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Fortnite pro Clix’s swatter allegedly arrested

Published: 23/Nov/2019 20:19 Updated: 23/Nov/2019 20:21

by Virginia Glaze

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Streaming star and professional Fortnite player Cody “Clix” Conrad was swatted while competing in the Fortnite Champion Series on October 26 – and now, the perpetrator has allegedly been arrested.

The streamer’s broadcast was interrupted by law enforcement in the midst of the tournament, with Clix announcing that police were at his home and that he had been swatted.

Swatting, a dangerous prank meant to bring a large amount of armed officers to someone’s home by accusing them of a crime, has become an alarming reality for many online personalities – but it looks like Clix’s “swatter” didn’t get away with their crime.

According to a Tweet posted by the pro on November 23, the person responsible for calling in the officers has been arrested, with Clix referring to the perp as a “kid.”

“The kid that swatted me got arrested,” Clix Tweeted. “Karma hurts.”

The Fortnite pro went live in a broadcast shortly thereafter, where he appeared to comment on the arrest during his stream.

“Like, dude, just imagine ruining your life for a f***ing follow,” he said, although whether he was directly addressing the issue remains to be seen.

Thankfully, no one was harmed during the swatting on October 26, and Clix’s team even managed to take the win during the debacle – but the frightening situation obviously shook up the gamer, who took to Twitter to speak out on the matter.

“Swatting is so disgusting, what’s the point of it,” Clix wrote – and he isn’t the only streamer to have been targeted by swatters, by far.

In fact, Fortnite star Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf was swatted after taking the Fortnite World Cup in early August, also in the middle of a live stream – during which he announced in disbelief that he’d been targeted.

Luckily for Bugha, police already knew of his online profile, and no one was hurt: but the reality of swatting continues to prove a danger for many online stars, with a Kansas man even being killed after a swatter gave police the wrong address in 2017.

No matter the case, swatting is never the answer to taking out one’s frustrations on a streamer – nor is it a funny prank, as it can result in death for the victim of the “practical joke,” as the noted “Call of Duty” swatting resulted in tragedy for an innocent person.

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Dele Alli roasts Kieran Trippier’s skills on Fortnite

Published: 1/Dec/2020 12:16

by Jacob Hale

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Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli has roasted England international teammate Kieran Trippier over his gaming skills, bluntly calling him “really bad” at Fortnite.

Alli has recently become a global ambassador for Excel, one of the 10 League of Legends teams in the LEC and a powerhouse of UK esports, having made clear his love of gaming in recent years with his streams on Twitch.

Dele sat down to talk about his love of gaming with Excel, discussing FIFA, Fortnite, and some of the other top footballers he’s played with — but had a few less-than-savoury thoughts on his former Spurs teammate’s abilities.

After being asked who’s “not very good at gaming,” Trippier fell immediately into the firing line.

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Dele joins a growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene in one way or another.

With a laugh at his friend’s misfortune, Dele revealed that the former Spurs man, unfortunately, falls into that category.

“Kieran Trippier was very late to gaming” Dele said, offering his former teammate somewhat of a lifeline. Before cracking up laughing again, the star added: “He jumped on it and he’s got a lot better but, at the start…”

Dele continued: “He joined Fortnite when we had all been playing for a while, and it was the first time he had played with a controller… so if you tell him to press X, he wouldn’t know which was X.”

Not content with letting his name be slandered in the gaming world, Kieran himself quickly responded with some laughing emojis, backing himself up by clarifying that he actually “wasn’t that bad,” though it doesn’t sound great for the full back.

Now, surely, fans will be desperate to see Dele and Kieran go head-to-head with one another to see if the latter is really as bad as he sounds.