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Joe Weller confirms real reason for secret parking lot brawl with KSI

Published: 27/Jul/2020 11:40

by Jacob Hale


Joe Weller and JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji have a well-storied history together, from friends, to enemies, to something in between. But now, Weller has revealed the real reason behind a secret parking lot fight they had before their February 2018 boxing match.

For a short while, KSI and Joe Weller were some of the biggest names on YouTube, especially in the lead up and aftermath of their boxing match.

The fight saw Olatunji make headlines as winner by Technical Knockout about 90 seconds in, but in 2019 he revealed it wasn’t actually their first fight — and they had gone at it before.

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Weller has slowly managed to bounce back from his KSI loss and worked in boxing since — including with Sky at KSI vs Logan Paul 2 and doing ads with Anthony Joshua.

At the time, KSI said that their first fight — which took place off-camera in an underground London parking lot — was due to beef over a girl that he had relations with who Joe allegedly had feelings for.

Now, Weller himself has gone on JaackMaate’s Happy Hour podcast to reveal what really happened way before the idea for the official fight had even been penned.

“I was in my Mini Cooper and he was in his Porsche,” Weller said, “and he thinks it’s funny to go up to my car and slowly try to push it with his car. He’s probably doing more damage to his car, but obviously I’m f**king livid.”

He continued: “We get out and I literally go up to him and just floor him. I literally just grab him and shove him to the floor… It wasn’t really a fight, more just like… ‘don’t’.”

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Joe goes on to discuss the initial implication made by KSI that it was over a girl, saying that it wasn’t and had nothing to do with her, but also added that there was always an “alpha male” type of rivalry between the two of them.

The funny thing is, both KSI and Weller agree that the latter won that first fight — but had he got the win when it mattered, inside the ring, the YouTube landscape could look pretty different right now.


Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos


Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.