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Overwatch League pro OGE banned from Twitch

Published: 21/Nov/2019 18:01 Updated: 25/Nov/2019 0:00

by Scott Robertson


UPDATE: November 24

OGE has been unbanned from Twitch after three days.

Original story continues below.

Min-seok ‘OGE’ Son, an Overwatch League player who recently signed with the Los Angeles Gladiators after two seasons with the Dallas Fuel, has been banned on Twitch.

Fans of Overwatch were left confused as the main tank player received his first-ever Twitch ban on November 21, with some suggesting it could be a mistake on Twitch’s part.

Why was OGE banned from Twitch?

It looks like this ban possibly stems from an incident that occurred when OGE was streaming, and allegedly made a remark toward a partnered streamer named Flocculency that was initially interpreted as transphobic.

On November 17, Flocculency called out OGE for being transphobic in a series of now-deleted tweets.

The now deleted tweets calling out OGE for his remarks. VODs of the stream have been deleted on both channels.

However, a day later, Flocculency posted a thread on Twitter explaining that she had reached out to OGE to settle the matter. Apparently, due to the language barrier, he misspoke when he said something along the lines of “okay, man” or “okay, dude”, which was misinterpreted as a transphobic remark.

Also on November 17, number of viewers went to Flocculency’s channel after OGE linked it in his own chat. Many of these viewers were apparently toxic, but had come to OGE’s stream due to a host from another streamer, so it was not his own community.

Flocculency said in a followup set of tweets that he “didn’t know many of the words his chat were using” and that he wasn’t aware that posting a link to her chat would incite the raid that it did.

TwitchThe image on OGE’s Twitch account

“Sorry for anyone who sent hate and especially death threats to @OGE_ow ,” she wrote before locking down her Twitter account. “He didn’t know many of the words his chat were using or that posting the link to my chat would incite a raid like that. He absolutely didn’t mean it after talking to him and I forgive him completely.”

Flocculency said in another thread that both parties apologized (OGE apologized for the misspoken remark and the unintended “hate raid,” Flocculency apologized for the initial tweets and for death threats that he received as a result) and that everything was good. The discussion from this past weekend ended with her saying she “forgave him completely.”

Despite the situation apparently being resolved between the two streamers, OGE was banned on November 21. Flocculency tweeted after the ban that she doesn’t know why he was banned.

On Twitter, OGE expressed frustration with Twitch that his VOD couldn’t be recovered. He then mockingly asked Twitch if he could stream if he tried to learn more English, and then thanked Twitch for the opportunity to watch three more days worth of Korean drama while banned.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.