KingRichard accuses artist of lying and refuses to pay after scam allegations - Dexerto

KingRichard accuses artist of lying and refuses to pay after scam allegations

Published: 6/Apr/2019 10:16 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 10:43

by Daniel Cleary


Popular Twitch Streamer Richard ‘KingRichard’ Nelson has accused motion designer, ‘G4K’, of lying, after claims that he didn’t not pay money owed for Twitch stream graphics.

KingRichard accused of unpaid graphic work

This all started when Gabe, or G4K, posted a video online claiming that KingRichard had not paid him, and therefore had allegedly scammed the designer after accepting his artwork.

KingRichard’s initial response had received a lot of backlash as many were arguing that the designer should have been paid for his time invested into the project. 

KingRichard had also apparently accepted some of the artwork by the design company Creative Grenade and used it on his stream before denying to pay for it, according to G4K.

G4K Motion DesignerImage shared by G4K of KingRichards stream with the alleged graphics being used.

KingRichard accuses graphic designer of defamation

KingRichard and the Creative Grenade team, which includes G4K, then decided that the situation would be resolved privately as they attempted to work out a compromise which would suit both parties. G4K also removed the initial video and screenshots from his Twitter.

In what he has confirmed as his final statement on the topic, KingRichard has now claimed that G4K and the Creative Grenade team have been underdelivering and lying about his project before they took the matter public on April 2.

He stated that the company “would not be getting a single dime [more]” from him and he declared that he was considering suing for defamation against his character when the artist shared the video claiming he had been unfairly treated. “I believed they were reputable to do the work, I was wrong.”

KingRichard went on to say that his community was the reason he was trying to improve the stream “This was always about the community” and that he wanted to give back to everyone that had supported him through all of the drama which unfolded.

He then went on to say that he had decided to give away the expected cost of the project, which was $10,000 in total, by announcing that he would be hosting a giveaway picking five fans that would receive $1,000 each as well as donating the same amount to five charities of his choice.


Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.