TSM's Myth Discusses the Origins of His Name, Build-off Battle vs Ninja, and More in Latest Q&A - Dexerto
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TSM’s Myth Discusses the Origins of His Name, Build-off Battle vs Ninja, and More in Latest Q&A

Published: 17/May/2018 23:21 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 15:52

by Albert Petrosyan

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Fortnite: Battle Royale has helped contribute to the growth and success of numerous YouTuber and Twitch streamers who use the game as a primary source of their content.

One such content creator is Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, who is a streamer for Team SoloMid as well as the captain of the org’s Fortnite team.

Myth, who joined TSM in early 2018, has enjoyed an explosion of success that has gone hand in hand with the growth of Fortnite.

Today, he is one of the best and most recognizable players in the game, and his streaming career on Twitch continues to skyrocket.

On May 17th, Myth sat down to answer some of the questions sent to him as part of the ‘Ask TSM Myth’ Q&A video.

One of the questions he addressed was regarding the origins of his online gamer name.

Q: Where’s your name from?

A: When I used to play a lot of Call of Duty, I got into this clan called ‘Leprechauns.’ […] I wanted a cool name. You had ‘Leprechauns Chrono, Leprechauns Cillo, Leprechauns Boss, Leprechauns Rifle,’ and I was like, damn I need a good name. So I decided to go with ‘Leprechauns Myth.’ So that’s how that kind of started. […] Myth has kind of been a name that I’ve stuck with that I really, really like and have some thought behind it now as well. Glad that I picked it, nice name.

Switching gears to a Fortnite-related topic, Myth then answered a question about potential new weapons in the game.

Q: If you could add a weapon to Fortnite, what would it be?

A: I don’t really feel like we need anything. The weapon that I really wanted – the hunting rifle – that was the weapon that I wanted in Fortnite. […] I don’t have a weapon that I really want but let’s go with a new assault rifle.

The last question he addressed was one that seemingly everyone wants to know the answer to.

Q: Do you think you could defeat Ninja in a build battle?

A: Oh the question that everyone wants to know the answer to, could i defeat Ninja in a build battle. I mean could I? Yes. Do I think I can? Yes. […] I’m not going to sit here and lie to you. You can’t be humble with that type of question, like especially knowing my ability in game, I’m not going to be like ‘no I couldn’t take on Ninja.’ I’m going to be 100% honest with you, yeah I can take on Ninja in a build battle.”

All of the question asked and answered by Myth in the ‘Ask TSM Myth’ Q&A video can be viewed below, or on the official TSM YouTube page.

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PewDiePie finally responds to YouTube “shadowban” glitch

Published: 26/Oct/2020 20:32

by Brent Koepp

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On October 26, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg responded to a glitch that omitted his YouTube channel from searches a few days before. The bug sparked widespread speculation that he had been “shadowbanned” by Google.

The YouTube community was rocked on October 19 when rumors began to spread that the platform’s largest content creator, PewDiePie, had been shadowbanned. However, it was quickly clarified to be a bug and his account was fixed.

The Swede addressed the drama in his first video back since the glitch. While the star believed that people were too quick to jump to conclusions about him being banned, he did have questions for Google as to why his channel was the only one affected.

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The YouTuber reacted to fans joking about the “shadowban” glitch.

PewDiePie responds to YouTube after “shadowban” glitch

Fans of the personality became concerned on October 19 when his channel disappeared from searches on YouTube. His latest video tanked in views as no one could see it without a direct link. Google then released a statement and said it was an error before fixing his channel hours later.

Responding to the incident, Pewds revealed that he didn’t think he was shadowbanned as his account had been having issues for days. “People started noticing my video wasn’t getting any views. And it just went everywhere. There was a bunch of news for it!” he said, before he joked, “Shadow ban! They creep from the shadows and they ban you!”

Despite not being overly concerned, Kjellberg did find it peculiar that it mainly impacted his channel and nobody else’s. “I didn’t think they shadowbanned me, I just assumed it was a glitch. But it begs the question, how does that happen? How did it happen? It didn’t happen to anyone else. I asked around.”

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The popular entertainer later joked about YouTube trying to explain the glitch, after reacting to a fan submission on Reddit. “We shadowbanned our biggest creator! Yeah, yeah it was weird. It was weird, what in the world,” he said.

To add salt to the wound, Pewds celebrated his birthday on October 24, but instead of well wishes from fans, his subreddit was flooded with users concerned that he had been shadowbanned by Google. It should also be stated there is no confirmation that the company even does bans in this manner.

At the time of writing, the star’s account is back to normal, and his uploads are getting millions of views again. If nothing else, the incident shows just how many people love the 31-year-old entertainer. Viewers were quick to rally together for the content creator – further proof that Kjellberg is the king of the platform.