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Jake Paul challenges Soulja Boy to boxing match – Soulja Boy responds

Published: 2/Feb/2019 0:39 Updated: 2/Feb/2019 23:47

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber Jake Paul has challenged yet another notable personality to a boxing match – and this time, his potential opponent happens to be the American rapper known as Soulja Boy.

Paul, who previously boxed and won vs YouTuber Deji, called out the rapper in a Tweet on February 1, simply writing, “I wanna box Soulja Boy.”

Update: Soulja Boy has since responded, and it seems like the fight could be on. He replied on Twitter, writing, “Boy, I’ll knock you out.”

Jake Paul has since fired back in kind, Tweeting, “Yeah yeah, and you probably think Tyson copied the way you punch.”

Soulja Boy himself was part of a recent scandal, after openly selling knock-off consoles on his website in late December and early January. 

His initial console line was removed from his store after apparent legal action from Nintendo, and his site was completely taken off the net following the subsequent release of his ‘Soulja Game’ console (a knock-off PS Vita with PSP specs).

SouljaWatch.comSoulja Boy’s console line was removed from his online store following suspected legal action from Nintendo – and now, the entire site has been taken offline.

Paul’s latest callout follows his previous challenge towards FaZe content creator Ricky Banks, who Paul hoped to fight in a boxing match preceding Logan Paul’s rematch with YouTuber KSI.

While Banks appeared to entertain the idea, no official date has been set for a bout between the two internet personalities, and it appears that their fight may never come to fruition.

Soulja Boy isn’t the first rapper Paul has challenged, either; the YouTuber has likewise called out singer-songwriter Chris Brown multiple times, making sure to call Brown a “bitch” during a vlog in November of 2018.

Paul has called out other notable personalities, as well, one of which was mixed martial artist Dillon Danis. After talking smack online, the two finally met in person at a nightclub, where they surprisingly appeared to get along.

Logan Paul, InstagramJake Paul and Dillon Danis met at a nightclub, after Paul challenged the fighter multiple times over social media.

Jake made it clear that he would not be granting a rematch to YouTuber Deji Olatunji, claiming that he wants to fight someone “at an elevated level.”


Streamers slam Twitch over new ‘Celebrations’ feature taking 50% of tips

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:44

by Connor Bennett


Twitch have sparked controversy after testing their new ‘Celebrations’ feature again as they’ve begun ‘targeting’ donations – with a reported 50/50 split.

Plenty of Twitch viewers are desperate to get involved with their favorite streamer – either simply as an active member of chat or someone who supports the stream with their own money.

This typically comes through subbing to a channel, by purchasing bits from Twitch itself, or donating through a StreamLabs link. The first two of these options support both Twitch and the streamer as each party receives a cut of the money.

Donations, however, all go through to the streamer, usually through third parties like StreamLabs and PayPal, and Twitch doesn’t get a cut of those. That could be set to change with their new Celebrations feature – though it has sparked backlash.

TwitchViewers can support their favorite streamers through features like Bits.

The feature in question was being tested back in June, with subscriptions and bits kicking off an on-screen celebration animation which usually came in the form of fireworks.

However, with Twitch testing the feature again, streamer Zach Bussey noted that they are now targeting donations through Celebrations as streamers can set a donation amount that will trigger the animations. 

On top of this, Bussey noted that the split for these Celebration donations is set at 50/50 and says it’s being pushed “hard” as the button to trigger it has been placed prominently between the follow and subscribe buttons. 

With the news of the feature quickly spreading on social media, a number of streamers took aim at Twitch’s 50/50 split on the donations. 

“Thank f**k I can opt out, lol” tweeted streamer Vio, while others like ShannonZKiller and NeonDan urged their fellow creators and viewers to not use the feature if it does become a permanent addition on Twitch.

Others have speculated that, like mandatory ads, Twitch could work the feature into partnered streamer’s contracts in order to make sure that the feature is being used, should it be pushed out to everyone.

However, the streaming giants are taking feedback on the feature’s test from their streamers, so it could be in for some tweaks before everyone is able to use it.