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xQc goes off on donator after they troll his RDR2 gameplay

Published: 14/Jan/2020 10:12

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel couldn’t hold back his fury after one donator set him off by criticizing his choices during a key decision in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Ever since he stepped away from professional Overwatch and focused solely on streaming, xQc has become one of the most popular streamers on Twitch – even getting himself into pole position as the most-watched channel for the end of 2019.

While fans may flock to watch for his interesting opinions and hilarious gameplay, it’s his signature rage that creates some of his best highlights. They can become even better, though, when his viewers try to make themselves a part of the broadcast and are on the receiving end of a trademark rant from the Canadian.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentxQc swapped his Overwatch League spot for a full-time streaming career and it’s paid off pretty well.

Unsurprisingly, that was the case during his January 13 stream as xQc finally reached the conclusion of Red Dead Redemption 2. However, the streamer and his portions of his chat were at odds over the games ending, even though he’d just got through the ‘good’ side of things. 

One viewer took the debate over the line as they donated to say that xQc was “low brained” and said he had “no values or virtues” and was “blind to value in life.” So, the streamer fired back. 

“Oh, I played the game and I clicked on one of two options, therefore, I should be killed? In real life?” xQc yelled, before picking up his monitor and shaking it violently. “And, I have no values or virtues? This is why plays your f**king game of f**king stories. This is why we don’t play those here. F**k, man. So f**king stupid man. This chats zero IQ, I’m so f**king triggered.”

Even though Red Dead Redemption ticked over from its main story to the epilogue, xQc and his chat were still going at each other, as the streamer bit back at further claims about his morals. 

At the end of the day, it’s another example of how his viewers do try their best to set xQc off for their own entertainment, even if they don’t believe what they’re actually saying.

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Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.