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xQc speaks out after being banned from NoPixel GTA RP server

Published: 23/Feb/2021 11:49 Updated: 23/Feb/2021 11:52

by Isaac McIntyre

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Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has been indefinitely banned from the popular GTA RP ‘NoPixel’ server after the Twitch star hit several other roleplayers with his car, despite being told it was “against the rules” in the exclusive lobby.

GTA roleplaying ⁠— especially the NoPixel server ⁠— has enjoyed a resurgence on Twitch in the past few weeks, led by personalities like Summit1g and xQc. In particular, after the decline of Rust, xQc has become a server regular.

At first, it seemed a perfect fit. Like Rust, the GTA lobby seemed a perfect place for xQc’s wild personality to come to the fore. He quickly settled in as a rogue player, running from the cops and scamming other players (while rolepaying) in get-rich-quick plots and harebrained schemes.

Police in GTA Online
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GTA RP’s NoPixel server has some rules that are enforced, no matter how big the streamers playing are.

xQc removed from NoPixel GTA RP server

On February 22, the Twitch star was locked out of the server, following several instances where he struck other roleplayers with his car and fled ⁠— called “VDM,” or vehicle deathmatch, in RP circles ⁠— over the past few days.

xQc was left stunned as he repeatedly tried to login. “Well… okay, yeah, they really did ban me,” he said. “That’s f**king… okay?”

 

xQc tells his side of the story

The Twitch streamer, who was forced to swap to Minecraft during the broadcast as a result of the NoPixel ban, said he had been unaware of the “rules” when he began ramming other players, and didn’t think it constituted a ban.

“Yeah, I broke the rules, I said I wouldn’t do any more “VDM” and people know that though. I showed all the signs, legitimately, genuinely, that it was bad or you couldn’t do it in the way that I did it,” he said.

“I didn’t know you couldn’t ram [other players] in that context,” he added. “Whatever I did, I admitted to it. Yeah, I broke the rules. I said, ‘If I do this again, I’ll park my car in the middle of the road, instead of driving them into other cars’.”

He was silent for a moment, before adding: “Rules are broken every minute there.”

While the initial NoPixel ban message did read “permanent,” many fans may still expect xQc to be unbanned sometime in the near future.

The former Overwatch pro player was summoned to a meeting with the GTA server moderators to discuss his “VDM” antics, as well as several metagaming accusations he leveled at Summit1g over the weekend, but apparently overslept.

He was then greeted with the ban, which asked him to “talk with staff.”

It is unclear if xQc has reached out to the ‘NoPixel’ mods yet, though he did suggest on-stream he was planning to in the “next few days.” Dexerto will keep you updated on the streamer’s GTA RP ban, which remains permanent for now.

Entertainment

Jake Paul mocks Conor McGregor & Khabib ahead of Ben Askren fight

Published: 23/Feb/2021 17:52

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTube star turned amateur boxer Jake Paul is once again calling out Conor McGregor and even reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a new video ahead of his April 17 fight against Ben Askren.

Paul has been relentless in his pursuit of securing a boxing match against the Irishman McGregor, frequently challenging him in videos, making fight offers and videos mocking the UFC veteran.

On February 23, the YouTuber took things a step further by bringing McGregor’s rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, into the mix, mocking the Russian and his mannerisms.

In the short video, Paul impersonates McGregor, Khabib and Askren in a series of sketches to promote his April 17 bout.

Jake Paul poses with a boxing championship belt.
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Jake Paul has become a force in the boxing community.

In the first part of the clip, Jake puts on his best Irish accent and pretends to be McGregor having a phone call with UFC President Dana White after his loss to Dustin Poirier.

“Dana, I’m sorry I lost, mate. I bought this fooking Lamborghini though,” he joked.

Next, he pretended to be Khabib while wearing his signature Papakha doing a press conference in the wake of McGregor’s loss at UFC 257.

“This is what happens when you spar little kids, okay? I spar back,” he said in his best Russian accent. “Conor McGregor must respect gym. Conor McGregor no respect gym.”

In perhaps his best skip, Paul put on an afro-style wig and a “Vote for Pedro” shirt combining both Ben Askren and Napoleon Dynamite.

“I just got back from my hip surgery, now I’m going to fight Jake Paul for a bunch of money. I’m going to invest all of it into Siacoin,” the YouTuber mocked.

Askren, however, didn’t take too kindly to the video and didn’t even think it was worth all the effort. In a quote tweet, the 36-year-old called the video “average work at best.”

“The guy has a full-time production staff and he can’t come up with anything better???” Askren asked to the tune of a whopping three question marks.

Knowing Jake, this won’t be the last time he takes aim at Askren ahead of their fight. We’ll have to see if he can walk the walk after all this trash talk when the two step into the ring on April 17.