xQc and Trainwrecks argue over Amouranth's "deliberate" Twitch ban - Dexerto

xQc and Trainwrecks argue over Amouranth’s “deliberate” Twitch ban

Published: 14/Sep/2019 10:33 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:59

by Joe Craven


Popular Twitch streamers Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel and Tyler ‘trainwrecks’ Niknam have responded to the three-day ban handed to Amouranth for an awkward wardrobe malfunction

On September 9, Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth’ Siragusa was banned from Twitch, after a clip emerged of her accidentally showing too much of herself. The streamer was playing with her dog on the floor and rolled over numerous times, inadvertently flashing her watching audience.

There have been mixed responses to the ban, with some arguing that it was a deliberate stunt to attract attention, while others have argued it was an innocent mistake. xQc and Trainwrecks locked horns over this very debate, and one doesn’t seem to have a lot of sympathy for Siragusa.

Twitch: AmouranthAmouranth was on the floor with her dog when the incident happened.

“Train what’s your argument, that she did it on purpose?” asked xQc, after the group got onto the topic of Amouranth’s ban. 

“My argument is there’s no way she didn’t know that it was out,” Train responded. xQc wasn’t satisfied with this response and pressed to find out if Niknam thought the wardrobe malfunction was deliberate or not, causing Train to state that he thought she “was aware of it [that she was exposed]”. 

Trainwrecks took this further, stating that he was arguing “intent” on Amouranth’s behalf, and that her response – or lack thereof – suggests that she knew what she was doing. 

He argued that if a normal Twitch streamer realized a mistake of that nature, they would instantly apologize, move and ensure the mistake wasn’t repeated. Amouranth, however, didn’t react, leading Train to believe it was deliberate.

“So you’re saying she was sexually baiting then?” xQc asked. 

“Yes,” replied Train. “How many people have we seen careers made over a fucking flash… I think it sells patreon, I think it sells every other site and I think it 100% baits the clicks, especially if you know in advance it’s gonna be a three day ban for ‘adult nudity’”.

xQc still didn’t buy the argument though, saying that he couldn’t believe someone would expose themselves in that way just to gain more viewers. 

Train’s argument is essentially stating that Amouranth was aware the ban would only be temporary, and that the backlash would be worth the increase in viewers and revenue she would receive.

As of September 13, Amouranth is back on Twitch and is free to broadcast to her audience of nearly 1.5 million followers.


FaZe Clan reveal FaZe 5’s Top 100 finalists & next recruitment steps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 23:20

by Theo Salaun


FaZe Clan’s FaZe 5 recruitment is nearing its finale, as 95 of the final top 100 candidates have officially been revealed. Next, the community will be able to select the five remaining content creators before FaZe announces the top 100’s challenge on Monday, October 26.

Back in August, FaZe Clan set the gaming world ablaze with a #FaZe5 challenge that gives everyone a chance to sign up and compete to become one of five new recruits to the organization in 2020. 

After months of deliberations and countless submissions, FaZe have tried to trim the finalists down to a top 100 before moving on to the next round of the challenge. But, as it turns out, the deciders are struggling to finish off their list and want to enlist the public for some help.

In a brand-new, highly anticipated hype video, FaZe announced 95 finalists with submission videos and highlights overlaid on some heavy, uptempo electronic music. Then, FaZe CBass explains what’s next.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the content creators who made the final cut seem to be avid gamers focused on Call of Duty, Fortnite, Valorant, and Apex Legends. But there is some diversity, as fans might notice some highlights of Fall Guys, but then also visual art, music, and even clothing design.

Some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s more successful streamers and competitors also made the cut, as Nio, SuperEvan, and WarsZ all made the top 95. It’s not all high-level FPS streamers though, as the FaZe boys appear to have cast a wide net for the newest batch of recruits.

Among the more interesting content creators who are reaching the next round, the six-year-old Rowdy Rogan and MontoyaTwinz (Mya and Myka Montoya) are easy standouts. (It remains unclear if the Montoyas would take up one or two spots if they get into the final five.)

After flying through 95 impressive candidates, CBass cuts in to let people know that the list is too hard to cap off. 

“Everything we’ve looked through, we’ve been impressed by. We’ve sat through and watched absolutely everything we can and the honest truth is that there are way more than 100 people who are deserving of moving on to the next round of this challenge.”

Since the boys in red, black, and white can’t choose the final five, they’re allowing the community to do so. If fans have a creator who didn’t make the top 100, but deserves to, then they just need to hashtag “FaZe5” on Twitter and tag said creator. Then, on Monday, October 26, the official top 100 and next steps will be announced.