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YouTube and Twitch communities honor Etika ft Pokimane, PewDiePie, Ali-A, and more

Published: 25/Jun/2019 20:46 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 21:26

by Eli Becht

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Personalities on YouTube and Twitch shared their stories and tributes after learning about the passing of YouTube star Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah.

Etika was a very well-known YouTuber since he started making videos on the platform seven years ago. 

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He became known for a variety of things, many would agree his focus on Nintendo and his over-the-top reaction videos to Super Smash Bros. characters, notably to Mewtwo and Cloud, are what he became most known for.

When the Nintendo Switch released he gave his fan base the nickname of “JoyCon Broz” which was a reference to the Switch’s controllers. 

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While his channel has since been taken down by YouTube, although there is a petition to bring it back, you are still able to search for his reactions as they have been largely preserved and uploaded by his fans

Etika’s electric personality and his love for what he did is what made him so popular on YouTube. His passion for Smash Bros. in general always made him worth tuning into just to see what he had to say about a new fighter coming to the game.

While he might have been a polarizing figure for many, he had a lot of friends in the community and several of them shared their reactions to the star’s sudden passing.

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Etika posing with his Nintendo Switch.

Reactions from major online personalities

Etika made a lot of friends over his seven years on YouTube and inspired numerous others to start creating videos and streams.

The world’s most famous YouTuber, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg shared his condolences, saying we lost Etika too soon. Others personalities echoed this sentiment. You can view some of their comments below.

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Borat set for first-ever Twitch stream alongside DrLupo: how to watch

Published: 20/Oct/2020 2:12

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Borat is one of the most iconic characters in the world, and now the Kazakh journalist is set to make his first appearance on Twitch tomorrow where he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo; here’s how to watch.

Borat is more than a national treasure to Kazakhstan. He’s a global icon and one of the funniest characters in the world.

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Sacha Baron Cohen first slipped into the Borat persona back in the nineties. But although he appeared in several hilarious skits and cameos, he didn’t explode in popularity until 2006, when the feature-film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’ released worldwide.

For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a mockumentary that revolves around unscripted real-life interactions. Sacha Baron Cohen pretends to be Borat, a journalist from Kazakhstan. He travels around the US to learn more about their culture.

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But he purposefully presses their buttons and puts them in hilarious situations. He winds up people from all walks of life, which sometimes lands him in hot water.

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Borat debuts the infamous ‘mankini’ at 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Fortunately, we’re lucky enough to experience it all over again with the imminent release of the sequel, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.’

Seth Rogen claims he has already seen it around six times and said he “can’t wait to watch it a seventh.” He described it as “crazy and wonderful” and believes it has “a few of the funniest scenes [he’s] ever seen in a movie.”

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But that’s not all. To promote the movie, Twitch announced that Borat will make his first-ever appearance on their platform.

“For the first time ever, Kazakhstan’s biggest gamer will go live on Twitch,” the Amazon-owned platform announced on Oct. 20. “Very nice.” The best part is, he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo “in a battle for global supremacy.”

The stream goes live on October 20 at 3 pm PT. If you want to know where and how you can watch it, we’ve got you covered.

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How to watch Borat stream on Twitch

  • First, you’ll obviously need to wait until the time is right. However, it’s a good idea to tune in a little earlier as most streamers kick things off with a ten-minute countdown.
  • Then, all you need to do is tune in to DrLupo’s Twitch channel, which can be found here.
  • From that point onwards, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

There has been no official word on what games they’ll play. DrLupo has been dabbling in a bit of everything lately, from 7 Days To Die and Escape From Tarkov to Genshin Impact. Maybe even a bit of Among Us might be on the cards.

Of course, it’ll depend on what games Borat has available. For all we know, he might be an absolute machine on Call of Duty: Warzone or League of Legends. But we’re not counting on it.

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Either way, the stream is going to be a blast, and we can’t wait until it goes live.

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