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Overwatch streamer banned for hate speech after calling South American players “shit”

Published: 13/Feb/2019 16:15 Updated: 13/Feb/2019 18:15

by Calum Patterson


Twitch streamer Fareeha Andersen has had her account banned for “engaging in hateful conduct against a person or group of people”, after she called a team of South American Overwatch players “shit”.

The ban will last 30 days, and will also leave Andersen with a community guidelines strike against her account.

Fareeha is a popular streamer, known mostly as a skilled Overwatch player, with almost 50,000 followers, but her account is currently not available on the platform.

Fareeha was in a match against a team of South American players on February 7, when she told her team “it’s alright, we can still beat them, South American players are shit. They’re actually shit. I’m not just saying that to be mean.”

Fareeha later apologized, in a lengthy TwitLonger she said “I’m genuinely sorry, I fucked up. […] I mean no hate towards South Americans. The angle I intended with that was more of a “just like with EU, there’s less of a playerbase, less emphasis and support for esports, therefore less cutthroat competition like you’d see in KR servers for instance.”

She explains that her team was often being placed in South American servers with high ping, and combined with trolling from South American players and fans in her chat and discord, Fareeha lashed out.

As reported by Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, a Discord server Fareeha’s Twitch chat was rife with “harassing, griefing and [stream] sniping”. 

Shown in screenshots with translations attached, some of the messages read “you f***ing whore, u are ugly and we don’t care about u getting high ping” and “showing her boobs […] oh wait she doesn’t have any.”

Screenshot via @SlasherThese messages were apparently posted during and after the match.

Fareeha posted the email notification of her suspension on Twitter, clearly surprised by the punishment.

Not everyone was sympathetic however, with suggestions that her comments were ‘xenophobic’ and that her ban should come as no surprise.

Others argued that while the suspension was warranted, the length of the ban may have been “excessive”.

In any case, Fareeha should have her account reinstated within 30 days, but the community guidelines strike will remain. Often streamers who receive three strikes are banned permanently.

Twitch does not comment on community guidelines violations, to respect the privacy of users.


MrBeast will literally send your message to the moon: How to enter

Published: 24/Jan/2021 19:23

by Michael Gwilliam


YouTube sensation Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is once again putting his wealth to great use by letting fans literally send pictures and videos to the moon after buying space on a NASA rover.

On January 24, the YouTube star announced that fans can start sending him their content in the form of photos or videos, and he will put them on an official NASA rover. The only catch is that it costs $10 to do so and videos need to be just one second long.

“Later this year NASA is putting a rover on the moon and I managed to buy storage space on it. I thought it’d be fun to let you guys put whatever you want on the moon,” MrBeast said in a follow-up to his announcement tweet.

In a video detailing the new project on his website, Donaldson explains how he thought it would be cool to create the world’s first digital time capsule.

“Every single one of you that puts something on the moon will get a certificate of authenticity,” he elaborated. “So, for decades to come you can prove to people that you literally put something on the moon.”

According to MrBeast, the possibilities are endless (as long as it’s legal) with fans being able to put a picture of their mom, dog, Elon Musk, or the three together.

“This is your first and possibly only chance to ever put a photo or video on the moon,” he added. “I genuinely need your help to help preserve humanity.”

How to enter

Basically, how it works is really straight forward. All fans have to do is follow these instructions.

First, head on over to MrBeast’s site and select which bundle you want, as some more expensive options come with a T-shirt or hoodie.

Next, pay to add partake in the experience and select what video or photo you want to go to the moon and upload it to MrBeast’s site.

How to go to the moon with MrBeast
Making it to the moon has never been easier.

That’s it, you’re done. MrBeast’s team will load the content into a “moon-ready” harddrive and NASA will send the hard drive to the moon.

If you know anyone who is really interested in space, this could be a really cool surprise for them. Go ahead and reach for the stars.