FaZe Banks surprises girlfriend Alissa Violet with $100,000 car - Dexerto

FaZe Banks surprises girlfriend Alissa Violet with $100,000 car

Published: 8/Apr/2019 11:45 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 13:46

by David Purcell


Popular YouTuber and actress Alissa Violet broke down to tears after FaZe Clan‘s Ricky Banks surprised her with the car of her dreams.

FaZe Banks posted a video to his YouTube channel on April 7, where he told viewers that he had a “big surprise” coming up for his girlfriend and there’s no way she could have seen it coming. 

Reason being, she was told to close her eyes until they drove to the location of the big reveal. 

FaZeBanks / YouTubeFaZe Banks had help from The CarBiz to make it all possible.

While the pair sat in the back of the car, Banks said: “Close your eyes, trust me please,” but it took a few minutes before Violet did eventually close them. At one point she joked about it feeling like a kidnapping, but once they arrived it was clear that it was nothing of the sort. 

After keeping her eyes for a few moments, Banks helped his girlfriend out of the car and told her to turn around – where a brand new Range Rover was waiting for her, with a huge bow on top. 

“Shut up… You’re lying!” she said in excitement, but just moments later she broke down to tears – clearly taken back by the gesture from the YouTube star. 

(You can see the start of Range Rover reveal at 11:35 in the video below)

“I don’t deserve this. Oh my god,” she said before taking a look inside. Violet joked that she was going to “pee” on her boyfriend later, sealing a memorable moment for the couple. 

The CarBiz, an up and coming YouTuber, worked with Banks to pull off this epic surprise by handing over the car to them for free – which could be worth $100,000 or more if price statistics from U.S. News for similar models are to be believed. 

They say: “The base price for the Range Rover is well above average for its class, coming in at $89,160. The top of the line model is one of the most expensive in the segment at $208,200, which is more than $80,000 more than the average luxury large SUV.”

Banks is starting to make gifting videos a regular thing, too, after surprising a 13-year old Fortnite pro H1ghsky with a celebrity meet-up on March 31. 

What will his next big surprise be? It’s going to have to be huge if it’s going to top his latest video, that’s for sure. 

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Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

Shroud World of Warcraft Shadowlands
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Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

The relevant part of the video starts at 2:00.

It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”