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Mr Beast raids Minecraft servers with 10,000 fans

Published: 9/Aug/2020 17:21

by Georgina Smith

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Hugely popular YouTuber Mr Beast has embarked on yet another ambitious video on his gaming channel, enlisting the help of 10,000 viewers to help him overload Minecraft servers.

If there’s anyone who can pull off large scale unusual videos, it’s Mr Beast. With a subscriber base of over 40 million, and an extra 5 million on his newer gaming channel, he has enormous potential for content at his fingertips.

Over on his main, he is most known for crazy challenges which have recently included eating the largest slice of pizza in the world, and buying an island with lottery ticket money.

He’s also well known for his philanthropy, generously buying gifts and sending money to friends, fans, and strangers in need.

This time around he enlisted help from his quarter of a million user strong Discord server to see who would help him in his quest to raid Minecraft servers of increasing sizes.

They began with a low-tier server to see how much it could hold, and it only reached 269 players before the server crashed.

As they moved up to the mid-tier, they created chaos by setting fire to trees and using dynamite to blow up parts of the map. As the number of people climbed, survival of the server looked increasingly unlikely, but they eventually made it to 1100.

Onto the high tier, and this time they decided to get everyone to spawn into one small obsidian box, but the connection was lost after only 750 players.

Mr Beast and Fans
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Mr Beast talks to his fans who stuck around in his Minecraft server.

After asking permission from creators, they embarked on crashing real people’s servers. But they couldn’t hold on long as thousands of fans poured into the public servers to be a part of the YouTuber’s new video and they soon crashed.

To their surprise, a week later a few fans were still gathering within his initial servers, even building huge towering structures without being able to use creative mode.

Fans said it was an “epic server” and community, so they stuck around that bit longer to hang out with fellow Mr Beast fans.

Overwatch

Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.