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FaZe Banks surprises 13-year-old Fortnite pro H1ghsky with celebrity meet-up

Published: 31/Mar/2019 19:45 Updated: 31/Mar/2019 19:48

by Virginia Glaze

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FaZe Clan made waves in the esports realm after signing 13-year-old Fortnite pro H1ghsky in mid-March – but the new member had much more in store than mere competition.

FaZe COO Ricky Banks spent a day out on the town with the youngster during a vlog uploaded on March 31, where he spoiled H1ghsky with a series of lavish surprises as a welcome present into FaZe Clan.

After spending over $1,400 at the Gucci store in Rodeo Drive, Banks took H1ghsky to meet two celebrities of the music world – rapper Lil Yachty (otherwise known as FaZe Boat) and EDM artist Marshmello.

Although short, Lil Yachty made his visit count by giving viewers a sneak peek of his birthday present for controversial rapper Danielle ‘Bhad Babie’ Bregoli, showing off a massive neck chain with her stage name emblazoned in diamonds.

Banks later brought out Marshmello as a final surprise for H1ghsky, who was left speechless after embracing the artist with a big hug.

FaZe Banks, YouTubeFaZe Banks embraces FaZe H1ghsky after gifting the 13-year-old Fortnite pro over $1,400 in Gucci footwear.

FaZe H1ghsky is the org’s youngest professional Fortnite player ever, joining the ranks of massively popular pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore, and Nate Hill, among others.

In fact, H1ghsky’s signing was accidentally leaked beforehand, thanks to a hilarious slip-up by TSM Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani during a Twitch stream on March 19.

During his stream, Myth asked H1ghsky about his experience in FaZe – which led to a humorous response from the youngster, while others in the chat implored Myth to “Delete the VOD!”

“Wait, was it not announced yet?” Myth asked, later making an unsuccessful attempt to cover up the leak. “What I meant was, how’s phasing through builds?”

Although young, H1ghsky’s signage to FaZe comes as little surprise, as he was already a partnered streamer on Twitch with over 200,000 followers on the platform due to his Fortnite prowess.

H1ghsky isn’t the only youngster that the org has taken into their fold, by far; FaZe likewise brought 15-year-old Fortnite player ‘Sway’ on board a few days prior, likely thanks to his gaming skills and impressive following on social media.

FaZe Clan’s influx of young players could be due to the rules laid out by the Fortnite World Cup, which announced an qualifying age range of 13 years and up.

With the org continuing to add players to their roster ahead of the Cup, there’s no telling who fans could see make an appearance next.

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Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary

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Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

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Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.