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Pro player Aydan has Fortnite account banned live on stream

Published: 1/Oct/2019 9:15 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:21

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite pro Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad had his account banned live on stream on September 30 for “exploiting”, after apparently ‘smurfing’ to get easier matches.

Aydan is a professional player, signed to Ghost Gaming, who in addition to being a top competitor at the big tournaments, is also a very popular streamer, known for his controller skill in Fortnite.

In an attempt to get “high kills” in the trios mode, Aydan went on an alt account, rather than his main profile, and invited subscribers to join his lobby.

Epic GamesAydan was playing in the Trios mode when his ban struck.

These subscribers would then simply jump off the map at the start of the game, allowing Aydan to run through the enemy players by himself in an attempt to get high kills.

He explained the method to his viewers, and soon enough had players in his lobby to help him out with his scheme.

“So, I’m doing trio arena, I need two people that I can trust, preferably sub, that have the amount of points I have or less, to be in my lobby so that I can queue up for trios, and then you guys are just going to jump off the map right away.”

Aydan managed to get a few games in using this method, while he was on his ‘Cpt. Aim Assist’ account, but was later handed an account ban, with the reason given as ‘exploiting’.

The account was banned for 24 hours, but Aydan just laughed it off, seeing as his main account was still intact.

After his new account was banned, he simply returned to his main Ghost Aydan account and carried on streaming and playing.

Some have suggested that there was nothing wrong with this ‘smurfing’ due to the long queue times that occur when playing on a high-level account, as fellow pro player FaZe Jaomock pointed out.

Aydan’s alternate account will soon be unbanned, although he may avoid using it again to ‘smurf’, as repeat bans may lead to an indefinite suspension.


Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce


During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.