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Samuel L. Jackson shouts out KEEMSTAR and joins TSM with Myth at E3 2019

Published: 9/Jun/2019 16:32 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:54

by Daniel Cleary

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Movie icon Samuel L. Jackson has announced he is “joining” Team SoloMid, alongside Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani for E3 2019, calling his announcement a ‘Drama Alert’ for KEEMSTAR.

With esports rising into the popular culture and becoming mainstream, it’s becoming less of a shock to see more collaborations between celebrities and esports teams and players.

With notable names such as Drake and Michael Jordan even investing in their own esports teams, it was only a matter of time before popular actors were next among the many to get involved.

YouTube/TSM MythTSM Myth has enjoyed massive success as a streamer on Twitch since the release of Fortnite.

Samuel L. Jackson, who is one of the most iconic actors of all time, teamed up with Myth to release a short teaser for the pair’s collaboration at E3 2019.

The teaser featured Jackson playing as his character in his upcoming movie, “Shaft” and he even called out YouTuber and Drama Alert host KEEMSTAR when announcing he would be partnering up with Myth, saying:

“Listen up motherf*ckers! Shaft here with a drama alert for KEEMSTAR, I’m now signed to TSM and this is my new partner, Myth.”

Myth announced that the pair would be taking part in their first match on the official E3 YouTube channel at 1pm Eastern Time, although the details of what exactly they will be getting up to remains unclear.

It’s unlikely that Samuel L. Jackson is actually joining the TSM organization, as this is expected to be a short term collaboration between the pair for the promotion of his latest movie.

Regardless, many fans are hoping to see more collaborations between the pair in future, and E3 2019 will be ripe for more celebrities to enter the space and get involved with esports and gaming.

Fortnite is also hosting its celebrity Pro-Am tournament at the convention, where popular streamers and YouTubers will team up with famous athletes, musicians, actors and more to compete for charity.

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Hungrybox explains why he’s temporarily quitting Twitch and social media

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:31

by Joe Craven

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Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma, Team Liquid Smash main and popular Twitch streamer, has explained why he will be taking a short hiatus from the streaming platform. 

As far as Smash pros go, few have reached the popularity of Hungrybox. The Jigglypuff main, currently plying his trade for Team Liquid, has accumulated a monumental Twitch audience, sitting at over 230,000 followers at the time of writing.

In the 2019 MPGR world rankings, Hungrybox came out as first in the world. However, it seems that the chaotic, full-on life that comes with professional gaming and full-time streaming has caught up with Debiedma.

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Hungrybox is the world number one ranked Smash player.

On October 23, the 27-year-old explained his decision to his 235,000 Twitter followers, citing the need to “step away and unplug” for a while. According to his Twitch stats, he has been live every single day since the middle of July. That is over 106 days of consecutive streaming, so there is no surprise that Hungrybox wants some time away.

“Hi guys,” he tweeted, “it’s time for me to unplug and step away for a little while. [I] haven’t taken an actual break from this life in over three years. It’ll do my brain & heart a lot of good. Thank you for all the love. Looking forward to returning stronger. Juan.” 

When will Hungrybox return to streaming?

The Smash pro has not been explicit over when he will make a return, but fans can expect to see him back streaming in the near future. Past streaming breaks have been a few days to a week-long, but it will ultimately come down to how rested and rejuvenated Hungrybox feels.

Fans will just have to remain patient and trust that Debiedma will be back as soon as he feels able.