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Dad’s Amazing Reaction to 17 Year Old Son Winning $86,000 in Fortnite Summer Skirmish

Published: 5/Aug/2018 16:33

by Calum Patterson

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The Fortnite Summer Skirmish has been life-changing for some young players, with a massive $8 million in prize money distributed over eight weeks of competition.

In week four’s North American tournament, 17 year old streamer Reverse2k won the ‘Hold the Throne’ competition, netting him $50,000, plus an extra $36,000 for his fifth place finish overall.

Hold the Throne was a new format for week four,  which rewarded players for getting the most eliminations in a game and holding on to that top spot, for a bonus $50,000.

Reverse2k managed to keep that number one spot, and received a heartwarming phone call from his father after the event, which he played over loud speaker for his stream to hear.

While many young gamers still struggle to convince their parents that spending more time gaming is a good thing, earning $86,000 for a few hours work certainly makes for a good argument.

His dad exclaims: “Eighty six fucking thousand dollars? You’re going to need a fucking tax guy!”

Because he won the bonus ‘Hold the Throne’ prize and a 5th place, Reverse2k actually took home more than the 1st place finisher, “NotVivid”. His supportive dad was quickly given the name ‘Papa2k’.

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In total this season, Reverse2k is estimated to have earned just short of $100,000 in the Summer Skirmish – and it is only week four.

Epic is inviting players who are streamers, YouTubers and some of the best performers from the Solo Showdown LTM, so it is possible for anyone to get a chance at the massive prize money, but you will need to prove yourself.

With the $100 million pledged by Epic Games for Fortnite prize pools in the 2018-19 competitive season, young players like Reverse2k could be very wealthy indeed if they can keep up these performances.

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TikToker Giulia Amato calls out fans over constant Addison Rae comparisons

Published: 16/Jan/2021 22:09

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Giulia Amato has hit out at fans on TikTok for constantly comparing her to Addison Rae and other influencers, claiming that it feels like she has been “given a different identity.”

Since launching her channel in April 2019, 17-year-old Giulia Amato has made a name for herself on TikTok. As well as having an impressive 1.8 million followers, her content — which includes dances, lip-syncing and POVs — has helped her amass nearly 55 million likes on the app.

However, with many fans noticing Amato’s striking resemblance to TikTok superstar Addison Rae, her comments are often flooded with comparisons, and she’s faced accusations of copying Rae in the past.

For example, in October, Amato was accused of “copying” Addison Rae after dying her hair back to its natural brunette color shortly after Rae dyed her own hair brown.

In this TikTok, it is clear that Amato has had enough of the comparisons. She captioned the clip, “my name is Giulia Amato and I don’t want to be compared to other people everyday.”

Clearly referencing the Addison Rae comparisons, Amato continued: “So by now, you guys all know who I’m compared to. I don’t want to say her name because I don’t want it to look like I’m using her name to get clout for this video, but you guys know who I’m talking about.”

She elaborated even further: “My videos were, at first, filled with a lot of hate, with a lot of people comparing us, and that I can handle.”

“But I feel like it’s become a trend t0 give me different identities.”

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Amato said in the TikTok that she finds herself being constantly compared to Addison Rae, who is currently starring in a remake of the movie ‘She’s All That.’

Noting how she’s recently been compared to a “mix” of Rae and “two or four” other high-profile TikTok stars, Amato asserted in the video that, contrary to accusations in the comments, she has never had cosmetic surgery or other treatments done to her face.

Sympathizing with Amato’s frustrations, fans on Instagram showed their support. One user said in a comment that got over 4,000 likes that “they are both gorgeous,” while another user said that fans should stop comparing because “we are all beautiful and have our own blessings, so no need to be jealous of each other.”

It appears that Amato has since deleted the TikTok from her account.