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Mr Beast’s $700,000 private island challenge ends in dramatic fashion

Published: 17/Aug/2020 10:28

by Connor Bennett

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YouTuber star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson gave away his $700,000 private island just days after buying it, by putting ten contestants through a series of challenges. In the end, it came down to a dramatic conclusion between two. 

As his channel has exploded in popularity, Mr Beast has become synonymous with giving away ridiculous amounts of money or prizes to his friends, fans, and random strangers. In the past, he’s given away a cool $1,000,000 to whoever could hold onto a glass case the longest, dropped thousands upon thousands in random Twitch donations, and even challenged his friends to repeatedly ride rollercoasters for cash. 

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Back on August 13, though, the YouTuber revealed perhaps his craziest prize yet. He had struck it rich after buying $1,000,000 worth of scratch cards and spent his winnings on a private island.

After giving fans a tour of his island, which is the size of four football fields, he revealed that he wasn’t going to hold on to it for too long.

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Mr Beast bought his private island as a part of three part video series.

Instead of flipping it and making a quick profit, the insanely popular YouTuber decided to put 10 contestants through a series of challenges in the hopes of handing it off to one of them. 

Though, the challenges weren’t exactly excruciating to complete. They started off with coconut throwing and game of hide and seek. There was a Survivor-like vote off, as well as a treasure chest hunt.

In the end though, it came down to a dramatic vote between Carl and Chandler. With the scores tied at four votes apiece, one contestant was made to draw one name out of a box to settle the contest. One of Chandler’s cards was plucked, leaving him as the winner. 

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As you’d expect, the celebrations got pretty wild pretty quickly, seeing as Chandler had just landed himself a $700,000 windfall. 

Whatever happens with the island remains to be seen but we’re sure Mr Beast will give fans an update later down the line.

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Mr Beast reveals $300k Creator Games 2 ft. Charli D’Amelio, Ninja, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 19:52 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 19:53

by Alan Bernal

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Mr Beast has announced The Creator Games 2 that will put internet personalities like Charli D’Amelio, Ninja, MKBHD, and more, to the ultimate test of wits where the winner will get $300,000 to giveaway to their fans.

Of course, the biggest prize for the YouTubers will be the title of “Smartest Creator in the World.” Though it doesn’t look like the winner of yesteryear’s Rock, Paper, Scissors mashup event, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, will be returning to defend his title.

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This means that there’s going to be a new champion of The Creator Games to crown. Though the contestants shouldn’t expect the same format as last year.

Instead, Mr Beast is going to change the competition with a “Wheel of Games” that will pick every matchups game.

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When is The Creators Games 2?

The $300k event will pit some of the biggest personalities for the second round of the Games.

Mr Beast is going to go live for The Creators Games 2 on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST on his YouTube channel.

Who is in The Creator Games 2?

Mr Beast invited 24 creators split into two different brackets, and the gamemaster already revealed the first round of matchups to look out for.

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In Round 1 matchups:

  • Addison Rae v Ninja
  • KSI v Rosanna Pansino
  • Mark Rober v Gibi
  • Safiya Nygaard v Kwebbelkop
  • Charli & Dixie D’Amelio v Preston Arsement
  • Yes Theory v Bretman Rock
  • Typical Gamer v Lexi Rivera
  • Dream v Matpat & Steph
  • Alex Warren v Lazarbeam
  • Matt Stone v Marques Brownlee
  • Laurenzside v ZHC
  • Swoozie v Jaiden Animations

Needless to say, the tourney is stacked with some of the most popular faces on the internet today. Though there are fans who are already casting their predictions, it might be too early to call because of the unpredictability of the event.

There’s going to be a ton of twists and turns for competitors and fans alike to watch out for. The Wheel of Games will have challenges that range from “trivia to geography, spelling bees, and beyond.” Not only that, the fans will be able to vote an eliminated contestant in the late rounds of The Creator Games.

In 2019, the Games was one of the most-viewed YouTube Originals live events bringing in over 662,000 peak concurrent viewers and over 35 million views.

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