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Football player kicked from national team for flashing during Fortnite stream

Published: 12/Jun/2019 13:31 Updated: 12/Jun/2019 14:03

by Matt Porter


Professional footballer Haris Belkebla may feel he’s been given a ‘bum deal’ after getting axed from Algeria’s national team for showing his bottom during a teammate’s Fortnite livestream.

Substitute goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja was broadcasting the popular battle royale title on Twitch from his hotel room, as the team gets ready to take part in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

During the stream, midfielder Belkelbla appeared in the background of Oukidja’s camera, and dropped trou, exposing his posterior to fans of the keeper who had originally tuned in to see gameplay.

DZ FootballBelkelbla can be seen flashing over the should of Algeria’s substitute keeper.

News of the incident quickly spread on social media among Algeria fans, so much so that the team’s manager Djamel Belmadi caught wind of the mooning, and quickly took action.

According to DZ Football, the 25-year-old was hastily informed that he had been dropped from the 23-man squad for the tournament, and was sent home by the Algerian Football Federation (FAF).

In a statement issued on June 12, the FAF wrote that the player was sent home by the coach “to maintain discipline within the group.”

It’s possible that Belkebla’s stunt may cause punishment for his teammate too, as Twitch regularly ban streamers who show adult content on their channel, and a bare ass certainly falls into that category.

WikipediaBelkelba has been set home from Algeria’s national squad.

This was the first time the Stade Brest midfielder had received a call up to the senior team, having previously played for the nation’s under 23s, and represented his country at the 2016 Olympic Games.

He had even performed an initiation ceremony on Sunday, singing in front of his teammates as part of a ritual used to welcome new players into the squad.

With the absence of Belkebla now confirmed, Alergian fans will be hoping that expected replacement Mohamed Benkhemassa will be able to fill the position left by the midfielder when they take on Kenya in their first group game on June 26.


Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos


Fortnite players have made big claims that Epic is leaking player logins through the battle royale’s in-game leaderboard. However, the developer has insisted the system is safe, and there’s been no evidence of hacked accounts through it.

Security scares are no joke, and while developers do their best to keep them underwraps, they can sometimes appear where you least expect them.

That’s what Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber was claiming after being mysteriously logged out of his account. The Built By Gamers player claimed Fortnite’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ private information, including email addresses.

People could then use these emails to either try and brute force hack accounts, or reset passwords and kick players out of the game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill ⁠— everyone. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

However, people aren’t sold on Yung’s story. Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has stated that it’s impossible. Epic’s API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.

“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they claimed.

FNBRUnreleased’s standpoint has been backed up by Epic. The developer published a statement in response to Yung’s claims, saying leaderboards do not leak any players’ secure information.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

For now, players should just always make sure their passwords are strong to best protect against any leak. Plus, turn on two-factor authentication if you can.