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Overwatch streamer Harbleu rewatches late father’s stream appearance during emotional Twitch moment

Published: 2/Apr/2019 8:57 Updated: 2/Apr/2019 9:44

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Overwatch streamer Anthony ‘harbleu’ Ballo shared an emotional moment with his viewers, rewatching a video of his late father appearing on his stream before he passed away.

Who is Harbleu?

A streamer and pro player, Harbleu made a return to Overwatch Contenders with the ‘Chicken Contendies’ was making his comeback on Twitch after a short break following his father’s passing.

To close out his return broadcast, the former NRG Esports player loaded up a fifteen-minute long highlight video of his father appearing on the stream back in December, where he answered questions and told stories from his life – including his time in the military and working for the Secret Service.

TeamFortressTV: Austen WadeThe Overwatch player and streamer also competed in Team Fortress 2.

Harbleu said that he had asked both of his parents to appear on his stream over the holiday period, giving him a chance to introduce them to his viewers, and speak about their past. However, he said that his mother didn’t want to because she was so embarrassed. 

Yet, he was saved by his dad who jumped right in and answered a ton of fan questions. “My dad was a fucking badass man. I am very happy he came on my stream,” said Harbleu as the video ended. “I am very happy that my dad came on my stream and I’m going to cherish that video.”

The emotionally-charged moment finished with Harbleu bringing the stream to an end by thanking his fans for sticking by his side and showing him plenty of love upon his return.  

“Thank you guys for making this a good stream back. 2019 has been rough but there’s nowhere to go but up from here,” he added before looking for another streamer to host.

While Harbleu held back the tears and kept himself composed, his emotion was still clear to see. He smiled widely upon seeing his father being so joyous and getting involved in his stream, enjoying the moment, despite it being a tough time in his life.

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Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith

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On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
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Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.