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Tfue’s new $3500 custom Fortnite keyboard revealed

Published: 19/Jan/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch streamer TaehaTypes has revealed the completed version of Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s $3500 custom keyboard and it looks pretty perfect for Fortnite.

When it comes to playing games competitively, it helps to have a set-up where you feel comfortable and have the tools to perform at a peak level. Now, you can rush out and splurge on a number of expensive products but that won’t necessarily always help.

However, when you’re someone like Tfue and your in-game skill is matched by a swag level that is off the charts, it doesn’t hurt to splash out on some brand new peripherals that are going to set you apart from your fellow professional players – even if they don’t exactly give you a leg up on the competition.

An image of Tfue taking part in an interview during a Fortnite tournament.
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Tfue will be hoping his new keyboard can lead him back to Fortnite glory.

The Fortnite star commissioned TaehaTypes to design a new keyboard for him to play with and it’s pretty special. The smaller keyboard, which many Fortnite players opt for instead of normal-sized ones, has a completely vibrant color finish to it. 

The color of the brand-new keyboard was matched with the keycaps used as well – with a custom finish that has some Japanese lettering underneath the usual English lettering that you find. To really make the new keyboard personalized, it even has Tfue’s tag in the top-right hand corner.

Of course, some viewers may question just as to why a keyboard costs $3500, but the answer from TaehaTypes was simple. It comes down to all the custom parts used, as well as sending it off the coloring, and a number of other manufacturing costs.

Just when Tfue will debut the keyboard of his Fortnite streams remains to be seen, but if it does help him climb the competitive mountain and get back to his early days of dominating games, it’ll have been worth even penny that he’s shelled out.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”