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Entertainment • Jun 25, 2019

YouTube and Twitch communities honor Etika ft Pokimane, PewDiePie, Ali-A, and more

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YouTube and Twitch communities honor Etika ft Pokimane, PewDiePie, Ali-A, and more
Twitter / @Etika

Personalities on YouTube and Twitch shared their stories and tributes after learning about the passing of YouTube star Desmond 'Etika' Amofah.

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Etika was a very well-known YouTuber since he started making videos on the platform seven years ago. 

He became known for a variety of things, many would agree his focus on Nintendo and his over-the-top reaction videos to Super Smash Bros. characters, notably to Mewtwo and Cloud, are what he became most known for.

When the Nintendo Switch released he gave his fan base the nickname of "JoyCon Broz" which was a reference to the Switch's controllers. 

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While his channel has since been taken down by YouTube, although there is a petition to bring it back, you are still able to search for his reactions as they have been largely preserved and uploaded by his fans

Etika's electric personality and his love for what he did is what made him so popular on YouTube. His passion for Smash Bros. in general always made him worth tuning into just to see what he had to say about a new fighter coming to the game.

While he might have been a polarizing figure for many, he had a lot of friends in the community and several of them shared their reactions to the star's sudden passing.

Instagram: Etika
Etika posing with his Nintendo Switch.

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Reactions from major online personalities

Etika made a lot of friends over his seven years on YouTube and inspired numerous others to start creating videos and streams.

The world's most famous YouTuber, Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg shared his condolences, saying we lost Etika too soon. Others personalities echoed this sentiment. You can view some of their comments below.

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