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xQc explains why Dr Disrespect was “lucky” to win Streamer of the Year

Published: 18/Nov/2019 11:58

by Jacob Hale

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Popular variety streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has made his opinion known about Dr. Disrespect winning Streamer of the Year at the 2019 Esports Awards, and what would have happened if he was nominated, too.

The Esports Awards are an annual event that started in 2016, celebrating the very best in esports and gaming, praising the top personalities in the industry for all of the great work they do.

One of the categories is the ‘Streamer of the Year’, bringing together the greatest streamers from across the globe. But, of course, there can only be one winner, with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins winning in 2018 and Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm scooping the prize in 2017.

This year, the ballot was a close one with popular names such as the Doc, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and Ninja coming head-to-head and all having a reasonable claim to the trophy and the glory.

Esports Stadium Arlington/TwitterThe Esports Awards 2019 crowned a number of winners, including Dexerto as Esports Coverage Website of the Year.

After Dr Disrespect was announced as the winner, xQc was clearly excited – having first expected them to call out Ninja’s name to make him number one for the second year running.

Initially, he sounded confused when CouRage was announced at number two. Though, it’s unclear whether that was because he thought he should be higher or lower.

Then, when the Doc was announced as the winner, he said: “Hey, let’s go! He’s actually there,” putting his hands in the air and grinning as the Doc’s iconic appearance appeared on camera, headset, sunglasses and all.

However, things took a turn later on as xQc tweeted Dr Disrespect to give him a piece of his mind – and throw his name in the hat.

“To be honest, Dr Disrespect got lucky they forgot to put my name on the streamer of the year nominees. Regardless he deserved it, none of the other streamers we’re even close to his thing. Well done.”

While it looks to be in jest, xQc’s performance on Twitch over the last year is certainly noteworthy, maintaining a strong core fanbase while flitting between different games, playing with different people and not sectioning himself to being a star in one particular title.

Although he wasn’t nominated for streamer of the year, he likely won’t be too upset as he has not only shown immense progress as a streamer but can see that his audience is one that is stronger than even many of the nominees.

Maybe next year he’ll see himself alongside all of the other winners at the Esports Awards.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.