YouTuber MrBeast Reveals Why He Donated $70K to OpTic's CouRage for Winning a Fortnite Match - Dexerto

YouTuber MrBeast Reveals Why He Donated $70K to OpTic’s CouRage for Winning a Fortnite Match

Published: 6/Aug/2018 21:00 Updated: 6/Aug/2018 21:04

by Albert Petrosyan


YouTuber ‘MrBeast’ has revealed why he decided to reward OpTic Gaming content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop with an insane prize for winning a Fortnite match.

In a video published on August 6, MrBeast provides a backstory for why he and fellow YouTuber ‘Miniminter’ donated $70,000 to CouRage.

The fateful event happened on August 3, as the two YouTuber privately contacted CouRage while he was streaming to propose their offer.

Although he had just 18 health points towards the end of the match, CouRage clutched up for the victory and was overcome with pure excitement and emotion after the massive donations began appearing on stream.

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MrBeast’s subsequent video reveals that CouRage was not the only one presented with this offer.

In fact, MrBeast and Miniminter contacted numerous other streamers before CouRage and told them that they would be met with a massive reward should they win their next Fortnite Solos match.

As each streamer failed to win their money match, the prize pool grew larger and larger, which proved to be fortunate for CouRage, who was able to complete the challenge when the reward had reached $70,000.

However, as is the classic MrBeast way, the YouTubers did end up donating some money to the other streamers, bringing their total donated amount on the day to $100,000.


YouTubers & influencers congratulate Halsey on pregnancy announcement

Published: 28/Jan/2021 0:45

by Theo Salaun


Singer-songwriter Halsey is pregnant – and social media, from influencers and YouTubers to countless fans, has lit up with congratulations for the beloved cultural sensation.

Ashley ‘Halsey’ Nicolette Frangipane is an American singer-songwriter with Grammy nominations, Billboard accolades and, above all else, a feverish social media following. Known for her activism and eclecticism, the musician has become a cultural icon with fans across the world.

That variety of fans is not restrained to just social media stans, either, as the singer has apparently amassed a ton of appreciation from fellow influencers. Some of the biggest names from YouTube and social media have popped up congratulating her, nestled between messages from the 36.9 million followers Halsey boasts throughout Instagram and Twitter. 

Posting a “surprise” Instagram carousel of baby bump pictures, the 26-year-old’s comment section is filled with verified check marks sending their love and joy. From established models (and fellow activists) like Emily Ratajkowski to YouTube superstars like James Charles, the support has been nothing short of overflowing.

In the replies to Halsey’s viral IG post, influencer Gabbie Hanna was joined by TikTok legend Addison Rae by sending an ecstatic “congratulations” message. Singer Olivia Rodrigo, whose “Drivers License” track has gone viral on TikTok, joined in too, but wasn’t satisfied with just one message.

In all caps (the pinnacle of excitement), Rodrigo sent a “YESSSS” before following up with a “SENDING U SO MUCH LOVE.”

Similarly uppercased, Charles chimed in with a reply that seems to concisely echo the sentiments shared by all of Halsey’s fans and friends: “CONGRATULATIONS AHHH.”

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Aside from being happy about the idea of a mini version of Halsey entering the world, close fans are likely well-aware of how meaningful the moment is for her. The singer has been candid about her past with infertility and her desire for a child, as a 2015 miscarriage prompted the song “More” on her Manic album.

In the wake of such a harrowing history with the desire to bear a child, the news of Halsey’s pregnancy is certainly cause for celebration. Caps-locked congratulations are most certainly in order and few, influencers and fans alike, have held back in rejoicing with the singer and her boyfriend, screenwriter Alev Aydin.

“More,” too, can now be played with added joy. Some of its more expressive lyrics take on a new dimension, as a foreseeing welcome to her baby: “And when you decide it’s your time to arrive, I’ve loved you for all of my life.”