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AGDQ forces top speedrunner to change explicit name

Published: 19/Oct/2019 18:18 Updated: 15/Jul/2020 17:52

by Bill Cooney


Awesome Games Done Quick required Fallout speedrunner and streamer “tomatoanus” to change his name in order to participate in their latest event.

AGDQ is one of Games Done Quick’s flagship events, along with Summer Games Done Quick – which are held to raise money for several different charities each year.

Tomatoanus explained on Twitter that his submissions were still accepted, but he had to alter his name in order to compete on stream at the annual speedrunning event.

The speedrunner formerly known as tomatoanus

In order to compete at AGDQ 2020, tomatoanus changed his name to “tomatoangus” after he found his submissions weren’t publically viewable, but said he understood why GDQ required the change.

“This is obviously because they’re a professional organization representing a charity, which I understand and accept,” tomato wrote in a doc on Twitter. “I wanted to share my experience with GDQ and show their communication isn’t strictly bad.”

Tomato may have changed his name for the event, but the speedrunner said he didn’t intend to change it on Twitch or anywhere outside of GDQ.

“They still wouldn’t be able to display my submissions if I was linking my Twitch to my account since I’m still ‘tomatoanus’ on there. This is because they typically display the runner’s Twitch channel name on stream as well,” he explained. “I accepted this and understand their position, so for the next event I unlinked my Twitch from my GDQ account and submitted under ‘tomatoangus.’”

The streamer went on to clarify that he didn’t think his name prevented his submissions from being accepted, just from being made public.

“Some people think that me changing the username I submitted with was the limiting factor in a run of mine getting accepted,” Tomato wrote. “Which I don’t believe to be true.”

“There have been a couple other runners in the past who have been accepted with suspect usernames,” he continued. “And they’ve been asked to run with a different name at the event.”


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

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


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 / Conor McGregor
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.”