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PewDiePie stunned after discovering his Minecraft account was hacked

Published: 17/Sep/2020 0:59

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was floored after discovering that his Minecraft account had been hacked. The Swedish star’s latest upload was interrupted when he realized trolls had compromised his in-game character.

In 2019, PewDiePie made his epic return to gaming with the launch of his wildly popular Minecraft series. The Swede even created a cast of characters and a story for the YouTube series, before concluding it in May.

On September 16th, the star decided to revisit the sandbox game, however quickly discovered that his account had been hacked. The 30-year-old was left confused by the changes the trolls made to his character.

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PewDiePie’s in-game character skin was hacked.

PewDiePie’s Minecraft account hacked

PewDiePie’s return to Minecraft began with a rough start when he immediately realized his in-game character looked different. “Wait what is this? What the hell is that? Sven, what happened to my f**king face!?” he exclaimed as he took a closer look at his player skin.

The creator joked that his character looked like a p**is, before removing his armor which revealed that the skin was now entirely a photo of him in real life. Pewds broke into laughter and said, “No, no! Sven don’t look at me. Why!? Who did this? How did this happen? Did someone hack my Minecraft account? Oh no, someone hacked my account!”

The YouTuber confirmed that his account had been indeed compromised, as someone had changed his login name and skin. He then confessed to his viewers that he had “the sh**tiest password.”

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Kjellberg unfortunately realized that he would have to wait another 29 days before he could change his account name again. “No! Noooo! That’s just uncalled for, man. You can change my skin, but don’t change my name. Why would someone do this, and not change the password!?”

Over on the r/pewdiepiesubmissions subreddit, internet sleuths allegedly found a video of the hacker changing the YouTuber’s account. Although it’s not entirely clear at the time of writing whether this is legitimate.

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Reddit users think they found the hacker behind the Minecraft prank.

While it’s likely that PewDiePie has lost his old Minecraft name forever, thankfully the prankster didn’t change his password or even worse – delete his account.

Despite the setback, the content creator resumed his return adventure with Sven, and even ventured into the Nether where he scored some incredibly dangerous Ender rocks.

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.