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Asmongold shares funny reason for why Facebook streaming will never grow

Published: 5/Nov/2019 19:05 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 23:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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Star Twitch streamer Asmongold gave a hilarous explanation when talking about why Facebook would never be able to grow as a streaming platform.

Streaming platforms have been at the center of attention recently in the online game world as several top streamers have left Twitch to join other websites.

Most recently, two of the biggest streamers on Twitch – Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop – joined to stream exclusively on Mixer and YouTube respectively. Before that, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins started the wave with his shock move to Mixer in early August. 

One platform that has gone largely under the radar is Facebook Gaming, mainly because it considerably lacks the star-power that the other three platforms now boast. 

According to popular World of Warcraft Classic streamer Asmongold, the reason why they’re so low on the totem pole and won’t ever grow is because users are forced to use their real names on the platform.

FacebookFacebook’s streaming platform hasn’t quite reached the same level as Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube.

“The problem with Facebook is Facebook makes you use your real name,” he said. “Imagine if you’re William Williamson, and that’s your real name, and every single time you say ‘f*ck me in the ass, gachiBASS,’ it’s attached to your real f*cking name.”

He then went on to explain how that can pose problems for people in the future, especially if they’re looking to get hired by a company that includes a search of their Facebook page as part of the background check.

“The next job employer that you have, you apply for a job at Google or something like that, or more realistically Walmart,” he explained, tongue-in-cheek. “And your Walmart manager is like ‘yeah, so we saw this on our Facebook whenever we did a search on your profile.’ And you have to explain ‘Gachi’ to your Walmart boss. Does that sound like a good time? I would say it doesn’t.”

For those that are not as well-versed on memes, the ‘Gachi’ that Asmongold mentioned is in reference to the two BetterTTV Twitch emotes ‘gachiGASM’ and ‘gachiBASS,’ which feature the face of muscle man Billy Herrington from the indie game Gachimuchi.

The emotes are both usually used in Twitch chats to “indicate pleasure or satisfaction in a similar vein to the Kreygasm emote,” according to the ‘KnowYourMeme’ website.  

BTTVThe gachiBASS emote is quite popular among Twitch users who use the BTTV extension.

But all jokes aside, Asmongold presents a pretty valid point, in that most users on these streaming platforms want to have a clear divide between their life in the real world and their existence in the gaming sphere.

Unless and until Facebook comes up with a way that allows people to chat and interact with streamers without having to use their actual profile name, it’s hard to see them attracting anyone prominent to stream on and use the platform.

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Jake Paul reveals how much money he made from Nate Robinson fight

Published: 4/Dec/2020 5:34

by Brad Norton

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Despite holding a professional record of just two wins and no losses, YouTube sensation Jake Paul is already making more than most professional boxers will ever see in their careers off the back of his Nate Robinson fight.

Jake Paul is still relatively fresh to the sport of boxing. Following a lone amateur win, his first professional bout came at the start of 2020. He’s just closed out the year with another victory. Both pro matchups went his way thanks to two early knockouts against fellow YouTube AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

He’s barely spent a few minutes inside the ring across both fights, however he’s already taking home a good chunk of change for his efforts. The internet celebrity brings legions of fans with him, contributing to huge Pay Per View sales and even viral trends after the fact.

Rather than a guaranteed figure for his latest scrap, his earnings were dependent on the performance of the PPV as a whole.

As one of the biggest PPV events of the year – reaching over a million buys in the United States alone, according to analyst Dan Rafael – Paul cashed in big-time thanks to his unique contract for the fight. 

 

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The disclosed purses for both Paul and Robinson were a little off-base, as ESPN’s Mark Raimondi exposed in a December 3 interview with Paul. Initial figures were slim, but Paul assured he was paid “a lot,” even laughing when the topic was brought up.

No exact figure was revealed, though he did provide some staggering insight. “Eight figures” is what Paul walked away at an absolute minimum just for the performance alone. “My deal was built into the backend structure of how well the event performed,” he explained. “The event performed incredibly well.”

Walking away with $10,000,000 at a minimum sure sounds like a lot. This number doesn’t factor in potential sponsorship deals or additional PPV buys that come in after the initial batch. There are also international sales to consider as well.

It’s clear he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon either. “I truly believe I will be the biggest prize fighter in the world,” he added.

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“Mike Tyson is co-signing me, he wants to take me under his wing. Why can’t I become the champion of the world?”

Paul has some lofty goals and even “realistic” aspirations of fighting Conor McGregor sometime in the near future. It’s entirely possible these eight-figure paychecks are just the beginning for Paul in his boxing career.