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Ninja pokes fun at Overwatch League as most-watched Twitch channels are revealed

Published: 29/Dec/2018 17:26

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has been revealed as the most watched channel in 2018 by total hours watched, beating out the likes of Riot Games, the Overwatch League and shroud.

Ninja has boomed in popularity in 2018, parallel to the success of his game of choice, Fortnite Battle Royale, and now comfortably sits atop the most followed channels chart with over 12 million.

He also broke the record for peak concurrent viewership for an individual streamer when he played Fortnite with Drake and Travis Scott – and then broke his own record shortly after with his Las Vegas Fortnite tournament, which peaked at over 660,000.

This number wasn’t enough to surpass the overall record however, which is held by ELEAGUE for the Boston CS:GO Major in January 2018 with over 1 million, but the records are separated as ELEAGUE is an organization rather than a solo streamer’s channel.

However, over the whole of 2018, Ninja has beaten out even Riot Games, developers of League of Legends (the most watched esport) in terms of raw hours watched.

In fact, Ninja more than doubles Riot Games, with 227 million hours watched according to The Esports Observer.

Ninja has an obvious advantage over channels like Overwatch League and Riot Games, as he streams almost every day of the week, sometimes for over 12 hours, while these event channels stream significantly less, only broadcasting live matches during the competitive season.

Nonetheless, Ninja joked that given his incredible viewership figures – tripling the Overwatch League – he could be worth the same or more than the deal struck by Blizzard and Twitch.

It is believed that Twitch’s deal with the Overwatch League is worth $90 million over two years, the biggest exclusivity deal ever struck in esports.

Ninja made clear that he was only joking in a reply, showing that he was deliberately stirring the pot.

He has already been under scrutiny recently, after adverts for his New Year’s Eve event began running on other streamer’s channels on December 28, sparking backlash against both Ninja and Twitch.

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James Charles sparks heated beef with rapper Asian Doll over makeup artist fees

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:17

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has started some unexpected beef with rapper Asian Doll after she made a divisive tweet over the price some makeup artists charge for their work.

James Charles is known for getting into the occasional Twitter spat with high-profile celebrities; in August 2020, the YouTuber called out music artist Alicia Keys for her then-unreleased skincare line, which he mistakenly interpreted as another celebrity cash-grab in the makeup biz. (This was not the case.)

Now, it seems that Charles has struck up a feud with none other than Dallas-based rapper Asian Doll — the first female rapper to be signed to Gucci Mane’s very own record label, 1017 Eskimo Records.

It all started over a post Asian Doll made on January 15, where she took issue with makeup artists charging hefty fees for their services.

 

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“If you charge over $150 to do a face of makeup, you can go to hell, respectfully,” she wrote.

Charles was quick to clap back: “What a stupid tweet. One foundation can cost $50, artists have to buy EVERY SHADE for their kit, & thats just the first step…Either pay an artist’s rate for their time & skill, do it yourself, OR get it done at a counter and risk looking busted.”

It seems that Charles’ reply has sparked an avalanche of backlash against him from Asian Doll’s fans, with many accusing him of overstepping his bounds.

Charles has apparently messed with the wrong rapper, as Asian Doll was also quick to fire shots at the beauty guru in a series of additional tweets.

“What a dumb a** to be in my business replying to something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. I’m having a debate about HOOD PRICES baby, stay over there in HOLLYWOOD where they having you looking GHOST,” she wrote — most likely referring to the infamous photo of James Charles wearing foundation several shades lighter than his natural skin tone.

“Literally stop robbing the poor,” the rapper added in a now-deleted reply. “All I’m saying is people shouldn’t have to pay over $150 for a face, DATS IT!”

It seems that Asian Doll’s post has stirred up quite the debate regarding the value and pricing of makeup artists’ time and work in her comments section — but James’ involvement in the conversation has sparked another kind of conversation, altogether.