What It's Like to Wake Up After Your Illegal UFC Stream Goes Viral. Oops.


When Adrian Lester woke up on Monday morning, he’d gone viral because of a joke. On Sunday night, Lester decided to illegally stream a UFC pay-per-view on his Twitch account. These streams are common on Twitch and YouTube, but they’re taken down in short order. Lester managed to stream for hours because he pretended to be playing the new UFC game from Electronic Arts. More than 5,000 people were watching.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/zmyxzj/what-its-like-to-wake-up-after-your-illegal-ufc-stream-goes-viral-oops


We may have all picked our person of the year too early


I went in expecting that the pretense was just listing it under the UFC game category in the Twitch directory, or something along those lines, but the fact that the streamer was commentating and physically miming the controller inputs is really a special touch.