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Asmongold retains Twitch viewership crown despite WoW Classic decline

Published: 8/Nov/2019 16:24 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 19:24

by Connor Bennett

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Popular streamer Asmongold has kept his place as Twitch’s most-watched broadcaster for October despite seeing World of Warcraft tumble down the rankings.

Twitch has seen a major shake-up in recent weeks with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, and Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop packing up and helping for new pastures in both Mixer and YouTube. 

In their absence, some streamers have captured those viewers who don’t want to make the move away from Twitch themselves but it’s Fortnite superstar Turner ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive broadcaster Alexandre ‘gAuLeS’ Borba. 

For the month of October, Asmongold was the only streamer able to break the astounding milestone of having been watched for over 6,000,000 million hours. Tfue could only manage a tick over 5,950,000 hours – a highly commendable feat in itself – while gAuLeS eclipsed 5,000,000 hours. 

SullyGnome/StreamElementsAsmongold has held off Tfue to keep his title as Twitch’s most-watched streamers.

Asmongold’s success may come as a slight shock considering his game of choice, World of Warcraft, has seen a significant decrease in interest over the last thirty days. 

According to further stats, the game has seen a 60% decline in hours watched. It’s been surpassed by games like League of Legends and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. 

SullyGnome/StreamElementsWorld of Warcraft’s interest on Twitch fell off a cliff in October.

Both of the games’ rise is explainable considering LoL has been holding it’s Worlds event – which concludes on Sunday, November 10 as G2 Esports take on FunPlus Phoneix.

On the other hand, Modern Warfare was released on October 25 and streamers have flocked to the game. While their interest may have subsided following the release week, professional teams are also getting to grips with the title so there will be a constant stream of content.

With a number of big game releases on the horizon, it remains to be seen if interest in Asmongold will keep on chugging or if Twitch viewers will head elsewhere. 

However, he has been able to withstand a substantial decline in WoW already, so his loyal fans likely won’t be betting against him to retain his title for the third month.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.