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YouTuber Etika detained by NYPD during Instagram Live broadcast

Published: 29/Apr/2019 17:49 Updated: 29/Apr/2019 19:24

by Eli Becht

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YouTuber and Twitch streamer Daniel Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah finds himself in hot water after ranting on Twitter about hating Jews, which led him being arrested and put into an ambulance all while streaming.

Etika has been a master of controversy so far in 2019 and has drummed up some more after going on a rant that led to him getting dragged through the dirt by other Twitter users and even put into police custody.

It started after he messaged many prominent YouTubers and personalities asking for verification on Twitter. Obviously, this isn’t something they would have control over and once they turned him down, Etika went on an explosive Twitter rant.

Police showed up and arrested him

It’s unclear how things escalated to the police arriving but during his Instagram Live broadcast, police entered his home and put him in handcuffs.

We can see Etika being taken to an ambulance in handcuffs, indicating he might be heading there first, likely due to the way he was acting on Twitter and to the police.

He told police he didn’t know why people want him hurt

At one point during his rant, Etika posted a video of the NYPD, shortly before being detained, outside of his window as he explained people on the internet were trying to hurt him.

He told them that he didn’t know why they wanted to hurt him but that he made porn and made a lot of money.

What did Etika say?

There’s a lot to dig into with these tweets but the one that really kicked things off was him tweeting about hating Jews. This anti-semetic tweet didn’t sit well with Twitter users as he was dragged by fans.

Of course, this isn’t Etika’s first rodeo and he had a lot more to say in his long tirade.

Etika kept it going by insulting the entire human race, religion and basically threatening to cleanse the population in full Thanos style.

There’s a lot more to pick and choose from, but the lengthy rant has drawn the ire of plenty and has caused Etika to trend on Twitter all throughout the day on April 29.

If you were unaware of who Etika was before all this, you might have a lot of catching up to do.

Etika TwitterEtika wants to cleanse the earth of the ignorant.

Many of his followers on Twitter have become aware of his antics and have since become immune to what he has to say. Here’s just a look at some of the reactions from people on Twitter.

It’s hard to say why this rant is really going on but it looks like Twitter is definitely ready for it.

Etika has a murky history

Etika has become known for his reaction videos in the Super Smash Bros. community but has since strayed away from that into whatever it is that he has going on now.

On April 16, Etika posted to Twitter suggesting he was going to kill himself which led to many of his fans becoming concerned about his health and well-being.

Nothing came out of the incident and some fans even suggested he did all of this for attention. His history runs so deep that he even has his own KnowYourMeme entry.

In 2018 the streamer was banned from Twitch after using a homophobic slur on his stream, according to Newsweek.

It remains to be seen if any action will be taken against his Twitter account after this latest rant.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.