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IRL Twitch streamer saves distraught child who got lost in Tokyo

Published: 26/Apr/2020 21:34

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL streamer Robcdee helped return a lost child to his father in Tokyo all while broadcasting live on Twitch in the process.

During an April 24 broadcast, the Australian was cycling around the city when he noticed a child crying for his mother and after being pressured by his chat, decided to do what he does best – intervene.

“There’s a kid cycling, screaming for his mom,” the streamer explained to his chat. “And then this old dude stopped to help him and another dude from that crane shop over there came out to see him.”

After biking over to the kid, the streamer tried to comfort the fearful and teary-eyed child who was by his lonesome in the industrial neighborhood. Rob decided to help escort the child back to his father.

According to the child, his dad went to “throw away some rubbish” before going to a konbini.

In Japan, a kobini is basically a term used for convenience stores such as 7-11, Circle K, or Family Mart and are stocked full of food items, magazines all sorts of other goods.

Luckily for the child and Rob, they were able to locate the boy’s father after about three minutes of cycling around the area back to the kobini.

“The dad went to drop some rubbish off somewhere and the kid thought he got lost and started cycling away,” Rob translated.

Once the boy and his father were reunited, one viewer even gifted the streamer 10 subscribers for his trouble.

“Bye kid,” he said, finishing up his side-quest.

Rob’s is no stranger to helping people in need while he explores Tokyo. As Dexerto has reported, in the past, the streamer has helped girls being harassed by men on the streets and assisted drunk people with finding a way home.

There’s no telling what he will get up to the next time he streams his adventures in Japan.

Overwatch

Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.