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Smash pro goes viral with first ever major event win using unlikely fighter

Published: 17/Jun/2019 13:59 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 12:31

by Connor Bennett

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Super Smash Bros player Jeffrey ‘Axe’ Williamson was left in complete shock as thousands of new subscribers flooded to his Twitch channel, after he picked up his first major tournament win.

While Smash Bros might not be the most lucrative of esports to compete in, its rabid fanbase and support means that players will always have a place to call home.

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The support of that scene was in full effect on June 16 as Axe claimed his first major event victory at Smash Summit 8, with droves of viewers piling into his Twitch channel to subscribe to him in celebration.

Twitter/TempoAxeAxe is one of the most popular Smash pros around despite not having the success of other players.

The popular Smash pro had come close to securing his first major tournament win prior to Summit 8, but fell short with second-placed finishes at Genesis 6: Melee and Get on My Level 2019 earlier in the year. 

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Nevertheless, he made a stellar run at Summit, defeating legendary names like Mang0 and Leffen, before taking on WizzRobe in the grand final.

Despite the odds being stacked against him – mainly because he uses Pikachu instead of other, more powerful characters – the Tempo Storm star claimed victory over WizzRobe by knocking him off the stage to secure a 3-1 count after a bracket reset.

Yet, it wasn’t just his tournament success that he had to smile about on the night, as his Twitch channel immediately began blowing up with subscriptions and follows.

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As he celebrated his win, the Tempo Storm player sat in front of his viewers, clearly overcome with the emotion of securing his first Major victory. As he broke down in tears and sat in silence, a smaller box showed a crowd going wild for him – chanting Pikachu’s name over and over. 

Within an hour of his achievement, the popular Smash pro had racked up a few thousand new subscribers from the Twitch community.

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While Axe was able to finally the get monkey off his back and move from a second-place finisher to tournament champion, he didn’t have any success in the spin-off doubles tournament.

He and his partner Masaya ‘aMSa’ Chikamoto finished tied 5th-6th, but that result clearly didn’t ruin a hugely successful weekend for Axe.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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