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Popular Fortnite streamer CouRage hits what could be the biggest milestone of his career

Published: 17/Jan/2019 1:20 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 1:24

by Albert Petrosyan

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Success keeps growing for streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop as he’s now hit what could be the biggest achievement of his content creation career.

The popular Twitch personality announced on Twitter that he has officially hit 1 million subscribers on YouTube, putting him past the coveted mark that not many entertainers on the platform have reached.

“One million YouTuber subscribers!” he tweeted. “Thank you for helping me reach another incredible milestone. I love you all.”

This amazing accomplishment has been the byproduct of consistent dedication that he and his editor have shown in regards to daily uploads of quality content.

“Not a single upload missed since going full time,” he added. “Hard work pays off.” He wrapped it up with a motivational slogan that has become his signature since becoming a full time streamer: “Don’t take part. Take over.” 

CouRage is not a YouTuber in the traditional sense of the word since he does not make content that is specifically for uploading to the platform. 

Instead, he edits and cuts the VODs of his Twitch streams and uses that as the content for uploading to YouTube, a common practice among full-time streamers.

His great sense of humor, strong ability to entertain, and top level of skill in Fortnite, has allowed him to not only find great success on Twitch, but to also translate that from one platform to the other. 

Despite this incredible milestone, CouRage will not rest on his laurels and will instead look to expand upon this explosive success he has achieved since turning to content creation full time

A former caster for the Call of Duty World League, CouRage decided to part ways with his stable career and explore the mile high potentials of streaming on Twitch, which has certainly paid off for him immensely.

With 1 million subs on YouTube, 1.3 million followers, and almost 20,000 subs on Twitch forever cemented into his legacy, Uncle Jack is a prime example of what someone can accomplish when they simply bet on themselves. 

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

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos

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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.