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OpTic streamer CouRage reveals how Ninja changed his life

Published: 23/Oct/2018 11:47 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 14:06

by Matt Porter

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OpTic Gaming member and popular streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop has explained how Twitch sensation Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins changed his life.

CouRage was making an appearance on ‘The Eavesdrop Podcast’ hosted by Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez went the pair began to discuss Dunlop’s ascension to stardom on Twitch.

While CouRage accepts that a few different things had to work in his favor to allow him to reach the position he is in now, he stated that Ninja hosting his streams when he went offline was a major factor in his success.

“Tyler literally changed my life,” commented Dunlop. “Ninja changed my life through hosting my channel. As simple as that.”

“I’m not going to shy away from that, that was huge. If I had to give credit to the moments where I’ve seen jumps, why I’ve skyrocketed – Ninja is obviously one of the huge parts.”

CouRage also credited his friendship with hilarious 10 year old Connor, a kid who Dunlop met while playing random duo matches on Fortnite, who regularly appears in his streams and on his YouTube channel.

CouRage left his position at MLG as a Call of Duty caster back in March to pursue full time streaming, and has seen huge success since making the change.

CouRage will, however, be returning to the caster’s booth soon, as he is set to commentate the final week of Fortnite’s Fall Skirmish alongside DrLupo.

Full disclosure: OpTic CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd

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Jake Paul reveals how much money he made from Nate Robinson fight

Published: 4/Dec/2020 5:34

by Brad Norton

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Despite holding a professional record of just two wins and no losses, YouTube sensation Jake Paul is already making more than most professional boxers will ever see in their careers off the back of his Nate Robinson fight.

Jake Paul is still relatively fresh to the sport of boxing. Following a lone amateur win, his first professional bout came at the start of 2020. He’s just closed out the year with another victory. Both pro matchups went his way thanks to two early knockouts against fellow YouTube AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

He’s barely spent a few minutes inside the ring across both fights, however he’s already taking home a good chunk of change for his efforts. The internet celebrity brings legions of fans with him, contributing to huge Pay Per View sales and even viral trends after the fact.

Rather than a guaranteed figure for his latest scrap, his earnings were dependent on the performance of the PPV as a whole.

As one of the biggest PPV events of the year – reaching over a million buys in the United States alone, according to analyst Dan Rafael – Paul cashed in big-time thanks to his unique contract for the fight. 

 

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The disclosed purses for both Paul and Robinson were a little off-base, as ESPN’s Mark Raimondi exposed in a December 3 interview with Paul. Initial figures were slim, but Paul assured he was paid “a lot,” even laughing when the topic was brought up.

No exact figure was revealed, though he did provide some staggering insight. “Eight figures” is what Paul walked away at an absolute minimum just for the performance alone. “My deal was built into the backend structure of how well the event performed,” he explained. “The event performed incredibly well.”

Walking away with $10,000,000 at a minimum sure sounds like a lot. This number doesn’t factor in potential sponsorship deals or additional PPV buys that come in after the initial batch. There are also international sales to consider as well.

It’s clear he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon either. “I truly believe I will be the biggest prize fighter in the world,” he added.

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“Mike Tyson is co-signing me, he wants to take me under his wing. Why can’t I become the champion of the world?”

Paul has some lofty goals and even “realistic” aspirations of fighting Conor McGregor sometime in the near future. It’s entirely possible these eight-figure paychecks are just the beginning for Paul in his boxing career.