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100 Thieves troll fans with unexpected Cloak “announcement”

Published: 31/Jan/2020 23:46

by Eli Becht

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After many hints and teases, 100 Thieves finally revealed their announcement with Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore, and it’s not what fans expected.

Ever since his departure from FaZe Clan, fans have been wondering what Cloak’s next move would be, and many linked him to 100 Thieves.

The esports organization had a blazing hot year in 2019, signing talents like The Mob, BrookeAB, CouRageJD, and more to their roster. While things have been much quieter through the first month of 2020, that doesn’t mean something isn’t coming on the horizon.

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It turns out that Cloak isn’t joining 100 Thieves.

Rumors of Cloak joining the 100 Thieves squad have been ongoing for months now, but speculation really ramped up when his girlfriend Alexia Raye revealed she was moving to California, even living in the same apartment complex as 100 Thieves streamer Valkyrae.

She insisted this didn’t mean she was breaking up with Cloak, but that conveniently opened the door for speculation that one of the two could sign with the organization.

The former FaZe Clan member leaned into this and even posted teases of his own, like tweeting a picture of the new 100 Thieves compound on January 30.

On January 31, the team finally made their announcement, but it wasn’t that he was signing with them.

Welcome cloakzy, the Fortnite legend himself, to the #CashAppHalftime show,” the org Tweeted.

Instead, the influencer ended up being part of the Cash App Halftime Show, an event being put on by 100 Thieves that features a $500,000 cash pool. Cloak is just the first announcement, but there are still more to come in the days leading up to the big day.

Those who actually read the announcement will be in for a treat. The statement begins with actual facts about the Fortnite pro’s life, such as his career as a top gamer and Twitch streamer, but then changes gears and claims he was the star of the 1997 cartoon “Franklin,” comparing him to the title character who is a turtle.

It also jokes that he’ll use his winnings from this event to reset Fortnite back to season one.

While this didn’t end up being the announcement fans wanted, it should still be exciting to watch, especially if more big names join in on the fun.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”