Ninja, Mr Beast & G2 Esports start $500k bidding war for Fall Guys skin - Dexerto
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Ninja, Mr Beast & G2 Esports start $500k bidding war for Fall Guys skin

Published: 28/Aug/2020 20:19 Updated: 28/Aug/2020 20:20

by Michael Gwilliam

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With Fall Guys taking the internet by storm and many custom skins being created by all sorts of artists, the game has decided to put all the desire for branded skins to good use: by starting an insane bidding war between YouTube star Mr Beast, G2 Esports and more.

Update August 28 at 12:05 PM PST

Aimlab and Ninja have once again raised the stakes and are now the current highest bidders at a whopping $500,000.

Currently the competition is set to end on Monday, August 31, 2020, so there’s still a little bit of time for more bids. Given how interesting this war has been so far, it wouldn’t be shocking if it goes right down to the wire.

Update August 22 at 8:30 AM PST

Popular YouTubers FGTeeV, who have over 16.3 million subscribers for their family gaming videos, have now taken the throne from TUSHY with their first bid.

“If Mr Beast doesn’t want to go in with at $700k total. I’ll do $422,222.22, Fall Guys,” they posted, after offering to partner up with their fellow YouTuber.

The YouTube family bid a staggering amount of $422,222.22, however, there is still another week to go, leaving plenty of time for more bids.

Update August 19 at 2:30 PM PST

TUSHY, a brand for environmentally friendly products has overtaken Ninja and Aimlab by a massive new bid of $0.69 more than the previous highest.

“Don’t count us out. We see that $420,069…and raise 69 cents. $420,069.69 and a Peach Guy,” the account tweeted.

Given the low number, it’s likely that Ninja and Aimlab or even Mr Beast reenter the bidding war. There’s still plenty of time remaining.

Update August 19 at 11:40 AM PST

Ninja and Aimlab have joined forces to take on Mr Beast in the Fall Guys skin bidding war. The new bid is a whopping and amusing $420,069. Even more crazy is the fact that there are still 12 days of bidding left, so this may not be the end of the bids.

“I’ve decided there is no way I’ll be able to beat Mr Beast without some help,” Ninja tweeted. “Aimlab with our powers combined and a bid at $420,069.”

The new skin, should Ninja and Aimlab win, combines the streaming star with the Aimlab logo. While Mr Beast is aware of the new bid, there’s no telling how he will respond. The ball is back in his court.

 

Update August 18 at 3:02 PM PST

Mr Beast is back on top, bidding a whopping $300,000 to surpass AimLab who had bid an amusing $210,069 to overcome the former top bidder in Ninja.

The YouTuber had previously said he was going to wait until next week to bid again, but decided to just go ahead and raise the amount by nearly $90,000.

So far no one has rebid, but given how fast and furious things have become, there’s no telling how high people would be willing to go in order to get their very own Fall Guys skin.

Update August 18 at 11:40 AM PST

The G2 army won’t go down without a fight! G2 Esports have already outdone Ninja by raising the mark a tad further.

The number to beat now is $203,003 but its not expected to stand for long, as brands and content creators are jumping into the fray.

Update August 18 at 11:08 AM PST

In the midst of the Fall Guys bidding wars between brands, the world’s most popular gamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins upped the ante to $200,000 to charity.

This outpaces both Mr Beast and G2 Esports who were prepared to drop stacks to the cause for their customized jelly bean.

Original story follows below.


Many artists have been designing Fall Guys skins, including large brands and even fellow game companies such as Konami who tweeted out images Metal Gear’s Solid Snake as a Fall Guys character.

Now, the game is trying to make it a reality. “The thirst from brands has been unreal… so we’re turning it into something positive!” the account wrote.

In order for a custom skin to be created, users were asked to tweet the highest amount they’d be willing to donate to Special Effect – a charity designed to help gamers with physical disabilities.

One of the first big bids came from Twitch star Trainwrecks with $25,000 who wanted an “APE skin with my Silverback Gorilla brand on the shirt.”

Fighting Game Rivals of Aether offered $10,000 if Fall Guys would put their character Ranno in the game.

However, Mr Beast made an offer that blew all the others away: $100,000. While the YouTuber didn’t elaborate on the skin he had in mind, opting to DM the account instead, his bid didn’t last.

Minecraft hosting service BisectHosting offered “$120,000 to get a blocky themed costume in Fall Guys!” In their bid, they tagged Microsoft and Mojang for approval and asked the companies to help back them in if they lost.

G2 Esports followed this up with a huge $130,003 bid to get a Samurai skin added to the game.

While G2 has the lead for now, Mr Beast says he will be striking back with another bid in next week.

There’s no telling just how high the Fall Guys bids will go, and with well over a week remaining in the auction, we could be seeing a lot of money go to charity, and all for a good cause too.

Additional reporting by Dexerto writer Alan Bernal

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MrBeast teases chess match with grandmaster Hikaru

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 11:15

by Luke Edwards

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The Beast’s Gambit? After YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson revealed his ‘addiction’ to chess, and his wish to play with other creators, esports org TSM offered the services of their chess grandmaster, Hikaru Nakamura – and it’s looking like a collaboration is on the cards.

Chess has seen a big resurgence in popularity over the past year. After streamers like xQc and Forsen picked up the game early in 2020, chess.com established the Pogchamps: an amateur chess tournament. After the success of the first tournament, a second edition was completed in September.

Then Netflix released ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, a miniseries about a chess protege on a quest to conquer the chess world. The cultural impact has been insane. When the series was released, the International Chess Federation found that Google searches for people wanting to learn chess quadrupled.

MrBeast has already made his wish to get involved with esports abundantly clear. While chess isn’t technically an esport, the two overlap a lot nowadays, and this latest development seems like a definite step in that direction.

Mr Beast speaks to the camera in a vlog.
YouTube: Mr Beast
Mr Beast’s epic rise on YouTube has seen him do, and play, plenty of different things.

MrBeast teases match with TSM chess grandmaster Hikaru

After MrBeast tweeted out his desire to be matched up with chess content creators, TSM responded by offering the services of grandmaster, Hikaru.

“Just started playing chess a few days ago, any creators want to play? I’m addicted,” MrBeast said.

MrBeast then talked about his fascination with Hikaru’s work, explaining how he “watch[es] all his videos.” TSM looked to seal the deal, and replied: “Let’s make it happen.”

A chess matchup between MrBeast and Hikaru, or even some sort of tutorial, would be an exciting piece of prospective chess content. Hikaru seems keen to capitalize on the current hype around chess. After the success of the first two Pogchamps, Hikaru tweeted his desire for the third edition of PogChamps to be created.

He’s already had responses from big names, with Fnatic League coach YamatoCannon and StarCraft commentator Artosis willing to get involved.

If Hikaru’s bid to put together a new tournament comes to a head, perhaps we’ll be seeing MrBeast lining up as one of the competitors.