Entertainment

Ninja, TSM Hamlinz and more celebrate TimTheTatman’s weight loss

Published: 23/Oct/2019 22:42 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 17:10

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Fortnite star Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar showed off how much weight he’d lost, and popular personalities such as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, and Darryle ‘Hamlinz‘ Hamlin shared their congratulations.

On October 23, Tim shared his progress photographs to Twitter, stating that he still has weight to lose, but that he’s lost 45 pounds.

“The left picture is when I was around 300, and the right picture is today at 255,” he tweeted. “Still more work to do but very happy with the progress!” 

Support from friends flooded in, such as a message of congratulations from fellow Fortnite star Ninja, who used to stream on Twitch alongside Tim, but made the move to Mixer.

“Incredible!” he quote-tweeted. When a fan questioned whether his friend had used the carbohydrate-restricting keto diet to drop the weight, the streaming star replied. 

“I believe at the moment he is just eating a healthy amount of calories and healthier food. Maybe some cardio?”

The tattooed player then responded to the curious viewer’s query further with a quote-tweet of his own.

“I’m just doing 1,500 calories per day and not working out at the moment,” he said. “Trying to hit my goal weight (230) then going to eat a bit more and lift again!”

Team SoloMid pro Hamlinz also replied with a little congratulations of his own, but threw a comical twist on it.

“The more weight he loses the more we realize Tim has cake,” he said, alongside laughing and stunned emojis.

CEO of the Call of Duty League Chicago franchise Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez shared a congratulatory message to the Fortnite player as well, and told him that he was an inspiration to others.

“Bro wtf! Congratulations brotha, that’s inspiring as f*ck!” he tweeted. “Keep it moving you beast!”

Tim has amassed over four million followers on Twitch since he started streaming on the platform in 2012.

He has since gained a loyal Fortnite following since he began playing the battle royale title for his audience.

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.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

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.