Entertainment

Streamer breaks down after Minecraft pets meet an explosive fate

Published: 12/Oct/2019 19:49 Updated: 12/Oct/2019 20:27

by Brent Koepp

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A Twitch streamer became distraught after her Minecraft sheep got attacked by an infamously explosive enemy, leaving her in tears.

Minecraft might be known as one of the most popular family-friendly games out there, but the sandbox title can actually be quite brutal, as players will sometimes struggle before they can survive in the world.

One streamer learned this lesson the hard way when her beloved pet sheep that she was taking care of were suddenly attacked, and the intense experience caused her to break down crying.

Mojang / MicrosoftThe popular sandbox title first released in 2009, but has seen a resurgence this year.

An explosive enemy

Twitch streamer ‘lisabby’ was having a laid-back session in the sandbox game as she joyfully took care of her pets, when a Creeper dropped down in the background and began to move slowly towards her as she was unaware of her surroundings.

She then looked up and saw the enemy flashing red to her left. “Ooh!” she yelled, while swinging her weapon at the foe. But it was too late, as the Creeper exploded on the streamer and her pet animals.

“No, no, no! What the f*ck!?” she screamed, shocked by the moment before breaking down in tears after she had time to take in what had just happened to her.

Holding her hands to her mouth, lisabby turned to her audience and shouted “Oh my God, my sheep!” before she surveyed the damage done to her pets living area which had caused a crater in the ground.

“Come back in!” she told her pets, which were struggling to get out of the hole, before some of them climbed up to the higher ground. “Okay, I need fence. Where’s the fence? Oh my God…” she exclaimed.

According to her ‘About’ page on Twitch, lisabby is from the Netherlands and only started streaming in June. Despite this, she already has hundreds of followers – no small feat for someone who’s just started out on the platform.

The variety streamer’s schedule is currently “irregular” as she puts it, because she’s still attending college, and is balancing between her education and streaming.

While Minecraft has been out for close to ten years now, the sandbox games recent explosion in popularity in 2019 has seen new players jumping in for the first time.

However, this means that they’re having to learn the harsh lessons that many learned years ago, which provides entertainment for more seasoned viewers.

Overwatch

Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.