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Shroud responds to fans disappointed he won’t be at TwitchCon

Published: 26/Sep/2019 17:19 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has responded to a fan who messaged him to express disappointment that they had ‘wasted’ money on a TwitchCon ticket, as he wouldn’t be able to see their favorite streamer at the event.

As the second most-followed active channel on the platform, shroud would likely be the biggest name in the building had he chose to attend the 2019 TwitchCon.

However, he is skipping out this year, and has explained to fans why they should never rely on these conventions as guarantees that they will meet their favorite streamers.

TwitchTwitchCon brings together streamers and their fans in one place.

“Literally just bought TwitchCon tickets to see you, my favorite streamer, just to find out you aren’t going is really disappointing,” the fan said to shroud in a message.

“Get a refund,” shroud responded, “if that’s truly the only reason you’re going, refunds are pretty easy to get. It’s that easy, if you truly are going just for me, then you just get a refund. You save money, it’s a win!”

Shroud continued, explaining that fans should never expect any guarantees that they will meet their desired streamer at TwitchCon, or any other event for that matter.

“My advice to anyone that’s going to a convention to meet somebody, that’s not 100% guaranteed, you should know that you are taking that risk,” the former CS:GO pro said, “even if that person is there, you might not see them.

“When I go to TwitchCon, I go to my meet and greet, and I get the fuck out. I go in, and I leave.”

When another fan suggested that this wasn’t the same for all streamers, as some are smaller and won’t attract such crowds or be as busy, shroud explained that regardless of popularity, there is never a guarantee that you will get a chance to see them.

Shroud is listed as one of the streamers who has a ticket on the TwitchCon website, but won’t be there in person this year. He has confirmed that his girlfriend Bnans will be in attendance.

With Tfue taking a break from streaming it’s unlikely he will show at the event, and Ninja has moved to Mixer, meaning shroud would have probably been the most popular streamer in attendance, had he gone to the 2019 TwitchCon.

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Jake Paul KO’s Nate Robinson in just two rounds: recap

Published: 29/Nov/2020 4:20 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 4:32

by Connor Bennett

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After months of back-and-forth, Jake Paul and Nate Robinson finally stepped into the squared circle for their highly-anticipated boxing matchup, but Jake Paul dominated and wrapped it up early.

YouTubers strapping on boxing gloves and squaring up with one another was a trend kicked off by KSI and Joe Weller back in 2018. Since then, the concept has exploded – including KSI forging rivalries with the Paul brothers and fighting Logan Paul in a professional bout in Los Angeles. 

Typically, it has been all about a YouTuber fighting another content creator, but Jake Paul’s next fight was a little different. He fought former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition bout, and it was a dominant performance.

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Paul and Robinson have been going back-and-forth for months, with their fight being delayed previously.

Jake Paul dominates Nate Robinson, Round 2 KO

Nate Robinson looked anxious right out of the gate, but it didn’t stop him from having an energetic start. He came in with his fists flying and tried to assert his dominance early on, although he looked a little clumsy at times.

Still, it wasn’t long before Jake Paul’s superior experience and skillset started to show. He dished out a series of calculated strikes and hugs to stop Nate in his tracks. It totally slowed down the momentum and even reversed it.

From that point onwards, Jake Paul was never in doubt. He downed Nate Robinson towards the end of the first round, but the former NBA star managed to get back on his feet and stay in the fight.

However, it didn’t last much longer. Jake Paul continued to dominate in the second round and sent Nate crashing down once again. He managed to get up one last time, but Jake Paul absolutely flattened him with an impressively powerful punch to knock him out and seal the deal.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. fight card

As for who else was in action on the card, it wasn’t full of YouTubers or other side shows like some of Paul’s other fights, but instead, actual professional bouts. Former undefeated light-heavyweight star Badou Jack was in action, moving to Cruiserweight, while the highly anticipated matchup between Tyson and Jones Jr was an electrifying affair.

  • Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
  • Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
  • Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
  • Hasim Rahman Jr vs Rashad Coulter
  • Jamaine Ortiz vs Nahir Albright
  • Irvin Gonzalez vs Edward Vasquez
  • Juiseppe Cusumano vs Nick Jones

All in all, it was an impressive performance by Jake Paul. Of course, he was widely expected to win since he’s been in the game for longer than Nate Robinson.

Still, he moved and punched like a true professional, and has already set his sights on what’s next.