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FaZe Rug gets revenge against address “leaker” after pushing charges

Published: 20/Aug/2020 5:49 Updated: 20/Aug/2020 6:14

by Andrew Amos

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FaZe Clan YouTuber Brian ‘Rug’ Awadis has gotten revenge against a social media user who was leaking his address, with the ‘doxxer’ reportedly getting fined, arrested, and forced to shut down all social media accounts after the harassment.

Doxxing is a serious issue in the online community. Popular content creators are constantly having their personal information leaked, including their home addresses.

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Having this information out in the open can have drastic consequences. Streamers have been “swatted” in the past, with people using their addresses maliciously to try and get the police to break into their house.

While “swatters” have been arrested and charged in the past, “doxxers” have often avoided the same fate. However, after having his address leaked, FaZe Rug took action to try and get revenge.

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The streamer has had his address plastered all over the internet for years. However, a viral TikTok brought the information back into the limelight.

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“A lot of people have been posting my address on TikTok, which is kind of messed up,” Rug said back in March. “Yeah, it got leaked back in the day, but to bring it [back] up and get it popping again ⁠— that’s where it kind of gets disrespectful.”

The TikTok reached 10 million views after being promoted on the “For You” section. Rug asked the poster to take it down, although they initially ignored the YouTuber’s request. Awadis then reached out on Instagram.

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“I’m having random people actually come to my house because of it. You wouldn’t like that if it was happening to you, so out of respect, remove the video please,” he said in the private message. The poster replied saying they would take it down, but they re-uploaded it two days later.

Months later, Rug tweeted that he got a person who was leaking his address arrested. “Dude who’s been leaking my address just got arrested and fined $7,500, and all his social media [accounts] got taken down. Doxxing ain’t cool,” the FaZe star said on Twitter.

While it’s unclear as to whether it’s the same person he called out back in March, it’s a victory not just for Rug, but all content creators who have had their addresses leaked. Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, who was the target of a “swatting” back in 2018, celebrated for Rug.

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“That’s good news, kids these days don’t understand how serious some of that sh*t is,” Tenney said.

The move could potentially set a precedent for other content creators to follow Rug’s steps. With there being legal consequences, people might think twice before putting private information of stars out there.

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

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Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

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A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

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The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

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The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.

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