Ninja and Tfue sparked arguments on Twitter over complications during Mr. Beast’s charity Rock-Paper-Scissors event.
Youtuber Mr. Beast is quickly becoming known as one of the most philanthropic content creators on the web with a history of charitable donations. It all started in 2017 when he gave $10,000 to a homeless person thanks to a brand deal with Quidd. Now, Mr. Beast’s latest charitable act comes in the form of a Charity Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament. This tournament featured some of the biggest content creators out there, including Jeffree Star, Pokimane, and Nadeshot. Not only this, but Google has pledged to match every $1 donated during the tournament’s streaming with $2.
During the tournament, several streamers also donated $1000 when they lost, and Ninja promised to donate $10,000 for every round he was in!
The final prize, though, was $250,000. This would go to the winner’s chosen charity, much like any celebrity gameshow format. Nadeshot ultimately won and chose to donate his winnings to the CDC Foundation. The CDC Foundation is a Non-Profit organization that is currently working towards COVID-19 relief efforts. The stream itself also caused Rock, Paper, Scissors to trend online and drew further donations from those watching.
From this, it’s hard to see why there was a problem. It’s raised a lot for charity and, ultimately, was a fun way of doing it.
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So, why is there drama?
It appears that the thing that sparked it all was a mistake made by Tfue. During the tournament, he leaked the code to the participants’ group chat. Presumably, this was made to help with the organization. But this wasn’t the only thing.
The original plan was that everyone involved had agreed not to stream the event on their private channels. Instead, everyone was asked to re-direct their viewership towards Mr. Beast’s channel so that there was a focal point for donations. It seemed like a great idea, but, alas…
Tfue ignored the decision and streamed the event on his own channel.
The screenshot he posted during this is what contained the group chat code. Not only this, but it also contained Mr. Beast’s private phone number. While it was most likely a mistake, and he did apologize soon after, it sparked a further argument.
When the stream went down to rectify Tfue’s mistake, Ninja tweeted a statement that simply told his followers what had happened. Tfue is known for his outspoken nature and was quick to reply with this:
Thankfully, Ninja responded in a considerably calmer manner. He said the following and made a good point about it, too:
Controversial Youtuber KEEMSTAR, amongst others, has also had his say… Which will undoubtedly help everything:
As much as it isn’t appropriate to point blame, it seems that the drama between Ninja and Tfue could have been avoided. Jessica Blevins, Ninja’s wife, has stated that Tfue’s stream feed was pushing the blame onto Ninja. It seems childish, ultimately, to let simple mistakes escalate into public drama, especially when it is for a charity event.
But if there is one up-side to of all this, it is that over $1,000,000 was raised for charity. Undoubtedly, this will go towards helping the CDC Foundation offer vital COVID-19 relief. For more information on what the CDC Foundation do, head over to their website here.