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Logan Paul hilariously tells off fans accusing him of faking Ivan Drago knockout

Published: 30/May/2019 0:01 Updated: 30/May/2019 0:03

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul had an impromptu boxing session with an Ivan Drago impersonator on May 28, ultimately knocking the actor out – but some fans aren’t convinced that the KO was for real.

Despite knocking the impersonator out cold and assuring viewers that the incident was not staged, fans and critics alike accused Paul of faking the fight, with some speculating that he had even paid the fake Drago off.

“So how much are you paying this actor, Logan?” one critic wrote.

“Imagine after all this fake stuff that Logan pulls, he loses to KSI,” another commented.

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Paul addressed the negativity in an Instagram video shortly thereafter, where he gave the naysayers an uncensored piece of his mind.

“Dear everyone commenting on my last YouTube video, the boxing match, saying it’s staged or fake – politely, fuck yourself,” Paul said of the matter.

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This wouldn’t be the first time Paul has been accused of faking a knockout, either; the YouTuber was put on blast after fans accused him of staging his viral video slapping a man unconscious in preparation for his trip to the ‘Battle on the Volga.’

While Logan didn’t make such a pointed statement in this instance, he made appearances on two separate podcasts following the video’s release, where he claimed that his opponent couldn’t remember his own name – nor ever being slapped, in the first place.

Paul went on to compare the incident to his scandal in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest’ in early 2018, expressing relief that he’d pulled out of the Russian slap battle ahead of time.

“This is that moment where, in Tokyo, you didn’t have someone telling you this is not a good idea,” Paul said of the debacle. “…I’m at the fork in the fuckin’ road, dude. I’ve been at this place before, and I went the wrong way, and now, I’m gonna go the right fuckin’ way.”

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The YouTuber has since claimed that he is going to pursue a career in fighting, after expressing an acute desire to step away from the video platform in the past.

With Logan stepping away from the slap battle, it looks like he will throw down next with YouTuber KSI in their November 2019 boxing rematch, although no date nor venue have yet been set as of May 29.

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AOC makes history on Twitch with her first-ever Among Us stream

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:33

by Brad Norton

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Just one day following the announcement that U.S. politician Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez would be streaming on Twitch, her very first Among Us broadcast shattered expectations as one of the most-watched events to date.

The Amazon-owned streaming platform has seen a number of historic moments of the years in gaming culture. From groundbreaking Fortnite streams between Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Drake, to Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s enormous return. Now, AOC has penciled in her spot among the history books too. 

After an out of the blue tweet on October 19, AOC revealed that she was up to streaming for a good cause. The politician had her sights set on playing Among Us in order to promote proper voting plans ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.

She soon had an all-star lineup of crewmates and imposters as everyone from Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys to Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo lined up to join her. Before she even went live, tens of thousands had followed her account in preparation.

As things kicked off on October 20, her first-ever Twitch stream quickly exploded.

The gaming community gathered together to show support as her viewership skyrocketed. Before the first round even got underway, more than 400,000 viewers had jumped into the channel.

AOC streamed for just over three and a half hours. Among Us was in focus the entire time as she played the mega-popular indie game with a variety of gaming personalities.

Overall viewership peaked at roughly 439,000, though her account also passed the 500,000 follower mark shortly after as well.

It was one of, if not the most-watched Twitch streams from a brand new account.

For her first broadcast ever, it ranks highly among the most successful individual streams of all time. In fact, she’s now fifth overall when it comes to the most-watched streams in Twitch history. 

While major esports competitions and landmark events boast bigger numbers, AOC now sits atop Twitch with one of the biggest solo-streams of all time.

Her first appearance on Twitch one for the history books. Though she also showed off some great Among Us gameplay. Her very first elimination on Pokimane quickly blew up across social media and the hits kept coming throughout the session.

While it may be a one-off event, for the time being, AOC’s Twitch stream was one for the ages. Perhaps it’ll be sooner rather than later before she makes her way back to the spaceship for another Among Us stream.

The Congresswoman did tease another stream too: “Hopefully this isn’t my last!”