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Andrea Botez quits Valorant after being mocked by toxic teammates

Published: 29/Sep/2020 11:55

by Andy Williams

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Twitch star Andrea Botez was left gobsmacked by her “toxic” Valorant teammates, after they raged when she failed to clutch the opening round of a match.

The Botez sisters have exploded in popularity on Twitch, following the meteoric rise of chess on the Amazon-owned streaming platform. While the pair are handy with a pawn in-hand, they often dabble in other games for their loyal audience.

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One such game is Valorant. It’s easy to see the appeal from a chess player’s standpoint — a tactical battle to gain control of the map to give yourself an advantage. But, as Andrea was to find out, not all players are friendly in Valorant.

During her September 28 livestream, Andrea hopped on Valorant after attempting to speedrun Minecraft. Bored of her escapades in Mojang’s pixelated realm, the 18-year-old turned her attention to Riot’s Future Earth.

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Viper holding the spike in Valorant
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Valorant is a game of wits and mechanical skill.

But before even completing her first round, Botez was to be on the receiving end of some toxic slander… And from her teammates, no less.

“Press R, idiot,” one teammate began, as they were prompting Andrea to reload. Another chimed in shouting “you’re a r**ard,” after the streamer lost the round.

“What the f**k is wrong with people?!” Botez exclaimed while trying to leave the game. Another teammate pitched in asking if she “had a knife next to her” just before Andrea was forced to exit to desktop in a bid to escape the toxicity in-game.

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“Those guys were the most toxic nine-year-olds I’ve ever seen. What the hell, their parents need to train them some manners,” Andrea explained after quitting the game.

Shortly after, the chess aficionado relaunched Valorant and finished off the game, to ensure that the toxic players didn’t get one-up on her. But, as you’d expect, Botez was forced to mute her teammates, to avoid any further toxicity.

This comes as Riot have recently confirmed that they’re looking to rethink their strategy on how they deal with toxic players and their relative punishment in-game.

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Tana Mongeau responds to Teala Dunn kissing her ex Bella Thorne

Published: 7/Oct/2020 15:27

by Alice Hearing

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Tana Mongeau has responded to a video of her ex-girlfriend Bella Thorne who was filmed kissing another influencer in a TikTok that’s had millions of views.

Bella Thorne was at Clubhouse BH this week, the creator collective founded by Daisy Keech. The “Shake it Up” actress collaborated with influencer Teala Dunn in TikTok videos.

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But in one video she was seen kissing her directly on the lips. The clip has already racked up more than 8 million views and 1.5 million likes.

It’s unsurprising that the pair are hanging out, as Teala and Bella have known each other for several years after both appearing on Shake It Up together. Bella makes regular appearances in influencers’ social media posts and even music videos.

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Teala Dunn & Bella Thorne Shake It Up
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Bella Thorne and Teala Dunn both starred in Disney Channel’s Shake It Up

Teala recently joined Clubhouse BH and has come under fire in recent weeks for repeatedly posting TikToks that use the same joke, over and over. Her video with Bella Thorne even plays into the same joke where she begins the video saying: “Fun fact, actually really really sad fact.”

Bella is also the ex-girlfriend of popular YouTuber Tana Mongeau. They dated for over a year but broke up in February 2019, and have thrown shade at each other over social media since.

Tana responded to the kiss by duetting the TikTok from her own account, adding: “People really pretend to be my friend,” and then commented “It’s a joke…kinda? Like?”

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TikTokers and other influencers weighed in with their opinions too. Harry Jowsey commented: “What happened last time someone hung out with your ex?” referring to drama between the two and Francesca Farago in September.

Francesca and Tana were rumored to be dating, but they got into a fight after Tana posted a video with Harry, Francesca’s ex-boyfriend.

Another user got over 10,000 likes on one comment under Tana’s TikTok that said: “Teala hasn’t even done anything to me, yet she triggers me so much and idek why.”

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Teala herself commented: “Girl what???” Despite claiming her response is a joke. But the pair appeared to have resolved any issues that may have come up after Teala tweeted: “Ummm I freaking love @tanamongeau everything’s fine y’all there’s no drama,” and Tana responded with love heart emojis.

Whether a romance is blossoming between Teala and Bella is yet to be determined.

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