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TSM Myth taunts NICKMERCS with Fortnite controller 1v1 challenge

Published: 30/Dec/2019 13:56

by Joe Craven

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Fortnite and TSM star Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani has hilariously called out Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, as the former strives to become known as one of the best controller players in the world. 

Despite the majority of high-level Fortnite being played on a mouse and keyboard, recent shifts in the competitive community have seen a number of players transition over to controller. While not necessarily using consoles, the shift to controller has been widely debated. 

Recently, Fortnite World Champion Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf was stunned when he realised how strong aim assist is. Similarly, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins explained he won’t be following suit, but thinks controllers – when used through a PC – need a nerf

Unsplash: Nikita Kachanovsky/Matt WojtaśThe controller vs mouse and keyboard debate is as far from a conclusion as it has ever been.

TSM Myth is another of Fortnite’s biggest names to make the switch, entertaining his Twitch following with a ‘Day _ on the Sticks’ series. Not only is he re-learning Fortnite, but has even branched out into Rainbow Six Siege and other games as he strives to improve his thumb work. 

While Myth is only on Day 10 of being ‘on the sticks’, he is full of confidence in his controller abilities – even to the point of calling out world renown controller pro NICKMERCS

While live on December 29, Myth was clearly feeling himself and decided to vocalize a challenge to Kolcheff. “Chat, I wanna 1v1 NICKMERCS,” Kabbani said. “Tell NICKMERCS dude, I wanna 1v1 him. Call him. Where’s the MFAM? Next time Nick goes live, you let him know.”

He didn’t stop there, however, as he taunted the FaZe Clan streamer with a humorous throwback to some earlier beef. “Tell NICKMERCS to 1v1 me… meathead!” Myth joked. 

The ‘meathead’ reference is a tongue-in-cheek throwback to a disagreement the pair had a year or two ago – when they came up against one another in KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament. The two are good friends now. 

“We need some drama in the Fortnite scene man,” Myth finished. “I’ll take on NICKMERCS on controller dude. F*cking 1v1 playground bro – let’s go.” 

While the pair are good friends now, Myth has obviously grown confident in his Fortnite abilities, but it would take one monstrous performance to beat Kolcheff, who is considered one of the world’s best controller players. 

As of the time of writing, Nick has not responded to Myth’s challenge, but it’s certainly a clash many fans – and us – want to see soon. 

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Tayler Holder responds to claims he stole Corey La Barrie’s merch design

Published: 28/Oct/2020 22:45

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Tayler Holder is being accused by critics of stealing a design from late YouTuber Corey La Barrie, which he will use on his own upcoming line of merchandise.

For those unaware, Corey La Barrie was a fairly popular YouTuber who tragically passed away on May 10 due to a fatal car accident.

Fellow YouTuber and tattoo artist Daniel Silva was also involved in the accident, and was driving the car during the time of the crash. According to reports from TMZ, Silva was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, and was later arrested on murder charges.

In wake of La Barrie’s passing, it seems that TikToker Tayler Holder has chosen to use the YouTuber’s slogan and logo for his own upcoming merchandise line — which has left some fans of La Barrie quite unhappy.

The logo and slogan in question are an important reminder to La Barrie’s viewers; the slogan reads “Under Appreciated,” with the letters “nde” crossed out, so that it reads “U R Appreciated.”

The logo features a pair of angel wings above the slogan — a design that Holder has also tattooed on his forearm.

After advertising the upcoming line on his Instagram stories, Holder was met with a wave of backlash from fans who accused him of outright stealing La Barrie’s design.

Tayler Holder shows off his new merchandise.
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Tayler Holder’s upcoming merch line features a design and slogan from late YouTuber Corey La Barrie.

However, Holder argued that he partnered up with La Barrie’s family to produce the upcoming merchandise, contrary to critics’ initial accusations.

“Corey has been a very, very good friend of mine for a few years now,” Holder explained. “I always thought the message behind the ‘Under Appreciated / U R Appreciated’ was so, so powerful. With him passing away, I wanted to carry that on.”

That’s not all; Holder claimed that he would be donating a percentage of the line’s profits to Corey’s foundation, and further explained that the merch also includes all of the tattoos on his forearm — not just Corey’s U R Appreciated logo.

“I want to make it clear that this is very meaningful to me, and I partnered with Corey and his family,” he continued. “I would never, ever just take something like this and make it my own.”

 

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Silva has been sentenced to “364 days in jail, five years probation, 250 hours of community service and a suspended prison sentence of four years” after entering a no-contest plea on a count of felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter following the accident earlier this year.