The YouTube stars are set to take on the TikTok stars in what is billed as a “platform battle” boxing event. This is what you need to know.
A number of Youtube The stars are set to take on the TikTok stars in a boxing event that is billed as a platform battle. In recent times, social media stars and influencers have stepped out of their usual comfort zones to take on new challenges, and stepping into a boxing ring seems like a popular choice.
YouTube and TikTok are arguably two of the most popular platforms right now for creators. While Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter continue to make their mark, YouTube and TikTok have proven to be great ways to advance a profile, creating hugely popular stars in the process and opening the door to lucrative income streams. However, there has been a recent trend where YouTube stars have turned to boxing to work out their differences with other YouTube stars. A trend that now seems to be entering a phase where entire platforms compete with each other.
LiveXLive confirmed through a Press release that the PPV boxing event will take place in June. The “just for entertainmentYou’ll see various YouTube personalities go head-to-head with a variety of TikTok names. In fact, two of the fights on the undercard have yet to be fully determined, and event organizers allow the general public to make the decision on who steps into the ring. The main event will see Austin McBroom from The Ace Family YouTube channel taking on Bryce Hall from TikTok (and YouTube). In addition to the action in the ring, the event is said to also include live musical performances, although the exact lineup of artists has yet to be confirmed.
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In addition to the McBroom vs. Hall showdown, other events on the card include YouTube’s Tanner Fox taking on TikTok’s Nick Austin while Faze Jarvis takes on Michael Le, DDG takes on Nate Wyatt, and Deji takes on Vinnie Hacker. There are also two other fights on the card with the general public seemingly able to choose who steps into the ring with Tayler Holder and Danny Duncan. Organizers have yet to confirm how additional fighters will be determined or how people can participate in the decision-making process.
Despite being a “Battle of the PlatformsBetween YouTube and TikTok, neither platform appears to be directly involved and it remains to be seen whether viewers will be able to tune in via YouTube or TikTok. However, the live music and event streaming platform LiveXLive is a definite choice for anyone who wants to see the action unfold at night. The exact start time has not yet been announced, but the event is confirmed to take place on June 5, 2021. Likewise, it has not yet been revealed how much it will cost to watch the boxing event YouTube versus TikTok PPV.
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Source: LiveXLive / PRNewswire
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