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Logan Paul reveals why he’s “disappointed” over KSI rematch appeal denial

Published: 11/Dec/2019 20:14 Updated: 11/Dec/2019 21:27

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul threw down for the final time on November 9 – but despite KSI winning by split-decision, Paul was adamant that he should not have received a two-point deduction from the referee.

After six rounds in the ring, KSI emerged the victor of their-long standing grudge, taking the win 55 – 56 / 57-54 / 56-55 by the judges’ decision.

Although Paul respected this outcome, he stated that he wished to challenge the commission’s two-point deduction for hitting KSI while he was downed in the fourth round.

Despite KSI openly mocking Paul’s appeal, “The Maverick” went through with his plan, anyway – which, unsurprisingly, was denied a month later.

Paul announced the news in a video on December 11, where he published a statement from Andy Foster of the California State Athletic Commission regarding his appeal that revealed he had actually been ahead on two cards, but ultimately lost due to this point deduction.

“KSI won the match under the rules of the commission,” the message reads. “You were ahead on two cards, but KSI won the net points due to point deductions from fouls you committed.”

Logan Paul, YouTube / California State Athletic CommissionA statement from Andy Foster of the California State Athletic Commission reveals that Logan Paul was actually ahead on two cards, but lost due to his foul in the 4th round.

Unsurprisingly, Paul was not pleased with this outcome, but acknowledged the fact that he had lost the rematch due to his own mistakes during the bout.

“I can’t say I did not see this coming,” he admitted. “So KSI has, officially, without a question or a doubt, won the fight against me. It’s not great. You know, if I’m being honest, it stings. I hate to lose. It mostly stings though, because I shot myself in the foot. I quite literally only lost because of my actions.”

Paul went on to claim that he only person he was fighting against in the ring was himself, and expressed hope of finally defeating himself as his “own worst enemy” in future bouts.

The YouTuber likewise announced that he “will be fighting again” – although word on his opponent or the exact sport in question remain up in the air, as he continues his unique foray into the YouTube world while also gunning for a chance in the octagon.

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Streamer goes viral for calling out “disrespectful” Among Us players

Published: 4/Dec/2020 16:53

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTuber and Twitch streamer Julien ‘julien’ Solomita has gone viral for a clip in which he called out Among Us players who are disrespectful towards others in-game.

In the viral clip, which has been viewed over 350,000 times since being uploaded to Twitter on December 4, Julien blasted people who infect his lobbies with negativity or make others feel “unsafe.”

“When I make these lobbies, when I go around and hit up some of my friends, and often times some of my friends’ friends to play Among Us with me, I have one thing in mind: that everyone I’m inviting gets to have fun,” the streamer began his rant.

“Gets to feel welcome. Gets to feel safe. Gets the exact opportunity as everyone else to be listened to. And gets to go home at the end of the night and say that had a good night of gaming,” he continued.

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Among Us has become one of the most popular online games.

According to Julien, this mantra should be enforced for new people. “I’ve met more people in the streaming world playing Among Us than I’ve ever met, by far, than any other game,” he explained. “So, when new people are in my lobbies, I try to go extra to out of my way to make those people feel like they’re welcome and they get to have fun.”

Communication can be key in Among Us, so it makes sense that anyone who plays would want to be able to speak freely and not be spoken over. As such, when players aren’t able to get a word in, the experience can be ruined.

This is why the streamer has “zero tolerance” for the “normalization” of disrespecting people in video games.

“Among Us is a game and it’s for fun. It’s not so boys can talk over women. It’s not to make new people in the group feel small or unwelcome. It’s not to win in every game at all costs,” he continued to rant. “It’s a game and it’s for everybody to enjoy.”

He went on to reach out to players who may have been disrespected in online games and hoped that they never experienced that again. “I don’t want anyone here to get the idea that it’s even close to normal for that to be how you feel when you play a video game. That’s not normal. It’s f**king weird, it’s wrong.”

A lot of people have taken Solomita’s message to heart and voiced their agreement in the replies. Hopefully, his words have a lasting effect on players feeling a bit out of touch in online games such as Among Us.