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Ronda Rousey signs exclusive streaming deal with Facebook Gaming

Published: 13/Feb/2020 19:44 Updated: 13/Feb/2020 23:11

by Alan Bernal

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Longtime gamer and celebrity fighter Rhonda Rousey has joined Facebook Gaming in an exclusive streaming deal, adding to the platform’s growing portfolio of talent.

The former UFC fighter and frequent World of Warcraft Night Elf announced the news in an Instagram post. She showed off her passion for gaming as she was pictured holding a Nintendo Switch and a copy of Pokemon Shield.

Her first Facebook Gaming stream will be on February 18 at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET and she’s pledged to donate all of the proceeds from that broadcast to the Australian bushfire recovery efforts.

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Rousey is ready to embark on a new streaming venture with Facebook Gaming.

“Good morning Rowdy Ones, I am Rhonda Rousey here to formally announce my official gaming stream on Facebook Gaming,” she said. “The baddest stream on the planet. I’m super excited for us to geek out together, especially because we’re starting out with Pokemon Sword and Shield.”

Wearing an Espeon-onesie, Rousey believes “game streaming is one of the rawest and most authentic mediums” and is ready to hit the ground running from her new broadcast home.

“Gaming has always been a huge part of my life, and I can’t wait to share that passion with my millions of fans on Facebook Gaming,” Rousey said about the announcement. “Through my streams, people can hang out with the real me, not the ‘character’ version of myself they’re used to seeing, though the ‘Rowdy One’ can’t always be contained!”

Rousey has been a fan of gaming for a long time, moderating Pokemon forums years before her time as a pioneer in women’s MMA. She also lent her voice to Mortal Kombat 11’s Sonya Blade in 2019.

As well as announcing the news on Instagram, she simultaneously broadcasted the reveal of her exclusive deal on her Facebook page. At the time of writing 11 million people had ‘liked’ it.

Though she’s yet to announce a set stream schedule, her legion of fans will be ready to get rowdy with Rousey when she goes live for the first time on February 18.

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Rousey has a longtime enthusiasm for gaming, even appearing as a voice actress in Mortal Kombat 11.

This deal locks in a different kind of star for Facebook Gaming. Previously, they signed on former Twitch streamers Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang and Corinna Kopf along with Super Smash Bros. star Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios.

This signing adds to the competition between the streaming’s biggest platforms as Facebook Gaming, Twitch, Mixer and even Caffeine have all been recruiting top-tier talent in recent months.

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Mr Beast gives away $10k in most ridiculous Minecraft challenge yet

Published: 28/Nov/2020 13:12

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has given away another massive prize worth $10,000 to one random player in his latest Minecraft survival challenge.

Mr Beast is one of the biggest content creators on YouTube and is well known for his generosity, giving hundreds of thousands of dollars away to strangers in some of his past uploads.

During his latest video on his gaming channel, Mr Beast Gaming, the YouTuber revealed that he would be hosting a bizarre Minecraft challenge with a whopping $10,000 Subway gift card up for grabs.

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Mr Beast has hosted plenty of unique challenge videos on his YouTube channel.

In one of his most ridiculous challenges yet, Mr Beast explained that this survival challenge would have plenty of interesting twists and turns before the winner was decided.

While it appeared to start off as a regular Minecraft ‘Hunger Games’ match, Mr Beast did not tell those participating that, instead of the border closing in on them from all sides, lava would begin to fill the map from down below.

This secret change seemed to catch plenty of players off-guard, after many of them immediately trekked down to the mines, in an attempt to gear up with diamond armor and equipment.

Mr Beast, who was spectating all of the action from above, would also spice things up by dropping rare pieces of equipment in front of a group to incentivize more fights.

In another twist, the YouTuber shared that the final player standing would not win anything, and that the full $10,000 Subway gift card would go to the person in 2nd place instead.

The final stage of the challenge was extremely close, with the last few players all falling into the lava at the exact same time. It was AltirixGaming though, the one who managed to claim the $10,000 prize.

Mr Beast has hosted other unique challenges on the sandbox title, such as his recent video where he gathered more players for an epic $50,000 Minecraft building competition.