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Rapper Lil Yachty joins forces with FaZe Clan

Published: 19/Dec/2018 1:33 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 12:58

by Virginia Glaze

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American rapper Miles ‘Lil Yachty’ McCollum has been officially inducted into massive esports and entertainment organization FaZe, teaming up with the likes of FaZe Tfue and FaZe Banks, among other personalities.

Lil Yachty announced the development during the Rolling Loud music festival in Los Angeles, California, bringing FaZe Banks, FaZe Temperrr, Ricegum, and other members of the org out onto the stage to take part in his ensuing performance.

Yachty went on to call the org his “brothers,” with the digital display behind him revealing the rapper as a new member of the squad.

Yachty is now under the handle FaZe Boat, and will represent FaZe’s entertainment team, likely merging with content creators FaZe Banks and Ricegum for future projects.

Yachty reportedly admitted an interest in joining with FaZe in a Tweet back in November of 2017. While a year has passed since then, it appears that the two have kept in contact, now officially announcing a massive partnership within the esports realm.

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This isn’t the first time a celebrity has merged with the team, either; the NFL’s JuJu Smith-Schuster is likewise affiliated with FaZe (albeit in a more unofficial capacity), having teamed up with the org to release an exclusive merch collab in the past.

Lil Yachty’s partnership with FaZe marks yet another celebrity who has stepped into the esports world, following rapper Drake’s investment into 100 Thieves and basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal’s own foray with NRG Esports in March of 2016.

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KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.