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FaZe Clan PUBG pro Aitzy accused of cheating after receiving incorrect game ban

Published: 20/Jun/2019 23:53 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 13:31

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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UPDATE: Aitzy has released a statement clearing his name, with conformation that his ban has been overturned by PUBG Corp following an internal investigation. He will return to action in the PUBG Europe League on June 21. 


FaZe Clan‘s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds pro Ludvik ‘Aitzy‘ Jahnsen has allegedly been banned from playing the game on popular media platform Steam due to cheating.

Norwegian pro Aitzy joined FaZe Clan back in November of 2018, and is the youngest player on the PUBG team. He helped the team win the OGA PUBG PIT Invitational S2, and grab second place at the PGL PUBG Fall Invitational 2018.

The battle royale star is now faced with controversy however, after allegations of him being banned from playing the game on Steam surfaced.

FaZe ClanFaZe Aitzy was signed to the org in November 2018.

The cheating allegations

The unlawful allegations were brought to light by esports professional Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, who tweeted about the situation on June 20.

“Just in: FaZe professional PUBG esports player Aitzy has been game banned for cheating on Steam,” he tweeted, alongside two screenshots of Aitzy’s Steam page, showing he has an in-game ban.

Slasher later reinforced the legitimacy of the alleged ban, stating that a direct source told him it’s true, tweeting, “Aitzy’s ban is legitimate and was made directly by PUBG Corporation/Bluehole, a league source confirms to me.”

If the allegations against Aitzy are in fact true, this could mean major bad news for the FaZe Clan member. 

Cheating in a game you’re supposed to be a professional at isn’t a great look, so who knows what could happen to his career if there’s truth to the situation.

We’ll keep you updated with any new information should it come to light.

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Sykkuno becomes fastest growing streamer on Twitch

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:54

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular content creator Sykkuno has become the fastest-growing streamer on Twitch, after building a massive following from entertaining variety streams, Among Us, and collaborations on his channel.

Although he has been streaming for many years, Sykkuno has seen a massive jump in popularity in recent months, pulling in tens of thousands of viewers during each of his broadcasts.

The soft-spoken streamer’s rise first began through the star-studded Among Us lobbies, and much like fellow content creator Corpse Husband, his unique voice captured the attention of new viewers on Twitch, which he has converted into a hardcore audience.

Sykkuno has also been living with the OfflineTV members in recent months but after recently leaving the content house, he has revealed his plans to consistently entertain fans with a variety of content, such as Among Us, Minecraft streams, and more.

Sykkuno at his stream setup
Sykkuno, Twitch
Sykkuno has become known for streaming games like Minecraft and Among Us.

The Twitch star has also collaborated with some of the top gaming creators during his rise to fame, playing with the likes of Valkyrae, Disguised Toast, and even James Charles in previous streams.

Now that his hard work is finally paying off, it was revealed that Sykkuno was actually the fastest-growing streamer on Twitch in early December, after gaining over 620,000 followers in the last 30 days, according to TwitchMetrics.

Botted followers skew stats

While there are some channels that have gained millions of followers in the last month, the top four streamers, including G2 content creator Heelmike, have all been victims of a follow bot that has been circulating. As Sykkuno is currently ranked in fifth behind these botted channels, excluding the official Twitch page, he technically holds the title as the fastest-growing creator on Twitch, in the last 30 days.

List of fastest growing streamers
TwitchMetrics
List of fastest-growing streamers on Twitch.

Sykkuno edged ahead of popular Spanish streamers like AuronPlay and G2’s Ibai Llanos, who have also seen massive growth in 2020, to claim the top spot.

The Twitch streamer is showing no signs of slowing down either, as he is continuing to pump out content after hitting such an incredible milestone.