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Logan Paul challenges KSI, Censor, and other top YouTubers to $100,000 race

Published: 29/Jun/2019 18:23 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 18:26

by Virginia Glaze

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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.

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 4×100 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.

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    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.”

    Logan Paul, InstagramLogan Paul and KSI faced off in the boxing ring in August of 2018 – but they could be going head to head in a competition of a different kind, very soon.
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    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.

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Twitch removes “Blind Playthrough” stream tag after backlash

Published: 5/Dec/2020 18:14

by Daniel Cleary

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Twitch has introduced a new change to the stream tags on channels, which has completely removed the “Blind Playthrough” tag from the site following criticism around the language used.

It can often be difficult to get discovered as a new Twitch streamer, with thousands of other content creators broadcasting on the site at any one time.

Twitch has previously introduced tags to address this issue in 2018, which can be added to a streamer’s channel and can be used by viewers for filtering their searches to find what they’re looking for.

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The Blind Playthrough tag no longer shows on Twitch.

While the usual tags often include information such as language and type of content, one tag that was used for those playing a game for the first time was the “Blind Playthrough” tag.

The tag would indicate that the streamer had not seen any spoilers or that they do not know much about the title’s gameplay and features before playing it.

However, in a recent tweet, Twitch’s community director Erin ‘Aureylian’ Wayne highlighted that they have removed the tag from the site, following criticism around the choice of words used, with some suggesting that the language was ableist.

“Happy to see Twitch has listened to everyone who shared feedback and removed the ‘Blind Playthrough’ tag to encourage more inclusive language for our community,” she added.

While the “Blind Playthrough” tag has been removed from the database, the Twitch director urged streamers to make use of the “First Playthrough” and “No Spoilers” tags in its place.

The term “Blind Playthrough” was central to a discussion on ableist language sparked by AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn earlier in the year and now Twitch has acted in response.

While Twitch’s latest change has been met with some positive responses so far, some users have argued the need for the change, highlighting that “Blind” has two official definitions.

However, Twitch has remained firm on their stance, and streamers will simply need to use an alternative tag while streaming spoiler-free gameplay.