As #FreeClix trends on Twitter, Fortnite streamers and fans demand for uplifting ban on Clix– Popular Fortnite player and Twitch streamer Cody “Clix” Conrod feel his suspension from Fortnite was unfair after being banned, and he’s not the only one. Well-known streamers and Fortnite players like SypherPK, Sommerset and others have sided with him in protest, using the hashtag #FreeClix.
As #FreeClix trends on Twitter, Fortnite streamers and fans demand for uplifting ban on Clix
The incident happened on April 22 during the Solo Victory Cup competition for Fortnite. In this competition, players can only earn money by finishing Victory Royales within the allotted two hours. Clix interacted with a stream sniper and took things from him while streaming one of his matches. Later that night, once the video went viral, people started debating whether this was a crime that should be punished. As expected, Epic Games banned Clix for 14 days and removed it from the Solo Victory Cup leaderboard.
The Twitter video began with Clix announcing that he has been banned from Fortnite for two weeks. He elaborated on what this means for his professional gaming career. “I’m banned for two weeks. If you guys didn’t know, this means that I can’t play in FNCS Grand Finals and I can’t also play in the next FNCS, in a month. So, that means I can’t go to the LAN event and obviously, and I can’t play for the next four months, for FNCS.”
Clix declared that the ban would stand despite speaking with Epic Games. He is not permitted to take part in the upcoming two FNCS competitions because of the ban. Along with the expanding #FreeClix hashtag, he tweeted his justification.
— Sommerset (@TheSommerset) April 24, 2023
Coming from another creator the streamsniping issue we deal with on a daily basis is very aggravating & difficult to handle. I believe Clix’s punishment was to harsh given the harassment he was dealing with. Please re-evaluate.
Following this news, several competitors and notable Fortnite players jumped to Clix’s defence. SypherPK, the well-known creator of Fortnite, claimed that Clix’s two-week suspension was excessive because the “teaming up” scheme was made “in the heat of the moment.”
Context matters. Before and after the clip he’s clearly trying to prove stream sniping and the extremes people will go when doing so. Grey area, but keep context in mind when watching it through. https://t.co/NGhkm1hVBZ
— cented 🇨🇦 (@Cented7) April 23, 2023
Sommerset, a frequent collaborator, clarified stream sniping, a problem that many Fortnite stars deal with on a regular basis. Evan “Cented” Barron, Clix’s current duet partner, tweeted #FreeClix in solidarity. He emphasised that the goal of Clix was to demonstrate how common stream sniping is in Fortnite.
A number of well-known people weigh in on the subject as the online community reacts to the streamer’s address that went viral in the Fortnite community. The hashtag #FreeClix is trending on Twitter thanks to the involvement of Clix’s followers there. Also, music and songs have been dedicated to the cause of freeing Clix from this ban.
Free Clix – Lacy (ft. Dj Trunks, Sekai, Lotion, Douzii, Aqua Raps)
— Lacy (@LacyHimself) April 25, 2023
Full downloadable song in replies pic.twitter.com/Y5dYFkvsZu