topic of his “passing” and alluded to a “purpose” he was destined to fulfill.

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“I feel like the reason I haven’t passed yet is because I’m supposed to fulfill some purpose,” he said. “But I feel like I have fulfilled that purpose. I gave millions of kids hope to believe and achieve whatever they want. Every person I was around, I always tried to make them the best that they were.”

Considering Rain’s recent exit from the FaZe Clan content house and his subsequent Twitter posts airing out the issue last month, fans took to the net to sound off about the YouTuber’s alarming video, tagging multiple members of the organization in hopes of checking in on him.

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Banks responded to one fan’s tag shortly thereafter, clarifying that Rain was safe.

“I just woke up / spoke to him on the phone,” he explained. “He’s good.”

Thankfully, Rain is alright — but that isn’t stopping fans from voicing their worries about his mental health in wake of his concerning Twitter posts after being removed from the FaZe House in late May.

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Stating that his “sad boy energy” was too high, Rain also appeared to lash out at FaZe, itself, claiming he’d been “left on the streets” despite his hard work for the organization.

However, it seems that both Banks and Rain came to an agreeable solution, as evidenced by their Twitter interactions in the midst of the drama, with the two appearing to bandy about the idea of a private nurse in his home.

That’s not all; Rain has also spoken out about the situation via his Instagram story following his June 27 video, stating that he was removed from the FaZe House on his birthday and that he’s also gone through a recent breakup.

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While Rain has opened up about his struggles with mental health in the past, fans and viewers continue to voice their support in light of these latest developments for the beloved FaZe founder.

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Borat set for first-ever Twitch stream alongside DrLupo: how to watch

Published: 20/Oct/2020 2:12

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Borat is one of the most iconic characters in the world, and now the Kazakh journalist is set to make his first appearance on Twitch tomorrow where he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo; here’s how to watch.

Borat is more than a national treasure to Kazakhstan. He’s a global icon and one of the funniest characters in the world.

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Sacha Baron Cohen first slipped into the Borat persona back in the nineties. But although he appeared in several hilarious skits and cameos, he didn’t explode in popularity until 2006, when the feature-film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’ released worldwide.

For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a mockumentary that revolves around unscripted real-life interactions. Sacha Baron Cohen pretends to be Borat, a journalist from Kazakhstan. He travels around the US to learn more about their culture.

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But he purposefully presses their buttons and puts them in hilarious situations. He winds up people from all walks of life, which sometimes lands him in hot water.

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Borat debuts the infamous ‘mankini’ at 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Fortunately, we’re lucky enough to experience it all over again with the imminent release of the sequel, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.’

Seth Rogen claims he has already seen it around six times and said he “can’t wait to watch it a seventh.” He described it as “crazy and wonderful” and believes it has “a few of the funniest scenes [he’s] ever seen in a movie.”

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But that’s not all. To promote the movie, Twitch announced that Borat will make his first-ever appearance on their platform.

“For the first time ever, Kazakhstan’s biggest gamer will go live on Twitch,” the Amazon-owned platform announced on Oct. 20. “Very nice.” The best part is, he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo “in a battle for global supremacy.”

The stream goes live on October 20 at 3 pm PT. If you want to know where and how you can watch it, we’ve got you covered.

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How to watch Borat stream on Twitch

  • First, you’ll obviously need to wait until the time is right. However, it’s a good idea to tune in a little earlier as most streamers kick things off with a ten-minute countdown.
  • Then, all you need to do is tune in to DrLupo’s Twitch channel, which can be found here.
  • From that point onwards, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

There has been no official word on what games they’ll play. DrLupo has been dabbling in a bit of everything lately, from 7 Days To Die and Escape From Tarkov to Genshin Impact. Maybe even a bit of Among Us might be on the cards.

Of course, it’ll depend on what games Borat has available. For all we know, he might be an absolute machine on Call of Duty: Warzone or League of Legends. But we’re not counting on it.

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Either way, the stream is going to be a blast, and we can’t wait until it goes live.