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FaZe Clan PUBG player banned on Twitch after alleged hate speech

Published: 8/Jun/2019 16:30 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 17:44

by Marcus Banks

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FaZe Clan’s PUBG star David ‘Fuzzface’ Tillberg Persson has been banned from Twitch, apparently for hate speech, after becoming embroiled in an explicit war of words with a fellow streamer.

The FaZe member was casually streaming his gameplay when he eliminated fellow streamer ‘MitsigasTwitchTV’ – who was visibly enraged after being killed by the pro player, screaming in anger.

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He quickly searched for Fuzz’s stream after being sent back to the lobby, but was forced to wait 30 minutes after following the channel in order to speak in his chat.

YOUTUBE:PGLFuzzface is one of five members on FaZe Clan’s PUBG team.

Mitsigas was determined to talk trash to the FaZe star though, and waited for the duration of the timeout before returning to send abuse his way.

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Fellow PUBG streamer ‘sprEEEzy’ reacted to the clip during his own broadcast and was visibly amused watching the streamer lose his cool.

The pair traded insults, according to viewers who claim to have witnessed the incident, and Fuzzface allegedly took aim at Greece, Mitsigas’ home country, stating their economy and language was “shitty” and the country was subpar compared to the rest of Europe.

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The streams’s VOD is no longer available, with Fuzzface’s channel now banned from the platform as a result of the exchange.

Update: A previous version of this article mistakenly stated that Mitsigas had also been banned from Twitch. However, his official channel is available as of June 9.

The exact reason for the ban has not been revealed, but hateful conduct is considered a breach of Twitch’s community guidelines, which may have landed Fuzzface in hot water.

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VIKINGS.GGFuzzface is yet to comment on the incident which may have got him banned from Twitch.

Will Fuzzface be banned from PEL?

Concerns were raised given Fuzzface’s ban from Twitch surrounding whether the Swede would be able to compete in the PUBG Europe League which is streamed live on the platform.

However, the former Team Kinguin member played in the latest tournament without issue, suggesting his ban from Twitch may end sooner than expected.

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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