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KEEMSTAR and Banks Hit Out at YouTube for Ruining $10,000 ‘Mom’s Basement’ Episode

Published: 27/Jul/2018 1:58 Updated: 27/Jul/2018 2:09

by Albert Petrosyan


YouTubers Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem and Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks have expressed their disappointment and frustration with YouTube after the latest episode of the pair’s “Mom’s Basement” talk show was demonetized.

This has not only resulted in both content creators not making money from the video, but that it has under-performed due to not being promoted the way a regular monetized video would.

Mom’s Basement was created by KEEMSTAR and Banks as a way of bringing the classic, television style talk show to YouTube, something which the video-sharing website highly encourages.

With guests including Twitch streamer ‘Ninja,’ the show has proven to be quite successful, with its episodes averaging over 2.7 million views. 

However, their latest episode, which features popular YouTuber Shane Dawson, has fallen victim to YouTube’s demonetization.

According to KEEMSTAR, a single episode can cost upwards of $10,000 to shoot and produce, and this ordeal could result in a heavy loss of investment.

Banks has taken his reaction a step further, as he tweeted out at Instagram and Facebook at possibly moving his content creation to their platforms and away from YouTube.

It remains to be seen whether YouTube will work with KEEM and Banks to rectify the situation, and if not, it will be worth monitoring to see if the pair are willing to move their prized show elsewhere. 

You can watch the latest episode of Mom’s Basement with Shane Dawson below:


Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin


OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.