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H3H3’s Ethan Klein claims another top Twitch streamer is considering Mixer

Published: 3/Aug/2019 17:29 Updated: 3/Aug/2019 21:12

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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YouTube star Ethan ‘h3h3‘ Klein revealed during his August 2 podcast that he knows of a “top five” Twitch streamer who is considering making the switch to Mixer following Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins’ surprise move.

On August 1, Ninja announced that he was leaving Twitch after he made a deal with Microsoft to exclusively stream on Mixer. 

H3h3 decided to weigh in on the historic move on his ‘h3’ podcast, and also revealed that there could be another major streamer making the switch soon too.

H3h3 defended Ninja’s decision to leave Twitch for Mixer

During the show, the host defended Ninja against the backlash of those who criticized the streamer for being a “sellout” and “betraying Twitch”, and stated: “As if Ninja didn’t do way more for Twitch than they did for him!” 

His wife and co-host Hila Klein also added: “He has probably done the most for bringing them to mainstream. He’s been on magazine covers and on Ellen’s show!”

The YouTube comedian compared the adverse reaction to people being loyal to an infamously controversial internet provider in the USA: “That’s like saying “bro, how could you leave for Comcast, after all they’ve done for you!” … What the fuck has Twitch ever done for anyone? They are a platform!”

NinjaNinja announced his controversial Mixer move on August 1.

Could another Twitch streamer be moving to Mixer?

The podcast host then talked about how he believes another major streamer could end up leaving soon, due to what he argues as “penny pinching” from Twitch, and failing to pay their streamers enough.

“They are not going to last, they aren’t going to make it. Because they are short sighted, and don’t know how to keep their talent. Because they are so cheap. Which is shocking, because they are owned by the richest man that has ever walked this earth. They are so rich, he wipes his ass with $100 bills.”

“I have spoken to one of the top five streamers on Twitch, and I’m not going to say his name because it was a private conversation. But he told me that they pinch his ass hard too. And he’s so over it, and doesn’t understand it. Now he’s thinking about going to Mixer too, if he can close a deal with them.”

(Timestamp 4:15 for mobile viewers.)

It’s unclear whether the YouTuber means the “top five streamers” in terms of actual subscriber statistics or whether it was a broader statement about popular users in general, but it could mean that someone like Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek, Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney, or Dr Disrespect might potentially be who he’s talking about. 

As the classic saying goes: ‘Only time will tell.’

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”