YouTuber and part owner of FaZe Clan Ricky “Banks” Banks has revealed he plans to host his own ‘convention’, in line with a recent trend of YouTuber stars running events.
Tana Monguea’s ‘TanaCon’ was the YouTuber’s response to VidCon, which she felt didn’t treat some creators well and so made her own, but it failed miserably.
After overselling tickets for the venue by around five times over capacity, the event had to be cancelled as thousands of fans were left waiting outside in the heat unable to enter.
Banks has posted to followers on social media that he is ’embarrassed’ to be a YouTuber after these recent events, and so is working to create his very own convention.
Dead ass head ass I’m pretty embarrassed to be a “YouTuber” and fkn cringe when people call me that. Mark my words though I’m gunna change the whole game. Saying it here first… I’m putting together a REAL convention/ show. And you already know we’re gunna do it the best.
— FaZe Banks (@Banks) July 19, 2018
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His embarrassment is perhaps also partly caused by the failed ‘Hate Dies, Love Arrives’ event organized by FouseyTUBE, which was also cancelled after a bomb threat caused the arena to be evacuated.
The YouTuber had hyped up the event by strongly linking Drake, LeBron James, Kanye West and other high-profile celebrities with performing, but in the end only a handful of YouTubers and some unknown artists took to the stage.
FouseyTUBE has since been claiming he is working with Drake, LeBron James and others, although none of this has materialized, and some fans are seriously concerned for his current mental state.
Whatever the cause or motivation for Banks to run his own event, he will be all too aware of the potential pitfalls, after speaking to FouseyTUBE himself before his event.
He warned Fousey that ‘getting in your own head’ too much and thinking you can change the world, caused by ego, once ruined Banks’ own life for over a year.
But Banks does have an advantage over many other YouTubers thanks to his links with FaZe Clan, who have rappers and musicians like Lil Yachty, Ugly God and Post Malone reportedly fans of the organization.
If Banks can utilize the FaZe organization and convince some of these artists to perform at the convention/show, he may just have a real event on his hands.