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Mr Beast gives away $90,000 Lamborghini in crazy racing challenge

Published: 8/Feb/2020 21:51 Updated: 8/Feb/2020 21:54

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and internet philanthropist Jimmy “Mr Beast” Donaldson has wowed audiences with yet another insane challenge video, giving away an entire Lamborghini sports car as the prize — with an insane catch.

Mr Beast is known far and wide across the net for his viral videos, where he gives away huge amounts of cash to unsuspecting bystanders in creative ways.

However, he’s equally as popular for his humorous challenge videos, tasking his friend group (or random strangers) with impossible tasks for the prize of thousands — and sometimes millions — of dollars.

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Mr Beast tasked three of his friends with racing around the city in a time-sensitive obstacle course to score a Lamborghini worth $90,000.

Mr Beast turned his content up a notch on February 8, unveiling a challenge unlike any he’s done before. Rather than seeing how long his friends can stand up or keep their hand on an object, he tasked them with racing across his city in a hilarious obstacle course.

Their mode of transportation? Lamborghinis, Italian-made luxury cars known for their sleek look and expensive price point.

Mr Beast promised the winner of his obstacle course challenge one of these vehicles, requiring three of his friends to race across the city to complete various tasks before any of their counterparts.

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Part of Mr Beast’s crazy Lambo challenge included reenacting scenes from “Shrek” and even buying flowers for strangers.

Mr Beast’s list of tasks included such ridiculous requirements as swimming five laps in a public pool, axe-throwing, taking photos with strangers in front of their cars, and even reading the entire “Shrek” movie script out loud.

Of course, Mr Beast couldn’t conduct a challenge without a little philanthropy, and even made his buddies buy flowers for complete strangers — leading to some pleasantly surprised reactions from the baffled recipients.

Despite the chaos, the YouTuber’s crew seemed to thoroughly enjoy racing around in the Lambos, with Chris exclaiming, “We’re in Lambos racing and revving across the city. Who else is doing it like this?”

In the end, Chris ultimately scored the grand prize after successfully scoring a field goal in an empty football stadium.

“This is my dream come true,” Chris admitted upon his victory, and even called his parents to deliver the good news.

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Mr Beast’s friend and crew member Chris ended up taking home the victory – and a seriously expensive luxury vehicle.

The $90,000 car was even completely paid off, giving an extremely happy end to one of Mr Beast’s most expansive challenge videos to date.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 2:43

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

JakeNBake is the latest Twitch streamer to be caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to clear his entire video back-catalog in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

He also plans to counter-claim, but admitted he was “scared.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve ever done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.