KSI reacts to troll allegedly selling his $500,000 Beerus chain on Ebay - Dexerto
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KSI reacts to troll allegedly selling his $500,000 Beerus chain on Ebay

Published: 23/Jun/2019 23:47 Updated: 23/Jun/2019 23:48

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber KSI is known to flex his wealth, after uploading a video in 2018 buying a $200,000 watch and another spending $10,000 on shoes – but one of his most expensive possessions is a one-of-a-kind necklace.

KSI revealed his $500,000 “Beerus” chain in early March, modeled after the character of Dragon Ball Super fame and the subject of his rap single of the same name.

He’d had the chain custom-made from the same vendor who had sold him his watch, which included 2,000 stones of such gems as sapphires, yellow diamonds, and even 18 karat gold in what took over 550 hours of craftsmanship to achieve.

KSI later admitted that he didn’t keep the medallion in his home, claiming that he’d locked it away in a safe at a bank, instead – but one internet troll claims to have pilfered the YouTuber’s incredibly expensive status symbol.

A Tweet surfaced on June 23, with a poster claiming to have found the chain for sale on Ebay, a popular site for auctioning off various items.

KSI’s reaction to the claim stirred hilarious discourse online, with the YouTuber simply writing, “Yo, wtf is this?”

While some commenters truly believed the chain had been stolen, a quick look at the item description shows what appears to be an obvious troll, with the poster naming the jewelry “KSI’s BEERUS CHAIN – HELLA DIAMONDS.”

That’s not all: the poster went on to call the chain’s style “stupid,” with it’s main color being “shiny,” even writing that Sidemen member Miniminter comes with the purchase.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KSIS-BEERUS-CHAIN-HELLA-DIAMONDS/293125791077?hash=item443fa89d65:g:TVwAAOSwJrpdCm1T&frcectupt=true

“THIS IS 100% LEGIT, NO TROLL,” the poster wrote. “CBA TO COUNT HOW MANY DIAMONDS, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE. THERE’S LOADS. P.S I DID ROB THIS FROM THE BANK IT WAS BEING KEPT IN.”

The item was still up for grabs at the time of KSI’s posting, with over 90 bids having been placed on the chain – but the item has since been removed from the site, likely at KSI’s behest.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KSIS-BEERUS-CHAIN-HELLA-DIAMONDS/293125791077?hash=item443fa89d65:g:TVwAAOSwJrpdCm1T&frcectupt=true

KSI is set to face off against rival YouTuber Logan Paul in November 2019 – a fight that has been delayed, with Paul claiming that he’s taking his time to maximize profits for both parties, should KSI actually lose his chain.

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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.