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Myth explains why he doesn’t want to leave Twitch for another platform

Published: 16/Mar/2020 7:00

by Andrew Amos

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is one of Twitch’s biggest names, and if he could have it his way, he’d remain there forever, telling the OfflineTV podcast that he would need a big offer to think about moving to Mixer, YouTube, Facebook, or elsewhere.

Twitch’s hold on the streaming industry has become progressively weaker over the past year. Since Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins made the jump to Mixer in 2019, plenty of other streamers have jumped platforms in search of the best possible offers.

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However, one streamer fast-becoming Twitch’s biggest ally is Myth. For him, the streaming platform is the site that started it all, and the streamer has pledged his allegiance to the service — for now — on the OfflineTV podcast.

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Myth spoke about his streaming plans on the OfflineTV Podcast this week.

 

“I really like Twitch,” he said. “Twitch is like my fucking home man. I grew up in middle school watching streams every day before breakfast, before going out to school. It was like seventh, eighth grade.

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“I remember watching Black Ops 2 streams, on release, like religiously. So much of me is emotionally invested into Twitch that it’d be hard to leave.”

With that kind of bond with a service, it can be awfully hard to pick up sticks and move on, especially when you have a dedicated fanbase that tunes into every single one of your broadcasts. To Myth, it’s bigger than money.

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Myth seems content with sticking it out with Twitch, even as his peers start signing million-dollar deals elsewhere.

Myth’s comments come as the streaming war heats up again in 2020. Last week, Twitch made two big moves by securing Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys and ‘Dr Disrespect’ for the coming years, locking them away from their competitors.

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However, as Facebook streamer Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang mentioned, the Amazon-owned streaming service only has a finite amount of money to hand out to top streamers they want exclusivity over.

“[Twitch] only have so much money unless they want to hit up papa Bezos,” he said. “They’re going to have to decide who to keep…or [whether they can’t] match Microsoft, Google, or Facebook.”

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 21:17.

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The TSM-affiliated streamer did let loose that he has some “money moves” in mind, with the vague response only adding fuel to the flames. However, he didn’t go deep into where he could be heading.

By all accounts, given his love for Twitch, he could stay. However, if the right deal comes along, Myth might side with the money to make sure he can keep providing the same quality content for fans without burning out. Only time will tell.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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