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FaZe H1ghSky1’s Twitch account banned following Tfue lawsuit allegations

Published: 5/Jun/2019 8:01 Updated: 5/Jun/2019 11:28

by Matt Porter

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The Fortnite Battle Royale player H1ghSky1 has been removed as speculation continues to mount regarding his real age.

H1ghSky became one of the youngest professional gamers in the world when it was announced that he had joined legendary esports team FaZe Clan. At the time, his new organization claimed he was 13, making him eligible to compete in Fortnite Battle Royale tournaments and stream on Twitch.

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The player’s age first came under scrutiny following the news that Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney was suing FaZe, with the American claiming in his lawsuit that H1ghsky1 was just 11-years-old when he signed, and that the organization pressured him and his family to lie about his age.

YouTube: H1ghSky1Tfue claims that H1ghSky1 was 11-years-old when he joined FaZe Clan.

HighSky banned on Twitch

Following weeks of speculation about his real age, HighSky’s Twitch account was removed on June 4. Fans of the streamer are currently unable to access his channel, receiving an error when they attempt to do so. 

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We have contacted Twitch about the issue, but it has yet to be confirmed whether they have banned or temporarily suspended the account pending an investigation. However, it has been suggested that the company have deleted the channel for broadcasting while the owner is under the age of 13, which is against the platform’s Terms of Service.

Epic GamesH1ghSky1 could miss out on Fortnite World Cup if he is confirmed to be underage.

The removal of his Twitch account comes days after a report claimed to have proof that H1ghSky1 was 11 at the time he joined FaZe, referring to posts from the player’s family that state he was five-years-old in 2012.

Fortnite World Cup concerns for HighSky1

If these claims are true, the youngster would not only be banned from Twitch, but would see his hopes of qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup dashed too, as competitors must be at least 13-years-old to take part.

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The revelation that the team lied about H1ghsky1’s age could strengthen Tfue’s case against FaZe Clan, as this would be in violation of California Labor Law which states that agencies cannot accept any application for an employment made by a minor. This situation is mentioned specifically in Tfue’s lawsuit as he attempts to prove that his contract with them is unlawful and “oppressive.”

FaZe and H1ghSky1 are yet to respond to the removal of the player’s account. Dexerto have reached out to both parties for comment.

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MattDoesFitness reveals the insane cost of his home gym renovation

Published: 8/Oct/2020 20:41

by Virginia Glaze

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British fitness guru and social media influencer Matt ‘MattDoesFitness’ Morsia has completely transformed his home gym — but the cost of the renovations was nothing to sneeze at.

Morsia is one of the fitness community’s biggest internet stars; boasting over 1.9 million subscribers on YouTube and 898,000 followers on Instagram, his honest approach to fitness and crazy physical challenges have earned him as substantial audience.

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Of course, it stands to reason that someone so dedicated to working out would have their own home gym (especially in a time where going to the gym could put one at risk) — but for Morsia, it’s more than just another room in his home.

For this influencer, the gym is his office, which he explained in the beginning of his video on the topic. He clarified that much of the equipment in his gym had been provided by his sponsors, and since it “directly contributes” to his salary, he chose only the most top-tier brands — something he claimed the average person does not need to do for their own home gym experience.

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That being said, Matt went on to reveal the exact cost of the space, and it’s enough to make your jaw drop to the floor (or at least a fair wince).

As for the building itself, he spent a grand total of £34,000 (or $43,979), which isn’t actually part of his house. Instead, he commissioned the space to be completely “built from scratch” in the back garden — further compounding on its comparison to a true office space.

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Combined with his equipment — the most expensive part of which was his £2,790 ($3,608) dual cable pulley — the entire gym ended up costing him £47,999 ($62,073). That’s nothing to sneeze at!

Morsia was quick to inform viewers that much of his equipment is no longer available for purchase due to the current global climate, and that other parts of the space — such as the bumper plates for his squat rack — were built by hand.

All in all, Morsia’s home gym is an impressive project that cost an equally impressive amount of cash, but when it’s your livelihood on the line, no price is too high for a quality workout.