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KSI and Piers Morgan reignite #TheRealKingOfTheInternet rivalry

Published: 12/Apr/2019 18:35 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 18:38

by Virginia Glaze


UK broadcaster Piers Morgan went head to head with popular YouTuber KSI in a bid to see who was the “real” king of the internet ahead of his fight with Logan Paul – but their “beef” is far from over.

KSI announced the release of his album ‘New Age’ on April 11, which quickly rose to the top of iTunes and garnered over 10 million streams in the process.

The YouTuber published an excited Tweet once the album dropped, prompting Piers Morgan to take a good-natured jab at KSI’s musical success.

KSI’s ‘New Age’ album has been met with major success, soaring to the top of iTunes and even amassing over 10 million streams.

Reigniting their “King of the Internet” feud

“How much money will you make from it?” Morgan asked, provoking a humorous response from KSI.

“Oh, fuck off Piers,” KSI retorted.

Morgan then made a cheeky reference to their previous “feud” on British television, writing, “Calm down, mate, it’s not my fault I’ve got nearly two million more followers than you… #RealKingOfTheInternet.”

The story behind their Twitter “beef”

Despite KSI’s internet fame, Morgan noted that he’d amassed  two million followers more than the YouTuber during a broadcast on Good Morning Britain in summer 2018.

This inspired a hilarious contest between the two in a bid to test their online stardom, with each personality Tweeting out, “I am the king of the internet” to see who could get the most retweets by the show’s end.

In a not-so-shocking turn of events, KSI emerged the victor, amassing over 18,000 retweets compared to Morgan’s 12,000 retweets.

Their recent “Twitter feud” wouldn’t be the first time Morgan had inquired about KSI’s monetary success, either; during the show, Morgan asked KSI how much money he made from being a famous YouTuber.

Rather than flexing his personal wealth, KSI remained humble, merely answering with a modest, “I’m doing alright.”

KSI vs Logan Paul – when is the rematch?

KSI’s appearance on Good Morning Britain preceded his boxing match with controversial YouTuber Logan Paul in August 2018, which resulted in a draw that set up the two for a rematch in 2019.

Despite this certainty, details of their rematch have been few and far between, with a leaked contract allegedly scheduling the fight for February.

However, that time has since passed, with KSI announcing their bout for November of 2019 – much to Logan Paul’s apparent dismay, who even accused his rival of breaking the terms of their contract.


Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.