Man live streams a UFC fight - then brazenly pretends he is playing it to avoid copyright

Greg Evans
Monday 04 December 2017 15:45
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Video games are becoming so frighteningly realistic that it's hard to tell the difference between them and reality.

It's possibly most noticeable in sports games.

Sometimes, due to magic like motion capture animations, you would swear you are actually watching a real event.

That's exactly what ingenious gamer AJ Lester realised when he streamed an actual UFC show on multiple platforms, including widely popular Twitch.

You'd expect a streamer live streaming the event without the rights to get hit with a copyright infringement warning and the link would be removed.

Except AJ, who is probably some sort of genius, appeared in the corner of the video himself and pretended to play the actual fight.

Here he is streaming the contest between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo and everything about it is very, very convincing.

The clip has since gone viral online, earning over 72,000 retweets and over 161,000 likes.

Another clip of him streaming the fight between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou and also emerged and his reactions in this one are perfect.

Best of all he managed to get away with the entire thing for a while.

Eurogamer reported that AJ was yet to hear from any type of authority about the illegal stream.

Lester has since seen his followers on Twitch skyrocket thanks to the fame of the video, which is handy for him as users can make money from people watching them play games.

Eurogamer quotes him as saying on a different stream:

I sat on 2000 followers for five years, and now that viral video has boosted me up like crazy.

Twitch isn't a stranger to illegal sports streams but AJ's creative way of avoiding detection really is inventive.

HT The Verge

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