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DisguisedToast slams claims that Facebook streaming punishes fans

Published: 2/Dec/2019 3:48 Updated: 2/Dec/2019 10:12

by Isaac McIntyre

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Facebook Gaming’s flagship signing Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang has rubbished claims his move from Twitch to the social media giant shows he doesn’t care about his loyal fanbase.

Disguised Toast announced his choice to host livestreams exclusively on Facebook on November 22, becoming another star in the long chain of Twitch personalities making a mass exodus away from Amazon’s broadcasting website in recent times.

Now, the 28-year-old has hit back at comments suggesting he was selfish in his choice to take Facebook’s offer, responding to former League of Legends pro Mike ‘Wickd’ Petersen’s suggestion he was punishing his loyal audience.

“Perhaps unpopular opinion, but I think if you go from being a Twitch streamer to a Facebook streamer, it shows that you don’t give a shit about your audience,” Wickd said. “Facebook in its current form is terrible for streaming.”

Toast originally announced a major part of his choice to move to Facebook over other rival platforms like Mixer and YouTube was because of the website’s willingness to support his philanthropic endeavors, including raising money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Considering that choice, and the fact that Wang has always tried to connect with his long-standing fans as best he can since accidentally revealing the man behind the toast mask, he clearly resented Wickd’s suggestion.

“‘unPoPulAr oPinion,’ proceeds to give a popular opinion… f*ck off,” Wang lashed out.

“My audience isn’t just my Twitch viewers, it’s YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and more. I have more time to focus on content besides streaming while helping improve a new platform. Don’t say I don’t give a sh*t about my audience.”

The streaming star also accepted that Facebook was still an emerging streaming platform, and revealed that he was hard at work trying to make it a better place for his fans with new features like shortening names, and dark mode.

“There’s definitely UI issues and improvements that can be made,” he said.

“I’ve escalated these issues to Facebook already, such as dark mode and not having full name displayed at all times. The platform can use some work and we’re going to try and improve it.”

Twitter: Disguised ToastWang has had to defend his recent move to Facebook.

Not everyone thinks Wang’s platform switch is a bad thing either, with fellow OfflineTV member Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys suggesting Toast’s move to Facebook could be a positive for both parties moving forward.

“Facebook Gaming, in general, isn’t that developed,” she explained. “But I think he’s not only a great streamer, but he’s a very smart businessman. So he’ll be able to help them make changes that’ll make their live streaming better.”

No matter whether or not Disguised Toast’s change is a positive one for him personally, and for his long standing fans, it marks another chapter in the ongoing streaming wars that have seen many stars join the exodus from Amazon’s Twitch.

With Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek leading the charge to Mixer, while Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop chose YouTube as his next destination, there’s plenty of stars on the move, and fans are keeping their eyes peeled for the next big switch.

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Logan Paul reacts to Jake calling him a “fake fighter” before Floyd Mayweather bout

Published: 5/Jan/2021 23:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul is set to throw down with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather this February — but little brother Jake Paul isn’t a fan of their upcoming bout, even calling his sibling a “fake fighter.”

The Paul brothers have unexpectedly shifted from their careers as top-tier YouTubers into white-collar boxers. Ever since August 2018, the two have dedicated their time to training and scoring high-profile matches; and Logan may have taken the cream of the crop.

On December 6, 2020, it was announced that Logan would be fighting 50-0 pro boxer Floyd Mayweather in a “Super Exhibition” match in February 2021. This news seemed to overshadow Jake’s 2nd round KO over Nate Robinson a week prior, which may have influenced his thoughts on his older brother’s upcoming match.

“My brother is f**ked,” Jake taunted in an interview with TMZ. “It’s bad for the sport. I think it’s just for clout. You know, my brother’s a fake fighter. I’m the real fighter. He’s 0-1, I’m 3-0.”

A week later, Logan has finally responded to his little bro’s scathing words — and it’s safe to say that he’s a little confused as to where the venom is coming from, although he’s completely unfazed by the insults.

“I’m like, little brothers up to some s**t, like he wants to get some attention for a sec, go for it,” he said of the matter. “But I fully support Jake — whatever drama he wants to stir or create, it really doesn’t bother me. ‘You’re a fake boxer.’ Okay. Let’s box, because Jake is the kid that gets beat up by my sparring partners.”

 

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“I’ve become like rubber sheet metal, dude,” he continued. “In this fight, everyone’s sayin’ a lot of things, and for good reason. I’m fighting Floyd f**king Mayweather! So I’ve literally become immune to every — I’ve heard it all.”

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Jake isn’t the only one unsure of his brother’s chances; even Mike Tyson claimed that Floyd would “beat [Logan’s] f***kin’ ass” when it comes time for their match.

While the odds are certainly against Paul, there’s still a chance that he might surprise his critics and go the distance against his formidable opponent.

Those hoping to see how it pans out can tune into the fight via Fanmio on February 20 as YouTube boxing takes yet another huge leap in the entertainment world.