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Jake Paul reveals legal reasons behind quitting YouTube

Published: 27/Nov/2019 20:41

by Virginia Glaze


Jake Paul is more than a mere YouTube star: having founded his own business, created music, and even dipped into a professional boxing career, it seems like this internet sensation is moving on from the “YouTube” label for good.

While Paul has hinted at leaving YouTube behind before, it seems like he’s finally done with the platform, as stated in a video uploaded on November 27 titled, “I’m quitting YouTube. Here’s why.”

In the video, Paul and his crew travel to San Diego for a training camp with pro boxer Ryan Garcia, where the YouTuber admitted that he doesn’t exactly want to be a “YouTuber” anymore.

Jake Paul, InstagramJake Paul previously hinted at leaving YouTube for pro boxing in a soul-baring Instagram story.

While he’s previously cited such reasons as YouTube’s divisive stance on demonetization and child-friendly content (seen in the FTC’s COPPA ruling), Jake admitted that he had received four lawsuits from filming videos – a major factor in his choice to step away from the website.

“Why am I like, waking up every single day to film YouTube videos that are just getting me in trouble?” Paul revealed. “Getting me in lawsuits – like, I have four lawsuits from filming YouTube videos – when I can do something I love waking up and doing that pushes me mentally to a place that I haven’t ever been before?”

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That “something” is boxing, which Paul has been ardently pursuing as a professional career since his KO victory against YouTuber Deji in 2018.

Claiming that he “feels like himself in the ring,” Paul went on to admit that he wouldn’t ever truly “stop” his work on YouTube – but he’s taking a big mental step back from the content creation grind to focus on training.

“I’ll always produce YouTube content,” he continued. “But I think waking up and having YouTube be the only thing on your mind is a lot of YouTubers’ mentalities.”

Jake Paul, InstagramJake Paul admitted the real reasons why he hopes to quit YouTube during an impromptu interview with pro boxer Ryan Garcia.

While Paul has yet to reveal his next opponent, he hopes to face off with the likes of Joe Weller, KSI, and even Deji, once more, who also revealed that he’s stepping back into the sport earlier in November.

With both Jake and Logan Paul looking to step away from YouTube to pursue fighting, Jake’s latest video could hint at a significant shift for some of the platform’s most prominent personalities to date.


Ninja, TheGrefg, Loserfruit & Lachlan assemble for historic Fortnite Icon stream

Published: 18/Jan/2021 6:38

by Brad Norton


Ninja, Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg are the mega popular streamers behind Fortnite’s first batch of Icon Series skins and all four of them just grouped up for a historic livestream.

January 16 marked the reveal of Fortnite’s first Icon Series skin. Ninja kicked things off with the new line of streamer-based skins. Fans had been eager to play as their favorite personalities in-game for years, and the Icon Series would pave the way for just that.

Loserfuit came next in June 2020. Followed by Lachlan in November 2020 and most recently, Grefg in January 2021. With all four now out in the wild, the streamers responsible all joined forces for a history Fortnite session.

Grefg and Ninja were the first two in the lobby.

“It was your free day right?” Grefg asked Ninja, who wasn’t intending to go live on January 17. “Correct,” Ninja responded. “But I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.”

Both Lachlan and Loserfruit had to make some sacrifices for the special moment as well. They were both playing from Australia on 220 ping but were more than happy to do so for the huge occasion.

All four players dropped into their first match wearing their respective Icon Series skins. It marked the first time in Fortnite history that they were all in the same lobby, let alone on the same team.

“Alright guys, this is an ‘iconic’ moment,” Ninja said as all four icons gathered to heal up. “Everyone has their own skin,” Lachlan followed up. “That’s crazy to think about.” 

Collectively the squad boasts over 57 million subscribers on YouTube, with millions more supporting them across Twitch, Twitter, and other platforms. It’s undeniably one of the biggest powerhouse teams to ever drop into a game of Fortnite.

Naturally, their first game together was an emphatic win.

Not only did they get the victory with ease, but they even taunted their final enemy. Boxing the last player in and emoting at the same time to add insult to injury.

Given the time zone differences and the ping difference between them, it’s likely this is a one-off spectacle.

When future Icon Series skins are added, we could see new star-studded quads joining forces. But for now, this will go down as the most iconic Fortnite team yet.