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NELK Boys under fire for two massive meetups after YouTube ban

Published: 15/Sep/2020 1:49 Updated: 15/Sep/2020 1:57

by Virginia Glaze

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The NELK Boys are known for their wild pranks and massive fan meetups — but these gatherings have come under intense scrutiny amid the current health crisis, and it doesn’t look like they’re stopping anytime soon.

For those unaware, the NELK Boys are a wildly popular group of YouTubers best known for their outrageous pranks — as well as their equally outrageous fanbase, which seems to turn up in droves for a chance at hanging out with the squad wherever they travel.

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While it’s no surprise that these gatherings have warranted police action in the past, this time around, the NELK Boys are facing extreme criticism for drawing crowds due to the ongoing health situation.

Because of this, students at Illinois State University face potential fines and suspensions for being involved at a NELK party near the school — but that wasn’t enough to deter the YouTubers, it seems.

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NELK is once again facing criticism for holding two massive gatherings in the span of a single day, with the group uploading videos to their Instagram story that showed an enormous throng of fans at two different locations in Jersey Shore.

The meetups appear to be to commemorate the launch of their new merchandise, which might be getting them booted out from the house they’re renting in the area, if their Instagram caption is anything to go by.

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Although this is far from the first time the squad has come under fire for their meetups, it does mark a huge statement, as YouTube has also banned the group from their platform in wake of their Illinois State University rager.

Claiming they were “creating a large public health risk,” the NELK Boys are now unable to upload footage of their insane meetups to the website, potentially discouraging such behavior (a la Bryce Hall) — but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that they’re interested in doing anything else other than going “Full Send.”

With critics across the net flaming the creators for hosting and even seeming to encourage these gatherings in spite of the danger, there’s no telling what will come out of the situation, should they continue their tours.

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Elon Musk pleads Overwatch to buff Torbjorn’s turrets

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:41

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.

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Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.

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However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.

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“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.

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Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.

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