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DrLupo shares emotional reaction to raising insane amount of money for charity

Published: 23/Jun/2019 19:12

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Fortnite player Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo is more than just an internet personality – he’s used his online fame to raise millions of dollars for charity, and now, he’s done it again in a mere four hours.

DrLupo teamed up with Florida-based gaming convention and charity event Guardian Con in late June, announcing his plans to hold a marathon stream to raise $1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization founded to benefit children suffering from cancer and other terminal illnesses.

Of course, it wasn’t just any old stream: DrLupo also promised hilarious rewards for each goal met by his charity drive, as well as giving himself some extra, in-game challenges, and even holding an-off stream raffle.

From 8 AM to 12 PM, DrLupo’s four-hour block on June 23 saw incredible involvement from his viewerbase – resulting in a whopping $920,343.98 raised for charity within that time frame.

Understandably, the streamer had an emotional reaction to the amount raised, appearing to hold back tears while thanking his fanbase for donating to the organization.

“Thank you,” DrLupo said. “Thank you so much, to every single person that’s donated. To every single person that’s supported St. Jude. To every single person that’s gonna be at Guardian Con. To every single person that freakin’ loves gaming. And most importantly, from top to bottom, St. Jude.”

The streamer went on to thank viewers who weren’t able to donate, ending his stream by joking that he would need to take a break to “cry a little bit.”

DrLupo’s insane charity stream was met with praise from other major personalities across the net, with the likes of YouTuber Seán ‘Jacksepticeye’ McLoughlin and Fortnite pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney offering him their congratulations.

“Goated,” Tfue wrote in response to DrLupo’s Tweet on the subject.

“Absolutely mind blowing!” Jacksepticeye replied.

“Insane,” caster Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop said of the matter. “Love ya, Ben.”

This wouldn’t be the first time DrLupo has raised an incredible amount for St. Jude’s, by far: in fact, the streamer managed to raise over $1 million for the organization in late 2018, after holding a 24-hour livestream in December.

DrLupo is one of Twitch’s most popular content creators, boasting over three million followers on the site as of June 23.

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FaZe Clan reveal FaZe 5’s Top 100 finalists & next recruitment steps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 23:20

by Theo Salaun

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FaZe Clan’s FaZe 5 recruitment is nearing its finale, as 95 of the final top 100 candidates have officially been revealed. Next, the community will be able to select the five remaining content creators before FaZe announces the top 100’s challenge on Monday, October 26.

Back in August, FaZe Clan set the gaming world ablaze with a #FaZe5 challenge that gives everyone a chance to sign up and compete to become one of five new recruits to the organization in 2020. 

After months of deliberations and countless submissions, FaZe have tried to trim the finalists down to a top 100 before moving on to the next round of the challenge. But, as it turns out, the deciders are struggling to finish off their list and want to enlist the public for some help.

In a brand-new, highly anticipated hype video, FaZe announced 95 finalists with submission videos and highlights overlaid on some heavy, uptempo electronic music. Then, FaZe CBass explains what’s next.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the content creators who made the final cut seem to be avid gamers focused on Call of Duty, Fortnite, Valorant, and Apex Legends. But there is some diversity, as fans might notice some highlights of Fall Guys, but then also visual art, music, and even clothing design.

Some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s more successful streamers and competitors also made the cut, as Nio, SuperEvan, and WarsZ all made the top 95. It’s not all high-level FPS streamers though, as the FaZe boys appear to have cast a wide net for the newest batch of recruits.

Among the more interesting content creators who are reaching the next round, the six-year-old Rowdy Rogan and MontoyaTwinz (Mya and Myka Montoya) are easy standouts. (It remains unclear if the Montoyas would take up one or two spots if they get into the final five.)

After flying through 95 impressive candidates, CBass cuts in to let people know that the list is too hard to cap off. 

“Everything we’ve looked through, we’ve been impressed by. We’ve sat through and watched absolutely everything we can and the honest truth is that there are way more than 100 people who are deserving of moving on to the next round of this challenge.”

Since the boys in red, black, and white can’t choose the final five, they’re allowing the community to do so. If fans have a creator who didn’t make the top 100, but deserves to, then they just need to hashtag “FaZe5” on Twitter and tag said creator. Then, on Monday, October 26, the official top 100 and next steps will be announced.