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Twitch ban Cloud9 Smash pro Mango after appearing to pass out drunk on stream

Published: 7/Jan/2019 11:11 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 21:47

by David Purcell

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Joseph ‘Mango’ Marquez left many of his fans in hysterics as he appeared to pass out drunk during a Twitch stream and fell to the floor late on January 6. He later received a ban from his Twitch overlords.

The professional Super Smash Bros Melee player was seen celebrating after the Philadelphia Eagles sealed a last-gasp victory over the Chicago Bears in the NFL playoffs. The Eagles snatched the win in the final 56 seconds on Wild Card weekend, with the game finishing 16-15 in their favor. 

Mango was clearly ecstatic with the defending Superbowl champions’ performance, but it would appear that he had one drink too many. After lifting his Blue Moon beer into the air, he dropped right next to the camera and out of shot.

The streamer didn’t get up for around three minutes after it seemed he had initially collapsed and the stream went offline following his slump. He did emerge, though, but was clearly still intoxicated. Mango decided to bring the stream to a close around 10 minutes later after coming back online.

Just a matter of hours after he passed out on stream, as expected, he received a ban from Twitch on his account. He posted an image of the ban on Twitter, revealing that it was for seven days due to ‘Dangerous consumption of drugs or alcohol’. He accompanied the picture with his own thoughts on the subject.

The Smash pro player would later go on Twitter to defend what happened, and claimed that he was actually pretending to pass out in order to go and see his girlfriend.

The two-time EVO champion has been seen drunk on his stream a number of times before, and the sight of him this intoxicated after an Eagles win will hardly shock his regular views. 

Ironically, during a past drunk stream, he ended up calling out Twitch staff members about the current state of the streaming platform. 

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“Woo, fuck the staff. This shit’s gone down since you fired everybody. Everybody knows Twitch has gone down straight to shit” he said on November 29 while playing Portal 2. “I’ve been waiting for a ban. I wanna go.”

Despite trying to tempt Twitch into banning him on that occasion, Mango continued to stream and share some big moments with his fans, such as the Eagles’ playoff victory; he was clearly delighted with his team’s result. 

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.