Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul is no stranger to calling out big-time content creators and A-List celebrities for potential boxing matches - but this time, he’s taking on a slew of the net’s biggest personalities for a massive track and field event.
On June 23, Paul put up a massive amount of $100,000 cash to anyone who could beat him in a race, calling himself “the fastest YouTuber” in a Tweet that brought out a slew of competitors.
While many top content creators and even Hollywood actors put their reputations on the line in hopes of beating Paul, no official announcement for his “race” was mentioned: that is, until June 28, when he uploaded a video that revealed a full-fledged event for the challenge.
I’m the fastest YouTuber and I’m willing to put $100,000 on it— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) June 23, 2019
Paul’s event, dubbed “The Challenger Games,” is set to throw down on July 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Stadium in Long Beach, California.
The Challenger Games will include standard track and field fare, including such events as the 4x100 meter relay, Long Jump, Shot Put, 100 meter hurdles, and even a tug of war competition, with cash prizes for each event that will be donated to the winners’ charity of choice.
For those who can’t attend in person, Paul is offering a live stream of the Games for at-home viewing, with tickets going on sale Monday, July 1.
Among the many personalities who took up Paul’s challenge, including names like former CoD pro FaZe Censor (known for his workout videos and bodybuilding challenges), vlogger Casey Neistat, and Nickelodeon’s Drake Bell, Paul had a special challenge for one YouTuber in particular: KSI.
Im not a YouTuber but I’ll still race ya!— Drake Bell (@DrakeBell) June 24, 2019
Although Paul and KSI are set to throw down in November of this year, it looks like their upcoming boxing match isn’t enough to satiate Paul’s thirst for competition.
“I don’t care where in the world you live, competitor or fan, I wanna see you here July 27,” he challenged. “That includes you, KSI. I wanna race your bitch ass. And I’m gonna beat you. We made internet history with the biggest event in the world, and I wanna do it a second time.”
Competitors itching to take part in the Games can send Paul a DM via Instagram, while those looking to sit back and watch the action must wait for July 1 for the chance to cop tickets to the first-ever Challenger Games.