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Riot Games Becomes First Twitch Channel to Hit Incredible Milestone

Published: 25/Jun/2018 14:01 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:56

by Ross Deason

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Riot Games, the developer behind the massively popular League of Legends, has hit an incredible milestone on Twitch, becoming the first channel in history to hit one billion views.

League of Legends is one of the most popular games to have ever been created and has one of the biggest, and most passionate, esports followings on the planet.

The main “Riot Games” Twitch channel is the most popular source for the English broadcasts of that esports action with content from the NA LCS, EU LCS, World Championship, Mid Season Invitational, and more.

This has made it one of the most popular channels on the entire streaming platform with almost three million followers and an absolutely staggering number of views.

So many views, in fact, that it has become the first channel in the history of Twitch to hit one billion total views. To put that number into perspective, it is over double the amount of Riot Games’ nearest competitor on the leaderboard.

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With the NA and EU LCS both in full swing, and the 2018 World Championship still to look forward to, it seems unlikely that any other channels will be challenging Riot Games’ viewership figures any time soon.

And with rumors about the game developer working on some interesting new games, including murmurings of an FPS to challenge the likes of CS:GO and Overwatch, the future looks bright.

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Mr Beast giving $10,000 to whoever can ‘ratio’ him the hardest

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:19

by Georgina Smith

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In another wacky challenge, YouTuber Mr Beast has announced he will award $10,000 to whoever can ‘ratio’ him, or get the most likes in comparison to his tweet, with fandoms battling it out to have their fave crowned the winner.

Jimmy Donaldson a.k.a Mr Beast is well known for his grand scale challenges. And with 45 million subscribers on YouTube, he certainly has the means to facilitate them, often partnering up with his huge audience to make great things happen.

On the charitable front, one of Mr Beast’s most ambitious projects was ‘Team Trees,’ where he endeavored to raise the money required to plant 20,000,000 trees. He definitely succeeded, with over 500,000 unique users donating to the campaign.

Instagram: MrBeastMrBeast and his crew of over 600 YouTubers has raised over $20 million for Team Trees.

Among the philanthropy, Donaldson also previously set out to break some online records just for the fun of it. He set out to beat PewDiePie and have one of his videos become the most liked non-music video on YouTube. The video currently has a whopping 15 million likes.

With that in mind, he set his Twitter followers the task of ‘ratio-ing’ his original tweet. To ‘ratio’ someone means either for the number of comments to far outweigh the likes (usually when something is controversial,) or in this case to far outweigh the likes of the original tweet. Essentially, you have to get more likes than Mr Beast himself.

Originally, it looked like popular YouTuber Corpse Husband was going to win the money thanks to his reply tweet of a simple smiley face. Alongside the rise of Among Us, Corpse has experienced a huge surge in popularity in recent months, and said that he would be donating 100% of the money if won to charity.

However, just as it was looking as if Corpse would be sailing to victory unrivalled, a tweet from a BTS fan’s account saying “I know this is impossible but, If ever I win the funds will be directly donated to Funds for Bangtan and BorahaeFunds” began to pick up traction.

Their victory might not be as impossible as they first thought, with dedicated fans around the globe heading in droves to boost the tweet.

Mr Beast even joked “Hey Kpop fans, you about to let Minecraft youtubers show you up like this? Are they the new biggest fan base?”

At the time of writing, Mr Beast’s original tweet has 200,000 likes, Corpse Husband’s 233,000 likes, and BTS_History613’s tweet at 239,000. But with the numbers changing rapidly by the second, who the ultimate winner will be is yet unclear.