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FaZe announces more details on collab with Champion USA just ahead of Black Friday

Published: 22/Nov/2018 21:09 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 12:58

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular esports and entertainment organization FaZe has announced a special merch drop in collaboration with sportswear brand ‘Champion,’ just ahead of Black Friday.

FaZe announced the drop in a Tweet on November 22. Their post revealed that this latest collaboration with Champion is a limited-edition release only, and will go live at midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on November 23.

FaZe owner Yousef ‘Apex’ followed up the announcement with a second Tweet, revealing promotional images of two limited edition hoodies in red and black. Judging by the picture used in FaZe’s initial Black Friday Tweet, fans may be able to cop a pair of matching sweatpants, as well.

Apex had even teased the drop far ahead of time, on November 16, hinting that the collab could be available for purchase for just “one more day.”

This announcement follows FaZe’s initial collaboration with Champion earlier in November, where the org sold a limited number of 100 hoodies at ComplexCon in Long Beach, California. While this drop was exclusive to convention attendees, this next opening is available to anyone – should they manage to get in early enough.

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The collab between these two brands is quickly shaping up to be one of the most rare and exclusive drops in all of esports history.

With only 100 hoodies currently existing in the wild and a limited drop set to release on Black Friday, there’s no telling when the line will be available for purchase again.

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Mr Beast was turned down by Quibi before app went bust

Published: 22/Oct/2020 18:50 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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Now that the not-so-popular streaming service Quibi is shutting down after it failed to receive the stardom it once hoped to achieve, some old tweets from the manager of YouTube star Mr Beast may shine some light on a missed opportunity that may have helped it stay afloat.

Over the past year or so, Quibi was thought, at least internally, to have potential to be the next big streaming service that everyone wanted to get their hands on. With large executives who used to work at Disney and big stars attached to the service, there was definitely some merit behind the idea.

Several months later, the service is shutting down, according to company founder Jeffery Katzenberg. After its failure to take off, many aren’t surprised by the news and thought it was only a matter of time before it shut its doors. If some old tweets are to be believed, however, the company once had an opportunity that would have possibly made it successful.

Back in June, Reed Duchscher, the CEO of Night Media and the business manager behind Mr Beast, stated that he and the company attempted to bring the aforementioned YouTuber onto Quibi in the past – but the people behind the service ended up saying no.

Duchscher never expounded on this, so we’ll never know the reason why the company decided to say no to someone as popular as Mr Beast. It’s possible that they never came up with a good idea for a show centered around him, although this is pure speculation and seems rather unlikely.

Regardless of the reasoning behind Quibi’s refusal, it almost certainly would have been beneficial for them. Even though the company had major stars attached to it on the outset, getting someone as popular as Mr Beast – who currently has 45 million subscribers – probably would have helped out at least a little bit.

Of course, hindsight is 20/20, and they more than likely didn’t think it was worth it back then.