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YouTube breaks into auto racing with KSI as first host

Published: 2/Nov/2018 19:57 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 20:02

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji is the new face of Formula E, an auto racing class that utilizes electric cars.

YouTube is set to stream Formula E races in a new attempt to break into the demographic, following its massive boxing match between KSI and Logan Paul in late August of 2018.

In keeping with this trend, YouTube has chosen KSI to front their new initiative with Formula E, which is set to feature guest and influencer appearances during the length of its upcoming season.

KSI is excited for this new venture, as cited in a report by the Mirror. “I can’t wait for the first race,” he said to the outlet. “It’s going to be great to see YouTube disrupt the traditional sports broadcasters.”

Formula E chief Ali Russell has similar sentiments toward the partnership, and feels that the initiative will help grow the class’s audience. “Working in tandem with some of the biggest names and influencers allows us to grow our existing audience, which is primarily a younger and more digitally-engaged demographic,” Ali told the Mirror. “This partnership truly fits their needs and viewing habits.”

KSI will be the first influencer to host Formula E’s first race of the new season, alongside staple host Laurence McKenna. The season kicks off in December 15 in Saudi Arabia and will feature races across the globe, including locations like Morocco, Hong Kong, and Switzerland.

This new initiative follows KSI’s massively successful bout with YouTuber Logan Paul, which reportedly drew in over 800,000 pay-per-views and 1.2 million concurrent viewers through illegal streams on Twitch.

The two are set to have a rematch in summer of 2019.


TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

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TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

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Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.