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C9 Perkz hit by massive earthquake in Croatia while live on Twitch

Published: 29/Dec/2020 17:34

by Michael Gwilliam

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A massive 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Croatia was experienced live on League of Legends pro Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic’s Twitch stream, leaving the Cloud 9 mid-laner rattled.

Croatia was rocked by a strong earthquake on December 29, that reportedly killed multiple people and was felt as far away as Rome.

One person who felt the quake first hand was Perkz, who was streaming live on Twitch when it happened.

During the broadcast, things started off quite normal with the player competing in a League match when suddenly loud noises began to be heard off-screen, startling the Croatian.

“Holy sh*t,” he swore as his room began to bobble up and down, sending his webcam into a frenzy.

Eventually, he took his headphones off and went to check on someone else in his home, most likely his mother, leaving the game on in the process.

After talking with her in his native tongue, the C9 star returned to the game, but was admittingly having a hard time getting back into things.

“Yea, this morning is just crazy,” he said. “I think I’m going to have to stop streaming now. It’s just… I can’t play anymore actually.”

Perkz wrote in the game’s chat that his team should just forfeit as he couldn’t focus anymore after the shake.

Even though the match continued, Perkovic decided to just hightail it and leave the stream in the process, which was probably the right decision given how rattled he was.

Luckily, Perkz was okay and took to Twitter writing how this was the first time he had experienced an earthquake in his life.

This is hardly the first time that a streamer has experienced an earthquake during a live broadcast with a few happening in 2020 alone.

In January, JakeNBake felt a 5.3 magnitude quake in Japan while just talking with his viewers. Then, a bit later on in March, a Utah-based streamer had her Legend of Zelda run interrupted by a 5.7 magnitude quake.

Hopefully, Perkz and everyone affected can get back to normal soon and the death tolls are minimal. Early reports indicate six deaths and dozens injured.

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TikToker Giulia Amato calls out fans over constant Addison Rae comparisons

Published: 16/Jan/2021 22:09

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Giulia Amato has hit out at fans on TikTok for constantly comparing her to Addison Rae and other influencers, claiming that it feels like she has been “given a different identity.”

Since launching her channel in April 2019, 17-year-old Giulia Amato has made a name for herself on TikTok. As well as having an impressive 1.8 million followers, her content — which includes dances, lip-syncing and POVs — has helped her amass nearly 55 million likes on the app.

However, with many fans noticing Amato’s striking resemblance to TikTok superstar Addison Rae, her comments are often flooded with comparisons, and she’s faced accusations of copying Rae in the past.

For example, in October, Amato was accused of “copying” Addison Rae after dying her hair back to its natural brunette color shortly after Rae dyed her own hair brown.

In this TikTok, it is clear that Amato has had enough of the comparisons. She captioned the clip, “my name is Giulia Amato and I don’t want to be compared to other people everyday.”

Clearly referencing the Addison Rae comparisons, Amato continued: “So by now, you guys all know who I’m compared to. I don’t want to say her name because I don’t want it to look like I’m using her name to get clout for this video, but you guys know who I’m talking about.”

She elaborated even further: “My videos were, at first, filled with a lot of hate, with a lot of people comparing us, and that I can handle.”

“But I feel like it’s become a trend t0 give me different identities.”

Instagram: Addison Rae
Amato said in the TikTok that she finds herself being constantly compared to Addison Rae, who is currently starring in a remake of the movie ‘She’s All That.’

Noting how she’s recently been compared to a “mix” of Rae and “two or four” other high-profile TikTok stars, Amato asserted in the video that, contrary to accusations in the comments, she has never had cosmetic surgery or other treatments done to her face.

Sympathizing with Amato’s frustrations, fans on Instagram showed their support. One user said in a comment that got over 4,000 likes that “they are both gorgeous,” while another user said that fans should stop comparing because “we are all beautiful and have our own blessings, so no need to be jealous of each other.”

It appears that Amato has since deleted the TikTok from her account.