Entertainment

Twitch streamer terrified after being attacked by own set-up

Published: 15/Nov/2019 14:31

by Connor Bennett

Share


Twitch streamer Ryan ‘NorthernLion’ Letourneau was left terrified after being ‘attacked’ his own streaming set-up as pieces of soundproofing panels fell from his wall.

Streamers who opt against IRL [in-real life] streams that are on the go, and can be interrupted by any random stranger, don’t usually have too much to worry about. Make sure that the viewers are entertained, the internet connection is fine, and there’s nobody trying to kill the power, and you’ll be set.

However, anyone who tuned into NorthernLion, a streamer with over 340,000 followers on Twitch and 806,000 YouTube subscribers, may have seen that there are plenty of hilarious dangers when streaming from your own home.  

northernlionNorthernLion is a popular content creator on both Twitch and YouTube

During his November 14 stream, the variety streamer had been playing Sparklite, a top-down action-adventure title, and talking to his chat about the game, when he quickly had to dodge his falling microphone.

“Woah!” he called out, while quickly re-adjusting his equipment and laughing about what had just happened. For any viewer who was confused by what had unfolded, the streamer quickly showed a piece of his soundproofing wall panel that had tumbled down.

“I got so scared,” he added, before placing the panel back up on the wall. “I just saw like this enormous square fall, I thought it fell from the ceiling!” 

While he tried to move on with the game, the streamer’s chat couldn’t help but laugh about what they’d seen, mocking his use of glue. 

In fact, he even tried to analyze his own performance by re-watching the clip. “The reflexes are so on point though!” NorthernLion noted after finishing his laughing spree.

Thankfully, though, the content creator was able to carry on with his broadcast without any further attacks while his chat continued to joke about what they had seen. 

As a precaution, however, he and other streamers might want to consider some stronger glue for these panels, just so they aren’t ducking and dodging falling equipment.

Entertainment

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

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

Share


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.

Jake Paul Conor McGregor
Jake Paul / Conor McGregor
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.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by TheBreadBatch (@thebreadbatch)

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.”