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Tfue robbed in Miami after Fortnite x NFL Streamer Bowl

Published: 31/Jan/2020 18:39

by Albert Petrosyan

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Star Twitch streamer Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney announced that he was a victim of a robbery following the $500,000 Fortnite x NFL Streamer Bowl charity event that the former FaZe Clan member had competed in.

Tfue was in Miami, Florida this week to participate in Twitch Rivals’ star-studded charity tournament featuring some of the world’s biggest Fortnite content creators and pro football players, in the lead up to Super Bowl LIV.

In the early hours of January 31, approximately seven hours after the competition had wrapped up, he tweeted out that he had gotten robbed, although not mentioning any additional details about the incident.

A lot of support and concern poured in from all corners of the Fortnite community in response to the tweet, and it wasn’t until nearly eight hours later that Tfue finally provided another update.

He revealed that the perpetrators stole his ‘Royal Oak AP Arabic Dial’ watch, which he provided a picture of in a post on his Instagram story.

While it’s not known exactly how much Tfue’s watch was worth, similar ‘Audemars Piguet Mens Royal Oak 41MM Steel VS Arabic Dial’ diamond watches usually go for tens of thousands of dollars, even as much as $40,000 for the 33 Ct on the Chrono24 watch website.

Shortly after this Instagram post, the Fortnite superstar provided another update on Twitter, this time letting everyone know he was alright and that the only damage done was the loss of his watch.

“I’m fine by the way,” he tweeted. “The guys ran away with my AP though.”

No other details are known about this incident at this time and it’s unclear whether or not Tfue will even share additional info since it’s safe to assume that there will be a police investigation into the robbery.

Twitch Esports - TwitterTfue and his partner, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, were in Miami, FL to compete in the $500,000 Fortnite x NFL Streamer Bowl charity tournament.

This incident took place shortly after Tfue and his partner, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, took second place at the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl on January 30, winning $80,000 for charity.

The Twitch star was named tournament MVP for his stellar performances throughout the competition, which helped the duo earn 16 eliminations and an average placement of 7.25.

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Twitch bot finds PS5s and Xbox Series Xs in-stock so you don’t have to

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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A popular new Twitch bot is doing all the legwork to help gamers find out what stores have PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stock.

Gamers have been hard-pressed to find a next-gen console for themselves or loved ones as the Christmas season approaches. It seems like almost everywhere is sold out, leaving only scalpers who have been selling units for insane markups.

Now, a new Twitch bot has entered the fray and is helping anyone who can’t keep up with the constant refreshing know when they can get their hands on Sony or Microsoft’s new console.

Viewers can simply go to the Twitch channel and watch live as the bot searches through various sites to find inventory. The bot will actively check through Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and more and state whether they’re out of stock or have consoles in.

As a nice little bonus, the channel even says when the last “drop” was. At the time of publishing, the last store to get both consoles in stock was Walmart at 9:30 PM EST on November 25.

Users can also use the !local command to check any store stock near them.

According to Polygon, the channel is run by Cam Ritz and uses a program called streetmerchant that does the monitoring.

The program’s features page state that it “scrapes multiple websites for patterns of being stocked via API and Chromium.”

Ritz claims that so far, the bot has helped viewers actually find consoles – with a few nabbing Series Xs from GameStop and Sam’s Club.

Unfortunately, for most viewers, watching the stream will result in a near-endless red wave of OUT OF STOCK notifications, further cementing just how difficult it is to find a console this year.

As the days continue and the Christmas season approaches, keeping this channel open may be a great tool if you’re actively still looking for a PS5 or Xbox Series X. Or for those who have managed to already snag a console, it can serve as a reminder of just how difficult it can be.