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Twitch streamer carjacked at gunpoint gets banned “indefinitely” [UPDATED]

Published: 16/Sep/2019 22:11 Updated: 1/May/2020 16:56

by Brent Koepp

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UPDATE 5:25PM PST SEPTEMBER 18:

BeesOnMyHeadTV’s “indefinite” Twitch suspension was short lived, as he has now been unbanned on the platform.


Streaming service Twitch has banned ‘BeesOnMyHeadTV’ from its platform for the foreseeable future after he was carjacked and shot at during a live broadcast.

While in-real-life broadcasting is a popular category on streaming websites such as Twitch and YouTube, sometimes it also brings the harsh reminder that life stops for no-one and unexpected and unpredictable things can happen.

IRL streamer BeesOnMyHeadTV found this out the hard way during his livestream on September 14 after he was suddenly shot at and carjacked. Twitch suspended his account for the behaviour caught on camera, and has since informed the streamer that he won’t be getting it back any time soon.

Twitch banned the IRL streamer

On September 16, BeesOnMyHeadTV tweeted out a screenshot of an email he’d received from Twitch after his account was banned.

The email in question states that the platform had taken the decision to suspend the user and issue a Community Guidelines strike against him to “protect his privacy” due to an “on-screen emergency”.

Fans flooded his replies with comments, unhappy that the streamer had been banned for the foreseeable future for a situation that wasn’t his fault.

Another person argued against the streamer’s outrage, and said that Twitch made a logical decision in banning him, as it would forcefully remove the clip from its website.

“While it does suck that you got banned, Twitch did make the logical decision.” the user commented. “They don’t want a VOD going around on their site showing some maniac firing a gun off.”

“Surely they could have accomplished this without the strike?” a fan replied, questioning why the platform would suspend the IRL streamer instead of simply removing the video.

BeesOnMyHeadTV might be able to return to Twitch if he contests his ban with the streaming service, as it’s been known to lift “indefinite” suspensions in the past.

Dexerto will update the article if any further developments regarding the situation occur.

Gaming

Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.