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Fortnite star TSM Daequan announces big plans for 2020

Published: 7/Dec/2019 10:23 Updated: 7/Dec/2019 11:20

by Joe Craven

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Fortnite streamer Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has released a detailed statement regarding his future, following a spate of absences from streaming due to ill health and other personal reasons. 

Fans of TSM Daequan will have grown accustomed to daily YouTube uploads and regular, lengthy Twitch streams, in which the 25-year-old provided impressive Fortnite gameplay alongside hilarious commentary. 

However, across the latter parts of 2019, YouTube uploads grew to be irregular and Twitch streams were sporadic at best. The TSM star provided numerous explanations for these changes, citing ill health and other personal reasons. 

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On December 6, he released a statement explaining his determination to make 2020 his year, and relaying his frustrations with how difficult he found the later stages of 2019.

“I went through so much b.s. this year and I learned so much from it all but I hate how this year went for me,” his statement says. “Not only because of all the unfortunate things that happened. I’m disappointed in myself in terms of how much I streamed, I hate how I haven’t posted much to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram.”

He explains that it was down to prioritizing his own physical and mental health, and the wellbeing of those around him, namely his girlfriend and editor, Exie. 

Despite his struggles, Loco states that he will use the past year as motivation for 2020. “I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things as 2019 winds down,” the statement reads. “I will be in 100% full swing of things January 2020, and that year is gonna be MY YEAR.” 

Daequan describes himself as both a “hustler” and “grinder”; unsurprising given his record with daily uploads and consistent Twitch streams. 

“I just wanna thank all of you for being so patient and waiting on me to get my sh*t together,” he concludes. “You guys are a blessing to me and words can’t express how genuinely appreciative I am. I love you. Thanks again.”

The video above was released in September, and saw Daequan go in-depth on a number of the issues he had been experiencing over 2019. 

Apart from a few uploads on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, his YouTube channel has laid more or less dormant for the past 6 months. 

Here’s hoping we see Daequan back to his best during 2020. 

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Logan Paul reacts to Jake calling him a “fake fighter” before Floyd Mayweather bout

Published: 5/Jan/2021 23:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul is set to throw down with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather this February — but little brother Jake Paul isn’t a fan of their upcoming bout, even calling his sibling a “fake fighter.”

The Paul brothers have unexpectedly shifted from their careers as top-tier YouTubers into white-collar boxers. Ever since August 2018, the two have dedicated their time to training and scoring high-profile matches; and Logan may have taken the cream of the crop.

On December 6, 2020, it was announced that Logan would be fighting 50-0 pro boxer Floyd Mayweather in a “Super Exhibition” match in February 2021. This news seemed to overshadow Jake’s 2nd round KO over Nate Robinson a week prior, which may have influenced his thoughts on his older brother’s upcoming match.

“My brother is f**ked,” Jake taunted in an interview with TMZ. “It’s bad for the sport. I think it’s just for clout. You know, my brother’s a fake fighter. I’m the real fighter. He’s 0-1, I’m 3-0.”

A week later, Logan has finally responded to his little bro’s scathing words — and it’s safe to say that he’s a little confused as to where the venom is coming from, although he’s completely unfazed by the insults.

“I’m like, little brothers up to some s**t, like he wants to get some attention for a sec, go for it,” he said of the matter. “But I fully support Jake — whatever drama he wants to stir or create, it really doesn’t bother me. ‘You’re a fake boxer.’ Okay. Let’s box, because Jake is the kid that gets beat up by my sparring partners.”

 

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“I’ve become like rubber sheet metal, dude,” he continued. “In this fight, everyone’s sayin’ a lot of things, and for good reason. I’m fighting Floyd f**king Mayweather! So I’ve literally become immune to every — I’ve heard it all.”

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Jake isn’t the only one unsure of his brother’s chances; even Mike Tyson claimed that Floyd would “beat [Logan’s] f***kin’ ass” when it comes time for their match.

While the odds are certainly against Paul, there’s still a chance that he might surprise his critics and go the distance against his formidable opponent.

Those hoping to see how it pans out can tune into the fight via Fanmio on February 20 as YouTube boxing takes yet another huge leap in the entertainment world.