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Mr Beast survives being “tortured” in solitary confinement for two days

Published: 31/May/2020 0:58

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson spent over 50 hours locked up for his May 30 upload. The philanthropist had to endure torture from his friends, including a prank featuring an actor from Drake & Josh.

Mr Beast was the breakout star of YouTube in 2019, gaining millions of subscribers to his channel. The personality’s insane money challenges, and incredibly generous giveaways made him a hit on the platform.

However during his latest episode, the star found himself being tested emotionally through isolation. Locked in a room for days, the content creator’s friends hilariously tried to make him break and leave the experiment early.

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The popular YouTuber gets ready to enter his cell for 50 hours.

Mr Beast survives insane isolation challenge

Instead of a typical solitary confinement, Mr Beast added an extra layer to the challenge by allowing his friends to harass him during his lockup. “I’m going to spend 50 hours alone. If I leave early, I have to get slimed. But if I survive, then the boys have to get slimed,” he explained.

Immediately, his friends began to scream into a microphone, and blast sounds nonstop, which already had the star on edge. “After listening to this iPhone alarm on repeat for over an hour, I realized this was going to be a lot harder than I thought. I’m kind of going crazy,” he said.

Hilariously, Mr Beast realized he could stop the sound by using his camera tripod to knock the speakers off that were mounted in his room. However, after his crew realized what he had done, they punched a hole through the ceiling to dangle down a new set.

32 hours in, they played a video featuring actor Drake Bell from the Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh. “I hope you succeed in your challenge, but Carl wants me to say you should really leave your room,” he said. The clip ended up backfiring as it only encouraged him further.

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The YouTuber ended up resisting his friends’ frenzied attempts to make him break. He even turned down an opportunity to leave the room with his girlfriend. In the end, he was able to succeed and win the challenge – despite the ridiculous torture.

Impressively, the star ended up lasting a total of 51 hours in the white padded cell. He stayed an extra 60 minutes after worrying that his crew had messed with the clock as last ditch effort to make him lose on a technicality.

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Mr Beast’s friends relentlessly harassed him to try to get him to break.

While most of his videos in the last year have been incredible money giveaways and charities, Mr Beast has made a name for himself on YouTube with his over-the-top challenges that have his friends competing for insane prizes.

The personality has become a huge hit with his content, and has amassed over 35 million subscribers to his channel at the time of writing. Each of his uploads pulls in millions of views, making him one of the most watched on the platform.

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Shroud explains why xQc’s Twitch ban “doesn’t mean anything”

Published: 19/Nov/2020 7:28 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 7:47

by Andrew Amos

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek played a big role in bringing attention to Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel stream sniping during the Glitchcon Twitch Rivals Fall Guys event. However, the star streamer believed the French-Canadian’s ban “doesn’t mean anything.”

Twitch legend xQc has been banned from the platform for seven days after complaints were raised about the French-Canadian stream sniping during a Twitch Rivals event.

He was called out by shroud and a host of other streamers for allegedly targeting their lobbies during the event. However, Grzesiek believes that at the end of the day, Twitch suspending xQc “doesn’t mean anything.”

Shroud initially thought xQc was going to escape the ban hammer after a lack of community outrage. Once the suspension was handed down though, the fact it was temporary meant xQc has the chance to come back “stronger than ever.” He also drew parallels to Dr Disrespect’s bathroom ban after E3 2019.

“I actually didn’t think he was going to get banned. A lot of people were saying it was blown out of proportion. I think it was the opposite ⁠— I thought it wasn’t blown up enough, and I thought Twitch was just going to let it slide,” shroud admitted on his November 18 stream.

“Getting banned doesn’t mean anything. Dr Disrespect got banned for a month for streaming in a bathroom. He came back stronger than ever.”

Shroud explained that, as a big streamer, getting banned can be the “best case scenario.” After all, it’s just a forced vacation if it’s not a permanent ban. Once you’ve done the time, you get to go back to work.

“I strive to never get banned. If I did get banned, would I really care though? Probably not, because getting banned doesn’t really do anything. You take a little vacation, and you come back swinging,” he said.

“It’s weird how getting banned for a big streamer is a best case scenario, which basically makes zero sense. Twitch can’t really change the rules of how someone gets banned based off their top streamers, it’s not really fair. I’m just happy they’re keeping it consistent.”

The FPS star reserved his judgment about whether the ban was too harsh or too light. However, he did double down on his statement stating xQc’s stream sniping was “Twitch history.”

“A lot of people thought I was trolling when I said ‘this was Twitch history’. No big Twitch partner has done something like that before. The only people who stream-snipe are non-partners and then they get perma-banned and that’s it. I bet you Twitch didn’t even know what to do.”

xQc was also forced to give up his prize money from GlitchCon, and has been banned from competing in Twitch Rivals events for six months. The streamer apologized to his fans, stating “I thought it would be funny… it did not change the outcome but it was still malicious.”

xQc will be unbanned on November 24.