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Young streamer tricked into destroying PC by Mr Beast imposter – Mom confirms it’s real

Published: 30/Jan/2019 10:32 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 15:42

by Calum Patterson

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A young Twitch streamer was cruelly tricked into destroying his brand new, $1,200 PC, after someone pretending to be popular YouTuber Fortnite fan, and had been using the PC to play.

However, it appears a viewer pretending to be Mr Beast convinced the child, and his mother, into completely destroying it, as ‘sponsors’ would send him a new one if he did so.

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Mr Beast is well known for donating large sums of money to Twitch streamers in his videos.

Many of Mr Beast’s popular videos involve him donating large sums of money to Twitch streamers, sometimes in return for completing a challenge of some kind.

It has led to trolls claiming to be Mr Beast, and it appears one such troll was very successful on this occasion.

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After placing the PC into a bathtub and lathering it in soap, the streamer then even later retrieved a baseball bat and a machete to completely dismantle his pride and joy.

Some have questioned the legitimacy of the situation, suggesting that perhaps it was all faked for the attention – especially considering how willing the parent was to allow her children to destroy an expensive item.

However, the mother of rogue07 has explained on Twitter that it was not faked, and that both her and her children were acting on the promise that a new PC would indeed be rewarded for destroying the current one.

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A Reddit user who claims to have watched the entire livestream explains that that the streamer believed he would receive a PC worth around $5,000, if he carried out the destruction of his current one. Apparently ecstatic at this proposition, the kid went through with the request.

Rogue07’s Twitch channel no longer exists on the website, and his Mother has explained that it was suspended and deactivated following the livestream. It looks like this young streamer just experienced a very expensive but valuable life lesson – don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

A re-upload of the stream has been posted to YouTube, which shows the young streamer being convinced that he is communicating with Mr Beast, before demolishing his pricey PC.

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Mr Beast has confirmed that while he feels sorry for the young streamer, he won’t be able to replace the destroyed PC, and has explained the reasons in a statement to KEEMSTAR. 

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Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.

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Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.

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“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

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Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.

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If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”

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We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.