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Smash Bros legend ZeRo leaves Twitch for Facebook Gaming

Published: 2/Dec/2019 21:56

by Michael Gwilliam

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Legendary Super Smash Bros icon Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios has become the first major fighting game player to move on from Twitch and join Facebook gaming.

“I’m going to be moving over to Facebook Gaming as my main streaming platform,” he revealed in an announcement video posted on the social media giant.

While Zero acknowledged the news would shock and surprise a lot of his audience, the retired Smash superstar said he has a lot of plans with Facebook such as collaborations with celebrities because of his new support network.

“Facebook is going to allow me to do other things and explore other options,” he added. “I always wanted to provide more support to charities that I believe in.”

He then revealed that his first stream on Facebook Gaming, which will be December 3, will be to raise funds for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Additionally, the 24-year-old wanted to reward those who had helped support him on Twitch by giving a free shirt to anyone who had subscribed to him for a year or more on his “previous platform’s channel.”

Twitter/ZeRoWill ZeRo ever do a 1v1 against Mark Zuckerberg?

“I want to give a big thank you to the previous platform that really allowed me to just change my life,” he said, without mentioning Twitch by name. “I’m always going to be forever thankful.”

The addition to ZeRo to the Facebook Gaming lineup is a massive get in what some are calling the “stream wars” with big name Twitch stars getting poached by Mixer or Facebook to join rival platforms.

He’s not the only big name to jump ship to Facebook in 2019. In November, Disguised Toast announced he was leaving the platform.

Twitter/ZeRoZeRo’s first Facebook stream is December 3.

While his tournament days are behind him, the Chilean Smash icon became a household name during an impressive Smash 4 tournament win streak in which he emerged victorious at 56 events in a row.

Over his career, Barrios won prestigious events such as EVO 2015, Super Smash Con, Genesis 3, The Big House 5 and 6, Apex 2015 and DreamHack Austin 2017.

It will be interesting to see if any other huge streaming juggernauts announce a change of platform before the end of 2019.

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Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary

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Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

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Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.