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Saudi Twitch streamer Virus leaves FaZe amid controversy over last year's Pride Month post, tweets about praying for their downfall

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Saudi Arabian Twitch streamer and YouTuber Talal "Virus" has left FaZe clan approximately six months after his remarks on Pride Month received severe backlash online.For those unaware, Virus ruffled quite a few feathers back in June 2022 for a tweet he made replying to his organization's post about Pride month with a rainbow-coloured logo in which the streamer claimed that he did not support LGBTQ+ groups even if his parent org does.It appears that things have finally come to a head as Talal recently posted a 20-minute-long video on his YouTube explaining his situation in Arabic titled 'I got out of FaZe.' As the thumbnail suggests, the decision to part ways was clearly influenced by the row over the homophobic tweet last year.The news that the streamer had left the North American esporting organization was announced by the creator himself in a tweet dated January 22, 2023.

The post, while making clear that he was leaving, also had an excerpt written in Arabic, which roughly translates to:That's not all.

In a more recent tweet, Virus shared a picture of a man praying side by side with a screenshot of a graph depicting the stock price of FaZe Holdings Incorporated, which has taken a hit in recent months.Furthermore, the streamer appeared to enjoy the fact that his former org is going through financial issues as the caption insinuated that the stock price crash was a result of his prayers.

It reads:Followed by a term in Arabic that roughly translates to:The tweet received a plethora of comments, with some supporting his decision.

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