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Asmongold has perfect solution to people “leeching” from his streams

Published: 12/Dec/2019 17:22

by Kamil Malinowski

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World of Warcraft content creator Asmongold found an interesting solution to combat people who were re-uploading his content onto YouTube. 

Asmongold is the biggest World of Warcraft content creator out there, boasting an impressive 326,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 1.2 million Twitch followers.

With such a large following, it’s no surprise that people all around the world are interested in his content. However, not everyone is able to watch his stream, so some fans opt for highlights instead. Many YouTubers chose to capitalize on this and created channels solely for Asmongold highlights, and have generated millions of views thanks to his content.

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On December 10 the WoW star announced his genius plan – he hired the people who used his content for their own channels to instead work on his official channel, creating a situation where everybody wins.

“YouTube changed monetization, and some of the channels that most often uploaded my reactions were demonetized. So they reached out to me… and we came to an agreement to create an official channel for me together” explained Asmongold.

He then showed off the new channel and, much to his surprise, it already had a highlight from his current stream.

“Is this the end of leeches? No. Of course I’m going to help them out with this… the amount of people that watch these highlights and then watch my stream is huge” added the American, clarifying that these highlight videos have helped him, so he has a reason to help the people who are making them.

After just two days this new channel has already reached 32,000 subscribers and is raking in tens of thousands of views, much to the benefit of everyone involved. Some of the other highlight channels were reaching millions of views, so it may not be long until this one explodes in popularity.

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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.”