KSI vs Logan Paul Boxing Fight Will be a Pay-Per-View Event on YouTube - Dexerto
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KSI vs Logan Paul Boxing Fight Will be a Pay-Per-View Event on YouTube

Published: 18/Jul/2018 21:29 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Calum Patterson

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The much anticipated boxing fight between KSI and Logan Paul, as well as ComedyGamer vs Jake Paul is set to be streamed on YouTube – but it will cost $8 (£6) to watch, using a Pay-Per-View (PPV) model.

The first ever YouTube boxing fight, between KSI and Joe Weller was live streamed on YouTube for free, and peaked at well over one million concurrent viewers, and it was expected to smash that figure this time around.

However, if they want to do so they will need to hope fans are willing to cough up the cash to get access to the official streams, which will be broadcast on the fighters’ respective channels.

Between them the four YouTubers have over 70 million subscribers across their channels, but the majority of their content is completely free to watch, so it will be a test if they can convince viewers to pay for this event.

The main issue this causes is it increased the likelihood of ‘illegal’ streams, where users will rebroadcast the stream on other hosting sites, stealing away viewers and revenue from the official channels.

Despite the event being hyped up as the biggest event in YouTube history, having the content behind a paywall will certainly put some viewers off, either prompting them to watch an unofficial stream, or not watch at all.

KSI first broke the news that it would be PPV by tweeting a link to the official stream following the UK press conference on July 18th. The link requires payment to access the video, with the message ‘This live event is available pay-per-view.’

In addition to the livestream for the event, fans can also attend in person at the Manchester Arena, with tickets starting at around £30, and going all the way up to over £500 ($650) for the VIP package.

Fans quickly noticed that they would also have to pay to watch even from the comfort of their own home, and many were less than happy about the paywall.

Some fans have already stated their intention to watch via unofficial streams, and some even suggested they themselves would re-stream the fight.

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Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith

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On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
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Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.