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FaZe Clan & KSI pay tribute to TikTok star FaZe Chemo who passed away

Published: 1/Nov/2020 21:44

by Bill Cooney

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Tributes have been pouring in since news broke that well-known TikToker and FaZe Clan superfan Anas ‘FaZe Chemo’ Alazzawi passed away due to complications from cancer.

Chemo was very popular on the video-sharing platform, with over 440k followers, and more than 10 million likes spread throughout his videos. He was also a diehard FaZe Clan fan, which, needless to say, is what inspired his social media name.

It was no secret he was battling cancer either, as his progress against the disease was a regular topic on his channel. Sadly, Alazzawi’s brother Armo broke the news on October 30 that the TikToker had passed away suddenly due to complications with the disease.

@fazechemo♬ Steven Universe – L.Dre

“Anas has been experiencing more and more pain this recent month.” Armo wrote on Chemo’s page. “The cancer spread throughout his bloodstream and got into his other leg, spine, shoulder, and head,”  “It got progressively worse and worse. He eventually died in the company of my parents around 8:30 pm est on October 30th.”

After the news came out, posts remembering the FaZe superfan began pouring in from all over the internet including from YouTube star KSI, with whom Chemo often interacted through TikTok.

“So I got the news that FaZe Chemo passed away, I just wanted to say rest in peace, my guy,” a somber KSI said in his own video. “F**k cancer bro, you’ll always have a better beard than me.”

@ksiRIP @fazechemo 🙁♬ Jocelyn Flores – XXXTENTACION

FaZe Clan also remembered their fan with a post on their official Twitter page, where thousands of fans of the organization and Chemo’s videos filled the replies with even more tributes.

“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Anas Alazzawi, a fan of ours who was loved all over Tik Tok under the username “FaZe Chemo,” the org wrote. “Our thoughts are with his friends and family.”

 

 

In a very classy and touching manner, FaZe also promoted a GoFundMe link that a friend of Alazzawi’s created in order to help his family pay for the TikToker’s funeral fees and medical bills.

As of the time of writing, the fundraiser has raised over $10,000 of its $50,000 goal. If you’d like to donate to help Chemo’s family with the expenses, you can do so by visiting the GoFundMe here.

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Police hunt for suspect after hoax hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal

Published: 13/Nov/2020 19:45 Updated: 14/Nov/2020 0:37

by Theo Salaun

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Reports indicate that there is an ongoing hostage situation involving dozens of people at Ubisoft Montreal’s headquarters in the Mile-End neighborhood of Montreal, Quebec. There have been no confirmed injuries.

Update (7:35 p.m. ET): Ubisoft Montreal have released a statement regarding the hostage situation. “We are extremely relieved this was resolved without incident and we’d like to thank you all for your support and kind words.”

No injuries were reported at the offices. Montreal Police are launching a full investigation into the call.

Update (5:04 p.m. ET): All of the Ubisoft Montreal’s building occupants are being safely evacuated by Montreal’s police force and the police have joined local news in suggesting that the situation was, in fact, a hoax perpetrated by a call within the Ubisoft headquarters. No suspect has been identified or apprehended at this point, but the SPVM are actively investigating.

Update (4:04 p.m. ET): While local news outlets are reporting that the hostage situation was a hoax, Montreal’s police force have indeed confirmed that there appears to be no active threat and that the building’s occupants are being evacuated.

Update (3:33 p.m. ET): Little is known about the police force’s ongoing activity in attempts to enter the building, but CTV News reports that Ubisoft’s employees have been told, via company memo, to “hide in an area that locks and to keep quiet.”

Update (3:00 p.m. ET): Heavily armed Montreal police tactical units are approaching the building and preparing to make entry. Dozens of employees remain on roof and no injuries or negotiations with the suspects have been reported thus far.

Update (November 13, 2020 at 2:49 p.m. ET): Police appear to have barricaded off the daycare at Ubisoft Montreal’s headquarters, at least 50 employees have barricaded themselves atop the building’s roof, and tactical police units have blocked off surrounding streets and appear to be preparing to make entry. Current reports indicate that there have been no injuries thus far, according to local news on the scene.

With numerous reports and tweets from local news and Ubisoft Montreal employees, respectively, it appears that a hostage situation is unfolding at the company’s headquarters but that all employees are safe. 

In the afternoon, it was reported by Quebec’s TVA Nouvelles that dozens of hostages were being held at Ubisoft Montreal’s building on Saint Laurent Boulevard. This ongoing situation was echoed by Montreal’s police department, who put out public announcements to avoid the area due to the police’s efforts there.

Shortly after, numerous employees, including Programming Project Lead Gavin Young and a Production Marketer for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, tweeted that they were indeed safe and sound despite what was happening in the building.

Although ‘Valskuiken’ tweeted that they would be going home, it appears that a large conglomerate of employees have made their ways to the building’s roof and have barricaded themselves up there by blocking off the door to the exterior.

Further, reports from TVA Nouvelles indicate that a ransom request has been made by the suspects, but it is unclear what has come of it as police continue to operate in the vicinity.

At present, it appears that numerous employees are safe but it is unclear what is precisely happening with the situation given the multi-floor building’s space and large occupancy. At least 50 employees have made it to the roof, wherereports show they are holding up safely. However, in anticipation of the police force making entry into the building, it seems that ambulances and a tactical police force are arriving to the scene.

As reports indicate, the tactical forces approaching the building include numerous police officers, tactical police units, and heavier vehicles. There have been no indications of injuries thus far, so it appears that the ambulances are predominantly a precautionary measure.

We will be continuing to update this page with updates as they come in and as the Montreal police force and local news provide information to the public about the current circumstances.