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Dakotaz calls Ninja hate “ridiculous” following viral WIRED video

Published: 27/Dec/2018 11:53

by Calum Patterson

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Top Twitch streamer went to number one on YouTube’s trending page thanks to a video with WIRED, where he answered the most googled questions about him, but the video almost has as many dislikes as likes.

Fellow streamer Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman was surprised to see how much negativity the rather innocuous video was receiving, calling it ‘ridiculous’.

In the video, Ninja simply discusses his career as a streamer, his history as a gamer and some general knowledge queries about himself, in the ‘autocomplete interview’ – which uses google’s autocomplete system to find the most googled questions about him.

Other guests on the WIRED Autocomplete Interview series have included YouTuber David Dobrik, Bella Thorne, Kevin Hart and many more of the world’s most famous people, but none have received the amount of dislikes as Ninja’s episode.

At the time of writing, Ninja’s WIRED video has amassed 3.2 million views, 106,000 likes and 76,000 dislikes, in only 18 hours.

It means it is the most disliked iteration of the Autocomplete Interviews yet, and Dakotaz can’t understand it: “I feel like people outside of Fortnite just thumbs down because it has to do with Fortnite, the mainstream, or his face showing up in the YT rewind.”

As the most popular Fortnite streamer, Ninja is no stranger to hate, even from within the Fortnite community itself. But the negativity towards this video is more peculiar, given there is nothing controversial about it at all.

Previously Ninja has been in some hot water over threatening to have a Fortnite opponent banned for stream sniping, even though he had no proof of it, but the community has largely forgiven him for this mistake and moved on.

You can watch the full WIRED video with Ninja below.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”