Twitch Viewer donates $40,000 so GTA RP player won’t get banned

A Twitch viewer with money to burn has donated $40,000 to get streamer Ming removed from Grand Theft Auto 5’s NoPixel RP server.

Originally published in 2013, Auto grand theft 5 became one of the greatest video games of all time, as it is generally listed as the second best-selling video game of all time, behind Minecraft. Other sources rank it as the highest-grossing entertainment medium of all time thanks to downloadable content and sales through microtransactions in its online mode, grand theft auto online. This is aided by the fact that in addition to being an overall fun game to play, there are many different ways to play it.

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A popular mode for grand theft auto online is known as Grand Theft Auto role play or GTA PR. Specifically, the mode is a multiplayer mod for the PC version of the game that allows players to play out their own story however they choose. The actual mod rules and how people are allowed to play tend to vary from server to server. One of the most popular Auto grand theft 5 RP servers are known as NoPixel.

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Since NoPixel went live, several streamers have devoted a lot of their time to the RP server. Some streamers, however, like xQc have found themselves at odds with the people running the Auto grand theft 5 server and were banned accordingly. One such streamer, who goes by the name Ming, was banned from the server in 2019. However, now it looks like that ban will finally be lifted.


Recently, NoPixel server owner koil hosted a charity stream. He suggested that he would unban Ming if he received $100,000 in donations. A Ming fan from Saudi Arabia who goes by the name incivik went above and beyond for the streamer. During the Auto grand theft 5 charity campaign, incivik donated $40,000 to the charity campaign to remove the streamer from the server.

Despite its popularity, the NoPixel server is frequently at the center of controversy regarding its bans. The aforementioned xQc frequently found itself banned from the Auto grand theft 5 server and is not silent about his feelings about it. Other streamers like Summit1G criticized the Auto grand theft 5 server for his bans, calling them unfair. Regardless of what the future holds for streamers like these two, at the very least, it looks like Ming will soon be joining his fellow gamers on the NoPixel server.


grand theft auto online is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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