Desmond Amofah, more commonly known as Etika, was a YouTuber known for creating live streams, reaction videos, let's plays, and other video game-related content. His reaction videos have since become a minor meme on the SiIvaGunner channel. His YouTube channel, followed by his social media accounts, were removed on October 26, 2018. He then owned a new channel under the name of EtikaFRFX, which was removed as well on April 16, 2019. Finally, he owned two channels being TR1Iceman from his old channel and E Live for livestreams.
Etika went missing on June 19, 2019. His death was confirmed on June 25.
Etika was a competitor in the King for a Day Tournament. He was selected by the SiIvaGunner Backroom.
On July 16, 2012, Etika created a YouTube channel under the username "EWNetwork", short for "Etika World Network". He originally posted videos of him discussing video game-related news stories.
Etika gained notoriety in 2014 and 2015 after he posted several videos to his YouTube channel where he would react to announcement videos by Nintendo regarding the games Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
The most viewed video on Etika's channel was a video that was uploaded on October 23, 2014 titled "MEWTWO DLC REVEAL!!! Etika's First Time Reaction to it!!! "MY D**K" TURN DOWN VOLUME", which shows Etika's reaction to Nintendo announcing that Mewtwo will be a downloadable DLC character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Surprisingly, this video was shared on Twitter by Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Super Smash Bros. series.
- See also: Category:Rips featuring Etika
Some of Etika's reaction videos have been used in rips on the SiIvaGunner channel. The first rip to do this was "Battle! (Mewtwo) - Pokémon X & Y" by PinkieOats, which used footage from Etika's Mewtwo reaction video.
Revealed as the last fighter on July 27, 2018 (as a bait-and-switch for popular pick Monika), Etika appeared in the King for a Day Tournament with the other 15 contestants. His rips would involve himself and his reactions, edited or otherwise, original Super Smash Bros. songs, and other related rips such as "We Dem Boyz," the Brooklyn Nets theme, or rips featuring some of his favourite characters.
On July 29, Etika went up against DJ Professor K in his first match, and the second match of the whole tournament. The next day, it was announced that Etika won by 64%, kicking the Professor out of the tournament. He would later battle King Dedede in the 2nd round on August 2, which he lost at 44%.
Lines without a link come from the "All Victory Fanfares and VS Lines!" video.
|"Shit bro, your eyes are freakin' me out for some reason."|
|"Ya hair's wack, bro. Get that shit looked at."|
|"What's with the funky hair, n*gga?"|
|"I'm diggin' that look, n*gga."|
|"FUCK! Fuck, turn off the camera!"|
|"Imma let you see that you ain't got no grounds here, baldie."|
|"Put that bottle down, n*gga, and fight me like a man!"|
|"Reggie, my boy! Will you make babies with me?"|
|"Who the hell commissions your dance videos, bro? How the FUCK do you even GET commission where you from?"|
|"I ain't lettin' y'all n*ggas at the FCC fuck with my streams."|
|"Oh shit, is that Marina? I'm gonna need a bigger nut button for this!"|
|"SNAKE?! OH... MY... FUCKING... GOD!"|
|"EVERYONE! Well, except you, my n*gga."|
|"I'm 'boutta do you dirty, Waluigi. Dirtier than Nintendo ever could!"|
|"Sorry man, there's just something about you that's disturbing as fuck. You gotta go."|
|"Get that damn raccoon off yo' head, n*gga. You look stupid as hell!"|
|"Gimme some of that hairspray while you're at it."|
|"On the bright side, you gon' be scorin' some real waifus in the future, believe me. Just not today, my n*gga."|
|"You old as fuck n*gga, get outta here."|
|"You ain't got the hair, you ain't got the fame. Iceman Etika n*gga, remember the name."|
|"I ain't gettin' drunk on stream no more if it means ending up like your bitch ass."|
|"No hard feelings Reggie, but I gotta do it for my boys!"|
|"There's no memes, there's no trolling, no triggering, no nothin' round here! The internet's fuckin' with me right now!"|
|"I'm not Trump, I don't go off on punk n*ggas with a tweet, I do it directly. Remember that, bitch."|
|"Infinity Gauntlet my ASS! Fuck outta here with that nonsense."|
|"You? Fresh? Fuck that, I'm fresh off the muhfuckin' block! ...Alright, that's enough of that, you get the idea."|
|"I think I could recycle this n*gga's parts to repair my shelves."|
|"No bitch n*ggas, no snitch n*ggas, no rich n*ggas."|
Etika was initially confirmed to return for the King for Another Day Tournament on March 3, 2019, joining Reggie to become a team contestant known as the Joy-Con Men. However, following a series of events concerning his mental health, the team announced in "SiIva Direct • SiIva Lighthouse Live | E3 2019" that his character would be removed due to concerns that unwanted attention stemming from the tournament could negatively affect his well-being. "SiIvaGunner: King for Another Day Tournament Direct 9.21.2019" later announced that Etika's place in the tournament would be filled by Bill Trinen, and the Joy-Con Men would appropriately be renamed Nintendo Power.
- Etika was the only character to defeat DJ Professor K, who went on to become the undefeated champion in the King for Another Day Tournament.
- The background art in King for Another Day is shaped as the letter "E", referencing Etika's logo.
- The shadow in King for Another Day seems to resemble the Nintendo Switch logo, this is a reference to the way he dubs his fans known as the "Joy-Con Boyz", named after the said console's controller Joy-Con.
- Etika in real life had acknowledged his inclusion in the King for a Day Tournament, showing he had received a poster made for the event, and mentioned being given a physical copy of STRINGS OF FATE.
- His quotes against Solid Snake are a reference to Etika’s reaction to Snake’s return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- TR1Iceman - YouTube
- @Etika - Twitter
- EWNetwork - The YouTube Wiki
- Etika - GameFAQs Super Smash Bros. Board Wiki