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Seagull explains why his Overwatch streamer dream team was canceled

Published: 19/Nov/2019 0:38

by Michael Gwilliam


Former Overwatch pro Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned revealed to his chat that his proposed streamer team for Contenders was canceled because of Blizzard’s rules.

During a live stream, the former Dallas Fuel flex DPS was asked by one of his viewers about making a team to compete in Contenders.

The popular streamer explained that he would never do it because Blizzard’s rules about broadcasting matches made it impossible to make a stream team work.

“After Overwatch League, I considered doing a stream team and just trying to get into Contenders and playing with friends,” Larned said. “But, I messaged a few people if they would ever consider changing those rules and nothing ever happened. So, I just decided not to do it.”

Overwatch Contenders is home to some of the game’s best rising talent and stars under the age of 18.

According to Seagull, players weren’t allowed to stream if they were in a Contenders match. “They only want the stream on the official stream,” he explained but added he would want to do it in a different game.

Later on in the broadcast, the popular streamer discussed the possibility of streaming in Open Division – the tier below Contenders Trials. He said that while he could stream with a delay, the problem that would arise is that his team of streamers would probably stomp Open Division and have to refuse going into Contenders.

“It just feels lame,” he said. “Like, you want to have good games. It just felt too awkward.”

It’s unfortunate because a stream team with top Overwatch streamers such as Seagull, xQc, Dafran, Emongg, Fran or KarQ would be incredibly fun to watch with so much star power and talent combined.

Sadly, it doesn’t seem like Blizzard has any plans to change its rules on streaming any time soon so the chances of getting a high-level stream team in Overwatch Contenders won’t be happening for the foreseeable future.

In October, Blizzard announced changes were coming to the Contenders format in 2020.

The biggest difference is the seasonal structure will be replaced by a bi-weekly tournament series where placements will earn teams points to qualify for regional playoffs and eventually major international live events such as the Atlantic and Pacific Showdowns.

Overwatch Contenders returns in January 2020.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.