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FaZe Clan’s Banks is Set to Run His Own Convention

Published: 19/Jul/2018 13:16 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 13:07

by Calum Patterson

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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.

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.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.