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Shroud receives PUBG ban for bizarre reason – “What’s the point?”

Published: 29/Jan/2019 10:16 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 17:16

by Calum Patterson


Popular streamer Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek, best known for streaming PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), has been temporarily banned from the game’s test server – for a surprising reason.

Undoubtedly the most popular streamer and YouTuber with a focus on PUBG, even shroud is not above the game’s strict rules, and the developers appear to have come down hard on him for a minor transgression.

Having tried out the latest update to PUBG on the test server, shroud ran into an army of streamer snipers, who proceeded to follow him around the map and protect him from other enemy players.

This made for some hilarious moments on stream, but developers PUBG Corp. didn’t seem to see the funny side, and instead have handed shroud a temporary ban following the situation.

Thankfully for shroud, the ban is limited to the test server only, so he is still able to play the standard servers as normal.

After seeing his tweet showing that he had he been banned until February 4, fans were still unclear as to why exactly he had received punishment.

Shroud cleared everything up on stream though, explaining “remember when I was running around with like 40 stream snipers, and I told them to follow me? Yeh that was why. Which seems so pointless because they just banned me on the test server – like why?”

Only banned until February 4, shroud will be back on the test server in no time, but it is no doubt frustrating that he will be unable to try out the new night version of Vikendi and the new Bizon SMG – both of which are currently only available on the test server.

It’s not the first time shroud has received bans from PUBG for somewhat innocuous infractions, showing that the devs are not playing favorites with anyone, even for one of their biggest content creators, who even has his own skins in the game.


TikToker Nessa Barrett slams TalentX’s Michael Gruen: “He hates me”

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:57

by Alice Hearing


Nessa Barrett has slammed TalentX manager Micheal Gruen in the third installment of Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy’s new podcast BFFs in which they talk about all things TikTok drama.

The first episode of the podcast sent fans into a frenzy after the Barstool Sports’ president claimed that Nessa Barrett had found her fame through dating Josh Richards. The host claimed he was “in the middle of a TikTok war” and fuelled drama by tweeting memes and jokes about the situation.

But for their third episode, they actually invited Nessa herself onto the show, and while there appeared to be no beef between Dave and the popular TikToker, it was revealed that the manager of TalentX Michael Gruen and Nessa are feuding.

Fans of Nessa will know that the pair don’t necessarily like each other. After the drama surrounding the first episode, Michael weighed in with his own opinion on an Instagram fan page for the star.

Nessa Barrett Instagram
Instagram: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett has more than 11 million followers on TikTok

He wrote, “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world’. The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).” Nessa did not publicly reply but she did unfollow him on Instagram.

It turns out that their beef runs a little deeper. After remaining quite held back with her answers for the first half of the podcast, Nessa suddenly had words to say once Micheal was mentioned by Dave.

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She said, “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people”

Josh attempted to defend Michael, and said that the word “Ugly” wasn’t used, but instead that “he said my taste in women was not good.”

Nessa continued, “He has said like the beginning of quarantine that he wants to send me on a one-way ticket to Mexico and I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17 like he is just rude…I just don’t waste my energy on him I just don’t like him he’s a terrible person” She also added and emphasized that “he is a certified a**hole.”

Michael is yet to react to Nessa’s brutal takedown, but given his reputation, he is likely to respond very soon.