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Overwatch streamer Harbleu rewatches late father’s stream appearance during emotional Twitch moment

Published: 2/Apr/2019 8:57 Updated: 2/Apr/2019 9:44

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Overwatch streamer Anthony ‘harbleu’ Ballo shared an emotional moment with his viewers, rewatching a video of his late father appearing on his stream before he passed away.

Who is Harbleu?

A streamer and pro player, Harbleu made a return to Overwatch Contenders with the ‘Chicken Contendies’ was making his comeback on Twitch after a short break following his father’s passing.

To close out his return broadcast, the former NRG Esports player loaded up a fifteen-minute long highlight video of his father appearing on the stream back in December, where he answered questions and told stories from his life – including his time in the military and working for the Secret Service.

TeamFortressTV: Austen WadeThe Overwatch player and streamer also competed in Team Fortress 2.

Harbleu said that he had asked both of his parents to appear on his stream over the holiday period, giving him a chance to introduce them to his viewers, and speak about their past. However, he said that his mother didn’t want to because she was so embarrassed. 

Yet, he was saved by his dad who jumped right in and answered a ton of fan questions. “My dad was a fucking badass man. I am very happy he came on my stream,” said Harbleu as the video ended. “I am very happy that my dad came on my stream and I’m going to cherish that video.”

The emotionally-charged moment finished with Harbleu bringing the stream to an end by thanking his fans for sticking by his side and showing him plenty of love upon his return.  

“Thank you guys for making this a good stream back. 2019 has been rough but there’s nowhere to go but up from here,” he added before looking for another streamer to host.

While Harbleu held back the tears and kept himself composed, his emotion was still clear to see. He smiled widely upon seeing his father being so joyous and getting involved in his stream, enjoying the moment, despite it being a tough time in his life.

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”

 

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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”

 

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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.