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DrLupo explains why CouRage’s YouTube move is “good” for him

Published: 4/Nov/2019 21:14 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 22:56

by Brent Koepp


Twitch star Benjamin ‘DrLupo‘ Lupo defended Jack ‘CouRage‘ Dunlop’s move to YouTube, and explained why making platform change deals are actually “smart to do” for streamers.

The streaming landscape shifted after Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins and former CSGO pro Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek shocked everyone by leaving Twitch for its competitor Mixer. On November 4, 100 Thieves star CouRage announced he was taking a different path by going to YouTube for exclusive streaming.

This left everyone speculating who the next big streaming personality could be to jump ship from the Amazon-owned streaming platform, and during his latest broadcast, DrLupo addressed all the platform changes currently happening among his peers, and explained why it actually makes sense for streamers to sign these deals.

Instagram: @drlupoThe popular Twitch personality defended CouRage’s move to YouTube.

DrLupo defends CouRage’s move to YouTube

The Twitch star was streaming Fortnite when someone in his chat criticized CouRage’s move to YouTube, writing “I reserve the right to not watch him.” Upon seeing this, DrLupo replied, “That’s fine. But like, the only thing that it means is that people are getting paid for their ability to create content. And that’s good. Right?”

He then went on to explain further why it could only be seen as a positive thing. “You want people to make money if you like them. That’s why people give streamers money. Right? There should be nothing but love, man. You don’t have to watch him if you don’t want to do that platform. We are all just trying to pay our bills!”

DrLupo went on to further defend the 100 Thieves streamer, and explained to his audience how the move is actually good for him. “Jack’s young. Success it looks great on him thus far. He’s never done anything. He’s not scummy!”

The popular Twitch personality finished his wholesome defense of the platform move, by exclaiming “So, good for him. Get that money, dude. Get that money!”

He also opened up and gave his thoughts on other streamers making platform change moves. “I’m still waiting for somebody that makes a platform change to come out and be like “I did it because it was a lot of money and that’s smart to do!”

The Twitch star then explained how most streamers are still afraid to be entirely honest with their audience about making an exclusive deal. “Everybody still scared to say it. Everyone is still afraid to say it. There is nothing bad about it!” he exclaimed.

As of the time of writing this article, DrLupo continues to be one of the most popular streamers on Twitch with over 3.6 million followers, and averages thousands of viewers a broadcast.

Only time will tell if the lovable personality will take his own advice and make the move to Mixer – should he be offered a “gang load” of cash to do so.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”