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FaZe Clan drop lead editor Barker after allegations surface

Published: 6/Jun/2020 13:31 Updated: 6/Jun/2020 14:05

by Calum Patterson

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FaZe Clan have parted ways with one of their editors, known as FaZe Barker. The move comes after a series of accusations of misconduct against the editor surfaced on social media.

FaZe’s roots began as one of the many ‘sniping clans’ on YouTube, popularized in the Modern Warfare 2 era of Call of Duty. Barker was one of the editors who would put together montages, displaying highlights from members of the clan.

He served as the lead editor for the organization, responsible for some of their best-known montages. On June 6, their official updates Twitter account confirmed that Barker “no longer has any association with FaZe Clan.”

The announcement came as a surprise to some, and although FaZe Clan did not disclose the exact reason for ending their association with the editor, it coincides with a number of serious allegations made against the English YouTuber.

In a series of screenshots posted by Twitter user purranii, it is claimed that Barker had been making inappropriate advances towards a girl aged only 16 at the time.

The tweets also show direct messages, allegedly from Barker, threatening that the ‘razor’ was coming out, because she couldn’t call him.

Barker has not responded publicly to the allegations, but on June 5 labeled “people you thought were your friends” as snakes.

As well as editing for FaZe Clan, he also runs his own YouTube channel, with over 150,000 subscribers, posting edits of games like Fortnite, CS:GO, and Call of Duty.

The news comes amid other turmoil in the organization, as co-owner Nordan ‘Rain’ Shat has caused concern for his wellbeing after being kicked from the team’s house.

Rain accused the organization of treating him unfairly, and saying he was being left out “on the streets.” FaZe Banks responded, claiming they had taken steps to help Rain overcome his problems.

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Dr Disrespect responds to backlash after roasting mobile gaming

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:00

by Michael Gwilliam

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Legendary streamer Dr Disrespect responded to all the backlash he received after comparing his monstrous gaming setup to that of a mobile gamer’s.

On November 26, the Two-Time made waves on Twitter after he described his $200,000 multi-PC setup and sarcastically asked how people can take mobile gaming seriously.

Now, the back-to-back Blockbuster video game champion responded to everyone who was upset with him claiming mobile gaming wasn’t a serious thing.

In a comedic skit, Doc pretended to play a game on an old flip phone and was clearly struggling.

“Come on, peak. Oh, I would have killed you if I had a better connection. That’s bullsh*t,” he acted before realizing the camera was rolling, causing him to slowly flip his phone shut. “How long have we been live?”

While this opening segment was played for jokes, the theme carried on with Doc talking to ZLaner about the backlash he was receiving.

“I’m getting a lot of heat these days on Twitter. I just explained what my setup was in comparison to a mobile gaming setup,” he said. “I shouldn’t even say anything anymore.”

To this, ZLaner inquired about what exactly Doc had said and if he was implying that mobile gaming was a “laughing joke.”

“Again, I just explained what my setup was,” he doubled down. “And then with all that said, do I take someone playing on a phone seriously? I mean, it was just a question.”

Furthermore, when 100 Thieves star Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter tried to get Doc to participate in a big Among Us stream, he declined, saying it “looks worse than a mobile game.”

While the YouTube streamer may be downplaying his remarks a touch, phrasing them as “just a question,” it didn’t stop some prominent voices from speaking up.

As Dexerto reported, things reached a boiling point when CoD Mobile player Luke ‘iFerg’ Fergie challenged Doc to a $100,000 1v1.

Dr Disrespect streams on YouTube
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Dr Disrespect has been seeing success on YouTube.

This wasn’t the only challenge issued either with Elijah ‘Hawksnest’ Jackson offering a $10,000 wager against the Two-Time.

Dr Disrespect didn’t respond to either of the two challenges issued. Either way, it seems like this feud with the mobile gaming community is far from over.