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Fortnite Streamer Gets the Shock of a Lifetime

For ExoticChaotic, it really comes in handy
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2019 4:00 PM CST
ExoticChaotic realizes just how big the donation is.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A Fortnite streamer was stunned earlier this week when a pretty big donation appeared on his screen, Kotaku reports. The streamer, known as ExoticChaotic, can be seen on his Twitch feed: "What a minute," he said Tuesday when he saw the number. "That can't be right." So he checked his PayPal account, and sure enough, there was $75,000: "DUDE," he cried, "WHAT IS THAT S**T?" It was a gift from friend and fellow Fortnite player KingMascot, who made money in Bitcoin and trades stocks. ExoticChaotic "hasn't been in the best spot for money his whole life," KingMascot tells Dexerto. "He deserves it more than anyone." ExoticChaotic isn't exactly disagreeing.

"I do not have a very high income," he says. "My girlfriend has worked full-time to support my career as a Fortnite streamer." He also has a 4-year-old son, and had to buy a new car after recently winning $30,000 in a 6-week Fortnite competition; the old one "wasn't even safe to drive," he says. Seems he and KingMascot became friends more than a year ago over their shared interest in gathering Fortnite items known as cosmetics. How does it feel to get the biggest-ever Twitch donation? "I am really trying to process that still," tweets ExoticChaotic, who says he plans to "grow this money" for his family's future. (At the same time, some parents are troubled by Fortnite.)

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