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Twitch under fire for running Pokimane Pro Bowl ads during streams

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:15 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 21:15

by Virginia Glaze

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Major streaming platform Twitch has garnered widespread criticism, after showing advertisements for popular streamer Pokimane’s event taking place at the 2019 Pro Bowl.

Another popular streamer by the name of Sam ‘Strippin’ Thorne called out the ads in a scathing Tweet on January 24, noting that Twitch’s user base had been vocal about ads promoting other broadcasters on their own channels beforehand.

“I thought people were pretty vocal recently about their displeasure of other broadcasters being advertised on their channels,” Strippin wrote. “So why the fuck are my viewers seeing Pokimane ads, Twitch?”

Strippin wasn’t the only streamer to complain about the issue, either; streamer ‘LLance’ created a humorous skit to describe the debacle, calling back to the backlash from similar ads created for Fortnite pro Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

“Yeah, Ninja’s too controversial – that’s why people were mad,” the fictitious Twitch conglomerate said.

Users across Twitch decried a similar instance in late December of 2018, after Twitch rolled out ads across the platform promoting Ninja’s New Year’s Eve event. Major streamers, such as Dr Disrespect, decried the movement, calling the ads “ugly” among other insults.

“Dear Twitch, get these ugly looking New Year’s Eve ad rolls off my page,” the Doc wrote. “Don’t ever do it again either. Ever.”

Now, it looks like Twitch is back at it again – this time, for massively popular streamer Pokimane, who has since reacted to the debacle with a bemused response to her fanbase.

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Jake Paul roasts Conor McGregor with new fight deal after UFC 257 Poirier loss

Published: 24/Jan/2021 6:37 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 10:39

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul has jokingly rescinded his $50 million fight offer to Conor McGregor after his shock loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, offering him a measly $10,000 instead.

Jake Paul has been nipping at Conor McGregor’s heels in the weeks leading up to UFC 257, trying to bait the former double-champ into accepting a $50 million fight offer for an exhibition boxing bout.

However, despite his best efforts, it didn’t work. Conor McGregor was too focused on his own endeavors and never acknowledged it, although he tip-toed around the question a few times.

Eventually, he flat-out said he’s not interested in the fight, and it seemed like the idea was dead and buried once and for all. But after Conor McGregor’s shock UFC 257 loss to Dustin Poirier, Jake Paul is at it again. And this time, his original offer is off the table.

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Jake Paul’s second fight offer adds more insult to injury after Conor McGregor’s UFC 257 loss.

Jake Paul tuned in to watch the main event like millions of other UFC fans. But he had more invested in the fight than the average viewer, and once it was over, it was only a matter of time before he posted a video.

“Hey Conor,” she said, laughing hysterically in a video that he shared on Twitter moments after the loss. “I’ve got ten thousand dollars for you, cash!” He struggled to contain his laughter and kept repeating words. “Oh, you had fifty million dollars,” he added, right at the end. 

The same message was echoed in a YouTube video Jake uploaded to his YouTube channel shortly after titled ‘My Message to Conor McGregor.’ He said, “you should have taken the Jake Paul fight for $50 million, but now I got $10,000 for you. I got $10,000 cash, cold hard cash. Or I’ll give you a third of a bitcoin. You choose, Conor McGregor.”

At the end of the video he says “April 17th guys, I’m fighting… You know, it was supposed to be Conor McGregor but we’ll see what happens, stay tuned.”

It’s obvious that Jake is still up to his usual antics. He’s trying to kick Conor while he’s down. But this time, it might actually work.

Conor’s loss will undoubtedly be a spanner in the works for his UFC plans. However, it means he might be open to lucrative exhibition fight offers once again.

Of course, there’s no way he’d accept the second $10,000 fight offer. But he might consider the initial $50 million one, which is probably what Jake Paul intended. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.