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Shroud pulls off a VR t-bag after fellow streamer requests it

Published: 27/Dec/2018 21:40 Updated: 27/Dec/2018 22:04

by Alan Bernal

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It seems people are happy to interact with top Twitch streamer Shroud in any way possible, as the former CS:GO pro gave a farewell gesture to a defeated foe at their request.

Shroud was playing the virtual reality (VR) shooter ‘Contractors’ and put on a full-body show as he netted a couple of kills for his team. One of the deceased, however, had a final request: to get teabagged by the Twitch star.

Although the practice has evolved in VR, Shroud was all too compliant toward the dead player’s call for a bit of self-deprecating humor.

Shroud won a long-distance firefight with an attacking player, but the fight had left him in the open with little cover to defend himself.

He repositioned to a broken wall for a moment of repose while surveying the scene ahead of him. Just then Shroud was taken by surprise from a barrage of bullets that tested the streamer’s reflexes.

At discovering the enemy peeking from a narrow slit from a hole in the wall across the street, Shroud instinctively raised his assault rifle and shot at the enemy’s direction, earning him a kill.

The action was quick and decisive, and left the other player in astonishment.

“No words buddy. No words,” the opponent said. “Can I get a teabag?”

Shroud happily obliged the downed player, and gifted him two doses of the infamous video game tradition.

Needless to say that the traditionally unsportsmanlike gesture requires a bit more effort from trolls in VR to actually crouch down, but this exchange was well worth it to produce the humorous exchange.

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Jake Paul reveals how much money he made from Nate Robinson fight

Published: 4/Dec/2020 5:34

by Brad Norton

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Despite holding a professional record of just two wins and no losses, YouTube sensation Jake Paul is already making more than most professional boxers will ever see in their careers off the back of his Nate Robinson fight.

Jake Paul is still relatively fresh to the sport of boxing. Following a lone amateur win, his first professional bout came at the start of 2020. He’s just closed out the year with another victory. Both pro matchups went his way thanks to two early knockouts against fellow YouTube AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

He’s barely spent a few minutes inside the ring across both fights, however he’s already taking home a good chunk of change for his efforts. The internet celebrity brings legions of fans with him, contributing to huge Pay Per View sales and even viral trends after the fact.

Rather than a guaranteed figure for his latest scrap, his earnings were dependent on the performance of the PPV as a whole.

As one of the biggest PPV events of the year – reaching over a million buys in the United States alone, according to analyst Dan Rafael – Paul cashed in big-time thanks to his unique contract for the fight. 

 

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The disclosed purses for both Paul and Robinson were a little off-base, as ESPN’s Mark Raimondi exposed in a December 3 interview with Paul. Initial figures were slim, but Paul assured he was paid “a lot,” even laughing when the topic was brought up.

No exact figure was revealed, though he did provide some staggering insight. “Eight figures” is what Paul walked away at an absolute minimum just for the performance alone. “My deal was built into the backend structure of how well the event performed,” he explained. “The event performed incredibly well.”

Walking away with $10,000,000 at a minimum sure sounds like a lot. This number doesn’t factor in potential sponsorship deals or additional PPV buys that come in after the initial batch. There are also international sales to consider as well.

It’s clear he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon either. “I truly believe I will be the biggest prize fighter in the world,” he added.

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“Mike Tyson is co-signing me, he wants to take me under his wing. Why can’t I become the champion of the world?”

Paul has some lofty goals and even “realistic” aspirations of fighting Conor McGregor sometime in the near future. It’s entirely possible these eight-figure paychecks are just the beginning for Paul in his boxing career.