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World of Warcraft community comes together to mourn Reckful

Published: 3/Jul/2020 0:14 Updated: 3/Jul/2020 0:20

by Alan Bernal

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The World of Warcraft communities came together across multiple servers to mourn the passing of Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, who was a prominent figure in the MMO and Hearthstone landscape.

The Stormwind Cathedral, among other in-game hubs, has been a beacon for players to congregate and kneel for Reckful, 31, who died on June 2. His passing sparked confusion and sadness for friends, fans, and spectators.

Finding an outlet to express the way they feel, thousands of players across multiple WoW servers lined the pathway of the main hall to simply gather and show how much the streamer meant to them.

Zack ‘Asmongold’ caught wind of the tributes across Azeroth, and headed to Stormwind to see it for himself. He was speechless at the amount of people that showed up on his server.

Some servers had uniformed lines, others had a few rows of people, and some even had Horde peacefully gathered among the Alliance within the Cathedral’s walls. But all were there for Reckful.

A lot of these people only know how to play WoW and even then, although briefly, they stopped doing that after the news of the streamer’s passing had spread across the internet.

“I never f**king met him, but he has been a part of my life as long as I can remember,” one fan wrote. “Byron, I hope you have peace now, you deserve to be happy and feel good, more than anyone.. We didn’t just lose a legend, we lost a good man and a hero.”

These gatherings are happening all over World of Warcraft, across the global regions and within their many different servers. From retail to Classic, people are paying respects to the person that gave them countless hours of joy.

Reckful had a large presence on Twitch and was synonymous with WoW. From his streams in Arena to his YouTube videos that have amassed hundreds of thousands of views, Reckful had an influence on the community.

A pioneer in the streaming landscape and an elite Rogue player with 3000 rating in PvP, he will be remembered by his loving friends, family, and fans.

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KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.