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xQc rages after being “scammed” by Toreba crane game

Published: 21/Sep/2019 0:03 Updated: 21/Sep/2019 0:08

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Overwatch play – but it wasn’t Overwatch that got him heated during a September 20 stream.

Although a former player for the Dallas Fuel, xQc isn’t just an Overwatch junkie, broadcasting a variety of games for his audience like CS:GO, as well as browsing through viral Twitch clips.

Lengyel further added to his portfolio of content during a September 20 broadcast by trying his hand at Toreba, a remote crane game service that allows players to try their hand at the UFO-catcher from the comfort of their own home.

Toreba is a popular remote crane game service, allowing users to play the UFO-catcher right from their own homes.

As many players know, crane games are no cakewalk, and many require certain strategies (and hours in front of the arcade machine) to win – a fact that xQc found out the hard way.

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The streamer appeared to have a win in the bag, after managing to pick up a ping pong ball with the claw machine. The tension was apparent in his face as the machine sidled over to the right to hover over the target point – and failed to drop the ball, which stayed attached to its prong.

“WHAT?” xQc screamed in response to the failure, claiming that the game was merely a scam to swindle players out of their money. “I’m done! I’m done! Scammed! Scammed! …that is utter fucking trash! It is magnetized. That is proof. That is magnetized!”

While xQc may not be a crane game god, that isn’t stopping him from trying his hand at other titles: but he gets equally frustrated with these games, at times, as seen during his rant at another player during a CS:GO session on September 2.

“I have never paused the game before,” the streamer shouted after a fellow player decided to pause their match. “I have never asked for pause, I will never ask for a pause ever. So tell me, with what it’s in the mind of a piece of shit like you, why do you pause games? Fuckin tell me!”

No matter the game, it looks like xQc always has big reactions in store – although these reactions don’t always correlate with dubs, as in the case of his failed Toreba experience.

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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.