Zuckles banned from OfflineTV Rust server after “metagaming” xQc

Published: 10/Jan/2021 5:14 Updated: 10/Jan/2021 16:18

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Zuckles is the latest streamer to be banned from the Offline TV Rust server after he was caught “metagaming” Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel. He acknowledged the ban and apologized on social media. 

Zuckles has been banned from the OfflineTV Rust server after being accused of ‘metagaming.’ For those who don’t know, metagaming is when a player uses real-life knowledge to learn about circumstances in role-playing games and make decisions based on that knowledge.

He isn’t the first player to receive a ban, and he won’t be the last. However, there was a mountain of evidence building up against him. It was only a matter of time before it all came tumbling down, and it eventually did.

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Zuckles (pictured on the right) has been banned from OfflineTV’s Rust server.

The first piece of evidence happened live on his stream when he read his chat and learned that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was going to raid him. At first, it seems like there is nothing inherently wrong with that since it cannot be helped.

However, not only did he read the comments out loud. He also responded to them and joked about provoking xQc based on this knowledge.

Shortly after, he received a donation from a viewer who warned him xQc was already on the way with multiple C4s to make it happen. Zuckles reacts and changes his course of action based on the information, which is metagaming in a nutshell.

Somebody clipped it as it happened, and the evidence is damning. It’s fair enough that he can’t help viewers dropping him with information, but it doesn’t mean that he needs to act on it.

The incident can also be seen from xQc’s perspective, who was already standing nearby and hoping to launch a surprise raid. Zuckles then taunts and provokes him, and he quickly becomes confused and frustrated.

“Alright, I’ll try to get him kicked from this f**king server,” said xQc, as he killed him. “F**k it. Just go next. How is that fun? I’m done, dude. This is just killing it. I have to be honest. This is just kind of sad.”

It didn’t take Abe ‘BabeAbe’ Chung to cotton on and react accordingly. He banned Zuckles once and for all, and players and fans think it’s well-deserved based on the evidence.

Zuckles made the announcement himself on social media. “No longer allowed to play on the OTV Rust server,” he said. “Content was fun while it lasted, apologies if I ruined anyone’s rust experience.

OfflineTV’s Rust server has had its fair share of ups and downs, and it has produced plenty of drama.

However, most players and fans agree that there’s no place for metagaming. It’s different from griefing and repeatedly killing others since it’s essentially a form of cheating.


James Charles sparks heated beef with rapper Asian Doll over makeup artist fees

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:17

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has started some unexpected beef with rapper Asian Doll after she made a divisive tweet over the price some makeup artists charge for their work.

James Charles is known for getting into the occasional Twitter spat with high-profile celebrities; in August 2020, the YouTuber called out music artist Alicia Keys for her then-unreleased skincare line, which he mistakenly interpreted as another celebrity cash-grab in the makeup biz. (This was not the case.)

Now, it seems that Charles has struck up a feud with none other than Dallas-based rapper Asian Doll — the first female rapper to be signed to Gucci Mane’s very own record label, 1017 Eskimo Records.

It all started over a post Asian Doll made on January 15, where she took issue with makeup artists charging hefty fees for their services.


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“If you charge over $150 to do a face of makeup, you can go to hell, respectfully,” she wrote.

Charles was quick to clap back: “What a stupid tweet. One foundation can cost $50, artists have to buy EVERY SHADE for their kit, & thats just the first step…Either pay an artist’s rate for their time & skill, do it yourself, OR get it done at a counter and risk looking busted.”

It seems that Charles’ reply has sparked an avalanche of backlash against him from Asian Doll’s fans, with many accusing him of overstepping his bounds.

Charles has apparently messed with the wrong rapper, as Asian Doll was also quick to fire shots at the beauty guru in a series of additional tweets.

“What a dumb a** to be in my business replying to something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. I’m having a debate about HOOD PRICES baby, stay over there in HOLLYWOOD where they having you looking GHOST,” she wrote — most likely referring to the infamous photo of James Charles wearing foundation several shades lighter than his natural skin tone.

“Literally stop robbing the poor,” the rapper added in a now-deleted reply. “All I’m saying is people shouldn’t have to pay over $150 for a face, DATS IT!”

It seems that Asian Doll’s post has stirred up quite the debate regarding the value and pricing of makeup artists’ time and work in her comments section — but James’ involvement in the conversation has sparked another kind of conversation, altogether.