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NELK Boys stunned by location of ‘Spin the Globe’ challenge

Published: 7/Aug/2019 12:12 Updated: 7/Aug/2019 15:33

by Matt Porter

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The NELK Boys are always up for an adventure, but their latest idea to take part in a ‘Spin the Globe’ challenge has left them regretting doing the idea altogether.

The NELK Boys are well known for their crazy YouTube channel, full of pranks with insane production values, and their “Full Send” motto which sees them go all in on any video they upload. 

Their infectious attitude may have cost them though, as they decided to take part in a challenge that saw them spin a globe while blindfolded, place a finger randomly on the globe, and travel to that country no matter what.

Instagram: NELKBoysThe NELK Boys live by their “Full Send” motto.

To kick off the challenge, the boys first had to get their hands on a globe, and after shopping around to find the perfect one, headed straight to the Veld Music Festival in Toronto, Canada to perform the all important spin.

Of course, the NELK Boys don’t do anything by half measures, so they met up with DJ Julian Dzeko to do it live on stage at Veld, in front of 20,000 screaming people – but not before shotgunning some beers with the musician first.

With Jesse Sabastiani tasked with choosing the location, 20,000 waited with baited breath as Kyle Forgeard spun the globe, all for Jesse’s finger to land on Russia as their final destination.

Unsurprisingly, the lads were not happy with the outcome, with Forgeard storming off stage shouting “Fuck that!”, while Jesse simply repeated “Oh fuck!” over and over again.

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The NELK Boys couldn’t even get any advice from their lawyer, so instead took to the woods in Canada with some beers and some guns to “prepare for their trip” to Europe’s largest country.

The motley crew gave no indication of when they’re going to make the trip to Russia, but they did confirm that a new video would be coming out on Monday, August 12, leaving fans wondering if it will show the boys up to their usual antics in Moscow.

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Twitch bans Ryan Haywood after disgraced Rooster Teeth star attempts comeback

Published: 21/Jan/2021 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Twitch has banned the account of former Rooster Teeth personality Ryan Haywood, months after he was let go from the company in light of predatory allegations.

The disgraced Achievement Hunter will no longer be able to interact with the gaming community through Twitch. Haywood’s personal account by the name of ‘SortaMaliciousGaming’ has been permanently banned from the platform.

Following more than a dozen allegations against him, Haywood was dropped from Rooster Teeth back in October 2020. A few weeks of silence had gone by before he returned to the internet through Twitch at the start of the new year.

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the community to catch on with #BanRyanHaywood trending across Twitter shortly after.

Twitch answered on January 20, finally erasing his presence on the site.

Haywood took to the streaming platform to share a lengthy message with his remaining followers. “I wanted to say thank you to all of you who are still subscribed,” he said. “I’ve spent the last few months figuring out what the next steps are. Through all of it, having your support has been an incredible help.”

Immediately, former colleagues and the greater Rooster Teeth audience latched onto the statement, slamming Twitch for allowing him a voice on the platform. 

Haywood had previously used social media to groom multiple fans over a number of years. Many had even engaged in intimate relations while underage. “I made mistakes and will be leaving RT to focus on rebuilding my family and life,” he said on Twitter on October 6. “I’m sorry to anyone I’ve hurt.”

As a result of his infidelity and predatory behavior, Haywood’s presence has since been wiped from years of Rooster Teeth content. Countless colleagues of his also took to social media to show support for the community.

“I’ll keep you updated on what’s going on,” Haywood added in his message on Twitch prior to the ban, implying that it would be his primary form of communication moving forward into 2021. 

He now has no means of which to publicly engage with the community online. His privileges across Twitter, YouTube, and now Twitch have all been revoked.