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100 Thieves sign Twitch streamer and viral TikTok star Neekolul

Published: 10/Jul/2020 20:00

by Jacob Hale

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Esports organization 100 Thieves has officially announced the signing of popular content creator Neekolul, expanding the org’s roster of top content creators.

100 Thieves quickly became one of the biggest names in the world of esports, gaming and livestreaming following its inception in 2017, with Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag forming a star-studded team around him.

Alongside popular streamers such as Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, Neekolul – real name Nicole – will now be repping the 100T brand in her Twitch streams.

100 Thieves BrookeAB, CouRageJD, Neekolul, Nadeshot, Valkyrae
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Neekolul is the newest content creator to join 100 Thieves.

For those unfamiliar with Neeko, you’ve probably seen her work before; her ‘Okay Boomer’ TikTok in March 2020 garnered millions of views and went viral worldwide, earning her the nickname ‘OK Boomer Girl’.

She’s not just a one-hit viral sensation, though, and her dual-English/Spanish streams have earned her over 160,000 followers on Twitch, having joined the platform in August 2017.

Neekolul can commonly be found Just Chatting or playing League of Legends (which bodes well, considering 100 Thieves is home to some of the top talent in the LCS), but her appeal on other platforms such as TikTok show that Neeko is a multi-platform star in the making.

Speaking on the addition of Neeko to the organization, founder and CEO Nadeshot said: “We are always looking for fresh new voices to add into the mix at 100 Thieves, as well as new platforms to engage our community.

“We were all personal fans of Neeko’s streams and videos, and we have been continuously impressed by her success on social media, which is why we’re so excited to welcome her to 100 Thieves. I know she is going to fit in perfectly at 100 Thieves, and we’re looking forward to seeing her grow more as a content creator with us.”

100 Thieves BrookeAB, Neekolul and Valkyrae
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Neeko is excited to work with other top female content creators.

Neeko is equally excited about the opportunity presented to her. She said: “I’ve been a big fan of 100 Thieves and the content they’ve been creating for a while now, especially from strong female voices such as Valkyrae and BrookeAB. Signing with 100 Thieves has been a dream, and I’m really excited to have found an organization that wants to support me and help me turn my passion into a career.”

Needless to say, both 100 Thieves and Neekolul seem suitably excited by the prospect of joining forces – and perhaps the ‘OK Boomer Girl’ is going to be the org’s next big online star.

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$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

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Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

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YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.