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Valkyrae insulted by FaZe Sway’s mom for her Friday Fortnite performance

Published: 8/Jun/2019 11:38 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 13:43

by Marcus Banks

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100 Thieves member Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Holsetter partnered with the FaZe Clan’s Sway for the second week running, but his mother was far from impressed with her performance in the tournament.

Following the FaZe Clan and Tfue drama, Friday Fortnite was relaunched on May 30 with NRG duo Mr Savage and Benjyfishy taking first place by beating fellow EU pro’s Ghost Kamo and Issa in the grand finals.

The latest tournament saw Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins team up with the king of YouTube Felix ‘Pewdiepie’ Kjellberg, but the duo were unable to pull off an upset with FaZe Clan’s Jarvis and Tilt taking home the $20,000 prize following a successful winners bracket run.

YOUTUBE:FAZE JARVISFaZe Jarvis emerged victorious in the latest Friday Fortnite event.

Once again, FaZe’s controller player, Sway, impressed with some fantastic games alongside duo partner Valkyrae – who admittedly struggled to keep up with her teammate at times.

The pair made a decent run in the losers bracket, with Sway racking up 26 kills in one round, before losing to Kamo and Issa, prompting Sway’s mother to hit out at Valkyrae’s performance on Twitter.

Upon seeing the Tweet, Valkyrae was visibly upset, but handled it well, simply informing Sway’s parent that the tournament was just for fun, and was not strictly for professional players.

The 100 Thieves member admitted that she did cry a little bit as the tweet caught her completely off guard.

“I did cry a little bit okay,” she said. “I’m fine but that tweet did catch me off guard.

“I might cry some more but I’m fine.”

FaZe Sway’s mom apologizes

Immediately after posting the tweet, Sway’s mother received a ton of backlash from fans of the tournament, who were quick to highlight that Friday Fortnite was purely for fun.

She soon deleted the tweet and posted an apology to Valkyrae, stating she “didn’t understand” what type of event it was and looked forward to watching the pair team up again next week.

Friday Fortnite will return on June 14 for the final time, but the overwhelming success of the last two weeks suggests the tournament will be renewed long-term.

It remains to be seen whether Sway and Valkyrae will partner up again or choose new teammates in the hope of securing some prize money.

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MrBeast’s manager explains how MrBeast Burger & restaurants were picked

Published: 5/Jan/2021 18:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Reed Duchscher, the manager for YouTuber superstar ‘MrBeast’, revealed some details regarding the inception of MrBeast Burger, how restaurant locations were chosen, and the future of the franchise.

MrBeast Burger took the internet by storm in December as the YouTuber’s chain emerged seemingly out of nowhere with 300 locations people could order from in the United States.

While fans still have to order off food delivery apps such as UberEats, Doordash, Grubhub, or Postmates, there is a good chance that physical locations could be coming soon.

In an interview with Blake Robbins, Duchscher explained how the idea for MrBeast Burger came from, how the locations were picked, and ultimately why they opted to go with burgers.

According to Duchscher, MrBeast Burger was in the works for over a year and even though the global health crisis may make people think otherwise, the plan was originally never to open physical stores.

“Although now with the success, I think we will,” the manager hinted and noted that partnering with smaller restaurants was part of the plan.

On the topic of how the restaurant locations were chosen, Duchscher revealed that they looked at MrBeast’s YouTube channel to see what cities had the most watch-time and opted for the biggest ones.

From there, virtual dining concepts went out and partnered with existing restaurants in those areas. With 300 locations currently, the plan going forward in 2021 is to scale, but with that comes its own set of challenges.

Finally, when it came down to deciding what to serve, MrBeast wanted to do something simple and non-complex, which ruled out burritos or sushi.

“We wanted to make a simple product that other restaurants could easily make if they had the ingredients,” he explained. “So we ultimately decided on a burger.”

It will be very interesting to see what the future holds for the chain in the next few months and how the team decides to expand. Who knows – the next time you’re in the mood for a burger, maybe you could be pulling into the drive-thru of a true physical MrBeast Burger location.