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H3CZ saves family puppy from drowning in swimming pool

Published: 4/Jan/2020 15:11 Updated: 4/Jan/2020 16:21

by Calum Patterson


Former OpTic Gaming CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has shared a heroic episode of him saving a young puppy from potential drowning, after the pet jumped into his backyard pool.

Outside of his love for video games and esports, H3CZ is a dog lover too, with he and wife Jude proudly showing off their litter of canine friends in many of their vlogs.

Among them is great dane Henry, who stands almost as tall as a grown man, and who Hector loves to show off in his videos. But, he takes care of dogs in all shapes and sizes, including his mother-in-law’s tiny puppy, with whom the potentially dangerous incident occurred.

Twitter: @H3CZH3CZ with his dog Henry.

On January 3, Rodriguez explained that he had been looking after the “baby” puppy, who, as well as being the “cutest thing ever”, had never seen much of the world outside of a cage.

While playing in the garden with the other dogs, the puppy, named Yusimi, seemed to get a little overexcited, and lunged into the pool, before presumably flapping for dear life.

Without a moment’s hesitation, Hector dived in, fully clothed, to come to the dog’s rescue, hoisting her above the cold water while now completely drenched.

“I’m a hero,” he proclaimed, before also thanking his wife Jude for saving both their lives with prompt towels to dry off and warm up.

Although it might be presumed that dogs, even puppies, would naturally ‘doggie paddle’ in water, the temperature of the water can be a major issue. H3CZ explained that Yusimi was already far out and submerged by almost a foot.

Like humans, dogs can be vulnerable to cold water shock, leaving them stiff and unable to swim, or even worse, prolonged exposure to cold water could lead to hypothermia.

Even larger dogs can be vulnerable in water if the temperature is too low.

Small breeds and puppies are even more vulnerable to cold water exposure. Typically, it’s advised that if water is too cold for a human, it’s probably also too cold for a dog. Even on warmer days, the water temperature can still be low.

Jude may indeed have been a lifesaver with the towels too, as it’s crucial to dry a dog off immediately if they have taken a dip in cold water, as the dampness mixed with the air could also lead to hypothermia.

H3CZ’s quick thinking and sacrificing his dry clothing may well have saved this puppy’s life, and serves as a PSA to any other dog owners.

He’s not the only dog lover at the helm of esports either. Envy founder and CEO Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufial made a large donation to a charity for service dogs in late 2019.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.