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ZeRo permanently banned from Twitch after admitting sexual misconduct

Published: 23/Jul/2020 13:08 Updated: 23/Jul/2020 14:00

by Calum Patterson


Former Smash pro and content creator Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios has been permanently banned from Twitch, after he admitted to inappropriate conduct with underage girls.

After a flurry of accusations against Barrios, he eventually “came clean” with a lengthy Twitlonger, which also said that he was ‘banning himself’ from all future Smash events.

He was also dropped by the organization, Tempo Storm, after he admitted sending “horrendous” messages to girls as young as 14. He was 19 at the time, and blames his “social awkwardness.”

Disgraced Smash Bros pro ZeRo joined Facebook Gaming
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ZeRo has now been banned from Twitch.

ZeRo has since completely wiped his Twitter account (although the Twitlonger remains available), and now Twitch has wiped his channel for him, issuing what is believed to be a permanent ban.

The Amazon-owned platform responded to the copious number of allegations against streamers in May and June, stating that they would take action against streamers when they felt necessary.

Although ZeRo’s admission came on July 4, the platform has issues his ban on July 22. He had over 500,000 followers on the platform before his ban.

Twitch does not publicly state the reason for a ban, nor its length, but said in a blog post that “We’ve prioritized the most severe cases and will begin issuing permanent suspensions in line with our findings immediately.”

This ban came on the same day as that of League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brot, who was similarly accused of predatory behavior, though has denied many of the accusations.

ZeRo also has a YouTube channel with over one million subscribers, but said that he would no longer be uploading or making any content. He also said he would cut ties with sponsors.

He was one of many Smash pro players and content creators caught up in the allegations. These included Cinnpie, Nairo, Evo founder MrWizard, commentator D1, and pro player Anti. Hungrybox also apologized for making an anonymous accuser feel “objectified and uncomfortable.”

Among Us

Who is Corpse Husband? The story of YouTube’s Among Us sensation

Published: 23/Oct/2020 18:25 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:26

by Lauren Bergin


Californian YouTube Among Us sensation Corpse Husband has apparently appeared out of nowhere, but who exactly is he?

It’s safe to say that every gamer, non-gamer and Youtube fanatic knows about Among Us, the newest party game that sees players attempt to decipher who the impostor is before they brutally murder all of their comrades and win the game.

Thousands of streamers have jumped on the Among Us bandwagon, with names like xQc, Valkyre and Trainwrecks dominating the Among Us Charts. The game has even attracted political figures, namely American Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who used the game as a platform to reach out to the gaming youth of today.

On YouTube, however, the Among Us scene rests firmly within the grasp of Corpse Husband (or Corpse, who has become an overnight Among Us sensation. Despite his synonymity with the game though, Corpse has a long and varied streaming past despite only being the tender age of 23.

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The underground YouTube star has become an Among Us sensation.

From YouTube spook to Among Us fame

Corpse’s Youtube career began in the dark realms of horror story narration. Citing online CreepyPasta narration channels such as Mr.Nightmare, Be.Buster and Lazy Masquerade as inspiration, Corpse created his own iteration of a horror narration channel, with his distinctive deep voice adding to the spookiness of his videos. This mystery was only amplified by Corpse’s decision to hide his face in the online sphere.

While Corpse’s YouTube still provides every horror fan with a video playground, his most recent Among Us videos have racked up millions of views, blowing his creepier videos out of the YouTube waters in terms of views.

Focusing on how to win the game as the impostor – even if you have admitted you are the impostor – the three current Among Us videos on his channel have earned him a total of 26.5 million views. That’s hardly a number to smirk at.

Being the impostor in Among Us certainly requires the gift of a silver tongue, something that Corpse clearly possesses. It’ll be interesting to see whether his popularity fades as the game slips out of the mainstream media, but judging by his views that doesn’t seem too likely. After all, if you’re not watching him for Among Us right now is the perfect time of year to sit back, relax and be terrified.