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Nepenthez becomes first big Mixer streamer to return to Twitch

Published: 1/May/2020 12:29

by Jacob Hale

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Craig ‘Nepenthez’ Douglas, one of the biggest streamers on Mixer and a household name within the FIFA community, has become the first big streamer to leave Microsoft’s platform and return to Twitch.

In August 2019, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins shook the streaming world by leaving Twitch and switching over to Mixer, but now the reverse is happening as Nep has revealed that he will no longer be streaming on the platform.

Douglas first started broadcasting on Mixer in March 2019, a few months before the likes of Ninja and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek switched over, but has now revealed why his time with them has come to an end.

Mixer: Ninja
Ninja’s move to Mixer made huge waves in the gaming and esports industry as a whole.

In a statement made on April 30, Nepenthez shared that his time with the platform had expired that day after “an amazing 13 months.”

He went on: “I’m sad we couldn’t reach an agreement to extend my term there. I’m super grateful for the support you guys gave me over there, and can’t wait to get right into the next chapter on Twitch for the foreseeable future.”

He doesn’t go into specifics as to why the two parties couldn’t reach an agreement, but it seems as though he isn’t too happy to be leaving Mixer.

Across other platforms and social media, Nepenthez has almost 1 million followers on Twitter and 2.2m on YouTube, so he clearly has the capacity to reel in viewers – so it’ll have to be seen whether he sees more success on Twitch.

It’s unlikely we see the likes of Ninja and shroud moving away from Mixer in the near future, especially considering they probably received some pretty hefty contracts to make the switch, and Nep seemed to be happy there based on his sadness that they couldn’t come to an arrangement to elongate his stay.

Douglas’ first Twitch stream will be today, May 1, at around 2pm BST, so it will be interesting to see what he says about the move, or if he speaks on it at all.

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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”