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CouRage trolls internet with “sneak peek” of new 100 Thieves house

Published: 3/Jan/2020 20:34 Updated: 3/Jan/2020 20:36

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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YouTube Gaming star Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop set fans up for the ultimate bait and switch when he teased a sneak peak at the new 100 Thieves house, only to troll them instead.

100 Thieves supporters have been eager for any kind of glimpse at the new Content House ever since Nadeshot revealed that it’ll blow people away during the December 19 episode of his podcast with CouRage.

It appeared as though fans were in for a treat with a sneak peak on January 3 when the YouTube Gaming star tweeted that he would show off an early preview of the new den if his post got over a certain amount of likes – something which turned out to be a sneaky troll.

CouRage’s tweet accumulated the 5,000 like goal in just a few minutes, proving just how thirsty 100T fans were for any sort of brief look at the house.

The 25-year-old lived up to his promise a short while later, and broke the anticipation with a follow-up post.

“BREAKING NEWS! The first official photo of the new 100T house!” he tweeted, alongside a photograph of a gray floor tile. “This is the view from my toilet to my bathroom floor. If this doesn’t get you hyped, then I don’t know what will.”

People seemed highly amused by the joke – as something like this isn’t out of the ordinary for the YouTube Gaming streamer – and replied to his post with messages of equal hilarity.

Even Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins weighed in, and stated that he’d taken back his like from the first tweet. “Just unfavorited and unliked your previous tweet,” he said. “I hate you.”

CouRage hilariously hit back with a reference to when the Fortnite star accidentally leaked that he would be joining 100 Thieves back in May 2019. “I’ll give you an actual exclusive first look, but you can’t leak it like you did with me joining 100T,” he joked.

The esports org first moved into a house together in Los Angeles, California in early 2019, making it easier for the team to create content together under one roof.

A tour of their new den is expected to drop sometime in January, as well as the announcement of a new member, so stay tuned.

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Small Twitch streamer left in tears after huge 40k raid from Botez sisters

Published: 17/Jan/2021 6:27

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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The BlockChamps chess tournament ended with a wholesome bang after Alexandra and Andrea Botez let the champion, Sapnap, pick a small streamer to raid. The five-viewer stream then jumped to 40,000 instantly.

It’s easy to think of streaming as a lucrative source of income, and it can be. However, everyone has to start somewhere. Small streamers often pull single to double-digit numbers at best.

But the community is wholesome at times. You’ll often see prominent streamers host or ask their viewers to raid other people’s channels, especially if they have hardly any views.

It’s happened many times before, but it happened again at the end of the BotezLive BlockChamps chess tournament.

The Botez Sisters play chess on Twitch
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The Botez sisters are chess geniuses and highly-entertaining streamers.

Alexandra and Andrea Botez hosted the tournament on their channel. It was a success from start to finish, with tens of thousands of viewers along the way. But when it wrapped up, they asked the winner, Sapnap, to pick a small streamer to raid. 

“We want to do something nice for somebody out there,” said Alexandra. “So, we want to raid a small streamer after this. But we want to let you pick who, and we’ll make sure chat spams ‘Sapnap Raid.’

“We can go and make somebody’s day after this,” she added. “We’ll give you some time to think of who you want to raid.” Sapnap was all for it. He looked through Twitch to find an unsuspecting streamer, and he picked the perfect candidate.

The lucky streamer was one named TheQuadRat. He only had five viewers at the time. But once the raid started, it wasn’t long until he ended up with more than 40,000. It was a shock to his system, and he got a bit emotional.

“Thank you so much for the raid! Holy sh*t man!” he said. “Nah, dude. I’m about to cry. Nah, dude.” He repeated that multiple times in disbelief. Then, he took his headset off, cupped his hands over his face, and had a wholesome cry. 

“I can’t believe it,” he said once he finally managed to collect himself. “Holy sh*t. I’m sorry. This is insane. I’m sorry. This is insane.”

TheQuadRat didn’t suspect a thing. His emotional reaction was priceless, and the situation helped produce one of the most wholesome moments so far in 2021.

It’s impossible to know whether it will have a long-term impact on his viewership numbers, but that’s beside the point. The main goal was to make his day and give him a moment that he’ll never forget.