Lil Nas X explains why he backed out of TwitchCon - Dexerto

Lil Nas X explains why he backed out of TwitchCon

Published: 27/Sep/2019 21:38 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 22:33

by Eli Becht


Montero Lamar Hill, better known by his stage name Lil Nas X, was scheduled to headline a performance at TwitchCon 2019, but backed out the day before.

This year’s TwitchCon is jam-packed with things to do and places to explore, but it will be missing one notable name from the list of events.

Singer Lil Nas X announced he has backed out of the event that he was originally booked to headline with a special performance.

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The singer let fans know he wouldn’t be making an appearance on Twitter, explaining that he’s had a long year and he was taking some time off but will make it up in the future.

“It’s been a wild last 7 months and I’m ready to take a little time off,” he said. “Sorry to everyone attending TwitchCon or the Sandbox Music Festival, I will not be there. I love u guys and will make it up to you some way.”

In his defense, Lil Nas X has had a whirlwind of a year after his country and rap blend Old Town Road went viral and dominated the Billboard charts for a record-breaking 19 weeks before finally being toppled.

Lucky for fans who already have a ticket, there are other artists, such as Blink 182 that will be there to carry the load at the TwitchCon party.

This party is set to take place September 28 on Saturday night and it’s definitely not going to be something you want to miss, even if Lil Nas X isn’t there.

If you were hoping to check out the show in person, unfortunately, you’re out of luck if you didn’t already buy a ticket as they’re all sold out now.

However, much of the TwitchCon action can be streamed from the comfort of your own home so if you don’t want to miss out on anything, be sure to tune into the official broadcast.


FaZe Clan reveal FaZe 5’s Top 100 finalists & next recruitment steps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 23:20

by Theo Salaun


FaZe Clan’s FaZe 5 recruitment is nearing its finale, as 95 of the final top 100 candidates have officially been revealed. Next, the community will be able to select the five remaining content creators before FaZe announces the top 100’s challenge on Monday, October 26.

Back in August, FaZe Clan set the gaming world ablaze with a #FaZe5 challenge that gives everyone a chance to sign up and compete to become one of five new recruits to the organization in 2020. 

After months of deliberations and countless submissions, FaZe have tried to trim the finalists down to a top 100 before moving on to the next round of the challenge. But, as it turns out, the deciders are struggling to finish off their list and want to enlist the public for some help.

In a brand-new, highly anticipated hype video, FaZe announced 95 finalists with submission videos and highlights overlaid on some heavy, uptempo electronic music. Then, FaZe CBass explains what’s next.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the content creators who made the final cut seem to be avid gamers focused on Call of Duty, Fortnite, Valorant, and Apex Legends. But there is some diversity, as fans might notice some highlights of Fall Guys, but then also visual art, music, and even clothing design.

Some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s more successful streamers and competitors also made the cut, as Nio, SuperEvan, and WarsZ all made the top 95. It’s not all high-level FPS streamers though, as the FaZe boys appear to have cast a wide net for the newest batch of recruits.

Among the more interesting content creators who are reaching the next round, the six-year-old Rowdy Rogan and MontoyaTwinz (Mya and Myka Montoya) are easy standouts. (It remains unclear if the Montoyas would take up one or two spots if they get into the final five.)

After flying through 95 impressive candidates, CBass cuts in to let people know that the list is too hard to cap off. 

“Everything we’ve looked through, we’ve been impressed by. We’ve sat through and watched absolutely everything we can and the honest truth is that there are way more than 100 people who are deserving of moving on to the next round of this challenge.”

Since the boys in red, black, and white can’t choose the final five, they’re allowing the community to do so. If fans have a creator who didn’t make the top 100, but deserves to, then they just need to hashtag “FaZe5” on Twitter and tag said creator. Then, on Monday, October 26, the official top 100 and next steps will be announced.