Fortnite Pro Clix The Latest Victim of Swatting

Published 07/25/2020, 8:15 AM EDT


Calling cops on streamers while they are streaming, or otherwise, is not new. Pranksters have been doing this for a  long time now. For those who do not know, swatting has been a common prank (albeit in poor taste and is basically a form of harassment) where someone calls the police on someone and falsely reports violent or emergency situations. This has previously resulted in deaths too, so it hardly qualifies as a prank. And it is a ‘jackpot’ when they do this to streamers while they are live-streaming. Someone recently swatted the Fortnite pro Clix. However, he was not on stream at that moment.

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just got swatted off-stream, wow.

— Clix (@ClixHimself) July 25, 2020

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If you check the reactions to his tweet, you would see that he is not being taken seriously. This, in turn, goes on to show the psyche that lies behind people swatting streamers. One has to be extremely immature and devoid of any life whatsoever to do so. Pranks are fun, sure, but not when they turn into harassment, that too involving police and weapons.

Further reading: Bugha To Host His Own Fortnite Tournament

Fortnite pros like Bugha, Tfue, and DrDisrespect have been swatted too

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DrDisrespect has been the victim of harassment more than once. A person had even shot at his house while in the middle of the stream. It’s sickening to think about how immature and insensible people can be. Last year, someone called the cops on him.

Bugha, Tfue, Logan Paul, the list of swatted streamers keeps growing. YouTuber Keemstar (famous from DramaAlert) had been swatted thrice already had to bear with another such instance last year.

Here’s something even more sickening. Two years ago, 12-year-old Fortnite streamer Rolly Ranchers was swatted live on stream. The kid could only say “How could you guys do this?” as he broke into tears. This is a terrifying thing for anyone to go through. Moreover, these ‘pranksters’ are risking jail time to harass someone to an extent that may well scar them in the long term.

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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