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Female Overwatch streamer exposes sexist abuse during Competitive match

Published: 10/Jul/2019 20:37 Updated: 10/Jul/2019 20:44

by Virginia Glaze

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Thanks to the anonymity of the internet, many online spaces are rife with toxicity and abuse – and gaming communities are no exception to this rule, with Overwatch being one of them, as evidenced by one female player’s experience during a Competitive match.

It’s no secret that leaving your mic on can result in some awkward moments in-game, with players broadcasting their trash talk for teammates to hear – but sometimes, these interactions can turn toxic, resulting in racist and sexist abuse.

Competitive Overwatch player and collegiate team captain Chassidy ‘Cupcake’ Kaye became a victim of such abuse during a match on July 9, which she uploaded to Twitter to expose her toxic teammates, who made multiple sexist and racist comments throughout the duration of her game.

BlizzardThis female Overwatch player didn’t show her sexist teammates any “Mercy.”
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“Am I the only one shooting this shield, right now?” Cupcake can be heard asking.

“I’m sorry, I’m the only one who’s gonna say this, can you get on Mercy?” one male teammate replies, leading to a cacophony of laughter from the other players.

“So, just out of curiosity, is this how you guys treat every girl who comes into your Comp games?” Cupcake challenged.

“Shut the fuck up and make us sandwiches,” another teammate replied.

“Go mop our floors,” another interjected.

That’s far from the last of the abuse Cupcake experienced: another teammate appeared to comment on the “lower IQ” of women, while yet another shouted a racial slur into his microphone.

However, these miscreants didn’t get away scott-free: Cupcake posted an image of their usernames in a thread discussing the abuse, explaining that every single player on her team took part in the sexist commentary.

This wouldn’t be the first time a female player has experienced sexist abuse during Overwatch games, by far: Twitch streamer ‘nweatherservice’ was likewise met with a tirade of such abuse during a stream in late June, with a toxic teammate calling her “fat” and asking her about her weight during a Competitive game.

Overwatch isn’t the only offender for such abuse, either – streamer ‘MsAshRocks’ was similarly targeted with a series of racist tirades during a stream of GTA V Roleplay, being killed twice by players who screamed racial slurs after taking out her character.

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While gaming communities continue to suffer from toxicity, sexism, and racism, players like Cupcake help shine a spotlight on such abuse, with her Tweet quickly going viral across the Overwatch scene as players offer their support in light of the debacle.

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When will Corpse Husband merch be back in stock?

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:01

by Georgina Smith

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Fans of YouTube sensation Corpse Husband were left stunned after his first-ever merch drop sold out of all its products within about 10 minutes – but it seems another drop could be on its way soon.

While Corpse Husband had a following on YouTube before last year with his horror narration content, he shot to new heights of popularity in 2020 following his activity within the gaming community, particularly with indie hit Among Us.

He is known for not showing his face on camera, but that hasn’t stopped him from amassing an enormous fanbase which is now up to 6 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, and more on other platforms.

Thanks to popular demand, Corpse decided that he would create a merch store for his loyal fans, and teased the drop on Twitter in December. He warned “it is limited in quantity due to time frames and production constraints,” though he also said fans can be sure that the products will be great quality, “these aren’t just designs printed onto blank hoodies, it’s more complicated than that.”

Corpse Husband merch sells out

While Corpse mentioned he was nervous, it seems that he didn’t have anything to worry about, as when the merch was finally dropped on December 24 it sold out almost instantly.

Many fans said that it took only 10 minutes for the merch to sell out, with some making it all the way to checkout before finding out it was already gone.

35 minutes after the drop, Corpse took to Twitter to share his appreciation for his viewers. “I don’t even know what to say, thank you so much,” he wrote.

When will Corpse Husband merch be restocked?

Of course, many fans are now wondering when they next might be able to get their hands on some of the creative merch.

As Corpse mentioned prior to the drop, and as it is written on the site’s FAQ, this merch drop was actually a pre-sale, meaning “a new product that is available for sale before it’s in stock and ready to ship.”

In his voice memo before the launch, Corpse projected the delivery for this round of merch to be around late-January, and along with time frames and production constraints he mentioned, it’s unclear when the next drop will be.

At the time of writing, instead of displaying the sold-out products, the Corpse Husband merch site shows a message that reads ‘restock soon,’ which is great news for fans who missed out the first time around.

There isn’t anything to indicate any particular time frame for a new release, but the site allows you to enter your email address in order to be notified about upcoming launches.

The success of this first drop bodes well for the future, and there’s no doubt that fans will be gearing up to support their favorite creator, and hopefully beat the insane demand next time around.