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FaZe Clan’s Tfue Suspended on Twitch Just Hours After Breaking Subscriber Milestone

Published: 23/Aug/2018 10:07 Updated: 23/Aug/2018 11:04

by Mike Kent

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Popular streamer and high profile Fortnite pro player Tfue has received a mysterious ban on his Twitch channel.

The FaZe Clan player from Florida is widely considered to be one of the best Fortnite players in the world, winning a number of major tournaments, and as a result his channel has blown up in popularity.

Just hours after celebrating that he reached 30,000 subscribers on his Twitch channel on August 22, he was suspended and access to his account was blocked.

At the time of writing it’s unclear if this is down to his own actions on the back of getting into a feud with another pro player, NotVivid, or if something else has happened.

One popular theory floating about social media is that he has been hacked again.

Tfue lost control of his account the week prior to this suspension, with a user posting a tirade of racist slurs across all of his channels, including streaming from his account. 

It was later revealed he lost control after someone hacked his phone number to bypass the two-factor authentication.

Tfue has yet to comment on his Twitter about the latest suspension, and hasn’t Tweeted since celebrating reaching 30,000 subs. We’ve reached out for comment.

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.