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KSI mocks Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather announcement

Published: 17/Sep/2020 13:35

by Georgina Smith

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YouTube star and Logan Paul’s former boxing rival KSI has responded to the news that the eldest Paul brother and Floyd Mayweather will fight each other, and he doesn’t seem too convinced.

Logan Paul and KSI’s boxing match in Manchester on August 25 2018 was a smash hit, the promotional material leading up to the fight garnering millions of views, the video of the fight itself almost at 25 million views on YouTube two years later.

The match had so much attention that the pair returned in 2019 for a professional rematch in LA. YouTube boxing has proved to be a lucrative business, generating a huge amount of revenue, but also posing as a show of bravado when creators are involved in drama together.

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YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul faced off for the final time on November 9, 2019, with KSI emerging the victor.

After rumors began circulating of a potential match between former pro-boxer Floyd Mayweather and Logan, American sports analyst Pat McAfee broke the news on September 16 that a “contract has been signed and a fight is happening.”

However, former rival KSI didn’t seem particularly impressed with the news, posting on September 17 the message “My thoughts on Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul,” alongside a picture of a cap.

This is in reference to the slang term “cap” which is another way of indicating a lie.

KSI clearly doesn’t believe that the fight will actually happen, thanks to the unlikely pairing of the YouTuber and former professional boxer.

Floyd Mayweather has dipped in and out of retirement, most recently retiring in 2017 after beating fellow boxing star Conor McGregor, though has participated in a 2018 exhibition fight since then with kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.

So while it might seem unlikely that Mayweather would break his retirement just to fight Logan Paul, it might actually make more sense for him to do so due to his previous experience with exhibition fights.

Regardless, KSI is not convinced by the news, and as the story develops it will become clear whether this fight will actually go ahead, or whether somebody will back out of the contract.

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DragonForce’s Herman Li banned from Twitch amid DMCA drama

Published: 27/Oct/2020 13:36 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 13:50

by Lauren Bergin

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Popular music streamer and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li has had his Twitch account banned on October 27, with the reason still unknown.

In a shock move, Twitch has suspended popular musician Herman Li from streaming on the platform, which he uses to provide insight into the life of professional musicians, as well as to shred his guitar like the metal God that he is.

Known for being the lead guitarist of Grammy-winning heavy rock group DragonForce – the masterminds behind the infamous ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ that dominated every Guitar Hero players’ childhood, Li has been praised over the years for his musical talents.

The guitarist has become somewhat of an icon on the platform, so it shocked fans to see his channel was no longer available.

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Li has become not only a DragonForce icon, but a Twitch one too.

Is this a DMCA ban?

At the time of writing, the reason for Li’s ban is unknown. Twitch does not comment on moderation decisions as a matter of privacy.

Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music.

In April, Li was livid as Universal muted his music on YouTube.

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Neither Li nor Twitch have elaborated on why the ban has taken place. No matter the reason though, this news comes will come as a shock to both Li and his fans, especially when he addressed the Twitch ban situation directly on stream back in June, reassuring other streamers that using his band’s music would not result in a DMCA strike.

Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”

We will update this story if more details on the reason behind Li’s suspension become clear.