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Former Twitch star Phantoml0rd’s infamous swatter finally jailed

Published: 4/Jul/2019 17:05 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 18:05

by Eli Becht

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Disgraced Twitch star James ‘Phantoml0rd’ Varga says his swatter from 2013, who also DDoSed League of Legends, DOTA 2 and other games, is now in jail.

Before the days of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and the other top Twitch streamers, Phantoml0rd was top dog on the platform.

In 2016 he was a well-known streamer who would bring in tens of thousands of viewers each stream but he found himself in a lot of hot water, such as having a stake in a gambling site, that led to his account being banned.

He countered with a lawsuit against Twitch.

Before he was banned, however, he was the victim of a swatting situation led by an online hacking group called “DERP,” which also targeted game servers.

Phantoml0rd’s personal information was leaked online and it led to police showing up to his house, suspecting him of holding hostages and putting him in handcuffs before discovering there wasn’t a threat.

Fast forward to July 4, 2019, and Phantom is now saying the person responsible for the swatting has now found himself in jail, citing a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The man responsible, Austin Thompson, was sentenced to 27 months in prison on July 2 for carrying out a series of DoS (denial-of-service) attacks against multiple victims in 2013 and 2014.

He was also ordered to pay $95,000 to Daybreak Games as a result of the attacks. Thompson is 23-years-old.

Despite not being on Twitch anymore, Phantom has still been streaming, just on YouTube instead. While he isn’t as popular as he was in his heyday on Twitch, he has managed to retain a decent following.

The events of the lawsuit between Phantom and Twitch are still ongoing.

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Logan Paul’s custom car collection has to be seen to be believed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 12:35

by Kieran Bicknell

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Logan Paul has risen to fame as one of the most prominent YouTubers and online personalities of the 21st Century. His success brings financial rewards, and his growing exotic car collection reflects this. 

YouTuber and online personality Logan Paul is no stranger to the spotlight. Along with his brother Jake Paul, he is now one of the best-known content creators on the planet.

While not all of his news features are for the right reason, his success is undeniable with 22 million + followers. His car collection reflects this, and contains some very unusual and unique vehicles.

 

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IT’S FINISHED!!! Three months of customization and “The Cool Bus” is finally complete 😈 We turned a regular, boring school bus into the most ridiculously obnoxious and savage content machine in the United States. It’s not a head turner – it’s a god damn neck breaker… AND IT BANGS, @WestCoastCustoms y’all killed it 🔥🔥🔥 FEATURES: Smart glass (automatic window tint), 30 interior speakers, electric winch, color changing LED lights, toilet, microwave, kitchen, hammock on the inside, 50 inch flatscreen with Apple TV & wifi, two @Lovesac beanbags, air conditioning, an intercom system and a bunch of other dope stuff 😂🙌🏼 (p.s. swipe over and check out the tires, always plug, Merch link in bio YEET)

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Logan Paul’s car collection

One of the best-known vehicles in Logan’s collection is his Mercedes G-Class G500 4×4 squared. While that may be a mouthful of a name, it is an undeniably impressive bit of kit.

Despite being dramatically styled from the factory, Logan took his 4×4 squared one step further and sent it to RDB LA for a number of personal customizations. Dubbed ‘The Yeti’ once completed, the imposing jeep was fitted with a massive snowplow – the first in the world to receive such treatment.

Alongside his ‘Yeti’ Logan also has another standout custom vehicle – the ‘Cool Bus’. A fully customized and kitted-out ex-school bus, this isn’t a regular vehicle for Logan but is instead used a way of promoting his merch.

Featuring a custom teal blue wrap, pumped-up sound system, heavy-duty front winch, and custom exhaust system, the Cool Bus is a serious piece of marketing kit.

Logan Paul Polaris Slingshot
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His Polaris slingshot is one of his less practical vehicles.

Logan Paul exotic cars

While Logan isn’t one to splash out on expensive supercars in the same way his brother Jake does, he still has some interesting performance cars.

His Dodge Challenger is a V8-engined American ‘muscle car’ that is designed for all-out straight-line speed. While not extensively customized in the way his ‘Cool Bus’ is, Logan appears to wrap it to match his latest merch line designs and uses it as another way of promoting his range.

As well as the Challenger, which was given away to one lucky subscriber earlier this year, Logan also has a Polaris Slingshot for a ‘fun’ car. Purchased as a gift to himself on his birthday, it is likely to just be used as a casual car for fun rather than any serious motoring.

While he may not have the biggest collection in the world, Logan has more unique ways of showing his wealth, such as spending $200k on Pokemon cards. Either way, it is still a very unique collection of vehicles for the YouTube star.