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KSI and Logan Paul are taking measures to prevent stream piracy for rematch

Published: 4/Jan/2019 20:11 Updated: 4/Jan/2019 20:26

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji and Logan Paul could be set to crack down on stream piracy for their next fight, after their initial bout saw mass viewership through unofficial channels.

KSI addressed the issue in a video on January 2, where he mentioned that organizers for the rematch are working on legalities in terms of streaming, among other such improvements.

“We’re working on protection and the legal side of things when it comes to streaming,” KSI stated, likely referencing their past fight’s widespread internet piracy back in August of 2018.

According to metrics cited by esports consultant Rod Breslau, the KSI vs Logan Paul fight garnered over 1.2 million viewers on Twitch – even though their fight was only legally available to watch via a pay-per-view stream on YouTube for a $10 fee, at the time. 

Overall, the match received over two million concurrent viewers across both Twitch and YouTube (on par with The International 2018, which peaked at 687,000 eyes during Grand Finals for its English Twitch stream.)

Now, it appears that organizers are taking steps to prevent such a debacle from happening again – although YouTube has stated that the widespread Twitch piracy wasn’t an issue they were ultimately responsible for.

KSI also gave an official date for his rematch with Paul, citing November 2019 as an appropriate time to throw down due to the time needed to organize such a venture. While Paul previously claimed that KSI was responsible for dragging his feet in scheduling a date, KSI alleged that Paul’s team has yet to choose a venue – or even pick a state for the fight, as well.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.