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Logan Paul reveals his “biggest fight” ahead of KSI rematch

Published: 9/Oct/2019 18:14 Updated: 6/Dec/2019 13:37

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul is set to touch gloves with longtime rival KSI in the net’s most highly-anticipated boxing rematch yet – but this isn’t his biggest battle, by far.

In an interview with BBC, the social media mogul claimed that boxing isn’t his greatest struggle, despite his near-constant training with two-time world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs in preparation for his rematch.

Instead, Paul called back to his biggest scandal to date – one that rocked the entire world in late 2017 during his visit to Japan’s Aokigahara “Suicide Forest.”

Logan Paul, YouTubeLogan Paul’s suicide forest scandal saw backlash from critics across the world.

Paul made international headlines after filming the body of a suicide victim in the forest, with critics across the net accusing him of insensitivity and even mocking the victim for clicks and views.

“Just like everyone in life, people make mistakes,” Paul said of the debacle. “Mine happened to be in public and in front of the whole world.”

Logan Paul, YouTubeLogan Paul’s apology video for his 2017 scandal saw mockery from critics across the globe – but that isn’t stopping him from pursuing a career in both YouTube and professional fighting.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwZT7T-TXT0

However, it wasn’t the backlash itself that proved especially difficult for YouTube’s Maverick: rather, it was his eventual comeback, with nearly a year and a half distance between the Aokigahara incident and his upcoming rematch against KSI.

“Being able to take that and get up and keep on fighting, and being able to redeem yourself and make a comeback – even though 99% of the world doesn’t believe in you – I think is gonna say a lot, and make a lot of people believe in themselves when they’re down,” he continued.

Paul likewise believes that boxing helped him with this comeback, claiming that focusing on the sport has made him feel “human again,” after his YouTube career “made me someone that I wasn’t, because I was chasing views and likes and subscribers.”

Paul is set to face off with KSI on November 9 at the Los Angeles Staples Center, following their heated press conference on October 6 that saw ample backlash against the American YouTuber yet again for his divisive comments on abortion.

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Logan Paul is set to touch gloves with KSI once again on November 9 – over a year since their last meeting in the ring.

The KSI vs Logan Paul rematch marks the first-ever professional YouTube boxing match, featuring an all-pro undercard in what could trump the massive success of the YouTubers’ fight in 2018.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.