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Ninja wins $19,000 rock-paper-scissors game against Gotaga

Published: 11/Jun/2019 0:05

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins and Team Vitality‘s Corentin ‘Gotaga‘ Houssein bet a whopping $19,000 on a rock, paper, scissors match on June 10 – and Ninja prevailed.

Ninja has proven he’s great at a lot of things, but rock, paper, scissors is something people never thought they’d see on his list of achievements.

During a Fortnite charity livestream for Alzheimers Research, Ninja, Gotaga, ‘BrokyBrawks’ and FaZe Jarvis played to one rule: whoever gets the least kills has to pay a certain amount to the charity depending on how many kills everyone got. For example, the first game had a $5 wager, meaning that if there were five kills overall, the player with the least kills would pay $25.

The tiers were $5, $10, $50, $100, and $1,000, and increased per game.

Twitch: GotagaThe loser paid money depending on the winner’s number of kills.

The $19,000 charity pool

By round five, $1,000 per kill was at stake, and FaZe Jarvis lead the way with 15 kills, meaning he’d racked up a whopping $15,000 payout. Ninja and Gotaga ended the match with two kills each, meaning the grand total to be paid at the end of game five was $19,000.

Because the pair tied by getting two kills each, they settled who would pay the massive chunk of money with a traditional game of rock, paper, scissors. Ninja won the round with rock against scissors, leaving Gotaga to pay out the whopping $19,000.

“YEAAAAH BABYYYYY!” Ninja screamed upon his triumph, hugging the loser and dancing around the room. “WOOOOOOOOOOO!”

“And the curse continues for gotaga. $19,000 on the Shifumi against Ninja,” gotaga tweeted sadly upon his loss. Ninja was ecstatic with the win however, tweeting, “Just beat @Gotaga in a $19,000 game of rock paper scissors for alzheimers research.”

Rock, paper, scissors is apparently really popular in esports

Esports production company Beyond The Summit had an official rock, paper, scissors tournament for their Mortal Kombat 11 Summit of Time event back in May, and broadcasted it to Twitch.

You wouldn’t think a RPS event would get much hype, but it ended up being really tense, with people becoming avid fans of the game as its own sport.

RPS as an event has become so popular that Beyond the Summit are bringing it back for the Summit 8 Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament on June 13 – 16. 


Vinnie Hacker lashes out at “manipulative” fans after TikTok fame

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos


Vinnie Hacker has spoken out about the problems of TikTok stardom, saying some of his fans are “manipulative” and “controlling.” He echoed the sentiment that nobody is perfect, and that people should “live life and learn from it.”

The role models and idols of today appear almost out of nowhere thanks to social media. The medium also leads to a host of those celebrities being quite young.

One of them is Vinnie Hacker. The TikToker has over 5.7 million fans on the platform, as well as 2 million on Instagram. However, life in the limelight has come with its own set of problems. Hacker feels like he’s been forced to live to unreasonable standards put by his fans.

“Why do some people want to control my life. Telling me who I can and can’t talk to. Saying that you’ll only allow me to be with “this person.” Grow up. Don’t be manipulative,” he said in a TikTok.

“You preach against manipulation and then go on and make sure that they live a life that’s satisfying to you and not them. One mistake and a person’s career is over in this area of work.”

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“In the eyes of the internet, people are subjected to be role models. And people say to not set unnecessary standards for others, but wouldn’t you think a life without mistakes and growth and perfection is more of a high standard than learning and growing?”

He also said that once you get thrown into the social media machine, you can’t really pull yourself out. Ultimately, these stars live and die by their fans’ judgment.

“Once it gets past that breaking point to where someone becomes relevant, the assumptions come and get dragged along with them. Privacy is invaded and people try to tell them how to live their lives. You end up not being your own person, but the internet’s person.”

These comments come as Hacker takes a break from Twitch streaming to focus on his personal life.

“Taking a break from streaming for quite a while. I don’t really feel to explain. A lot of personal stuff, on top of the unfortunate stuff that happens whilst streaming. Something always goes wrong. I might begin again, I might not,” he said.