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The Clout Gang house in the Hollywood Hills was swatted

Published: 24/Sep/2018 10:27 Updated: 24/Sep/2018 10:31

by Matt Porter

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The Clout Gang house, situated in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, California has been raided by armed law enforcement, making it the latest victim of ‘swatting’.

Swatting involves hoax calls being made to the police, claiming that a hostile or dangerous situation is taking place at a person’s home, in the hope that armed officers will enter the residence.

The ‘Clout Gang’, which includes the likes of Ricegum, FaZe Banks, Alissa Violet and Carrington Durham have been the latest targets of this false alarm hoax.

Alissa Violet recently took to her Snapchat account to show the residents of the Clout Gang house in their garage, talking to armed police officers during the incident.

The YouTube star appeared to be generally unphased by the event, joking on her social media that she was “having the best time”, and that it was “so fun”.

Swatting has unfortunately become a regular occurrence amongst popular internet personalities, to the point where some online stars are in regular contact with their local law enforcement about the issue.

The identity of the person who made the hoax call has not been released, nor has the details of the call itself. Unfortunately, while swatting incidents can be looked on as a joke by those who make the fake reports, they can be extremely dangerous situations for the victims of the hoax, as shown by a fatal swatting incident which took place in December 2017.

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AOC explains how Elo Hell in League helped her prepare for Congress

Published: 28/Nov/2020 5:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In her second Twitch stream, AOC hilariously explained how experiencing Elo Hell in League of Legends helped her develop the patience required for being a congresswoman.

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionally known as AOC, has been open about how much she loves League of Legends in the past. The proud politician even stunned her fans and followers when she revealed she finally made Silver IV.

It might have been her first foray into the minds and hearts of gamers around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the last. In October, AOC made history when hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch her play Among Us on Twitch for the very first time.

AOC was so well-loved among streamers and viewers, they begged her to come back for a second stream. It finally happened on November 27, and it was as wholesome and entertaining as the first.

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AOC’s first ever Among Us stream on Twitch was a smash hit.

At one point during the stream, Ryan ‘Northernlion’ Letourneau asked AOC an interesting question about her League of Legends experience and her response was both understandable and hilarious.

“Do you think having to keep your cool in League of Legends chat has helped your political career when it comes to maintaining some decorum in Congress?” asked Northernlion.

“Yeah, I think so,” said AOC. “Getting caught in Elo Hell really requires so much patience. I was playing with 12-year-olds… rage quitting five minutes into a game… so it really builds your patience.”

Elo Hell is a term used to describe situations where players and their rankings are dragged down due to incompetent and toxic teammates. It’s something League of Legends players know all too well, including AOC.

AOC has always managed to come across as down-to-earth. Still, it’s comforting and kind of funny to hear an esteemed congresswoman talk about something so relatable, especially to gamers.

Elo Hell in League of Legends is the absolute pits, but at least we now know it counts for something.