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TSM Hamlinz instantly regrets using Pokimane for eye-tracker challenge

Published: 7/Dec/2019 20:00 Updated: 7/Dec/2019 20:02

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and Fortnite streamer TSM Hamlinz took part in the net’s viral eye-tracking challenge – but he quickly realized he’d made a huge mistake by including another internet star.

Eye-tracking technology has become a near-viral sensation across the net, with top personalities using the software to “expose” or challenge themselves while watching sensitive clips.

With names like YouTube star PewDiePie famously using the tech (which ultimately got him in trouble with streamer Alinity), it makes sense that TSM’s Hamlinz would also take part in the challenge – but his stint ended in a hilariously unexpected turn of events.

TSM Hamlinz, InstagramYouTube star, Fortnite streamer, and Team Solo Mid content creator Hamlinz had a hilarious run-in during his eye-tracking challenge.

During his time with the eye-tracking technology, Hamlinz pulled up a clip of fellow streamer Pokimane, who was discussing the whereabouts of her missing underwear after moving.

While Hamlinz himself was engaged in her conversation, his chat immediately went into a frenzy, accusing him of using the clip for less-than-savory purposes.

Pokimane, InstagramHamlinz’s chat went wild after he used content from Pokimane during his eye-tracking challenge.

“Boys, what the f***!” Hamlinz laughed before pausing the clip. “Okay Pokimane, it was nice talking to you – wait, who is this?”

In the interim, he’d scrubbed through the YouTube video he was watching to another clip that featured both Pokimane and OfflineTV’s Lilypichu, who he jokingly flirted with in the spirit of his “pogchamp” chat.

“Is that Lilypichu?” he continued. “Oh, sh**. Okay Lily, I see you mami. I need you to slide in my DM’s though, baby girl!”

While Hamlinz quickly backed out of the video for fear that his chat would implode, Pokimane wasn’t the only internet star against whom he tested his might: the streamer likewise watched a video from fitness model Sommer Ray, laughing all the while.

“This sh** is stressful!” he joked, before returning to his video about Pokimane and attempting to distract himself by watching her pet cat, rather than looking at the streamer, herself.

Funny enough, Pokimane also undertook an eye-tracker challenge in September, which led to an equally hilarious attempt at avoiding borderline ban-worthy clips – and even a moment where she broke down in awe of another streamer’s unique “abilities.”

There’s no doubt about it: eye-tracking tech can lead to some highly entertaining streams, even if they end up embarrassing the streamers using the software.

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Ninja, TheGrefg, Loserfruit & Lachlan assemble for historic Fortnite Icon stream

Published: 18/Jan/2021 6:38

by Brad Norton

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Ninja, Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg are the mega popular streamers behind Fortnite’s first batch of Icon Series skins and all four of them just grouped up for a historic livestream.

January 16 marked the reveal of Fortnite’s first Icon Series skin. Ninja kicked things off with the new line of streamer-based skins. Fans had been eager to play as their favorite personalities in-game for years, and the Icon Series would pave the way for just that.

Loserfuit came next in June 2020. Followed by Lachlan in November 2020 and most recently, Grefg in January 2021. With all four now out in the wild, the streamers responsible all joined forces for a history Fortnite session.

Grefg and Ninja were the first two in the lobby.

“It was your free day right?” Grefg asked Ninja, who wasn’t intending to go live on January 17. “Correct,” Ninja responded. “But I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.”

Both Lachlan and Loserfruit had to make some sacrifices for the special moment as well. They were both playing from Australia on 220 ping but were more than happy to do so for the huge occasion.

All four players dropped into their first match wearing their respective Icon Series skins. It marked the first time in Fortnite history that they were all in the same lobby, let alone on the same team.

“Alright guys, this is an ‘iconic’ moment,” Ninja said as all four icons gathered to heal up. “Everyone has their own skin,” Lachlan followed up. “That’s crazy to think about.” 

Collectively the squad boasts over 57 million subscribers on YouTube, with millions more supporting them across Twitch, Twitter, and other platforms. It’s undeniably one of the biggest powerhouse teams to ever drop into a game of Fortnite.

Naturally, their first game together was an emphatic win.

Not only did they get the victory with ease, but they even taunted their final enemy. Boxing the last player in and emoting at the same time to add insult to injury.

Given the time zone differences and the ping difference between them, it’s likely this is a one-off spectacle.

When future Icon Series skins are added, we could see new star-studded quads joining forces. But for now, this will go down as the most iconic Fortnite team yet.