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Halo streamer seeking help after “orchestrating” fake suicide attempt

Published: 29/Jan/2020 17:42 Updated: 29/Jan/2020 17:56

by Calum Patterson

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A competitive Halo player is to seek professional help after allegedly “orchestrating” a fake suicide by using social media accounts, as the community raised money in a GoFundMe.

Halo player Chris ‘Ozarts’, who represented EasternMediaGG as a player and streamer, posted a lengthy Twitlonger on January 27, signing it off with “This will be my final message on this earth.”

After this post, Ozarts’ personal account went dark, with no more posts. Then, on January 28, a Twitter account called HooverJMac posted a tweet claiming that the Halo player had shot himself and was in surgery.

A Tweet posted from this account sparked confusion and worry among the community.

However, confusion began as another account with the same profile image, but with the name Sam Miller, claiming that they were Ozarts’ cousin, accused the HooverJMac account of lying for “clout”.

As it became clear that not everything was as it seemed, some began to accuse Ozarts of creating the HooverJMac account himself. A GoFundMe had also been set up to help, which one Twitter user claimed was being used to “swindle an entire community for thousands of dollars.”

As the situation became more volatile, Zimm, Owner and CEO of EasternMedia, the organization that Ozarts represented, made a series of posts over the course of January 28, in an attempt to clarify the brewing social media storm.

Initially, after reaching out to Chris and ensuring he was alive and well, Zimm said they did not know who owned the HooverJMac account, but that it was someone in Ozarts’ “area.” At this stage, the GoFundMe was deactivated and set to refund all contributions.

Only three hours later, a statement was released from the organization, confirming that it had been orchestrated by Ozarts himself. They also confirmed that the player would be seeking professional help.

“All these events were indeed orchestrated by Ozarts,” Zimm stated. “He made the account, he created the incidents. This is not a witchhunt, please don’t go after him. Chris needs help.”

Zimm explains that Ozarts “feels the need to create extra attention for himself, and it just went way overboard.”

Money donated to the GoFundMe, which accrued over $1,000, is already being refunded to those who contributed.

Ozarts is yet to speak publicly on the issue. Dexerto has reached out to EasternMediaGG, who have said that more questions will be answered when their CEO returns from an Army placement.

If this story has affected you, please reach out and talk to someone on the Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans: 116-123 (UK).

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NELK Boys trolled Khabib and got Dana White drunk ahead of UFC 254

Published: 29/Oct/2020 5:43

by Brad Norton

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The NELK Boys were invited to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 254 and it didn’t take long before they had trolled Pay Per View headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov along with UFC President Dana White.

The NELK Boys are known for their antics so Dana White was well aware of what he was getting into by inviting them to Fight Island. Abu Dhabi served as host to a huge slate of UFC events throughout the course of September and October, closing out the latest stint with UFC 254.

The October 24 PPV made waves due to undefeated Nurmagomedov’s shock retirement after his 29th consecutive win. However, the NELK Boys made waves in their own way with a brand-new video.

Up to their usual antics, the crew played pranks on each other while mixing it up with UFC fighters. Outside of their shoey with Aussie heavyweight Tai Tuivasa, the NELK Boys trolled The Eagle and even got Dana White drunk.

 

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In a rare interaction with Khabib prior to what would be his final fight, they pranked him by asking for oddly specific MMA advice. “What is the most important aspect of fighting for any beginner fighter to focus on?” Kyle Forgeard asked.

Before Khabib could even answer, the plot thickened. Forgeard joked that the reason behind his interest in MMA is to fight the BMF Champ Jorge Masvidal after he slept with his girlfriend. “How old are you?” Khabib responded, going along with the joke. 

Realizing that he’s too old to start training, he had another solution in mind. “I think you have to buy [a] dog.” With a dog by his side, that might be Forgeard’s only chance, according to Khabib.

Next on the itinerary was to get the UFC President completely wasted. While they downed a few shots at the very beginning of the day, the real party came later that night. “I’ve got weigh-ins at 11 AM tomorrow,” White joked before taking another shot.

“Our goal is for Dana to not make it to the weigh-ins,” Forgeard said. Ultimately, that didn’t quite come to fruition but it’s clear they got him rather drunk. “We did like eight or 12 [shots] right in a row.”

The weigh-ins went off without a hitch and so too did the PPV event the following day. It was a short-lived trip for the NELK Boys on Fight Island, though it was one that proved all too valuable for some content.

This particular video ended with a teaser of what’s to come for the content creating crew too; it appears as though a call with the United States President is in store, courtesy of Dana White.