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Netflix reveals a surprising competitor, and it’s not another streaming service

Published: 18/Jan/2019 0:35 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 2:15

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular streaming service Netflix claims that its greatest competitor is not Hulu or Amazon Prime; rather, the company feels that Fortnite is its Kryptonite, instead.

Netflix admitted this disparity in a letter to shareholders on January 17, claiming that they compete with the battle royale title more than HBO.

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“In the US, we earn around 10% of television screen time and less than that of mobile screen time,” the letter stated. “We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO.”

Epic GamesNetflix revealed Epic Game’s popular battle royale title ‘Fortnite’ as one of its biggest competitors in a letter to shareholders on January 17, 2019.

The letter went on to state that Netflix vies with many entertainment services that aren’t strictly television and film-based, even confessing that the global YouTube outage in October of 2018 caused a significant rise in their viewership.

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“When YouTube went down globally for a few minutes in October, our viewing and signups spiked for that time,” the letter continued. “There are thousands of competitors in this highly-fragmented market vying to entertain customers and low barriers to entry for those with great experiences.”

NetflixDespite the popularity of Netflix’s original series, such as ‘Stranger Things,’ the streaming service continues to compete against the likes of YouTube – and even Fortnite.

Netflix’s struggles come as no surprise; with many companies straying away from the service to create their own platforms, such as Disney’s upcoming Disney+ service and NBC moving ‘The Office’ to an ad-free site in early 2020, more and more competitors are taking users’ time away from the famed binge-watching website.

In fact, Fortnite has more total global users than Netflix has subscribers, with over 200 million registered players as opposed to Netflix’s 139 million subs (although that may be related to the service’s allowance for multiple users under a single account).

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FaZe Clan Among Us In-Vent-Ational crowns surprise winner: final results

Published: 20/Oct/2020 6:24 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 6:25

by Jacob Hale

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FaZe Clan hosted its very own invitational Among Us tournament — smartly dubbed the “Among Us In-vent-ational” — in October, with top content creators, streamers and more getting in on the action.

Among Us has become the game of choice for many top creators, with a party-game atmosphere and a great way to find out who your real friends are and test your own poker face.

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The announcement for the tournament was made on October 14, with the esports organization confirming it would take place on Monday, October 19.

Now in the rearview mirror with the best Among Us players having been crowned, we’ve compiled everything you need to know. From the final placements, who competed, and how you can rewatch all the action.

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In-Vent-Ational recap

Four separate lobbies filled to the brim with popular personalities battled it out during the event. Eventually, the best of the best moved on to the final showdown. This was where the most elite Among Us players showed their skills to the world. From extraordinary memory to map knowledge and of course, the ability to deceive everyone else, it all came in handy.

The likes of Ludwig, Classify, and Yassuo all made it through to the final round of action in the FaZe event. However, only one player could come away with the crown.

After a few maps of intense murder-sprees and subsequent investigations, it was up and coming Twitch streamer ‘Yetiapocalypse’ that closed out the victory. They soared to the top of the pack with a six-point lead over second place, well ahead of some of the bigger internet celebs in the lobby. The final placements can be found below.

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In-Vent-Ational final results (Top 10)

Place Player Points
1 Yetiapocalypse 52
2 Suppp 46
3 Punz 41
4 Classify 37
5 Easyrod 35
6 Yassuo 35
7 Jakenbakelive 35
8 Trainwreckstv 34
9 Deansocool 32
10 Ludwig 23

Start date & schedule

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FaZe Clan
FaZe Clan capitalized on the growing popularity of Among Us.

The tournament took place entirely on Monday, October 19, with the action having kicked off at 2pm PT (11am ET / 7pm BST). It lasted for roughly the full afternoon as each lobby battled it out for a few hours.

As each round went by, point totals were calculated before moving into the next map. This paved the way for unique strategies as players looked to knock out others at the top.

Streams

All of the individual participants themselves were streaming off of their own channels, and there was also an official broadcast that you can catch up on below.

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The official FaZe Clan Twitch channel hosted the event throughout the day. We’ve embedded the stream below so that you can rewatch the full VOD.

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Who was playing?

After FaZe’s full reveal of all the players joining the tournament, it was clear the lobbies would be stacked. Your typical FaZe personalities were all getting involved, from Apex to Adapt and plenty more. Though a number of outsiders were also among the action, pun intended.

Below are all of the streamers, stars, and personalities that participated in FaZe’s Among Us In-vent-tational broken up into four different lobbies:

Lobby 1

  • CouRageJD
  • Bella Poarch
  • Adept
  • Bronny James
  • ChrisO2
  • Adapt
  • FaZe Apex
  • FaZe Blaze
  • FaZe Cizzorz
  • FaZe H1ghSky1

FaZe Among Us group 1

Lobby 2

  • Andrea Botez
  • FaZe Nate Hill
  • GeorgeNotFound
  • ItsSlikeR
  • jakenbakeLIVE
  • Jellypeanut
  • Karl Jacobs
  • LazarBeam
  • Ludwig
  • mrfreshasian

FaZe Inventational Lobby 2

Lobby 3

  • Muselk
  • m0xyy
  • Nick Eh 30
  • Punz
  • Sweet Anita
  • SypherPK
  • Tarik Cohen
  • Tee Grizzley
  • Trainwrecks
  • xQc

FaZe Among Us group 3 tournament

Lobby 4

  • Deansocool
  • EasyRod
  • Masterfiend
  • Wolfabelle
  • Yeti
  • 100T Avalanche
  • 100T Classify
  • 100T Froste
  • 4Connor
  • 5uppp

FaZe Among Us tournament group 4

With one of the biggest Among Us events so far now behind us, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any future invitational events coming soon.