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PewDiePie announces partnership with one of gaming’s biggest brands

Published: 12/Jan/2019 23:01 Updated: 12/Jan/2019 23:33

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube’s most popular creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, has officially partnered with energy drink company GFUEL, joining the ranks of Dr DisRespect, KEEMSTAR, and other internet personalities.

PewDiePie made the announcement during a video uploaded on January 12, where he admitted that the brand had been recommended to him by his editor, Brad. Despite initially feeling skeptical of the product, he found himself having a few favorite flavors – including KEEMSTAR’s popular Cotton Candy line.

GFUEL’s founder and CEO, Cliff Morgan, likewise announced the sponsorship, with the company itself jokingly getting in on the ongoing battle between PewDiePie and Bollywood label T-Series.

PewDiePie is YouTube’s most subscribed creator, with over eighty million subs and counting. Thanks to his competition with T-Series, the YouTuber has swiftly risen to the top of the video platform, with personalities across the space advocating for his channel to topple the label – including the likes of MrBeast, Markiplier, and even Logan Paul.

PewDiePie’s GFUEL sponsorship sees him join the ranks of other popular streamers and internet celebs partnered with the brand, such as Dr DisRespect, Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR, and even massive entertainment and esports org FaZe.

This latest sponsorship follows the release of Dr DisRespect’s very own GFUEL flavor, Black on Blackberry, which was announced in a hilarious commercial in late September of 2018. 

Since then, Dr DisRespect has been signed to major talent agency ‘CAA,’ now represented by the same company who works with the likes of Lady Gaga, actor George Clooney, and even former American Vice President Joe Biden, among other A-List celebrities.

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Jake Paul KO’s Nate Robinson in just two rounds: recap

Published: 29/Nov/2020 4:20 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 4:32

by Connor Bennett

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After months of back-and-forth, Jake Paul and Nate Robinson finally stepped into the squared circle for their highly-anticipated boxing matchup, but Jake Paul dominated and wrapped it up early.

YouTubers strapping on boxing gloves and squaring up with one another was a trend kicked off by KSI and Joe Weller back in 2018. Since then, the concept has exploded – including KSI forging rivalries with the Paul brothers and fighting Logan Paul in a professional bout in Los Angeles. 

Typically, it has been all about a YouTuber fighting another content creator, but Jake Paul’s next fight was a little different. He fought former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition bout, and it was a dominant performance.

Jake Paul done with YouTube
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Paul and Robinson have been going back-and-forth for months, with their fight being delayed previously.

Jake Paul dominates Nate Robinson, Round 2 KO

Nate Robinson looked anxious right out of the gate, but it didn’t stop him from having an energetic start. He came in with his fists flying and tried to assert his dominance early on, although he looked a little clumsy at times.

Still, it wasn’t long before Jake Paul’s superior experience and skillset started to show. He dished out a series of calculated strikes and hugs to stop Nate in his tracks. It totally slowed down the momentum and even reversed it.

From that point onwards, Jake Paul was never in doubt. He downed Nate Robinson towards the end of the first round, but the former NBA star managed to get back on his feet and stay in the fight.

However, it didn’t last much longer. Jake Paul continued to dominate in the second round and sent Nate crashing down once again. He managed to get up one last time, but Jake Paul absolutely flattened him with an impressively powerful punch to knock him out and seal the deal.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. fight card

As for who else was in action on the card, it wasn’t full of YouTubers or other side shows like some of Paul’s other fights, but instead, actual professional bouts. Former undefeated light-heavyweight star Badou Jack was in action, moving to Cruiserweight, while the highly anticipated matchup between Tyson and Jones Jr was an electrifying affair.

  • Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
  • Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
  • Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
  • Hasim Rahman Jr vs Rashad Coulter
  • Jamaine Ortiz vs Nahir Albright
  • Irvin Gonzalez vs Edward Vasquez
  • Juiseppe Cusumano vs Nick Jones

All in all, it was an impressive performance by Jake Paul. Of course, he was widely expected to win since he’s been in the game for longer than Nate Robinson.

Still, he moved and punched like a true professional, and has already set his sights on what’s next.