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Ninja and Tfue reveal the biggest dangers of joining an esports organization

Published: 17/May/2019 15:58 Updated: 20/May/2019 17:48

by Eli Becht

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Mega Twitch streamers Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney and Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins explain to esports pros that signing to an organization isn’t always what’s best for your career.

There’s more money up for grabs than ever before in esports now which means there are many players looking for an organization to sign with.

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With the emergence of Fortnite Battle Royale as an esport and its ability to be played from the comfort of your own home, there are a lot of reasons a player would want to sign with a team, whether that’s for a salary, exposure, and free gear, but is that the best path? Tfue and Ninja have explained what players should know before signing.

Ninja and Tfue warn players to be careful of who they sign with.

Do the negatives outweigh the positives?

Tfue says if you are signing to an organization, you need to make sure your team doesn’t take a cut of your Fortnite World Cup earnings. He explained this to Clix, a recent pro who signed with Misfits Gaming.

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“They’re not taking any World Cup earnings, are they,” he asked, which Clix confirmed that they are. “You need to get yourself a lawyer.”

The FaZe Clan pro further explained his point, arguing an organization doesn’t do enough for them to deserve a cut of your money.

“I don’t care, none of these orgs are doing anything worth the cut they’re taking,” he said. “You win a fucking $3 million and they take, let’s say 10%, that’s $100,000 on the million. For what, so you can rep their name in-game?”

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FaZe ClanTfue has qualified for the Fortnite World Cup as a member of FaZe Clan.

Ninja echoed this sentiment, saying you need to know what you are getting yourself into before you sign with a team, but there are benefits.

“All orgs are different, all orgs take different percentages and different things,” he said. “When you’re smaller, an org is almost 100% of the time beneficial for you. If they’re amazing they’ll give you good exposure, verification on Twitter and make some connections within the scene.”

On the contrary, there are some things you need to look out for.

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“Some people get caught with some really terrible contracts where some of their Twitch revenue is taken by the org, their YouTube revenue taken by the org, or half of it, but they’ll offer you a couple thousand dollars a month.”

You can catch all of what Ninja and Tfue say in the video below, starting from the beginning.

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With all of this said, it comes down to you if you want to join an organization, but it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. 

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PewDiePie defends Elon Musk after backlash for Tesla price change meme

Published: 19/Oct/2020 1:10

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie Kjellberg defended Elon Musk during his October 18 upload. The Swedish star hit out at those getting upset over the Tesla CEO’s viral meme about changing the price of the Model S.

The one thing PewDiePie and Elon Musk have in common is their love of memes. The YouTube star even had the tech giant host an episode of his popular Meme Review show back in 2019 that has over 26 million views. 

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The Tesla CEO faced backlash from critics in October after tweeting that the Model S price was being changed to $69,420. The YouTuber defended the billionaire during his latest upload, and argued that people can’t take a joke.

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The YouTuber defended Musk over his Tesla 420 joke.

PewDiePie defends Elon Musk’s Model S meme

During his October 18 episode of Last Week I Asked You, Pewds addressed the criticism Elon Musk received from some over a tweet he made on October 14 about the Model S price change. 

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“I saw some people being so butthurt over this. It’s like, dude, it’s just a joke. I’m sure Elon knows it’s ironic,” he said, before he jokingly imitated critics in a baby voice. “So childish, he’s like a 12-year old! … Yeah, that’s the joke! Ever hear of fun?”

The creator then applauded the CEO for being attuned to meme culture: “You just want another overweight, gray-haired, boomer billionaire? I don’t. I think we have enough of that!”

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The tweet that PewDiePie was referencing was made on October 14 when Musk posted, “The gauntlet has been thrown down! The prophecy will be fulfilled. Model S price changes to $69,420 tonight!”

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The joke exploded on the social media platform, instantly going viral with over 330k likes and 35k retweets. While many found the meme to be hilarious, some critics hit out at the CEO for being irresponsible with the company’s prices.

This isn’t the only time PewDiePie has defended Elon. In past uploads, the 30-year-old has admitted to viewers that he’s admired the tech CEO for his innovations while still being wired into internet culture.

With Kjellberg being so fond of the tech giant, maybe the Tesla owner will someday return as a guest host on Meme Review. Maybe the Swede could also convince the billionaire to show up for a round of Among Us – now that would be entertainment gold. 

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