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Logan Paul “desperate” as he reveals why his YouTube career is struggling

Published: 30/Mar/2019 14:32 Updated: 31/Mar/2019 0:33

by Marcus Banks

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YouTube superstar, Logan Paul, has revealed he is hungry to turn his ‘struggling’ career around with his follower numbers starting to decline.

Paul is one of the biggest stars on the platform, boasting 18 million subscribers as well as 15.9 million followers on Instagram. However, the American believes that his career is on a downward trajectory which makes him “mad”.

These claims were refuted by his brother Jake Paul, but Logan claimed it was statistically true that his following was declining.

Paul cited that his Instagram follower numbers had decreased dramatically and his YouTube channel growth had slowed, despite taking part in the biggest internet event in history when he fought Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji in a boxing match.

YOUTUBELogan Paul’s boxing match against KSI sold out the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena back in August.

Is Logan Paul’s YouTube career struggling?

Speaking on his podcast, Impaulsive, Paul suggested that the public were sleeping on him forcing him to change his Instagram bio.

“They’re sleeping on me and now I’m mad,” he said. “Unfortunately, it’s statistically true. I’ve gained 60,000 subs on YouTube in the last two months and I’ve lost 700,000 followers on Instagram in the last six months.”

After a conversation with his manager, Paul admitted he was desperate to reach the peak of his career again stating: “I’m so hungry right now to climb back on top.”

His brother was unable to get on board with his comments, claiming that just Logan was comparing his plateau to his peak and was making things up his head.

However, Logan was still behind the idea that he was currently not faring well.

“The tide turns very quickly in our industry,” he said. “People are chirping, and I don’t want to let it get to me – but I really do listen.

“I have set the bar so high for myself, and if I don’t hit that – I am disappointed in myself.”

YOUTUBE/LOGAN PAUL VLOGSDespite being one of the largest personalities on the platform, Logan Paul isn’t happy with his YouTube channel.

When is the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch?

Paul admitted that he was grateful for the success he has achieved already but was still as determined as when he attended college.

The assessment of his current situation will fuel speculation that a rematch with KSI could be happening in the near future after their first bout in August ended in a draw.

A rematch would likely pull even more viewers than the first encounter which would give Paul the significant boost in followers on both Instagram and YouTube that he desperately craves.

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Grandmaster Hikaru impressed by Pokimane’s chess skills

Published: 7/Jan/2021 13:08

by Jacob Hale

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Grandmaster Hikaru is one of the most popular chess players on Twitch, and has taken a number of top streamers and content creators under his wing — though few quite as instantly-impressive as Pokimane.

In the past, we’ve seen Hikaru look almost hurt by some of the epic blunders top content creators have made, such as when MrBeast completely ruined his opportunity to put Hikaru in checkmate.

Despite that, he is always happy to bring new names into the chess mix, and the first in 2021 was Twitch’s biggest female streamer, Pokimane, who was looking to bring out her inner Beth Harmon.

While Poki is still incredibly new to the game, Hikaru couldn’t believe some of the moves she was making, looking like someone who had a lot of practice under their belt.

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Twitch: Pokimane
Pokimane is mostly known for her gaming streams, playing games like League, Fortnite, and Among Us over the years.

Throughout the ‘lesson’ Hikaru would constantly put Pokimane in different scenarios, giving her puzzles to solve and see what the best way to attack the opposing pieces would be.

For the most part, though she barely needed any help. In the clip below, she manages to solve the puzzle and put Hikaru in checkmate with relative ease, with the GM “not even really sure what to say” to her decision-making abilities on the board.

Not long after, she found another checkmate quite quickly, and Hikaru once again couldn’t hide how impressed he was.

Through a wide smile, he tells Pokimane that she found the move “really, really quickly,” adding that it was “absolutely perfect” and he “couldn’t have done it better.”

You can watch the full lesson on Hikaru’s YouTube channel, and he even titled the video (embedded below) “Pokimane is NOT NORMAL,” clearly mind blown by how quickly she has picked up the game and become a competent player.

While other names such as MrBeast and xQc have been about where you would expect rookie players to be, Pokimane looks like someone who has been practicing for a long time.

Who knows, maybe she’s a secret chess prodigy without realizing… Grandmaster Pokimane definitely has a ring to it.