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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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Ninja, TheGrefg, Loserfruit & Lachlan assemble for historic Fortnite Icon stream

Published: 18/Jan/2021 6:38

by Brad Norton

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Ninja, Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg are the mega popular streamers behind Fortnite’s first batch of Icon Series skins and all four of them just grouped up for a historic livestream.

January 16 marked the reveal of Fortnite’s first Icon Series skin. Ninja kicked things off with the new line of streamer-based skins. Fans had been eager to play as their favorite personalities in-game for years, and the Icon Series would pave the way for just that.

Loserfuit came next in June 2020. Followed by Lachlan in November 2020 and most recently, Grefg in January 2021. With all four now out in the wild, the streamers responsible all joined forces for a history Fortnite session.

Grefg and Ninja were the first two in the lobby.

“It was your free day right?” Grefg asked Ninja, who wasn’t intending to go live on January 17. “Correct,” Ninja responded. “But I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.”

Both Lachlan and Loserfruit had to make some sacrifices for the special moment as well. They were both playing from Australia on 220 ping but were more than happy to do so for the huge occasion.

All four players dropped into their first match wearing their respective Icon Series skins. It marked the first time in Fortnite history that they were all in the same lobby, let alone on the same team.

“Alright guys, this is an ‘iconic’ moment,” Ninja said as all four icons gathered to heal up. “Everyone has their own skin,” Lachlan followed up. “That’s crazy to think about.” 

Collectively the squad boasts over 57 million subscribers on YouTube, with millions more supporting them across Twitch, Twitter, and other platforms. It’s undeniably one of the biggest powerhouse teams to ever drop into a game of Fortnite.

Naturally, their first game together was an emphatic win.

Not only did they get the victory with ease, but they even taunted their final enemy. Boxing the last player in and emoting at the same time to add insult to injury.

Given the time zone differences and the ping difference between them, it’s likely this is a one-off spectacle.

When future Icon Series skins are added, we could see new star-studded quads joining forces. But for now, this will go down as the most iconic Fortnite team yet.