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How a Quibi clip tricked TikTok into thinking a teen was dying

Published: 5/Nov/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing


A terrifying clip is going viral on TikTok which shows a teenager with blood on his face, lying in the snow and asking for help, and viewers seem to think it’s real.

Concerned TikTok users can be safe in the knowledge that the clip is not actually real and is from a show from the now non-existent short-video app Quibi. The person in the clip is actor Tye Sheridan, and he is well and thankfully alive. Some may even recognize him as Wade Watts in Ready Player One and Cyclops in X-Men: Dark Pheonix.

Quibi was a mobile-focused streaming app launched in April. But its shelf-life was incredibly short after it was forced to shut down in October. Interest completely bombed, with one report claiming that the app lost over 90 percent of its subscribers after the first three-month trial.

However, it seems that Quibi’s ghost lives on and a clip from the show “Wireless” has turned up on some people’s For You pages, making it seem as though a teenager called Andrew Braddocks is in genuine trouble.

Wireless movie Quibi
YouTube: Quibi
Actor Tye Sheridan is alive and well

The film follows the main character Andrew who is driving through a snowy landscape to a New Year’s Eve party when he is distracted by his phone and drives off a mountain. As his phone battery slowly dies he tries to use it to seek help, but no one will pick up the phone.

Despite being posted by an account called @Ineedhelp428 on October 8, the clip has just recently gained traction, as can happen on TikTok depending on when it turns up on the For You page. Those who were tricked can probably be forgiven for not recognizing the footage considering Quibi’s demise.

In the clip, the character Andrew Braddock can be seen lying down in the snow, pale, with blood on his face and saying “My name is Andrew Braddock. Please give this video to my mother, Elaine Braddock. Mom, if you’re watching this right now, it means I never made it out of here.”

@ineedhelp438##fypps♬ original sound – Jshshsbsbnsns

In the comments, some people expressed concern that he would be posting this type of thing to TikTok rather than seeking help in another way. One person sarcastically wrote: “Call 911? Or post a TikTok, hmmm which one is better?” Another person said, “I’m on someone about to die TikTok.” Another person added, “Ayo, it’s been like 2 months…he’s still alive.”

At the time of writing the video has 6.3 million views and the account, which has no profile picture and no bio, has somehow gained more than 82,000 followers.


Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos


Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”