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Eddie Hearn hints multiple celebrities want to fight KSI & Logan Paul

Published: 15/Nov/2019 19:06 Updated: 26/Nov/2019 18:11

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul settled their grudge once and for all in the boxing ring on November 9. However, it doesn’t look like their fighting careers are ending anytime soon, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

While the two YouTubers claimed their beef is officially over, other major names in the entertainment biz are looking to throw down with the internet stars in wake of their massive boxing event.

According to a statement from Hearn provided by Sky Sports Boxing, a number of A-list celebrities are chomping at the bit for a chance at taking on both KSI and Logan Paul – some of whom could prove a major threat in the ring.

TheBreadBatch, InstagramKSI took the victory over rival Logan Paul by split-decision from the judges on November 9.

“Five or six calls this week from probably the highest-profile people in their fields,” Hearn admitted in the aftermath of the viral rematch. “Sports, music, acting – who don’t say anything but, ‘Can I fight the winner?’ So now, we have to look at that. By the way, two or three of them can really fight.”

As for the celebs in question, Hearn claimed that he’d “promised” he wouldn’t let their names slip – but one top fighter has made it very clear that he’s up for the challenge.

Professional boxer Tommy Fury presented an open challenge to KSI during a November 11 press conference with BT Boxing, calling for a duel between two British boxers.

“I’ve heard he wants to continue fighting, so if he wants a real fight, he knows where I am,” Fury asserted. “I’m saying to KSI, if you want it, you know where it is. I’m young and we are both from that influencing world – he is from YouTube, I am from Love Island. We both have a great following here in the UK. Why not make it a battle of Britain?”

While Fury may be a professional fighter, celebs like Justin Bieber have likewise been involved in the KSI vs LP narrative – and although he hasn’t issued an official challenge, KSI claims that a fight with the celeb would end in Bieber getting “destroyed.”

For now, it looks like KSI is resting up, although Logan Paul is open to bouts with pro MMA fighters following his boxing loss.

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Streamer accidentally leaks how much money Twitch Bounties can reward

Published: 18/Nov/2020 20:15 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 20:16

by Theo Salaun

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Answering a question many have been curious about, a Twitch streamer has leaked the amount of money that high-profile creators can make from their Twitch Bounty Board.

Twitch Bounties present the platform’s in-app way for streamers to earn sponsorship deal money without any agents or third-party communication. Launched back in 2018, the offering allows streamers to partner with sponsors and promote their product in different ways, with maximum payouts that vary depending on concurrent viewership and streamer profile.

Ludwig ‘ludwig’ Ahren has roots in Super Smash Bros. Melee playing and commentating, but is better known to many as a Twitch streamer and general content creator. He has over 800,000 followers on Twitch and, per TwitchMetrics, boasts the third-most-watched “Just Chatting” channel on the platform. 

As such, ludwig is expected to earn more than the average streamer for his sponsorship opportunities. But, he’s leaked his Mountain Dew Game Fuel Twitch Bounty partnership and now fans and aspiring creators alike can put a money figure, in the thousands, to the nebulous sponsorship system.

While working through his Game Fuel can, ludwig accidentally leaves his stream on a screen that shares his Twitch Bounty dashboard. The opportunity’s requirements include playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and, more importantly, discussing Game Fuel’s “talking points” during the session.

While those talking points can’t be seen, viewers can see just how much ludwig can make from the maximum payout for this Bounty: $7,202.

That payout is also nestled alongside hyperlinked “terms,” suggesting that there are nuances to the possible tiers of payment a streamer can earn for their partnerships. As has been mentioned in the past, these are likely tied to concurrent viewership and the like, which tally a brand’s overall reach for the advertisement opportunity.

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A popular meme shared using a subtitled portion of Mountain Dew’s Game Fuel commercial featuring CDL pros.

Owned by PepsiCo, Mountain Dew is no stranger to big investments. The brand has already partnered with the gaming world, infamously thanks to some Call of Duty League commercials, and appears willing to double down on that audience.

This is proven by streamers who aren’t specialized in Call of Duty, like ludwig, getting up to $7,202 for Game Fuel Twitch Bounties. If that’s the case, then one has to imagine that others must also be cashing in similar deposits from their product placement opportunities.