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TSM’s Daequan Gets Unbanned on Twitch Just in Time for Friday Fortnite

Published: 22/Jun/2018 22:11 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Albert Petrosyan

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Team SoloMid professional Fortnite player ‘Daequan’ has been unbanned on Twitch several hours after his channel was hit with a 24 hour suspension.

The reversal of his ban came just in time for him to compete in Week 7 of the Friday Fortnite celebrity tournament.

Daequan was one of several prominent Twitch streamers that found themselves suddenly facing temporary bans due to DMCA violations for playing copyrighted music on stream.

Due to Twitch’s terms of service, this meant that his image, voice, or name could not appear on anyone else’s stream, making it virtually impossible for him to participate in Friday Fortnite.

However, thanks to some string pulling done by the competition’s organizer Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem, the DMCA violation was retracted and the Twitch suspension was reversed shortly thereafter, making Daequan eligible to play in Friday Fortnite.

Unfortunately, this meant that he and his partner ‘CaMiLLs’ had to start the tournament straight from the Losers Bracket because they were unable to play their first match in time and were disqualified.

Furthermore, this deprived fans of the chance to watch Daequan and CaMiLLs face their TSM teammates ‘Myth’ and ‘Hamlinz’ in what likely would have been an exhilarating first round matchup. 

Before his ban was uplifted, Daequan was asked why he wasn’t streaming on YouTube for the time being, but he claimed that his partnership with Twitch restricted him from doing that.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

 

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.