K-Pop fans try to get 100 Thieves' Froste banned after BTS comment - Dexerto

K-Pop fans try to get 100 Thieves’ Froste banned after BTS comment

Published: 21/Sep/2020 21:50 Updated: 22/Sep/2020 20:24

by Dexerto


100 Thieves and ‘The Mob’ member Erind ‘Froste’ Puka didn’t expect to wake up to some K-Pop fans trying to get him banned from social media over something he said about popular Korean music group ‘BTS’ — but that’s exactly what happened the morning of September 21.

K-Pop fans are known for being very supportive of their favorite bands, with the BTS “Army” being one of the most enthusiastic fanbases on the internet.

Known for posting fancams of their favorite artists under Twitter threads asking for users to stream their music, it comes as little surprise that some stans are very passionate about their hobby — so much so, that they will defend their favorite bands to the ends of the earth.

Froste, a noted streamer and member of both The Mob and 100 Thieves, poked fun at uber-popular K-Pop group BTS in a Twitter response. “JungleC**k and Jimmy just called me (we’re close like that) and they said they hate all you stans,” he tweeted.

What seemed like a playful jab to his own followers was something that fans of the band didn’t take lightly. “They don’t call us army for nothing, we’ll all pull up on that mf,” one supporter replied.

Even getting the topic “Froste report” to trend across Twitter, some BTS fans attempted to remove his account from the social media platform — but that’s far from the end of this tale.

Froste even appeared to confirm that someone had attempted to hack into his account, seeming to hint that it may have been a member of the “Army” who was responsible for doing so.

That’s not all; some angry stans even emailed one of Froste’s sponsors, G FUEL, asking that he be removed from partnering with the company for “enabling racism and xenophobia on his big platform,” as well as “ridiculing the fandom and creating racially charged tweets that mocked and whitewashed the names of the [BTS] band members.”

It appears as though this has failed to deter Froste, though – as he still continued to make fun of what is one of the biggest fanbases on the entire internet, drawing in a ton of backlash as a result.


Sykkuno announces streaming return with Valkyrae after moving to Vegas

Published: 17/Jan/2021 3:12 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 3:13

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Sykkuno has been busy moving to Las Vegas, but his return to streaming is imminent. He’s set to return on January 17 alongside some big names including Valkyrae.

Sykkuno announced he was moving to Las Vegas after dropping hints for quite some time. He started moving on January 15, and naturally, it meant he wouldn’t be streaming until the move was complete.

Fortunately, it seems like he’s all settled in and almost ready to go. He hasn’t posted anything about it yet. However, he mentioned it to another streamer named Ray_C while playing Rust. Then, it was also later confirmed by Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter.

Twitch: Sykkuno
Sykkuno’s popularity skyrocketed in the last few months of 2020.

Sykkuno crossed paths with Ray C on the OfflineTV Rust server. Initially, they were talking about the game and preparing for a potential team fight. Then, Ray_C wished him well with the move. “I hope your move goes well, man,” he said.

There was a bit over overlap at first. However, Sykkuno didn’t hesitate to respond once he had a chance. “It’s going pretty well,” he said. “I think I might be back online tomorrow or something.”

But it seems like it’s more than a mere possibility. Valkyrae announced that she’d be streaming Raft with some other big-name streamers, including Sykkuno. It’s exciting news since his fans didn’t expect him to be back so soon.

“Raft with Jodi, Sykkuno, Toast, Abe, John, and Corpse [has] moved to tomorrow at 5 pm PST!” she wrote. “I’ll see ya then.” Of course, it doesn’t mean it’s one hundred percent locked in, but it’s about as official as it gets.

Sykkuno’s fans can’t wait to see him back in action. Even though he shot to fame in the last quarter of 2020, he’s already become an integral part of the streaming community.

It sounds a bit melodramatic, but his absence leaves a void, and it’ll be good to see him back where he belongs.

It’ll be interesting to see what he says about his move, and how well he’s managed to settle into his new home.