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How to play Mr Beast’s $25k Finger on the App challenge

Published: 23/Jun/2020 11:39

by Alice Hearing

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Popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has launched an app where anyone can compete to win $25,000. The catch? You have to keep your finger on your phone for the longest time.

Mr Beast is known for hosting extreme competitions among his friends for huge amounts of prize money. Often millions of dollars are involved. In the past, Mr Beast has lured his friends into competitions such as ‘Last to leave the circle wins $10,000’, ‘Last to leave revolving door wins $50,000’ and ‘Last to remove hand gets Lamborghini challenge.’ This time, the viewers themselves can take part in a similarly grueling process.

“Finger on the App” was launched by Mr Beast on Monday, June 22, but don’t worry, the competition hasn’t started yet. Right now the app is counting down until the competition actually starts on Tuesday, June 30 at 3 pm EST.

The app currently includes ‘practice mode’, so if you’re deadly serious, you can start training right away. If you succeed in keeping your finger on the app for the longest time, you could win “up to $25,000”.

But of course, this wouldn’t be a stunt pulled by Mr Beast if it didn’t have a few other complications. According to the app’s website, the final amount of money will be voted on by all the other players. So, if you lose and you’re really bitter about it, you can vote for the prize money to be reduced to $0.

It has strict rules: if you leave the app at all, for example, if you have an alarm set, or you get a phone call, you lose. But if you activate your Bluetooth, and you’re within 10 feet (but no closer than 6 feet) of a friend, you both could get up to 3 extra lives. This means that if you lose your streak, you have 10 seconds to put your finger back on the app.

Mr Beast gives away millions of dollars
Instagram: MrBeast
MrBeast often gives away millions of dollars as part of his YouTube challenges.

The website’s manifesto suitably makes a mockery of the 21st century ‘glued to your phone’ mindset: “Your phone can provide utterly no utility so long as you play. Finger On The App ties you to your device by the soft pressure of your dominant digit as inexorably as a steel ball and chain, while sealing it beyond your grasp.”

The app is a collaboration between Mr Beast and MSCHF, a company that creates viral internet stunts, and ‘Finger on the App’ will be the company’s 24th project to date. Previous projects include ‘This Foot Does Not Exist’ where the company trained a computer to generate fake foot pictures, and ‘Jesus Shoes’, a pair of trainers with soles filled with ‘holy water.’

The app is only available for Apple users and is not available in all regions.

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LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton

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Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

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xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.