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Nintendo community outraged over lack of Etika tribute in Youtube Rewind

Published: 6/Dec/2019 21:52

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube Rewind 2019 showcased some of the platform’s most popular creators, channels, and rising talent – but not everyone is pleased with the video in wake of a tragedy that occurred earlier in the year.

YouTube star and Smash Bros enthusiast Desmond “Etikah” Amofah was declared deceased by the NYPD on June 24 after going missing six days prior.

Amofah’s body was reportedly recovered from the East River, nearly half a mile away from the Manhattan Bridge, where it is believed he jumped.

Etika, InstagramPopular YouTuber and Smash Bros community figure Etika was declared deceased by NYPD in June.

The sudden tragedy rocked the internet star’s fanbase, who flocked to the bridge for an emotional memorial in wake of his passing – an event that saw interaction from other major names across the online entertainment sphere.

With YouTube Rewind 2019 praising some of the site’s top talent, fans of Etika are criticizing the platform for not featuring the entertainer in its “best of” highlight reel, including Amofa’s ex-girlfriend, “Alice Pika.”

“The only time Etika would be relevant enough in a YouTube Rewind, and he was snubbed because they decided to do a category top 5 instead of honoring the people that impacted internet culture this year,” she wrote of the issue.

Alice isn’t alone in her thinking: Smash Bros caster and Nintendo ambassador “D1” also spoke out on the matter in a heartfelt Tweet that same day.

“I don’t need a YouTube Rewind to remember what effect you had on me, and others worldwide,” he wrote. “We still miss you my dude, wish you were still here.”

Other commenters agreed with this sentiment, arguing that, rather than opting for a “best of” video, the platform should have highlighted creators who impacted the scene.

“Instead of doing what they do every year, and getting people together to make a big fun video they just… made a literal highlight reel,” one fan said. “…I really do think that there should have been some sort of memorial for Etika in some way.”

Thus far, this year’s YouTube Rewind has been met with mixed reviews, with many feeling that the site put in little effort in wake of the backlash from last year’s video – which became the most disliked upload in the platform’s history.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.