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Logan Paul Plays More Mind Games with KSI After Recruiting a Familiar Sparring Partner

Published: 10/Aug/2018 12:46

by Mike Kent

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There has been another twist in the tale of the Logan Paul vs KSI YouTube boxing fight, after it was announced one of them would be sparring with Joe Weller.

The super fight between two of the biggest personalities on YouTube is set to be a blockbuster, with thousands in attendance at Manchester Arena and millions expected to watch online, both legally via the pay-per-view link, and no doubt plenty via illegal streams.

Preparation for the big fight has seen both KSI and Logan Paul teaming up with various high profile boxers, including both sets of fighters working out with trainers at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas.

As you’d expect there has been plenty of mind games played between the two opponents, and Logan Paul played a brand new card on August 9th when he suggested he should spar with Joe Weller when he arrives in England.

Joe Weller was KSI’s first opponent back in February, and despite KSI going in as the underdog, he triumphed in a third round knockout that left everyone stunned.

Joe admitted following the fight that he didn’t put into action anything he had practiced and was more of a punching bag than opponent.

Regardless of that outcome, Joe is the only person to have fought KSI in that environment, and Logan Paul looks set to try and learn about his experience with the British fighter in the ring.

Will sparring help out Logan heading into the fight? Just a couple of weeks ahead of the bout and KSI is still considered the favorite according to bookmakers.

For more information on how to purchase the KSI vs Logan fight, visit the official YouTube channel page.

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Asmongold slams Twitch for adding new “intrusive” mid-stream ads”

Published: 1/Nov/2020 1:06

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Twitch has added new mid-stream ads in recent weeks, and popular streamer Asmongold is not happy about it, calling them “intrusive” and “disappointing.”

In the past month, threads have been popping up left, right, and center claiming that Twitch has added mid-stream ads. It started as an experimental feature in which an automated mid-roll of ads would happen to randomly selected viewers.

However, it seems to have become the norm now, and it’s gotten streamers as well as viewers concerned. Asmongold learned about them for the first time in his latest stream, and he was less than impressed.

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Asmongold is one of the most popular World of Warcraft streamers in the world.

It all started when he watched his own stream from the perspective of a viewer and noticed there were ads running that he didn’t set.

“Commercial break in progress?” he said in disbelief, repeating the phrase for good measure. He was also surprised to discover that he was in the top 30 channels who run ads per day. 

“For the past two months, Asmongold is in the top 30 channels that run ads,” he added. Still, it paled in comparison to the number of daily ads on Hasan ‘Hasanabi’ Piker stream, which was more than double of the person in second place.

This prompted him to go down a rabbit hole, hopping from thread to thread. Once he got up to speed, he said he was “very frustrated” with the issue. However, he couldn’t stream on YouTube to protest “even if he wanted to” due to contractual obligations.

That didn’t stop him from sharing his thoughts though. “If Twitch wants to force ads, I think that we should say, okay, Twitch you are going to force ads. You have to force ads. Fine. Let’s talk about a way to do it that is not intrusive to the viewer,” he said.

“The viewer is why this website succeeds. The viewer is why this website grows.” It’s a sentiment that the thousands upon thousands of viewers in his chat appreciated. 

“The moment that you stop taking into consideration the actual consumer of the product and you do things to make money off of them without providing a value, that is whenever your company and your product begins to fail,” he added.

Later on, he still couldn’t shake it off. Ultimately, he decided to contact Twitch support and drafted up an impassioned Tweet with a little help from his viewers.

“Hey @TwitchSupport some of my viewers have been getting SPAMMED with ads that I didn’t run and that happen as midrolls and not prerolls,” he wrote. “Some have said they have gotten over 20 ads in less than 3 hours. Is this intended and what can I do to make it stop?”

Asmongold’s post has already gained nearly 7,000 likes, and it seems like he’s become a voice for the people on the matter.

He said he doesn’t know whether it’s intended or not. But either way, he hopes it will at least force an explanation.

Twitch has not commented on the issue yet, at least not publicly. However, it’s fair to say that streamers and viewers alike will be eagerly awaiting their response.