Cars

YouTuber WhistlinDiesel slams TheStradman’s response to ‘childish’ drama

Published: 14/Sep/2020 11:07

by Kieran Bicknell

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Following the purchase of his Audi R8, YouTuber WhistlinDiesel is now a self-confessed ‘car guy’ but it seems his dislike of the car community hasn’t lessened, as fellow YouTube TheStradman found out the hard way.

YouTuber ‘beef’ is nothing new, and WhistlinDiesel and TheStradman have a prior history of this, having traded blows over Instagram back in August.

While many thought that their brief ‘spat’ would be the end of the drama, WD was keen to re-ignite this drama on Instagram, having posted what some would deem a ‘childish’ reply to one of TheStradman’s posts.

Responding to a post asking his followers what color his Bugatti Veyron should be wrapped, WD replied to Stradman saying: “if you wrap your Bugatti grape purple like everything else I’m going to dig my eyes out with spoons.”

Whistlindiesel Stradman Instagram Beef
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TheStradman was quick to block WhistlinDiesel for his comment about his Bugatti Veyron wrap.

Trying to start a flame war?

Since the pair have previously had issues, it seems that Stradman was in no rush to start any further beef, and simply blocked WhistlinDiesel’s account. Unfortunately for Strad, it seems that this wasn’t enough to solve the issue, and may have even made things worse.

With WD having over 700k Instagram followers, some of them took it upon themselves to ‘spam’ Stradman with copies of WD’s original comment on his posts. Whether they were looking to incite a ‘flame war’ or simply wind up Stradman is unclear, but he did respond to them.

Evidently riled by WD’s behavior, Stradman replied saying “I don’t need him hating on my posts to garner attention for himself.” With Strad having previously stated that WD “destroyed cars for views,” this isn’t the first time he has been called out for using controversial tactics to raise attention.

Despite trying to sell himself as a ‘car guy’ WhistlinDiesel seems intent on keeping ‘truck’ and ‘car’ guys at war with each other. In his post allegedly meant to be an apology to Stradman, he calls the car community “not as hardened as the truck community” since they were so quick to react to his words.

 

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I can tell from the first couple of weeks here it’s going to be a long crazy ride in the car community since they’re probably not as hardened as the truck community ? This is going to take some time but in the end you’ll all be chill with it. I’m just the @alex.choi from hell. thestradman you seem like a super nice guy. @streetspeed717 is also a super nice guy and we had fake beef for months even though he has a piece of crap corvette. Hence why none of my posts are directed at you personally, just the @welchs color on every single car. In the end they’re just cars that will be scrapped someday, not people. Behind Instagram I’d be any of your friends in person. @life_of_palos plz take notes for next vid ?

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“In the end, you’ll all be chill with it”

It also appears that WD has no plans to back down from being controversial or confrontational, calling himself “the Alex Choi from hell” and saying “this is going to take some time [getting used to WD in the car community] but in the end, you’ll all be chill with it.”

With many people including YouTuber Life of Palos calling out WD for his initial comment, we may not have heard the last of the WhistlinDiesel vs TheStradman drama.

Esports

Cadillac backs TSM in car company’s very first esports partnership

Published: 11/Jan/2021 18:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular esports and entertainment organization Team SoloMid — more commonly known as TSM — has announced a partnership with luxury auto brand Cadillac in the car company’s first-ever esports venture.

On January 11, TSM announced its exclusive partnership with Cadillac, marking the very first time the esteemed automotive company has entered such a business venture with competitive gaming groups.

The initiative kicked has off with a special TSM jersey featuring the Cadillac logo — a swanky fit that the organization flexed in a tweet revealing their latest money move.

That’s not all; according to TSM’s press release, their newfound partnership will also include some very special features for their fans, such as “access to exclusive streaming events, custom video and social media content, and experiential events and activations at the brand new, state-of-the-art TSM Performance Center.”

It looks like there’s a lot to be excited for, and even Cadillac is jazzed to be part of the proceedings, according to GM’s Manager of Emerging Media and Partnerships, Bryan Steele.

“Cadillac is excited to enter the esports space as part of the TSM family,” Steele said of the development. “Whether on the road, or on the Rift, our organizations place an incredibly high value on innovation and craftsmanship. Given our shared values, and the pedigree of Cadillac and TSM, it was a natural fit to team up with one of the most decorated esports teams in the world.”

While TSM might be Cadillac’s first esports partnership, this isn’t the first time a luxury car brand has gotten involved with an esports group; in November 2020, Chinese car brand Haval partnered with Epic Esports Events for their EPIC League Dota 2 initiative.

Just a month prior to Haval’s own initiative, Mazda entered a deal with Hellraisers. Other auto brands similarly involved with esports include Honda with Riot Games’ LCS and Team Liquid, McLaren with DragonX, Audi with Astralis Group, and Kia with the LEC.

It seems that more and more car companies are looking to get in on the action that competitive gaming brings. Who knows — it would be really cool to see a special TSM-wrapped Cadillac someday.