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Anomaly overtakes Summit1g as fastest growing Twitch streamer

Published: 9/May/2020 18:21

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular CS:GO YouTuber ‘Anomaly’ has overtaken Twitch star Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar as the fastest-growing individual streamer on Amazon’s broadcasting platform amid the Valorant hype.

Anomaly has built a massive following, mainly on YouTube, for his CS:GO videos, but when Riot announced they would be releasing an FPS title of their own, he was among the first to try his hand at Valorant’s closed beta. 

The Swedish star was overwhelmed with support for his first few streams following its release, even overtaking some of the longest-standing streamers on Twitch in terms of viewer count.

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Valorant has been one of the most popular games on Twitch since its beta release.

Valorant’s closed beta is already showing signs of massive potential, similar to the early days of Fortnite, which boosted the number of casual viewers that had started to express interest in the game.

Riot also chose to partner with Twitch for the occasion, as access to the beta was given out exclusively to those who were watching Valorant streams on the site, which had a massive part to play in channel growth for stars like Anomaly.

Anomaly would often be among the top Valorant streamers while he was live, and has since overtaken summit1g as the platform’s fastest-growing individual content creator with over 1.25 million followers in just 30 days, according to TwitchMetrics.

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Fastest Growing streamers on Twitch, as of May 9. Man City star Sergio Aguero isn’t far behind Summit1g.

The achievement is highly impressive, particularly with the amount of sports stars that have joined Twitch in recent weeks and would also have been experiencing a lot of sudden growth, as seen with world-class footballer Sergio Aguero who ranked in 4th.

However, summit1g has not been happy with how Anomaly has achieved his recent success, claiming in a recent stream that he had resorted to “scummy” tactics to see this level of growth.

The criticism started after certain streamers on Valorant played recordings of their Vods from previous days on their channel while they were sleeping or taking a break, to stay on top of the category on Twitch and maintain the massive viewership numbers.

While Anomaly was mentioned by summit1g, there supposedly many more streamers on the platform who take advantage of this tactic, which has sparked community backlash and controversy.

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”

 

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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”

 

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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.