Before I knew who Britbong was, I knew there were guys from 4chan coming into SecondLife looking to fuck with him. Their interest in him is what made me look for his videos on youtube. "Another guy copying Esteban" was my estimation of his work then, and it hasn't changed since. Since Esteban appeared in the online version of Wired, a dozen guys had come to make SecondLife videos. Britbong had an English accent. Other than that, he was the same.
When I finally met him, I figured out why there had been guys following him around and fucking with him since he was seventeen. Britbong overreacted to everything. He had a gigantic chip on his shoulder, and for guys who were bored, it was kind of fun to flick it off and see what he did.
There were two guys on SecondLife who had autism and had a following of people who found it incredibly entertaining to fuck up their day and see the reaction. One was Britbong, and the other was Ninetales.
Britbong hated me because I had to be the one to tell him Upraksi was back with Justin, so his anti-fan club soon found me too, and began inviting me when they would fuck with him. Nobody ever really cared about Forever Alone or Ralph Potawn, but it was super clear that he lied about them, and confronting him about these lies made him angry across several social platforms on the internet, so that became a regular thing for them.
Britbong's ultimate weakness was that other streamers made him insanely jealous, and he couldn't resist attacking them. It proved fatal when Britbong started going after a guy named RussoPlays, who had never heard of Britbong, raiding his channel and slandering him all over. Russo appealed to Keemstar and Youtube for help, and that was the end of Britbong.
Britbong appealed to CollosalisCrazy to get Keemstar to take his side and get him reinstated on Youtube, but Keemstar said he wasn't big enough to help, and that started the great Britbong/Keemstar war, which ended with Britbong losing everything. Allegations of distributing child pornography ended Britbong forever. No one will touch him now.
Over time, after consistent begging, Britbogn won his twitch and his Twitter back. It may be too late. Social Blade says his audience is down about eighty percent and still going down.
I can't say whether what happened to Britbong is fair or not. At every turn, he made the choice that played into the hands of the people who were seeking to ruin his plans. Maybe if he had left Russo alone, maybe if he'd left Keemstar and ColossalisCrazy alone, none of this would have happened, but he did, and so here we are.