Jake Paul hits back at AnEsonGib claiming he wanted to drop their fight - Dexerto
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Jake Paul hits back at AnEsonGib claiming he wanted to drop their fight

Published: 26/Dec/2019 21:48

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Jake Paul is scheduled to step in the ring once more in January 2020 and tensions are running high, as he’s had to respond to his opponent, AnEsonGib, claiming that he wanted to cancel their fight.

Over a year has passed since Jake’s first boxing match against YouTuber Deji Olatunji in August 2018, which Paul emerged from as the victor by knockout.

Having scored a win on his breakout fight, it came as no surprise when the Team 10 founder hoped to earn a spot on the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch undercard — a request that was ultimately denied in favor of a separate match.

After pleading with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn for a turn on the rematch undercard, Paul scored his very own headline fight against fellow content creator AnEsonGib a few months later, set for January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

However, it looks like Paul wasn’t interested in the bout at first, as a Tweet from Gib claims that the star YouTuber nearly dropped the fight in the beginning.

“Jakey was on the brink of pulling out,” Gib wrote in a Tweet on December 23. “Fair play for accepting your fate and signing the ting.”

Jake later denied these claims, arguing that he had even helped negotiate the deal with Gib in wake of his Twitter poll asking who he should fight following the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch.

“Bruh, I brought the deal to you to be signed,” Jake retorted. “Negotiated your rate & all. Everything you say is a lie. When I brought the deal to your manager, he said you wanted to fight in March out of shape?”

Gib was quick on the draw with his response, alleging that Paul had “no control” over his opponent and was late to announce their fight due to nearly pulling out of the deal — a deal that is now a mere month away.

Both Paul and Gib will be making their professional debut during their upcoming boxing match, which is set to stream on DAZN via subscription, marking the second-ever professional YouTube boxing match to grace the platform following the KSI vs Logan Paul bout.

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.