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Click Crew members Lazarbeam and Muselk to stream exclusively on YouTube

Published: 13/Jan/2020 18:49

by Eli Becht

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Australian YouTubers and members of The Click Crew, Elliot ‘Muselk’ Watkins and Lannon ‘Lazarbeam’ Eacott, have announced they will exclusively stream on YouTube going forward.

The two Australians were already very sporadic with their livestreams on Twitch, despite being partnered with the platform, as the majority of their popularity coming from YouTube.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the two creators have signed a deal to stream exclusively with YouTube Gaming, in addition to still creating their regular video content on the platform.

YouTube: LazarbeamThe Australian YouTube star is popular with Fortnite.

Lazar was already a popular YouTuber in his own right, but he really skyrocketed in fame when he switched to Fortnite full-time in 2017 and he’s never looked back.

The 25-year-old has over 12 million subscribers, so it’s clear the switch has paid off in a big way. He still creates content for other things, but Fortnite remains his bread and butter when it comes to views.

Hilariously, he ended up sleeping through his own announcement, so he posted the news to his followers long after the news had already broken.

According to the official press release, streaming on YouTube will allow him to “do more” in terms of providing more new content and making a bigger impact.

“Through starting streaming on YouTube, Lannan’s aim is to ‘do more,’ by showing his audience a different side of himself, experimenting with new digital content, and creating a bigger impact on the world of entertainment.”

Muselk, on the other hand, has over eight million subscribers, so he’s no slouch either. Like Lazar, the majority of his videos are about Fortnite and we don’t expect that to change with this announcement.

“Livestreaming is an incredible opportunity to both grow my channel as well as have even more meaningful interactions with my audience,” he said. “I’m so happy to have YouTube as my home for that, and bring my viewers both my video and live content together on the same platform!”

Both will stream each week, which could mean just one day or seven, but their initial broadcasts will be about raising money to help fight the wildfires in Australia.

The two YouTubers and the rest of The Click Crew have already raised over $300k AUD to help combat the fires and it doesn’t look like they are done chipping in.

News of these announcements come on the same day Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter also announced her move from Twitch to YouTube Gaming exclusively.

YouTube looks to be a serious player in the livestreaming war as we cross over into 2020, especially thanks to their recent big-name signing of 100 Thieves star Jack ‘CouRageJD’ Dunlop.

It will be interesting to see what the next domino to fall will be as the bidding war continues to rage.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.