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MrBeast & friends build “world’s largest LEGO tower” for $50k challenge

Published: 7/Jun/2020 1:34

by Theo Salaun

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Always in the spirit of giving (and quirky challenges), MrBeast challenged his friends to create the “world’s largest LEGO tower” for a fat $50,000 prize.

MrBeast trucked in thousands of jumbo LEGO bricks, organized some friends and put $50,000 on the line for yet another wacky challenge. Split into teams, each squad was given 12 hours to build a tower as tall as possible—with the help of heavy machinery and individual inventiveness.

For one team, that inventiveness included sneaking quick-dry cement into their tower’s foundation, for the other, it included an innovative architectural decision: building out two towers and then connecting them, hopefully for enhanced structural integrity.

 

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MrBeast in front of his literal truckloads of LEGO blocks.

In typical MrBeast fashion, the challenge had a series of mini-challenges in which teams tried building as high as possible in order not to lose a teammate for 30 minutes or took turns throwing bowling balls and swinging sledge hammers at each other’s ongoing construction.

An expert in motivational tactics, MrBeast’s challenging acts of destruction only served to prepare the teams for what would eventually be a long build into a rainy night. 

After a series of tumultuous happenings, each tower having its turn falling either due to a gust of wind or the weight of itself, one tower (and team) was crowned the winner at 29 feet and 5.5 inches. As for the losing tower? 29 feet and 4.5 inches.

 

Ultimately, just one inch separated the winners from the losers and got briefcases of money divvied out. And, as is tradition, the winners had just one hour to spend that money.

One of the winners gave his cut to his brother, in order to help him pay off his student loan debts. Another spent all of his winnings on a one-year rental of a house for his mother to live in. Another gave $4,000 to his brother to help him buy a car and $10,000 to his mother to help compensate for her current loss of work.

And the last winner…bought himself a car. But, to be fair, he didn’t already own one and the force must be balanced: they can’t all be completely selfless. As for MrBeast’s own selflessness, many have asked about his efforts during a global movement and the popular YouTuber has already pledged $150,000 to organizations and small businesses.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.