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FaZe Clan suspend Fortnite star Dubs for using racial slur

Published: 29/Feb/2020 23:18 Updated: 29/Feb/2020 23:35

by Bill Cooney

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Esports organization FaZe Clan have suspended Daniel “Dubs” Walsh after the Fortnite pro used a racial slur on stream.

FaZe made the announcement On Feb 29 after a clip that appeared to show Dubs using a racial slur during another player’s stream surfaced and starting making the rounds online.

The clip was uploaded to Reddit on and a few hours later on February 29 the esports org announced they had “suspended Dubs indefinitely from representing Faze Clan while in professional competition, streaming, or posting on his social channels.”

“We are requiring Dubs to go through sensitivity training and proactively requiring all FaZe Clan members to go through sensitivity training immediately,” Faze added.

Dubs is a well-known Fornite player and streamer, who Placed 15th in the World Cup 2019 Solo Finals, and 7th in the Duo Finals with his teammate Megga, also of FaZe.

The Fortnite star, who was first signed by Faze in May of 2019, posted an apology to his Twitter just before his team announced the suspension.

“I can’t even describe how sorry I am,” the young pro wrote. “I did not intend to be hurtful in any way but what I said was still hurtful, insensitive, and wrong.”

“The word shouldn’t have been in my vocabulary and I apologize from the bottom my heart to everyone I offended by using it,” he continued. “You deserve better”

Dubs isn’t the first Fortnite pro to face consequences for something they said on stream. Back in 2019 Erik ‘Bloodx’ Guttormsen ‘parted ways’ with esports org Eleven Gaming after allegations he also used a racial slur, though in that case it wasn’t captured on stream.

It remains to be seen whether or not Dubs will return to represent FaZe fully after the suspension, and how the situation will affect his competing going forward.

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How to watch Valorant First Strike NA Global Finals: Stream & schedule

Published: 30/Nov/2020 13:39 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 20:05

by Andrew Amos

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The Valorant First Strike Global Finals are here and the very best of North America are ready to go toe-to-toe in Future Earth. Eight strong teams have entered, but only one can be the champion. Here’s everything you need to know.

Weeks of competition has led to this. Across the world, the best Valorant teams have been duking it out for the chance to be crowned their regional champion. In no region, however, is the competition more fierce than in North America.

Heading into 2021 with the the Valorant Champions Tour looming on the horizon, a win in First Strike will mean a lot to teams as they start preparing for the first ever World Championship.

If you want to catch the best NA Valorant has to offer, we’ve got you covered right here.

Valorant First Strike NA: Stream

Just like the accompanying European leg of the event, the First Strike NA regional finals will be broadcasted live on the official Valorant Twitch channel.

The action will get underway on December 3 starting at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST / 9:00 PM GMT / 10:00 PM CET. We’ve embedded the stream below for your convenience, so you can check back in once those times are sorted out.

Valorant First Strike NA: Teams & players

From hundreds of teams, only eight made it to North America’s First Strike Regional Finals. Fan-favorites like Sentinels, TSM, and T1 are mixing in with rising stars like Renegades and Immortals.

While Sentinels are the favored team heading into the event, given how close the teams are, it really could be anyone’s title.

Team Players
Team Envy food, crashies, FNS, mummAy, kaboose
100 Thieves Hiko, nitr0, steel, Asuna, dicey
Sentinels ShahZaM, SicK, sinatraa, zombs, dapr
Renegades retrQ, CP2, Winsum, randyySavage, Berghy
TSM reltuC, hazed, Wardell, Subroza, drone
FaZe Clan corey, ZachaREEE, Marved, babybay, Rawkus
T1 brax, AZK, Skadoodle, DaZeD, Spyder
Immortals Genghsta, jcStani, Jmoh, neptune, ShoT_UP

Valorant First Strike NA: Schedule & results

Valorant-First-Strike-NA-Bracket

Thursday, December 3

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Quarterfinals Envy vs Immortals 1PM 3PM 9PM 10PM
Renegades vs TSM 1PM 3PM 9PM 10PM

Friday, December 4

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Quarterfinals 100 Thieves vs T1 1PM 3PM 9PM 10PM
Sentinels vs FaZe 1PM 3PM 9PM 10PM

Saturday, December 5

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Semifinals TBD vs TBD 1PM 3PM 9PM 10PM
TBD vs TBD 1PM 3PM 9PM 10PM

Sunday, December 6

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 1PM 3PM 9PM 10PM

Valorant First Strike NA: Final Placements

This post will be updated once the action gets underway, so be sure to check back to see the results!