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Bugha and TimTheTatman take over Super Bowl LIV with ad appearances

Published: 3/Feb/2020 7:14

by Andrew Amos

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Gaming superstars Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf and Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar were center stage during NFL’s night of nights, both getting cameo appearances on advertisements played throughout the game.

Getting into a Super Bowl ad is a big deal. It’s one of the biggest events of the year, with companies around the world spending tens of millions just to get a slot during the sporting event’s half-time show.

With the rise of gaming in mainstream culture, and more collaborations between traditional sports and esports, it was only a matter of time before streamers and other personalities would start appearing in the special advertisements.

Bugha lifting trophy at Fortnite World Cup 2019
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Bugha shot to fame after taking out the Fortnite World Cup solos event in 2019, making appearances across mainstream television in the months since.

While Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins paved the way in years gone by, this Super Bowl, it was Bugha and TimTheTatman’s time to shine over the hallowed turf.

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Bugha made his Super Bowl appearance during the half-time show for Sabra, a hummus brand based in America. Promoting the brand’s #HowImuss campaign, Bugha was on screen for a split second, kitted out in a yellow tracksuit mashing a controller.

The Fortnite World Cup 2019 solos champion said one word in his appearance at the Super Bowl ⁠— “bananas.”

TimTheTatman had a slightly longer lline for his NFL 100 cameo, which appeared before kick-off. The Twitch streamer sat on a tractor, looking at a kid running across the paddock with a football, telling them to “take it to the house kid.”

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Betar starred alongside a host of American sporting stars, including two-time FIFA World Women’s Player of the Year Carli Lloyd and female NFL player Toni Harris.

Ninja was the first gaming personality to appear in a Super Bowl ad, featuring in the NFL 100 video back in 2019 as the New England Patriots cemented their lasting NFL dynasty with a 13–3 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

He made more of an appearance than TimTheTatman did 12 months later, which capped off a stellar year for the Halo pro turned Fortnite streamer.

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Bugha and TimTheTatman’s appearances in 2020 are only a sign of what’s to come for the world’s biggest gamers in the next few years. As the industry becomes more mainstream, big names on Twitch and other streaming platforms will be given more time in the spotlight.

Super Bowl LIV wrapped up the 2019-2020 NFL season, with the Kansas City Chiefs taking home their first title in franchise history 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers.

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Ethan Dolan has emotional reunion with long-distance girlfriend

Published: 13/Oct/2020 13:54

by Alice Hearing

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Popular YouTuber Ethan Dolan has revealed on Instagram the details of his long-term relationship with girlfriend Kristina Alice, who he reconnected with this week after spending most of quarantine apart.

Ethan and his twin Grayson originally rose to popularity on the video app Vine in 2013, and have since gone on to produce content on their highly successful YouTube channel with over 11 million subscribers.

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While they have many adoring fans, they haven’t been exempt from drama, such as earlier in July when they were forced to address a homophobic slur used when explaining the bullying they received in high school. In the same month, Ethan released a video detailing how comments online about his acne had severely affected his well-being in the past year.

Last week Ethan revealed his girlfriend to the world on YouTube with his brother Grayson. After spending months apart Kristine was finally able to catch a flight out to Los Angeles from Australia where she lives.

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The twins shared a vlog where Ethan and Kristen reunited last week

On Monday, Ethan stunned his fans by posting a series of close, romantic pictures to his Instagram alongside an emotional message, which read: “To say the least, this has been a chaotic, stressful, weird, confusing, uneasy year. But because it was spent with the smartest – most caring -best sense of humor having – so pretty I get stunned every time I look at – perfect woman in the world, it has been the best year of my life.”

He explained that last December was “one of the most emotionally exhausting months of my life” and attributed his success and ability to get through to her support.

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Part 1/3. To say the least, this has been a chaotic, stressful, weird, confusing, uneasy year. But because it was spent with the smartest – most caring -best sense of humor having – so pretty I get stunned every time I look at – perfect woman in the world, it has been the best year of my life. Our trip to Hawaii on this day last year, will be a memory I cherish for the rest of my life. I will be forever grateful for how caring you were during one of the most emotionally exhausting months of my life while living in Australia together last December. I wouldn’t have been able to create my most proud project last January without your constant support. When we were forced to quarantine together and be attached at the hip for an additional 5 months longer than we planned… I wasn’t even mad😌 When you had to go back to Australia without knowing when we’d be able to see each other again it was NOT CHILL. Although we unintentionally spent 4 months on opposite sides of the globe with a 17 hour time difference… I still felt closer than ever to you. The hours on FaceTime everyday and random gift care packages were fun. You completely took over my camera roll because I couldn’t help but to screenshot your face every couple seconds. Getting a little part of you tattooed on my arm also contributed to you feeling closer to me I guess 😝 Thank you for making me happy everyday. Thank you for giving me something to always look forward to. Thank you for making me a better version of myself. I love you Photos by: @jordenkeith

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He added, “When we were forced to quarantine together and be attached at the hip for an additional 5 months longer than we planned… I wasn’t even mad. When you had to go back to Australia without knowing when we’d be able to see each other again it was NOT CHILL. Although we unintentionally spent 4 months on opposite sides of the globe with a 17 hour time difference… I still felt closer than ever to you.”

“The hours on FaceTime everyday and random gift care packages were fun. You completely took over my camera roll because I couldn’t help but screenshot your face every couple of seconds. Getting a little part of you tattooed on my arm also contributed to you feeling closer to me I guess.”

It seems as though Ethan will have more to say in the next few days after he labeled the caption only part 1 of 3. For now, the YouTuber has confirmed to the world that not only is he in a far better place than he was last year, but that he is well and truly taken.