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Logan Paul’s coach Shannon Briggs tricked into insulting himself in prank

Published: 8/Nov/2019 10:59 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 11:27

by Matt Porter

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Professional boxer and Logan Paul trainer Shannon Briggs got tricked into insulting himself in a video aimed at rival Viddal Riley by British influencer Niko Omilana.

Hype is growing quickly for the biggest YouTube boxing match of the year, with JJ ‘KSI‘ Olatunji and Logan Paul set to renew hostilities inside the squared circle on November 9.

The bad blood doesn’t just exist between the YouTubers though, with Briggs and Riley, who are both professional boxers helping coach the pair, continually firing shots at each other, with Shannon ‘The Cannon’ desperate to get his hands on the 22-year-old.

Instagram: isitrilBriggs has called out Viddal Riley on numeroius occasions to fight.

Briggs, who has become a meme within the boxing community for his constant shouts of “Let’s go champ,” while cornering Logan Paul has challenged Riley on multiple occasions to step inside the ring, something which the British cruiserweight seems uninterested in, and when placed in front of a camera on November 7, he took the opportunity to fire shots at his nemesis once again.

Unfortunately for the former world champion, the camera was in the hands of YouTuber Niko Omilana, who tricked Briggs into using disparaging terms about himself while thinking that he was actually praising himself in front of Viddal.

With the clip immediately posted on Instagram and Twitter, it didn’t take long for Briggs to find out the meaning behind what he had said, messaging Omilana saying: “You had me (saying) something bad, not knowing what I was saying. Not cool. See you soon.”

The YouTuber didn’t seem overly concerned by the message though, simply sending back “Let’s go champ,” to the two-time world heavyweight champion.

Twitter: NikoOmilanaBriggs responded to Omilana in a private message.
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Both Riley and Briggs will be in attendance on Saturday night, when YouTube boxing heads to the Staples Center as KSI and Logan Paul will run back their 2018 fight which ended in a majority draw.

Whether the two professional boxers in each YouTuber’s corner will square off remains to be seen, but Briggs will definitely be more careful about what he says in front of a camera in future.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.