FaZe Ewok leaves Twitch to join Ninja and shroud on Mixer - Dexerto
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FaZe Ewok leaves Twitch to join Ninja and shroud on Mixer

Published: 14/Nov/2019 14:24 Updated: 14/Nov/2019 14:42

by Calum Patterson

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FaZe Clan’s first-ever female member Ewok has jumped ship from Twitch, the platform where she found fame, to join other top streamers like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek on Mixer.

The Microsoft-owned platform has started going head-to-head with Amazon-owned Twitch in 2019, recruiting the biggest streamer in the world, Ninja, to Mixer earlier in the year.

This was followed by shroud, the third-largest streamer by total followers on Twitch, in October, and later another top streamer, KingGothalion, followed suit.

Ewok is the latest in what’s becoming somewhat of an exodus from Twitch, which also includes 100 Thieves member Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop leaving to stream on YouTube exclusively.

Twitter: Ewok / MixerEwok teased her departure from Twitch on November 13.

Ewok, who is deaf, gained fame on the streaming platform as an impressive Fortnite player, despite her obvious disadvantage, and was boosted by other popular channels including Mizkif, DrLupo and Ninja himself.

She then joined FaZe Clan during the Fortnite World Cup, at only 13, becoming the first-ever female to ever join the esports organization.

On November 14, she officially announced her transition to Mixer-exclusive streaming, following a teaser the day prior.

Not counting a rather controversial situation surrounding Ninja’s departure, Twitch have been courteous throughout, despite losing some of their biggest attractions.

They posted a touching tribute to shroud after he left the platform, and although they don’t have to panic about losing their monopoly on the livestreaming industry just yet, they will definitely be concerned by this escalating competition.

It’s unlikely that Ewok will be the last of these big-name moves either, with more departures expected, as both Microsoft and Google (via YouTube) aim to take a bigger share of the pie by offering lucrative opportunities to these popular streamers.

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Mr Beast gives away $10k in most ridiculous Minecraft challenge yet

Published: 28/Nov/2020 13:12

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has given away another massive prize worth $10,000 to one random player in his latest Minecraft survival challenge.

Mr Beast is one of the biggest content creators on YouTube and is well known for his generosity, giving hundreds of thousands of dollars away to strangers in some of his past uploads.

During his latest video on his gaming channel, Mr Beast Gaming, the YouTuber revealed that he would be hosting a bizarre Minecraft challenge with a whopping $10,000 Subway gift card up for grabs.

Mr beast hosting a challenge video
Mr Beast, YouTube
Mr Beast has hosted plenty of unique challenge videos on his YouTube channel.

In one of his most ridiculous challenges yet, Mr Beast explained that this survival challenge would have plenty of interesting twists and turns before the winner was decided.

While it appeared to start off as a regular Minecraft ‘Hunger Games’ match, Mr Beast did not tell those participating that, instead of the border closing in on them from all sides, lava would begin to fill the map from down below.

This secret change seemed to catch plenty of players off-guard, after many of them immediately trekked down to the mines, in an attempt to gear up with diamond armor and equipment.

Mr Beast, who was spectating all of the action from above, would also spice things up by dropping rare pieces of equipment in front of a group to incentivize more fights.

In another twist, the YouTuber shared that the final player standing would not win anything, and that the full $10,000 Subway gift card would go to the person in 2nd place instead.

The final stage of the challenge was extremely close, with the last few players all falling into the lava at the exact same time. It was AltirixGaming though, the one who managed to claim the $10,000 prize.

Mr Beast has hosted other unique challenges on the sandbox title, such as his recent video where he gathered more players for an epic $50,000 Minecraft building competition.