Did MSI really try to bribe YouTube to avoid a negative review? Check out what exactly happened.

And that’s how you go from bad to worse

A YouTuber recently claimed that MSI tried bribing him so that he wouldn’t give their product a negative review. If what he says is true, this would be a pretty hard hit for MSI as their hardware is usually sounds and the company has always maintained its goodwill without resorting to such cheap tactics. As of now, we cannot confirm if the news is indeed true and whether or not it’s just some employee going rogue.

The full story

The YouTube channel that tweeted this out was TechteamGB and said that MSI tried paying them off after they posted a review saying that they were disappointed with the MSI Bravo 15 laptop. They posted a video about the laptop and showed its flaws, which included a not-so-great display display, bad thermals, and poor trackpad build quality. However, he contacted MSI to confirm all these, but that was when they tried to bribe him.

MSI asked him to remove “disappointing” from the video’s title, but he refused. MSI tried seeking AMD’s help as the laptop comes with a Ryzen 4000 series CPU, but AMD also sided with TechteamGB. He tweeted that a PR rep from AMD had reached out and said that the problem was with the laptop, not the YouTuber.

Neither AMD or MSI have responded to this yet, but other tech channels like LinusTechTips and Hardware Unboxed have went to TechteamGB to help out, and condemned MSI’s actions in tweets.

The company has really landed itself in hot water for this, and let’s not forget MSI has made some impressive gaming laptops in the past. In case you want to see the video, the link is given below.



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