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FaZe H1ghSky1 now banned on Twitter following Twitch suspension

Published: 10/Jun/2019 7:58 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 8:16

by Matt Porter

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Professional Fortnite Battle Royale player FaZe H1ghSky1’s Twitter account has become the latest of his social media channels to be suspended following the reveal that the player had lied about his age.

When H1ghSky originally signed with FaZe Clan to join their professional team, the organization stated that he was 13-years-old, which meant he was old enough to compete in tournaments and broadcast on Twitch.

However, after Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s lawsuit against FaZe stated that he had lied and was actually only 11 when he signed with the team, reports started to swirl that this claim was in fact accurate.

FaZe ClanH1ghSky1 has admitted that he lied about his age.

HighSky Twitter account banned

On Thursday, June 6, the 12-year-old admitted that he had lied about his age so that he could stream on Twitch and compete in Fortnite tournaments, stating that he “only lied so he could fulfill [his] dream.”

This revelation has had a severe effect on his career though, with fans of the star finding that his Twitter account had been banned.

There is no official word on why the account has been banned, but with Twitter’s terms of service stating that users must be at least 13 to use the site, it is highly likely that this is the reason for the ban. Dexerto have reached out to FaZe Clan for confirmation on the official reason.

H1ghSky1’s Twitter account can no longer be accessed.

HighSky1 banned on Twitch

The FaZe Clan star has already had his Twitch account shut down for being underage, so it comes as little surprise that his Twitter account has met the same fate.

The 12-year-old has started streaming on YouTube in the aftermath of his ban, but losing access to Twitter is another big blow to the content creator.

H1ghSky1’s decision to reveal his real age will also have a significant impact on his professional Fortnite career, as the confirmation that he is under 13-years-old rules him out of competing in the $30 million World Cup Finals, which the player had been attempting to qualify for.

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Asmongold slams Twitch for adding new “intrusive” mid-stream ads”

Published: 1/Nov/2020 1:06

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Twitch has added new mid-stream ads in recent weeks, and popular streamer Asmongold is not happy about it, calling them “intrusive” and “disappointing.”

In the past month, threads have been popping up left, right, and center claiming that Twitch has added mid-stream ads. It started as an experimental feature in which an automated mid-roll of ads would happen to randomly selected viewers.

However, it seems to have become the norm now, and it’s gotten streamers as well as viewers concerned. Asmongold learned about them for the first time in his latest stream, and he was less than impressed.

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It all started when he watched his own stream from the perspective of a viewer and noticed there were ads running that he didn’t set.

“Commercial break in progress?” he said in disbelief, repeating the phrase for good measure. He was also surprised to discover that he was in the top 30 channels who run ads per day. 

“For the past two months, Asmongold is in the top 30 channels that run ads,” he added. Still, it paled in comparison to the number of daily ads on Hasan ‘Hasanabi’ Piker stream, which was more than double of the person in second place.

This prompted him to go down a rabbit hole, hopping from thread to thread. Once he got up to speed, he said he was “very frustrated” with the issue. However, he couldn’t stream on YouTube to protest “even if he wanted to” due to contractual obligations.

That didn’t stop him from sharing his thoughts though. “If Twitch wants to force ads, I think that we should say, okay, Twitch you are going to force ads. You have to force ads. Fine. Let’s talk about a way to do it that is not intrusive to the viewer,” he said.

“The viewer is why this website succeeds. The viewer is why this website grows.” It’s a sentiment that the thousands upon thousands of viewers in his chat appreciated. 

“The moment that you stop taking into consideration the actual consumer of the product and you do things to make money off of them without providing a value, that is whenever your company and your product begins to fail,” he added.

Later on, he still couldn’t shake it off. Ultimately, he decided to contact Twitch support and drafted up an impassioned Tweet with a little help from his viewers.

“Hey @TwitchSupport some of my viewers have been getting SPAMMED with ads that I didn’t run and that happen as midrolls and not prerolls,” he wrote. “Some have said they have gotten over 20 ads in less than 3 hours. Is this intended and what can I do to make it stop?”

Asmongold’s post has already gained nearly 7,000 likes, and it seems like he’s become a voice for the people on the matter.

He said he doesn’t know whether it’s intended or not. But either way, he hopes it will at least force an explanation.

Twitch has not commented on the issue yet, at least not publicly. However, it’s fair to say that streamers and viewers alike will be eagerly awaiting their response.