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Twitch streamer Ohlana passes away at 26 from suicide

Published: 8/Jul/2020 15:07 Updated: 8/Jul/2020 16:03

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Lannia ‘Ohlana’ has died due to an apparent suicide. She was 26 years old.

Ohlana was a popular personality who had recently hit 100,000 followers on Twitch, often either playing CS:GO or ‘in real life’ travelling streams.

However, concerns were raised for the Canadian-Vietnamese streamer after she had posted a series of concerning tweets and Instagram stories to her social media channels.

Her final tweet read “it’s not anybody’s fault.” Her previous tweet, on July 6, said “depressed people struggle to reach out in fear the ones closest to them will have cops show up and forcefully confine them against their will. So they’re stuck feeling alone with their dark thoughts because they don’t want to be trapped where they just feel worse.”

In her Instagram story on July 6, she posted a statement, which now appears to be her final message before taking her life.

“I have cried, loved, and shared so many great memories with so many of you who are still or used to be in my life. I thank all of you for letting me. I look back in awe of all the opportunities I have been given in my life and I am appreciative. From surviving off video games to travelling the world on an impulse… but most importantly all of the people I’ve met during this run.”

Ohlana streaming on Twitch
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A popular streamer, Ohlana recently hit 100,000 followers on her Twitch account.

“Ive made my mistakes, I’ve taken my loses and I endured all of the consequences that were deemed valid. But sometimes it clouds my skies a little larger than it should. Some storms are heavier than others… and that’s okay. We all fight our own battles.”

Instagram story statment

Concluding her post, she said “It’s a beautiful day today. Go out and enjoy it for me.”

Tributes paid to Ohlana

Friends and fans paid tribute to Ohlana. Fellow streamer and collaborator Bawnsai said “I’m really glad I got to meet you. The time we spent together was short but sweet. just like you LOL. Omg you were so funny. I always wished we had more time together. I’ll miss you my friend. Rest easy.”

Nosleeptv wrote “She was beautiful inside and out and I’m so sorry this happened.”

One of her fans and friends, DE4Ner, shared a Twitlonger thanking Ohlana for how she had cared for him throughout his own struggles. “You are the friend that I will never forget, never. I will never forget the insights you have given me, the lessons you have taught me and memories you have shared. You will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you. Thank you for being you.”

Ohlana’s death comes only a week after the passing of Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, who took his own life on July 2. A popular GTA streamer, Kenny “Blue622” Tancredi, also died unexpectedly on July 5, the cause of death is unconfirmed.

Heightened scrutiny has now been placed on how content creation, particularly for streamers, and the challenges it presents, often exacerbated by trolls and drama, is taking its toll on these individuals.


If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA), the Samaritans 116-123 (UK), or Lifeline 13-11-14 (AUS).

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Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce

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During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.