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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. 

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.

Mr Beast Private Island
YouTube: Mr Beast
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. 

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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Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.