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Logan Paul claims he has brain damage ahead of KSI rematch

Published: 25/Oct/2019 12:18 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 12:39

by Jacob Hale

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Logan Paul and KSI have gone back and forth a lot throughout the last couple of years, especially now with their upcoming boxing rematch. However, Logan Paul appears to have made the claim that he has brain damage – just prior to the November 9 bout.

The first match between KSI and Logan Paul took place in August 2018, going the full six rounds and ending in a majority draw, with two judges scoring it 57–57 and the other 58–57 in favor of KSI.

Naturally, this immediately led to calls for a rematch, and the YouTube sensations agreed that it would happen again despite back and forth jabs on the location and other details. Now, though, it seems Paul may be having reservations over whether boxing is really for the best.

KSIvsLogan/YouTubeThe first bout between KSI and Logan Paul reached an estimated 2.25 million viewers.

The YouTuber, speaking on to his fans on SnapChat in a series called Countdown to Fight Night, said:“Sparring is a fast track to success because you get good quicker. However, it’s dangerous. It’s very taxing on the body. 

“You’re getting hit in the head constantly. Boxing is a sport that goes hand-to-hand with brain damage. I don’t know if you can tell, but I think I’m already suffering from it.”

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This isn’t the first time the YouTuber has alluded to potential brain damage as a result of his boxing – earlier this month, Paul spoke out about the dangers involved with boxing and said that he worries about the effect boxing will have on his health.

While Logan Paul has been worried about getting brain damage from his time in the ring and sparring, KSI has been getting help from a four-weight boxing world champion to maximize his chances of avoiding a repeat of the first match and secure the win.

KSI vs Logan Paul has become somewhat of a standard-bearer for the heights that YouTube content can reach – from a small, white-collar fight against Joe Weller in 2017, KSI and now Logan too have brought a whole new audience to YouTube, and a whole new audience to boxing.

With some of the biggest names in the boxing industry involved in the fight, such as Eddie Hearn and Jeff Mayweather, there is clearly a market for YouTube boxing – but it’s good to see Logan Paul discussing the potential health concerns that come with it, too.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.