Just days after tweeting about how he wants to eventually own his own League of Legends team, massive content creator Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson has revealed he might already have something in the works.
On a recent 24-hour stream where he was signing merch for fans, MrBeast answered questions from the chat, including one asking if he was still going through with the plan to own a League team, to which he instantly said yes.
“Oh yeah, not even thinking, it’s happening,” MrBeast said. “Just give me a little bit of time. We have so much going on with this channel, the side channel, and all of the other companies…so definitely not this season or the Summer Split either. But we are definitely going to have a Beast Gaming League of Legends team—100 percent.”
This is a big step up from his previous comments, but he likely just didn’t want to have a whole Twitter thread dedicated to trying to explain his plans since he was vague about specifics on camera too.
“I definitely want [a League team],” he said. “I don’t want to say too much of what I have planned…I spend so much time watching, so I was just like ‘I might as well be watching one of my teams.’”
Since his initial post, industry voices ranging from TSM to Fnatic’s CEO Sam Matthews have reached out and expressed interest in collaborating with the creator who has amassed nearly 46 million subscribers on just his main YouTube channel.
Donaldson’s videos typically feature “attention-grabbing stunts”. He often makes videos where he donates large amount of money to individuals, with many of these videos being sponsored (although he has donated without a sponsor in the past).
In January 2017, Donaldson published an almost day-long video of himself counting to 100,000. The stunt took him 40 hours, with some parts sped up to “keep it under 24 hours”. A subsequent video titled “Counting to 200,000 (Road to a Mil)” was uploaded the next month, although, according to Donaldson, it too, had to be sped up because the full fifty-five hours of counting exceeded YouTube’s upload limit.
Additionally, Donaldson has tried to break glass using a hundred megaphones, watched paint dry for an hour, attempted to stay underwater for 24 hours (but failed because of health issues), and unsuccessfully attempted to spin a fidget spinner for a day, although the footage is gone. In March 2019, he organized and filmed a real-life battle royale competition in Los Angeles with a prize of $200,000 (2 games were played, making game earnings of $100,000 for each game) in collaboration with Apex Legends. The event and prize pool was sponsored by Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts.