Jake Paul confirms breakup with Erika Costell, claims it happened ‘a while ago’ - Dexerto
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Jake Paul confirms breakup with Erika Costell, claims it happened ‘a while ago’

Published: 7/Nov/2018 19:26 Updated: 7/Nov/2018 19:30

by Virginia Glaze

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Social media star Jake Paul has confirmed the breakup rumors surrounding himself and popular YouTuber Erika Costell.

As posted in a Tweet on November 7, Paul admitted that the two had actually broken up ‘a while ago,’ and had been attempting to work on a solution for weeks before finally realizing that their best option was to part ways.

However, there appears to be no hard feelings between them, as Paul wrote that he will be ‘forever grateful’ for his time with Erika.

While Paul has made no statement as to what actually drove them to break up, Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem theorized that the couple’s split was due to events surrounding the release of Shane Dawson’s documentary series.

According to DMs from Instagram model Nikki Banner (and KEEMSTAR’s own speculations), Paul has been hooking up with multiple girls ever since he and Erika parted ways.

“…he did do it to her, but he also did the same thing to me,” Banner said of the situation. “He lied to both of us.”

While Erika told KEEMSTAR that she wants time to heal privately, her recent Twitter posts show a cheerful side of the YouTuber – although she does feel as though her life is an episode of ‘Gossip Girl.’

It is unknown if Erika will remain a part of Team 10 after her breakup with Paul; with the organization’s upcoming rebranding, there is no telling who will leave the squad and who will remain in its ranks.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.