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Fortnite star Dubs banned from Twitch after using racial slur

After using a racial slur on stream, Twitch has banned Fortnite player Daniel “Dubs” Walsh from broadcasting on the platform.

Dubs, who plays Fortnite for FaZe Clan, used the n-word during a Fortnite stream with an unnamed player last weekend.   

The incident led to FaZe Clan indefinitely suspending the player, requiring him to go through sensitivity training before he’s reinstated.  

Dubs has now been banned from Twitch for an unknown period of time following the incident, with the ban in effect from 4th March.  

 

The actual moment didn't take place during Dubs' own stream, with the panicked other player having to remind him he was broadcasting when Dubs dropped the n-word. 

Dubs has yet to respond to the Twitch ban, although he apologised following his suspension from FaZe Clan.  

In a post on Twitter, Dubs wrote: “I can’t even describe how sorry I am. I did not intend to be hurtful in any way but what I said was still hurtful, insensitive, and wrong.  

“The word shouldn’t have been in my vocabulary and I apologize from the bottom my heart to everyone I offended by using it. You deserve better.” 

Dubs, 15, is one of the biggest players in Fortnite after rising through the ranks at last year's Fortnite World Cup, finishing in 15th at the Solo Finals and 7th in the Duo Finals.  

Other Fortnite players like Turner “Tfue” Tenney have been caught using racist language on stream in the past, most recently last year during a Minecraft session.  

Twitch however didn’t enforce a ban over that incident despite breaking official policy, with many pointing out at the time how Tfue's reputation as one of Twitch's biggest stars possibly had some sway in the decision.

Tfue has since responded to the suspension of Dubs from FaZe Clan (via FortniteIntel) on stream, saying: “Just because someone says the n-word doesn’t mean they’re racist.  

"Like, I don’t think f**king Dubs is obviously racist. But it is f**king weird that he would say it like, you know? In his off time, you know?” 

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