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Twitch streamer banned for 30 days for using word he didn’t know was offensive

Published: 19/Mar/2019 9:37 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 10:01

by David Purcell

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A Twitch streamer’s choice of language during a livestream has landed him in hot water, but he’s since claimed that he didn’t actually know the word he used was offensive at all.

James D’Arcangelo, who goes by the name of Cloneman16, revealed on March 18 that he has been temporarily suspended from the streaming platform.

The ban that he’s been given will last up to 30 days, after using a term that Twitch deemed to be offensive enough to take action. 

The streamer is known for playing Overwatch on Twitch.

“Sadly I’ve been suspended for 30 days on Twitch, going to try and fix this,” he said in a tweet after his suspension was confirmed. 

The word used by the streamer was “mongoloid,” which is an offensive word that has been used in the past to label people with Down’s Syndrome.

“It was for hateful conduct for the word ‘mongoloid’. I didn’t know the true meaning of it until now and I would like to apologize for this,” he added. 

The streamer is known to play Overwatch for his viewers on Twitch but now, sadly for them, they will have to wait quite some time until they can tune into another one of his broadcasts again. 

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LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton

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Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

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xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.