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What is MrBeast’s $100,000 YouTube Battle Royale? Competitors, how to watch and more

Published: 15/Feb/2019 19:50 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 11:48

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is back at it again with yet another insane challenge – and this time, it’s a full-fledged battle royale.

On February 15, MrBeast announced that he’d be holding the YouTube Battle Royale featuring some of the biggest YouTubers. 

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While he admitted that it wasn’t an original concept, he managed to use his status as one of the most popular content creators around to set up what looks to be one of the biggest events of 2019. 

What is the YouTube Battle Royale?

The battle royale competition will capitalize on the popularity of the genre by bringing things to life with many of the biggest battle royale YouTubers and Twitch streamer and pitting them against each other. 

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In true MrBeast fashion, the competition will have plenty of monetary stakes at hand, as he’s put up a massive $100,000 prize pool, much like his YouTuber circle challenge from early December 2018.

Business WireMrBeast is no stranger to making viral YouTube videos as he’s quickly become one of the most popular YouTubers over the last year.

When is the YouTube Battle Royale?

As detailed in MrBeast’s initial tweet, the Battle Royale will take place on March 6 at an unnamed location in Los Angeles, California. 

MrBeast likewise claimed that competitors will be paired in duos, likely in reference to popular battle royale game Fortnite. Although some of the participants have named more than one person as their teammates, so it’s unclear what the rules of the event actually are.

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Who will participate in the YouTube Battle Royale?

While no names were initially confirmed, as the event got closer and closer, many of the biggest YouTube and Twitch content creators let their fans known that they’d be a part of the massive event. 

From Anthony Padilla and Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofsetter to Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, MrBeast’s YouTuber battle royale looks to be one of the most packed events in recent memory. 

What was the inspiration for the YouTube Battle Royale?

MrBeast also admitted to taking inspiration from popular YouTube group Dude Perfect, who created a similar challenge in the style of battle royale game PUBG using airsoft guns in November 2018.

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A quick look at the group’s video on the subject shows an action-packed, paintball-esque competition, complete with POV cameras and a compelling map layout.

When can I watch the YouTube Battle Royale?

Unfortunately, this is one of the biggest question marks for the upcoming event. While we know that the event will take place on March 6, there’s no word yet on when the video will be released. 

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Given the fact that many streamers will be in attendance, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see it streamed in some capacity. There’s been no official word on the existence of a stream, however. 

Whenever the video does drop, though, it’s sure to be one of the most watched videos in quite some time given the sheer number of popular content creators that will be in attendance. 

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Joe Rogan forced to cancel Kanye West podcast

Published: 20/Oct/2020 1:02

by Bill Cooney

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Joe Rogan has been forced to cancel the next week of guests lined up for his podcast, including superstar Kanye West, after one of the host’s staff member returned a positive test result meaning the team must now isolate.

The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the most popular podcasts in the world listened to by millions of people each week, but the next slate of episodes has hit a major snag.

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On Oct. 19, Rogan announced on Instagram that the show would be cancelling all the podcasts for the upcoming week after Jamie Vernon, the producer of the show, tested positive forcing the rest of the cast to self-isolate.

“Young Jamie Vernon tested positive today. I tested negative, the rest of the staff tested negative, but Jamie tested positive,” Rogan revealed in the video. “He thought he had a sinus infection or allergies. The episodes that aired last week we had previously recorded so I hadn’t seen Jamie in about nine days.”

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Despite testing positive the former Fear-Factor host assured everyone his tech wizard was on the mend, but added he and the rest of his staff would be cancelling shows for safety reasons for the next week.

“So, we cancelled all the shows. We’re happy he has a mild case, but we cancelled all the shows. I’m keeping away from everybody and testing myself and the staff everyday until we’re in the clear, there’s nothing we can do,” the podcaster added. “I won’t know when we’ll do them [podcasts] again until we get a clear from the doctor. I think it’s ten days and three negative test results in a row.”

Sadly, this means fans will miss out on the highly-anticipated show featuring Kanye West, who was scheduled as a guest for the Friday, October 23 program.

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Rogan didn’t completely rule out having the podcast in some form or another though, adding that he was looking into doing shows remotely or some shows with a substitute producer (which he wasn’t too keen on).

After offering apologies to all of the guests and fans affected by the news, the host summed it up as a “f***ed up situation,” but it will be interesting to see how they actually go about producing the show, and if they can still get Yeezy on.