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Joined April 2011
Banned January 2016

wickedplayer494 is a former Gold Member of the Facepunch Forums. He was usually found in some of the Games forum sections, as well as Sensationalist Headlines.

He was referred to as the "News Bot", mainly in the former Team Fortress 2 forum section, for making threads minutes after game updates, a role he continues to do, albeit now on the subreddit of the game. Outside of Facepunch, he also always posts news on CS:GO, Dota 2, Rocket League, SteamVR, League of Legends and PUBG, whether it be on his Twitter or on the relevant subreddits. He was known to get angry whenever someone posted news prior to him.
The offending post that will end all life in the universe.

On the 13th of January, 2016, in a thread discussing the death of a 12-year-old girl after being shot whilst hiding behind their parent, he made such a legendarily horrible post that its stupidity caused the imminent extinction of all intelligent life in the universe; thus, resulting in a permanent ban.[1] It was so bad, the thread was renamed "wickedplayer494 kills the universe on post 4".

In November of 2019, the subreddit /r/TF2 started a petition to remove him as a moderator, citing his famous Facepunch post as one of the reasons.[2][3]

Miraculously, wickedplayer494 returned to the community following his ban-based hiatus, on Knockout.


  1. Sensationalist Headlines/Drop Dead Thread - "wickedplayer494 kills the universe on post 4" (post #4): https://forum.facepunch.com/f/general/bdtji/wickedplayer494-kills-the-universe-on-post-4
  2. General Discussion (Knockout!) - A certain Facepunch post has been used as evidence in petition to remove Wickedplayer494 as r/tf2 owner, he is also suing r/news mods: https://knockout.chat/thread/6586
  3. Petition to unmod /u/wickedplayer494 : tf2 (reddit.com): https://old.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/dtp0q8/petition_to_unmod_uwickedplayer494/f6xzr79/