Team Vitality’s Mickalow banned from Twitch for racist joke - Dexerto

Team Vitality’s Mickalow banned from Twitch for racist joke

Published: 8/Nov/2019 12:56 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 13:18

by Matt Porter


Fortnite, regularly plays a variety of games on his channel, and most recently tried out the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare.

A joke he made during the campaign has saw his account suspended though, with the Frenchmen explaining the situation in a series of tweets on November 5.

YouTube: MickalowMickalow is a streamer and pro player for Team Vitality.

In now-deleted tweets posted on his Twitter account on November 6, the 26-year-old revealed that he had been banned for two weeks, writing in French: “I wanted to keep it discreet, but I see that it’s making noise. I’ve been banned from Twitch for two weeks for a racist joke.”

“We can joke about everything, but not with everyone, that’s the lesson I’ll learn from it.”

According to reports from Dexerto France, Mickalow’s suspension came from a comment he made about one of the characters in the latest Call of Duty game, in which he compared them to a gorilla.

The clips have since been deleted, with the streamer confirming that he had apologized following the incident.

“I’ve been asked if I apologized,” he continued. “Of course I did after the stream. I apologized in front of the chat as soon as I understood the joke was clumsy.”

While some questioned the length of the ban, with one Twitter user implying that two weeks is too short, Mickalow seems to be frustrated by the length, stating that he is a “clean guy who only made a bad joke.”

“I get now why streamers and YouTubers are restricting themselves on what they’re saying,” concluded the 26-year-old. “I forgot we’re in 2019 and that everything is misperceived.”

While Mickalow may be disappointed to be banned for a joke that didn’t have bad intentions behind it, Twitch are ruthless when it comes to suspensions, and have been clamping down on the use of racist language on the site over the past few years.

It is expected that Mickalow will return to the platform on Wednesday, November 20 once his 14-day ban has concluded.


Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.