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HighDistortion explains why he left TSM

Published: 17/Oct/2019 16:33 Updated: 17/Oct/2019 17:03

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Fortnite streamer HighDistortion has revealed why he has separated from Team SoloMid, since joining the esports organization in January 2018. 

HighDistortion has amassed a massive following of over 1.6 million on his Twitch channel, much of which was during his time on TSM, particularly for his streams on Epic Games’ Fortnite, being the first player to reach 100,000 kills.

However, the popular esports organization announced that they would be releasing the Fortnite star from their roster after almost two years, along with three other battle royale players.

TSMTSM is known for their star studded Fortnite roster including stars such as Myth, Daequan and Hamlinz.

TSM announced that they would be releasing a mix of their battle royale pros, which included Kaysid, ProdigyAces, Wintrrz, and HighDistortion, into free agency on October 17, only days after the Fortnite Chapter 2 was released.

The North American organization thanked their former players in a short blog post, highlighting each of their contributions to the fan-favorite esports organization and wished them luck in their future opportunities.

“Today, we are sad to announce the departures of ProdigyAces, Kaysid, Wintrrz, and HighDistortion. We wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors. Thank you for everything.”

HighDistortion also reflected on his time with Team SoloMid after the split and revealed his reasoning for not sticking with his former team.

The Twitch star explained that a disagreement over a new contract with TSM is ultimately what caused it to fall through, adding, “Minor differences of opinion on both sides for a new contract agreement.”

The popular streamer has been known for being vocal on unfair contracts in the past and has shared his wisdom with other rising players who managed to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup in early April.

Although it is unknown what is next for HighDistortion, he has hinted at some new opportunities for him that are in the works with his announcement that he may reveal soon.

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James Charles sparks heated beef with rapper Asian Doll over makeup artist fees

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:17

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has started some unexpected beef with rapper Asian Doll after she made a divisive tweet over the price some makeup artists charge for their work.

James Charles is known for getting into the occasional Twitter spat with high-profile celebrities; in August 2020, the YouTuber called out music artist Alicia Keys for her then-unreleased skincare line, which he mistakenly interpreted as another celebrity cash-grab in the makeup biz. (This was not the case.)

Now, it seems that Charles has struck up a feud with none other than Dallas-based rapper Asian Doll — the first female rapper to be signed to Gucci Mane’s very own record label, 1017 Eskimo Records.

It all started over a post Asian Doll made on January 15, where she took issue with makeup artists charging hefty fees for their services.

 

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“If you charge over $150 to do a face of makeup, you can go to hell, respectfully,” she wrote.

Charles was quick to clap back: “What a stupid tweet. One foundation can cost $50, artists have to buy EVERY SHADE for their kit, & thats just the first step…Either pay an artist’s rate for their time & skill, do it yourself, OR get it done at a counter and risk looking busted.”

It seems that Charles’ reply has sparked an avalanche of backlash against him from Asian Doll’s fans, with many accusing him of overstepping his bounds.

Charles has apparently messed with the wrong rapper, as Asian Doll was also quick to fire shots at the beauty guru in a series of additional tweets.

“What a dumb a** to be in my business replying to something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. I’m having a debate about HOOD PRICES baby, stay over there in HOLLYWOOD where they having you looking GHOST,” she wrote — most likely referring to the infamous photo of James Charles wearing foundation several shades lighter than his natural skin tone.

“Literally stop robbing the poor,” the rapper added in a now-deleted reply. “All I’m saying is people shouldn’t have to pay over $150 for a face, DATS IT!”

It seems that Asian Doll’s post has stirred up quite the debate regarding the value and pricing of makeup artists’ time and work in her comments section — but James’ involvement in the conversation has sparked another kind of conversation, altogether.