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FaZe Clan’s H1ghSky1 makes surprise return to Twitter following ban

Published: 24/Jun/2019 20:02 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 20:18

by Alan Bernal

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Twitter following weeks of social media absence in the aftermath of Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s dispute with the world-renowned organization.

The Tfue and FaZe controversy has been both a revealing and confusing saga in the annals of esports for many reasons. One of which saw rising Fortnite Battle royale pro H1ghSky1 purged from social medias when his Twitch, Twitter and Instagram were disabled seemingly because of his age.

People from all over were upset at H1ghSky1’s bans as the youngest FaZe member was seemingly ousted from almost every form of communication with his online audience.

FaZe H1Ghsky1 YouTubeThe young Fortnite player and his fans were stunned when he was banned from his social media accounts.

In a highly anticipated June 24 tweet, H1ghSky1 revealed that he was back on Twitter somehow with a brief but jubilant message for those following his rising career.

“Twitter back + 1 MILLION ON YOUTUBE!” H1ghSky1 said. “Thank you guys so much!”

That marked his first tweet in over two weeks as it looks like the initial effects of the Tfue/FaZe debacle is starting to wane from H1ghSky1’s life, which is slowly seeing his socials being returned to him.

Tfue had previously said he “feels bad” about H1ghSky1’s bans in the midst of his contract dispute with FaZe. In his lawsuit, Tfue had revealed that the 13-year-old prodigy that FaZe had signed was actually only 11 years old at the time.

H1ghSky1 later admitted to lying about his age to follow his dreams of making it big, since his real age was holding him back from pursuing his career.

H1ghSky1 hit back at Tfue with a diss track

Since being banned, H1ghSky1 had been streaming on YouTube while adhering to the streaming giant’s strict rules of minors streaming.

Although that let him get back to a small sense of normalcy, H1ghSky1 teamed up with YouTuber Logan Paul to put out a diss track aimed squarely at the former FaZe Clan star.

Even though the video was a response to Tfue name-dropping him in his lawsuit, the young Forntinte pro made sure to let people know that the diss track was only in pure fun.

“I wanted to make something to lighten up the mood and make it funny,” H1ghSky1 said. “This is something I did for fun, it’s not to be taken too seriously.”

Fans will hope that H1ghSky1 regaining control of his Twitter account might finally be the start of this chaotic episode in his career coming to an end.

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Paige breaks down on Twitch as WWE’s streaming crackdown kicks in

Published: 30/Oct/2020 13:10

by David Purcell

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WWE superstar Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, broke down in front of her fans on Twitch after the news came through that her employers had started cracking down on talent engaging on third-party platforms. 

Under their new restrictions, the sports entertainment company will take proceeds from their stars streaming under the wrestling names. For example, Paige’s donations on Twitch would previously be paid to her directly, but in the future that will not be the case.

In response to the measures, stars like her and AJ Styles have decided to stop streaming for a period of time – until more suitable terms can be agreed between both parties.

For a wrestler like Paige, though, who is injured – this was a difficult pill to swallow.

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Paige, like many other WWE stars, has a huge following on social media.

Paige gets devastating news on Twitch

On October 29, the British star – who hails from Norwich, England – decided to cancel her stream after receiving the news on her phone while live.  In the spur of the moment, she walked off-stream for a short while before returning to the screen. Tears flowing down her face, she started to explain what was happening.

The Twitch broadcast VOD itself has been muted in certain areas, potentially due to the music being played in the background. So, clips are quite hard to come by on there, but some have posted the comments to YouTube.

Bevis said: “There may be a time where I have to stop streaming. I’ll have to walk away. If I have to leave, we have to make today and Saturday f***ing crazy. I’ve honestly gotten to the point where I cannot deal with this company anymore. Now I have to make a very important decision.

“Over f***ing worked. I broke my f***ing neck twice for this company. They don’t realize that this community isn’t about subs. We build a community and family where this is an escape for a lot of people, including myself. I can’t wrestle anymore. I was worked so hard in WWE that I can’t wrestle anymore because my neck is f***ed. My whole dreams got taken away. I had to have something that fulfilled that huge f***ing void that I lost with wrestling.”

Twitch has been an escape for injured Paige

The star injured her neck back in 2017 and has since even returned to the ring. At the time of her stream, though, she is out with another injury and unable to compete. Turning to Twitch, she has built up quite the following – with almost 150,000 people following her channel.

After that, she confirmed that she plans to continue streaming one way or another, and will see where that takes her. During the livestream, Paige revealed going live on the streaming website wasn’t for the donations and subscriber payments, but instead, an escape.

She added: “I understand if they’re like, ‘you’re wrestling every day and doing shows every day,’ but I’m an injured wrestler. I get used for media stuff, sometimes, but at the end of the day, I’m in my house going f***ing crazy and I need something to keep me sane.

“Twitch was my escape. Right now, I’m just sitting on my f***ing ass. People think I should be thankful that I still have a job, and I am, but it doesn’t mean I should be treated like f***ing shit. I had my neck taken away from me twice. You can’t take away my Twitch too.”

It appears to be heating up in the battle between employees and their employer. There’s a good chance WWE superstars take further action in the dispute too, as Paige mentioned potential unionization and hiring a lawyer, so it could be about to get a whole lot messier.