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Reckful banned on Twitch after controversial livestream

Published: 25/Feb/2020 12:32 Updated: 2/Jul/2020 17:54

by Calum Patterson

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Update (07/02/20): It is being reported that Reckful has taken his own life at the age of 31. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).


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Popular Twitch streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein has had his account suspended on the platform, with fans left in the dark over the cause of the punishment.

The former World of Warcraft pro has been making big strides in his growth on the platform, gaining around 1,000 new followers a day in the month leading up to his ban on February 24.

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He was fast approaching the 1 million follower mark, but his growth has now been stunted due to the suspension, with its exact cause still unclear.

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Reckful was close to hitting 1 milllion followers on Twitch.

Why was Reckful banned on Twitch?

A number of incidents did occur over the days leading up to his ban, any of which, or perhaps multiple, could have caused the punishment handed down by the Amazon-owned platform.

On February 22, a woman flashed her chest to the stream, while they held Reckful’s camera, which is the first incident some have pointed to. Later, he is said to have driven at over 100mph while holding his phone and displaying the dashboard. Twitch has taken a zero-tolerance approach to dangerous driving streams in the past, especially if there is speeding.

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At this time, it cannot be confirmed what the exact cause of the ban was, nor how long the ban will last. Typically, the shortest suspensions are 24 hours, with longer bans reaching 30 days, or indefinite if a repeat suspension or a particularly serious case.

Fellow streamer Mizkif explained that he spoke to Bernstein and advised him to delete the VOD of the broadcast, but apparently Reckful dismissed his warning.

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Mizkif claims that Reckful was unperturbed by the threat of a potential ban, apparently responding, “if I get banned for a week, what, I can’t stream one time, I don’t give a sh*t.”

“That’s how he thinks,” Mizkif continued, “he genuinely did not give a– he was so uncaring about this, he was not willing to go to his stream, just click ‘delete all clips’ and end.”

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Dexerto has reached out to Reckful for comment. At the time of writing, he has not addressed the suspension publicly.

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

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Drake’s incredible $8 million car collection in pictures

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:30

by Kieran Bicknell

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Drake needs no introduction. As one of the biggest names in rap music across the globe, the star has amassed a net worth of over $150 million. Not only is his net worth insane, but so is his car collection.

Canadian musician Drake – real name Aubrey – is one of the best-known names in rap music. With a ridiculous number of awards to his name, he has become an almost permanent fixture on mainstream music charts. As you may imagine, his success had led to him building up quite the car collection.

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Reportedly, the total value of his current car collection is worth nearly eight-figures. With his continued success, it is likely that he will break this barrier within the next few years if all goes well.

Drake LaFerrari Car Collection
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Drake’s car collection is the stuff of dream for even die-hard car collectors.

Drake’s insane car collection 2020

Drake is a big fan of British supercar makers McLaren, and has a number of their cars in his fleet. One of his personal favorites is his white McLaren 675LT. Costing upwards of $338,000 the 675LT is one of McLaren’s most ‘hardcore’ cars ever, with 666hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.

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Drake Lamborghini Aventador
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His Lamborghini Aventador is a special edition LP 700-4 model.

Not one to go with ‘basic’ versions of cars, Drake purchased a limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. With 700hp on tap, this Lambo will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, and cost Drake a cool $400,000. Drake has also previously said the car “makes him feel like Christian Bale (in Batman)” when behind the wheel.

Swapping performance for all-out luxury, Drake owns one of the plushest cars money can buy – a Mercedes Pullman. Typically used by royal families and government officials, this high-class Merc is perfect for whisking Drake around in absolute luxury. It doesn’t come cheap, however, retailing at over $600k.

 

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Opting for a one-off car is a great way to ‘flex’ your wealth, and that’s exactly what Drake has done with his $700k+ Mansory Bushukan Phantom. Featuring a custom design, along with a solid gold OVO hood ornament in place of the RR ‘spirit of ecstasy’ the Phantom is perfect for ultra-plush travel.

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Drake’s incredible hypercar collection

In terms of hypercars, his collection is as crazy as you’d imagine. His Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is one of only 12 in the world, and cost a whopping $2,000,000. Drake also has a LaFerrari in Yellow, which likely set him back around $1.5-$2 million.

Drakes Bugatti Veyron
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Drake’s Veyron Sang Noir is one of his rarest cars.

If you thought the Bugatti was wild, the crown of Drake’s collection will blow you away. He has reportedly bought one of the world’s first Devel Sixteen hypercars. With an alleged 5000hp from its 12.3l, V16 engine, it is one of the rarest cars in the world, costing $2,200,000.

Drake’s custom private jet

Of course, we can’t forget his custom Boeing 767 private jet, but that won’t fit in a garage, so we’ve excluded it from the list.

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All told, Drake’s car collection is currently sitting around the $8 million mark, if reports are to be believed. Who knows where it will sit in a few years time.