CouRage Hits Massive Subscriber Milestone on Twitch and Sends Out Heartfelt Message to His Supporters - Dexerto
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CouRage Hits Massive Subscriber Milestone on Twitch and Sends Out Heartfelt Message to His Supporters

Published: 5/Jul/2018 16:57 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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After taking a leap of faith and dedicating himself fully to his Twitch and YouTube channels, former Call of Duty caster Jack “CouRage” Dunlop has hit a mammoth subscriber count, and sent out a sincere message of thanks to his fans.

CouRage was a fan favorite caster, working full time with MLG to cover various events and the CWL circuit, and reached the pinnacle in 2017 when he was given the opportunity to cast the World Championship grand final.

But, midway through the 2018 season, CouRage made an announcement that came as a surprise to many – that he would step down from his full time position at MLG to pursue another passion of his.

Always an entertainer and with a charismatic personality, he already had a considerable following on social media, but wanted to see if he could take it to the next level by becoming a full time streamer.

Shortly after departing MLG, he was also unveiled as the newest member of OpTic Gaming’s content creation team, joining the organization in Texas and participating in their many shows.

But his main focus remained his personal Twitch stream and YouTube channel, which along with the massive popularity of Fortnite, has been on a strong upward trajectory since.

And on July 4th, less than six months since he left MLG, CouRage hit 10,000 paying subscribers on his Twitch channel – a feat he wouldn’t have imagined of hitting so fast.

In addition to his subscriber count, he is also fast approaching 500,000 followers on Twitch and has soared past 5 million total channel views.

And his YouTube channel has also enjoyed considerable growth, now creeping up on a quarter of a million subscribers – and growing rapidly, with an average of 2,500 new subscribers every day over the last month.

His Twitter and Instagram pages have also seen constant growth, and so his leap of faith has so far paid off massively for the once aspiring caster.


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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

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YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”