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Dr DisRespect Teases New Project with Shroud About Battle Royale Game and Revenue Sharing

Published: 7/Jun/2018 14:57 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 17:15

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Dr DisRespect left a cryptic hint about a potential new project involving himself, fellow streamer Michael “shroud” Grzesiek and something to do with a battle royale game.

The Doc, real name Guy Beahm, is best known for streaming battle royale game PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, while in his signature character and outfit.

He quickly became one of the top streamers on Twitch thanks to his infectious personality and character as ‘Dr DisRespect’, as well as impressive production value, the likes of which was unprecedented at the time.

He remains an avid PUBG player on stream, something he has in common with shroud, a former professional CS:GO player who now streams full time.

The pair often play together, attracting some 40,000 concurrent viewers between them – and sometime even more, making them some of the most recognizable faces on the platform.

And their popularity has not gone unnoticed by sponsors and video game developers themselves – they both had personalized skins added to PUBG recently.

The marketing power of Twitch streamers is well appreciated by these companies, and judging by this excerpt from a recent Dr DisRespect stream, another potentially huge deal could be on the way.

Given the Doc’s character and skit like comedy, it is possible that this is nothing more than a joke played out to his viewers.

However, it does seem likely that both he and shroud would be offered these kinds of deals to be involved in the promotion of new games, and revenue sharing from purchases of in game items.

Dr DisRespect recently partnered with chiliZ, a blockchain based firm who are launching a platform to fund competitive Fortnite teams, so this could be in some way linked to this.

At this point though, the clip from his stream is the only information we have, so there isn’t much to speculate on yet.

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$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

fake pokemon card booster box
Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

youtubers opening fake pokemon card box
YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.