World of Warcraft

OTK’s origins and why Asmongold & Mizkif’s WoW org will be different

Published: 12/Oct/2020 18:14 Updated: 12/Oct/2020 18:25

by Jacob Hale

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On Sunday, October 11, popular World of Warcraft personalities Asmongold, Mizkif, Esfand, Tipster and Rich Campbell revealed the new organization they had created: One True King.

Naturally, as some of the biggest names in WoW, fans flocked to the org and jumped into the member’s streams, with hundreds of thousands excited about the news.

With the announcement out in the open, Rich Campbell sat down and told Dexerto what went on to make OTK happen, including the hilarious stories of how he met his fellow co-founders and what separates them from other organizations that have existed in the past.

Obviously, one of the most noticeable features of One True King is that these guys who have created the brand are all good friends, both in and out of the game, and haven’t come together purely with the sole purpose of making a gaming or streaming team.

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One True King features some of the biggest names in WoW.

This is more than apparent as Rich explains how he met some of his fellow co-founders. The most well-known, of course, is Asmongold, who is undeniably the biggest name in World of Warcraft, and how he and Rich started working together is a genuinely funny tale.

After bringing Asmon on as his first guest of his Allcraft WoW podcast, the star allegedly finished their discussions by asking what time they’re recording next week. “Motherf**ker invited himself to be one of the co-hosts of the podcast,” Rich jokes, before adding: “I didn’t know at the time, that’s how I met one of my best friends.”

Similarly, Rich explains how Asmon later introduced him to Esfand, who he says he had an instant “did we just become best friends?” moment with, and that later snowballed into him meeting the likes of Mizkif and Tipster, who helped form the foundation of OTK alongside Rich and Asmongold.

This close-knit friendship is exactly what Rich believes differentiates OTK to other, similar organizations that have existed in the past. “One of the things with OTK is I want that experience to be something that we can create in the community, as well,” he says. “Just that idea of people coming together around games, and forming relationships that last in such a meaningful way, even without the game. The game is the background music for everybody to hang out.”

Needless to say, the organization has already garnered a great reaction from fans, so it will be interesting to see how OTK can grow going forward.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”