Post Malone Predicts Logan Paul vs KSI Fight Outcome and Talks About FaZe Clan - Dexerto
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Post Malone Predicts Logan Paul vs KSI Fight Outcome and Talks About FaZe Clan

Published: 17/Jul/2018 13:36 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 14:13

by Mike Kent

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The line between gaming and celebrity culture is beginning to be blurred, and no greater example of this is rapper and songwriter, Post Malone.

The man behind the track Rockstar (over one billion listens on Spotify) is an avid gamer and has collaborated on a number of occasions with high profile Twitch streamers, including playing Call of Duty with former Call of Duty caster, Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop.

The 23-year-old is regularly seen hanging around with professional players and YouTubers involved in the competitive gaming scene.

Post Malone, real name Austin Post, was cornered out in Los Angeles by a gossip website The Hollywood Fix after eating at Wahlburgers with owner and actor, Mark Wahlburg. He was asked a number of questions, but things got interesting when the subject of FaZe Clan and KSI vs Logan Paul was brought up.

When asked about whether he would be joining FaZe Clan, Post joked that he was better than all of them.

“See they’re good, but I’m better. I’m my own clan. […] I love Banks, he’s a nice guy. […] Like I said, YouTube’s a crazy fucking place right now. Listen, look out FaZe Clan, I’m coming for you, 360, double no scope, off the ladder, cross map on rust.”

You can view that specific segment at 1 minute 33 seconds in the video below.

On the subject of the KSI vs Logan Paul super-fight, it appears Post Malone will be one of the many celebrities in attendance.

Taking place on Saturday, August 25 in Manchester, England, the two YouTube superstars will battle it out in front of millions watching online, and thousands in the arena.

When asked about who he was backing, KSI has got the nod from Post Malone.

“Oh man. I think I’m going to go. Yeah I think I’m going to go. KSI looks tough, he’s undefeated. Logan and Jake came out like Conor McGregor, in the press conference. It was crazy. I’d go with KSI. He looks tough. He can probably beat my ass.”

You can view the segment on KSI vs Logan Paul at 2 minutes 55 seconds

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Streamers slam Twitch over new ‘Celebrations’ feature taking 50% of tips

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:44

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch have sparked controversy after testing their new ‘Celebrations’ feature again as they’ve begun ‘targeting’ donations – with a reported 50/50 split.

Plenty of Twitch viewers are desperate to get involved with their favorite streamer – either simply as an active member of chat or someone who supports the stream with their own money.

This typically comes through subbing to a channel, by purchasing bits from Twitch itself, or donating through a StreamLabs link. The first two of these options support both Twitch and the streamer as each party receives a cut of the money.

Donations, however, all go through to the streamer, usually through third parties like StreamLabs and PayPal, and Twitch doesn’t get a cut of those. That could be set to change with their new Celebrations feature – though it has sparked backlash.

TwitchViewers can support their favorite streamers through features like Bits.

The feature in question was being tested back in June, with subscriptions and bits kicking off an on-screen celebration animation which usually came in the form of fireworks.

However, with Twitch testing the feature again, streamer Zach Bussey noted that they are now targeting donations through Celebrations as streamers can set a donation amount that will trigger the animations. 

On top of this, Bussey noted that the split for these Celebration donations is set at 50/50 and says it’s being pushed “hard” as the button to trigger it has been placed prominently between the follow and subscribe buttons. 

With the news of the feature quickly spreading on social media, a number of streamers took aim at Twitch’s 50/50 split on the donations. 

“Thank f**k I can opt out, lol” tweeted streamer Vio, while others like ShannonZKiller and NeonDan urged their fellow creators and viewers to not use the feature if it does become a permanent addition on Twitch.

Others have speculated that, like mandatory ads, Twitch could work the feature into partnered streamer’s contracts in order to make sure that the feature is being used, should it be pushed out to everyone.

However, the streaming giants are taking feedback on the feature’s test from their streamers, so it could be in for some tweaks before everyone is able to use it.