Fortnite player FaZe Dubs suspended for using racial slurs
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Esports organization FaZe Clan has suspended professional Fortnite player Danny “Dubs” Walsh for using racial slurs on stream. Dubs, 15, joined FaZe’s roster last year. Since his signing, he’s qualified for numerous tournaments, including the Fortnite World Cup. He competed in the solo division and duoed with partner Noam “Megga” Ackenine.

The Fortnite professional yelled a racial slur on a streamer’s channel after an unfortunate in-game situation. The streamer immediately reprimanded Dubs, shouting, “Yo, I’m streaming! I’m streaming!” frantically. It didn’t take long for Twitch’s massive community to spread the clip around the internet. Dubs took to Twitter to comment publicly on the situation:

According to FaZe’s Twitter, the player’s behavior is unacceptable, and the organization prioritizes fostering an inclusive community.

FaZe stated his suspension is indefinite. For the time being, he will not represent the organization in any capacity, including in professional competitions, in streaming, and on social media platforms. Additionally, he’s taking mandatory  “sensitivity training” alongside all other FaZe Clan members.

A history of FaZe suspensions and bans

The latest news on Dubs isn’t the first time a FaZe member has drawn negative attention to the organization. Epic Games permanently banned Fortnite player Jarvis “Jarvis” Kaye in November 2019 for using aimbot software during a match. Infamously, Turner “Tfue” Tenney filed a lawsuit against FaZe Clan accusing the company of hindering his professional career. Furthermore, Twitch banned 11-year-old FaZe prodigy Patrick “H1ghSky1” for lying about his age while using the streaming service.

In Dubs’ case, Twitch’s Terms of Service explicitly outlines hate speech isn’t tolerated on the platform. That being said, Twitch doesn’t have the best record in terms of being consistent with channel bans. It’s unclear whether Twitch will take further disciplinary actions toward the streamer or Dubs.

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Minna Adel Rubio is an esports journalist with an interest in first-person-shooter games. She specializes in class-based, arena, and tactical shooters like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant, Overwatch, and Team Fortress 2. Additionally, Minna is a senior CS:GO guides writer at Dignitas and a graduate student. Catch her on Twitter for memes and more content!