Entertainment

Ninja calls out Tfue for leaking Mr Beast’s phone number

Published: 25/Apr/2020 23:52 Updated: 12/Jun/2020 10:32

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Mr Beast held a star-studded rock-paper-scissors charity tournament, featuring some of the net’s biggest entertainers — but one of the contestants accidentally leaked his phone number during their own stream.

Fortnite pro and Twitch streamer Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney took to Twitter as the tournament was underway to apologize to Mr Beast, writing, “I’m so sorry Mr Beast”

As it turns out, Tfue had accidentally leaked the code to get into the competitors’ chat group — as well as Mr Beast’s private phone number, as evidenced by a series of screenshots taken by fast-fingered fans.

Tfue, Twitch
Tfue unfortunately leaked Mr Beast’s private phone number, as well as the private code to the tournament chat group.

Due to the serious leak of private information, fellow streaming star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins spoke out on the matter, writing in a Tweet, “Dude Turner leaked the code to the private chat while he’s streaming.”

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Ninja commented on Tfue’s apparent leak of Mr Beast’s phone number – which led to a heated argument between the two streamers.

Tfue then hit back at the Mixer broadcaster with a pointed Tweet of his own writing profanity towards Ninja

This spurred a slew of replies from Ninja, who argued that Turner shouldn’t have been streaming the tournament at all as a means to direct his viewers toward Mr Beast’s broadcast, where they can directly donate to the charity fund.

“We’re not supposed to be streaming this bro!” Ninja replied. “The 50k you have can be donated to the main stream where people can donate to the charity. …also would have prevented the leaks.”

Tfue went on to call out Ninja in a heated rant on his own stream, claiming that the Mixer streamer was going to be more offended than Mr Beast, himself.

Tournament competitor and content creator LAZARBEAM also chimed in on the issue, noting that there was spam in the private tournament chat that included a slew of racial slurs.

Ninja’s wife and manager, Jessica Blevins, also spoke out on the issue, reiterating Ninja’s claim that Tfue was told not to stream the tournament so as to direct viewers toward the main broadcast.

 

Mr Beast’s charity then froze, with Mr Beast discovering the problem on-air. Technical difficulties are currently being reviewed as the crew looks to reboot the tournament.

Tfue immediately expressed guilt at accidentally leaking the sensitive information, quickly shutting down his own stream shortly after the tournament broadcast froze.

Tfue, Twitch
Tfue expressed regret over the slip-up and ended his stream.

Before he ended his broadcast, Tfue clarified that he’d donated $10,000 after the slip-up, and encouraged his viewers to donate, too.

“You guys should donate, as well, to Mr Beast’s stream, so I feel like I didn’t do anything other than mess the charity fundraiser up,” he stated. “So, that’d be sick.”

As the tournament progressed, Tfue finally addressed the matter, openly apologizing before he faced off with Pokimane and asking his fanbase to donate to the cause.

Thankfully, Mr Beast took the slip-up in stride and clarified that he wasn’t upset with Tfue over the matter.

“It’s fine, the viewers are almost back to what we had,” he replied. “It’s all for charity. No hard feelings.”

Mr Beast, YouTube
Despite the technical difficulties, Mr Beast clarified there’s no bad blood between him and Tfue.

Despite all the drama, it seems that Mr Beast’s stream is nearly back to its original viewership, already having raised over $374k (at the time of writing) and even seeing celebrity guests like Jack Black in the mix of internet superstars as they work together for a good cause.

Overwatch

Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

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Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.