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Castro beats The Mob to win $500k 100 Thieves Uno Super Bowl tournament

Published: 3/Feb/2020 2:25

by Andrew Amos

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FIFA streamer Edwin ‘Castro1021’ Castro has taken home the 100 Thieves Half A Million Halftime Uno tournament, earning himself $125,000 in the process and the champion belt.

While the Super Bowl action was heating up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, the house was burning down over in Los Angeles at the 100 Thieves compound during their $500,000 Uno tournament.

The esports organization put on a show for fans during the halftime break, grabbing the biggest personalities in gaming for an intense game of Uno, with a few tricks.

The bottom two players from each game faced off in a separate elimination challenge to try and survive, with the winner moving on and adding more money to their tally.

100 Thieves founder Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag was the first player eliminated from the table after losing to Moe ‘Yassuo’ A. in the first challenge, involving throwing darts at balloons.

From there, Fortnite streamer Dennis ‘Cloakzy’ Lepore was sent home second, being followed by Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter shortly after.

As the table got smaller, tensions grew, with more popoffs happening as the wins started flowing. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop was the first to get a proper Uno win, taking home the fifth game that sent Clint ‘Maven‘ Evans and Castro to elimination.

Faced with the task of shaking out table tennis balls from a tissue box strapped to their back, Castro edged out the Call of Duty caster in a win that was decided by “executive decision” looking back on the replays.

Castro used his lifeline wisely, staying away from elimination in the sixth game, before taking home the seventh and final game against The Mob to win $125,000 and the champion belt.

“I’m so happy for 100 Thieves for bringing me out here to compete in this Uno tournament,” he said in his victory speech. “They made me feel like family out here, and I just appreciate them for the invite.”

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Castro was in shock after taking home $125,000 in the 100 Thieves Uno tournament.

The FIFA star seemed shocked with the win, and was more softly spoken than usual. The money he won is going to a good cause, with Castro pledging his $125,000 winnings to charity, getting a bit emotional as he was presented the check.

The Mob came in second place, earning themselves $75,000 in the process, while CouRage came in third with a mint $50,000.

100 Thieves Half A Million Halftime Uno tournament results

Place Player Prize Money
1 Castro1021 $125,000
2 The Mob $75,000
3 CouRage $50,000
4 Maven $40,000
5 Yassuo $35,000
6 Valkyrae $30,000
7 Cloakzy $25,000
8 Nadeshot $20,000
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Rookie Twitch streamer tears up after finally getting first viewers

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:49

by Georgina Smith

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New Twitch streamer NickCKelly got emotional on stream when he got his first viewers after waiting for nearly an hour, gaining thousands as followers as a result of his wholesome reaction.

2020 was a booming year for Twitch, with top creators like xQc and Valkyrae achieving huge numbers in terms of followers and views, and several gaming trends surging in popularity at various points in the year, meaning success all around.

With these huge creators out here smashing records, it’s easy to forget that many are only just starting out their venture into streaming, both casually and seriously.

This year has no doubt prompted more people than ever before to give streaming a try, but it’s not as easy as it might seem from the outside – especially if you’re starting from zero.

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2020 helped Twitch do massive numbers all round.

NickCKelly was one such individual who wanted to give streaming a go, and he couldn’t have been more grateful when he eventually got his first viewers after a while on stream by himself.

He had been streaming for almost an hour when he noticed that some viewers had joined his previously empty chat, and he looked stunned.

“I have my first viewer, hi!” Nick said, looking taken aback by the sudden appearance. “Wow, this is amazing. I’m genuinely honored to have you in my stream, you’re my first viewer that I’ve had, I’ve been streaming for 48 minutes.”

“I feel like I’m gonna cry, man,” he said with the most wholesome reaction possible, tearing up as he spoke to his new viewers.

Over on Reddit, user Avoxio who found Nick’s stream explained why they entered his empty stream. “Me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by.”

They also said “at first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine,” and said they decided to share his stream in hopes of getting him recognition.

Nick also responded in the comments: “I will not let you all down. I want to prove to people that there is goodness in the world, and that we are capable of so much more than most think. I think there’s so much pain and suffering in the world right now. Helping even a single person is making a difference in the world.”

The unexpected reaction from the small streamer certainly seemed to strike a chord with some viewers, and Nick has now shot up to 4.7 thousand followers at the time of writing.