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KSI reveals why he is stepping away from boxing until 2021

Published: 8/Mar/2020 0:27

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star-turned-pro boxer KSI has revealed that he’s taking a step back from the sport, after rival Jake Paul challenged him to a fight following the defeat of his older brother, Logan Paul.

KSI made a name for himself in the boxing world after taking on fellow content creator Joe Weller, subsequently calling out the Paul brothers for a potential match.

Thus, a fierce rivalry was born between the three YouTubers, with KSI and Logan Paul meeting twice in the ring in the past two years.

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KSI took the victory over Logan Paul in their November 9 rematch – but Jake Paul soon wanted a piece of the pie.

Following their controversial draw on August 5, 2018, KSI ultimately emerged the victor of their feud on November 9, 2019 — but that wasn’t the end of his feud with the Paul family, with Jake calling for revenge on his older brother’s loss not long after.

However, it doesn’t look like KSI vs Jake Paul will be taking place anytime soon, as the British star revealed in an interview with On Demand Entertainment in early March at the 2020 Global Awards.

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Jake Paul notably called out KSI after his win over Logan Paul, and the two even came face to face after Jake’s January 30 boxing win.

According to KSI, his upcoming tour schedule and music plans are keeping him far too busy to focus on training, with the social media celebrity confirming that he would hop back into the sport in 2021.

“Definitely next year,” he confirmed. “Right now, [I’m] music-focused. But yeah, after the album and all that… after we get all of that done, then yeah, of course.”

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While the news comes as a shock, it’s not completely out of left field, with boxing trainer and fellow YouTuber Viddal Riley making a similar statement in late February.

“JJ’s booked for too many tours already, too many festivals,” Riley explained. “There is no time for training, and I told him don’t take anyone lightly. Don’t come off of your tour and think you’re just gonna get into camp and fight Jake. You lock off your music. You lock-off everything and then talk.”

Although Jake Paul has made it quite clear that he’s ready to throw down at any moment, it looks like both he and his fanbase will have to wait for the eventual conclusion to the Paul bros vs KSI rivalry — and there’s no telling how it will end.

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Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith

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Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

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The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
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SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.