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Millions watched Fortnite’s Cube event live on YouTube and Twitch

Published: 4/Nov/2018 23:55 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 0:15

by Vincent Genova

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Fortnite’s second live event was a major success on YouTube and Twitch, even by the lofty standards previously set by the game.

Known as the “Butterfly Event,” players got to witness major changes to the map live for the first time since the infamous Rocket Launch.

The purple Cube, which Fortnite players affectionately call Kevin, imploded and temporarily sent players into a mysterious white area where they saw cutscenes involving butterflies.

Major streamers and content creators were on hand to broadcast the event and the numbers are staggering. Ninja had 350,000 concurrent viewers alone.

In total, 1.5 million people watched the Cube implode on Twitch. The numbers were even higher on YouTube, where 2.1 million people tuned in.

Ryan Wyatt, the Global Head of Gaming at YouTube, tweeted his excitement at the amount of viewers who were watching on his platform.

The Butterfly Event signifies the ending of the Kevin era in Fortnite but details are scarce on what will happen next.

Those who miss Kevin will have the opportunity to unlock a Back Bling in his honor, though it is a limited time offer.

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TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.