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KSI floored after reading “rumors” of his own death online

Published: 9/Jun/2020 21:15

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star KSI has jumped on the “Google Myself” bandwagon, once again — but the results of his latest queries turned up some seriously unusual popular searches.

KSI is one of Britain’s top internet personalities, having made the jump from YouTube comedian to professional boxer and even music star, with his songs boasting multiple features from other top artists in the rap game.

Considering his illustrious career, it comes as little surprise that the online entertainer is a frequented topic on Google — but some of the search queries related to the YouTuber were nothing less than shocking.

KSI, Instagram
YouTube star KSI took to Google to find out what people were searching about him – and he was shocked by the results.

KSI began his Google adventure in a video on June 9, typing the phrase, “Is KSI” into the search bar. Surprisingly, the term, “Is KSI dead” popped up as the very first result, which the star could hardly believe was circulating the net.

“‘Is KSI dead?’” the star read aloud, incredulous. “Are people really searching that? Wait, what happens if you click it?”

Unfortunately for KSI, the top result took him to a clickbait video, which promptly mocked the viewer for falling for their “trap” — and that wasn’t the only meme to come out of the situation, with the YouTuber also clicking on a humorous photo of a fan posing with a bandana on the ground.

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Search queries regarding KSI’s apparent “death” were a common occurrence during his Google adventure.

That wasn’t the last time KSI’s apparent “death” would come up in his Google video, either, with another query stating, “KSI is dying from cancer.”

“You guys are wild!” the star laughed. “Why are you searching this?”

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KSI isn’t the only YouTuber to have reacted to rumors of their death circling online, by far; makeup mogul James Charles was similarly floored after Googling himself in a December 2019 video, shocked that searches of himself being dead or even “shot” were coming up in popular queries related to his name.

Thankfully, both he and KSI are alive and well, contrary to the rumors and memes — and while both celebs took the odd results in good humor, their videos just go to show how zany the internet can actually be.

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Streamer accidentally leaks how much money Twitch Bounties can reward

Published: 18/Nov/2020 20:15 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 20:16

by Theo Salaun

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Answering a question many have been curious about, a Twitch streamer has leaked the amount of money that high-profile creators can make from their Twitch Bounty Board.

Twitch Bounties present the platform’s in-app way for streamers to earn sponsorship deal money without any agents or third-party communication. Launched back in 2018, the offering allows streamers to partner with sponsors and promote their product in different ways, with maximum payouts that vary depending on concurrent viewership and streamer profile.

Ludwig ‘ludwig’ Ahren has roots in Super Smash Bros. Melee playing and commentating, but is better known to many as a Twitch streamer and general content creator. He has over 800,000 followers on Twitch and, per TwitchMetrics, boasts the third-most-watched “Just Chatting” channel on the platform. 

As such, ludwig is expected to earn more than the average streamer for his sponsorship opportunities. But, he’s leaked his Mountain Dew Game Fuel Twitch Bounty partnership and now fans and aspiring creators alike can put a money figure, in the thousands, to the nebulous sponsorship system.

While working through his Game Fuel can, ludwig accidentally leaves his stream on a screen that shares his Twitch Bounty dashboard. The opportunity’s requirements include playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and, more importantly, discussing Game Fuel’s “talking points” during the session.

While those talking points can’t be seen, viewers can see just how much ludwig can make from the maximum payout for this Bounty: $7,202.

That payout is also nestled alongside hyperlinked “terms,” suggesting that there are nuances to the possible tiers of payment a streamer can earn for their partnerships. As has been mentioned in the past, these are likely tied to concurrent viewership and the like, which tally a brand’s overall reach for the advertisement opportunity.

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Twitter, @JabbiJuice / PepsiCo
A popular meme shared using a subtitled portion of Mountain Dew’s Game Fuel commercial featuring CDL pros.

Owned by PepsiCo, Mountain Dew is no stranger to big investments. The brand has already partnered with the gaming world, infamously thanks to some Call of Duty League commercials, and appears willing to double down on that audience.

This is proven by streamers who aren’t specialized in Call of Duty, like ludwig, getting up to $7,202 for Game Fuel Twitch Bounties. If that’s the case, then one has to imagine that others must also be cashing in similar deposits from their product placement opportunities.