YouTubers KSI and Speed Make $100,000 FIFA World Cup Bet

  • On a stream this week, KSI agreed to give Speed $100k if Portugal win the World Cup
  • If England win, Speed must get a tattoo that says “KSI is the best” on his body
  • KSI believes Harry Kane could give England the win with a strong midfield behind him
  • The UK streamer is no stranger to bets, recently making a £9,000 wager with a fan
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YouTuber KSI (pictured) has made a $100,000 bet with Speed on the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Payday or a tattoo

If you’re into YouTube then it’s likely you’ve heard the names KSI and Speed. Both streamers have accumulated a strong following on the media platform, together boasting around 36.7 million subscribers.

This week, during an appearance on Speed’s channel, UK-based KSI proposed a soccer bet with extremely high stakes. Twitter account @SpeedUpdates1 shared a clip of the moment on Monday:

In the video, which has racked up more than 1.8 million views since Monday, KSI agreed to pay the US streamer, also known as iShowSpeed, $100,000 if Portugal win the FIFA World Cup 2022. However, if his native England win the soccer tournament, KSI demanded that Speed get a tattoo saying “KSI is the best.”

Speed, real name Darren Watkins, responded:

That’s a fat a** deal bro.”

The pair then virtually shook hands over the video stream to lock in the bet.

Portugal vs England

Prior to making their bet on Monday, KSI and Speed had a short profanity-laden debate regarding the winner of the World Cup. When Speed asserted that he believed Portugal would win the tournament, which is due to kick off in less than a month, KSI called him “dumb as sh*t.”

KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji, argued that England have the right ingredients to make a serious attempt in the competition, namely top striker Harry Kane. Despite Speed’s response that the Tottenham forward is “slow as sh*t,” KSI argued that Kane “still scores” and has the midfield players to back him up.

On DraftKings, England are currently sitting as the fourth-most-likely to win the competition at odds of +800. The sportsbook has given Portugal much longer odds of +1400. Brazil is currently favorite at odds of +400, just ahead of Lionel Messi’s Argentina (+550), and previous World Cup winner France (+650).

A big bettor

KSI is no stranger to abnormal bets for high stakes. In September this year, the YouTube star made a £9,000 ($10,325) wager with a fan that he could beat him in a game of rock paper scissors. The fan shared the moment he beat KSI on Twitter:

Outside of betting, KSI has also invested heavily in the cryptocurrency space. In May this year, he revealed that he had lost £2.8m ($3.2) after crypto Luna suffered a 97% reduction in value in just 24 hours. The crypto was previously listed as one of the top 10 in the market.