Smite caster leaves Hi-Rez after berating stream donor over suicide attempt
The former caster and full-time streamer at the Georgia-based company reacted to a message of support from a fan who survived suicide by calling the act “a selfish, stupid thing to do.”
The message, accompanying a $5 tip for the streamer, said: “Tl;Dr I tried killing myself last August, discovered your videos once I was released, and Smite has become a positive outlet for me. Thanks.”
Nance launched into a three-minute rant on his controversial opinions of suicide and mental illness by criticizing the donor.
“There are a lot of streamers out there that would appreciate that message,” he began. “I'm just going to call you an asshole. It's a selfish, stupid thing to do. If you don't like my opinion about that, you can find someone else to watch who's gonna tell you killing yourself is okay. Go fuck yourself, kid."