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m0E Apologizes Following Twitch Ban for Using Banned Word

Published: 4/Jul/2018 12:42 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson


After receiving a lengthy ban from Twitch, streamer Mohamad “m0E” Assad has apologized for using a homophobic word, after previously defending his use of it.

m0E became a popular streamer on Twitch during and after his retirement from a career in professional CS:GO, and has built up a significant viewer base on the site, with over 600,000 followers.


But his streams were not for the faint hearted, as he was notorious for rage filled broadcasts and strong language, something that perhaps contributed to his growth.

However, It also contributed to large sections of the Twitch and Counter-Strike community specifically. feeling less than positive about m0E, who hasn’t exactly helped his case with numerous scandals over the years.


His latest debacle became toxic fast, after his initial attempt at apologizing for his use of the homophobic word came off more as a defense than an apology.

He was subsequently banned ‘indefinitely’ (this was later set at 30 days) for using the word frequently again on stream, while saying “It’s not a bad word, it’s one of my favorite words of all time.

m0E essentially claimed that his use of the word was not meant in the homophobic sense, but rather akin to calling someone stupid.


But, a few days after news of his ban, m0E has now made a more formal apology on Twitter, making clear his intentions and meaning were not homophobic at

The ban on m0E’s channel comes at the same time as other top streamers have also been hit with punishments as Twitch attempts to enforce its rules around hateful conduct more strictly.

Another popular streamer, Destiny, was also banned for using offensive language, and is considering the move permanently to YouTube, rather than return to Twitch when it is lifted.


m0E’s ban remains for 30 days on the platform, after which it will be full reinstated. 


Pokemon GO streamer has phone & car stolen while live on Twitch

Published: 8/Oct/2020 21:24 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 21:27

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon GO player’s livestream was interrupted when a mugger robbed them in front of viewers. The Trainer’s phone and car were stolen during the broadcast.

Pokemon GO took the world by storm in 2016, as players from all over ventured outside of their homes to catch their favorite monsters. The mobile title developed by Niantic brought the beloved Nintendo RPG to real life for millions.


Unfortunately, because the game takes place in the real world, unexpected things can happen – from fans assaulting each other over Gyms, to even murder. On October 8, a streamer’s broadcast quickly turned violent after they were mugged, much to the horror of their audience.

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Twitch: xDeezzNutzx
The Pokemon GO player was robbed while trying to catch a Croagunk.

Pokemon GO player robbed live on stream

Pokemon GO streamer Anthony ‘xDeezzNutzx’ was broadcasting live on October 8 when his Twitch stream was abruptly brought to a halt. The player was trying to catch a Croagunk when a stranger attacked him.


While there is no video of the incident, viewers tuning it could hear the audio of the terrifying moment. “Whoa dude, I’m live! I’m live! I don’t got nothing. I don’t have anything!” the 23-year old told the assailant.

The thief can be heard telling the Pokemon fan “The f**k wrong with you?!” after they tried to resist the theft. The GO stream then cut off after the criminal stole the player’s phone.


The thieves could be heard talking on the stream after multiple attempts to unlock the victim’s phone. “We got to get up through here really quick. Come on. We got his vape, his car keys, let’s get the whip, right,” they said.

It wasn’t long before the criminals realized that the phone was still broadcasting live. “He was going live? Why does he got so many goddamn portable chargers?” they said, before taking off with the stolen items.


According to Reddit, a police investigation is now underway. At the time of writing, the individuals have not yet been found or arrested. Based on the audio, it appears that the streamer was mugged by four individuals.

This story is sadly another example of how unpredictable the real world can actually be. And unfortunately, that means even players trying to enjoy Pokemon GO outside can sometimes get caught up in some scary situations.