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Censor Responds to Being Roasted by TMZ Over Breakup With Yanet

Published: 8/Aug/2018 15:19 Updated: 8/Aug/2018 16:03

by DG Goldstein

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Doug ‘Censor’ Martin has garnered a massive amount of mainstream attention following his breakup with Yanet Garcia in order to focus on his professional Call of Duty career.

The news made its way across various mainstream outlets after Censor announced the breakup via a YouTube video, with the veteran Call of Duty professional players receiving a myriad of negative press and attention.

Many outside of the gaming community could not understand why he would end a three-year relationship in order to pursue a life of video games and online content creation and continuously went after Censor for such a decision. 

After the story was picked up by TMZ and the enormous tabloid news website roasted him, Censor responded to their comments by stating that he is ‘used’ to the hate after being in the online spotlight for so long, along with mentioning how gaming was the reason he is in his current position.

“They got me, they got me good – I got roasted, man. You know, I’m used to it. Guys, I took a big hit, I took a lot of L’s […] I took a hit in terms of reputation. A lot of people just came at me and roasted me. A lot of people who, I guess, didn’t understand the gaming culture or didn’t understand anything about my life. I know a lot of you guys who’ve subscribed to my channel, who have been with me since the start understand how important gaming is to me, and how much of an impact it has had on my life.

I’ve been a gamer my entire life, I started playing video games since I was five years old, I turned pro when I was 16 – I’ve been a pro Call of Duty player for, like, eight years. So, Call of Duty is the reason why I even scored Yanet in the first place, it’s the reason I even have a YouTube channel, how I joined FaZe, how I did everything in my life, and I owe my whole life to the thought of being a gamer.”

He later went on to state that this is the life he ‘signed up for,’ and that he can handle it.

“I totally get it. I’m used to the criticism, this is the job I signed up for. I love social media, I love being a YouTuber, so I get it, I understand it, I can handle it, it’s okay.”

The full video where Censor reacts to being roasted by TMZ can be viewed below.

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Grand master Hikaru challenges Obama to chess match on Twitch

Published: 21/Oct/2020 17:31

by Michael Gwilliam

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Chess GM Hikaru Nakamura has issued a challenge to former US President Barack Obama to play a match on Twitch after the success of Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez’s Among Us stream.

Like many, Hikaru, who recently became a member of the esports organization TSM, was watching AOC’s legendary Twitch stream on October 20 where the congresswoman competed against Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo.

Over 420,000 people tuned in to watch the groundbreaking broadcast, prompting Hikaru to take to Twitter in an effort to get in on the sensation of politicians playing games on Twitch.

“Hey Barack Obama – I see AOC on Twitch tonight doing a promotion for voting and playing Among Us with some huge streamers,” the chess GM began, tagging both Obama and Cortez. “Any chance you’d be interested in a chess match to raise funds for the Joe Biden Victory Fund and Act Blue?”

The response to Hikaru’s challenge was mixed by his own followers, with some wondering why the streamer would engage in politics.

“How the f*** do I follow you for chess and I see politics?” one concerned user asked. “I’m surprised as well,” another replied in response.

However, not everyone was down on the challenge. Many of Hikaru’s followers were open to the idea and quote-tweeted the chess GM to encourage the match.

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Hikaru signed to TSM proving chess is an esport.

“Nakamura challenging Obama to a chess game? Wow, this election is getting truly exciting,” one follower wrote with glee.

So far, however, the forty-forth president has yet to reply to Hikaru’s challenge publicly. It is possible that Obama decided to simply slide into Hikaru’s DMs to organize the match, so we should wait and see how this unfolds.

If the battle between Hikaru and Obama does end up taking place, it will be super interesting to see what kind of numbers it would pull on the platform, especially given the recent success of AOC’s stream.