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BTS destroy multiple YouTube records with Dynamite video

Published: 21/Aug/2020 12:21

by Connor Bennett


Hugely popular K-pop group BTS have seemingly broken the record for most views within 10 minutes of uploading a YouTube video as over 20 million fans piled on to watch their Dynamite video. 

As far as YouTube records go, fans and analysts are continually keeping an eye on who has the most subscribers, which video has the most views, and even what upload has amassed the most dislikes ever. 


Though, there are some fan bases that that do their utmost to get the most eyes possible on a video as soon as it launches. This includes the rabid fan base behind K-pop sensations BTS. 

Back in February, YouTube had to respond to claims that they had deleted millions views from their ‘ON’ video after fans managed to flood the servers to watch it’s premiere. That record-breaking video had 18 million hours after it had been live for four hours, but the BTS fanbase have gone above and beyond yet again. 

BTS kpop group accepting award.
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BTS is one of the biggest K-pop groups in the world.

With the music video for Dynamite, the group’s first song to be recorded completely in English, going live on August 21, BTS fans had viewed it over 10 million views in just the first 20 minutes.

On top of that record-breaking viewing figure, the army of K-pop fans had also liked the video over 1.5 million times. Within an hour of the video being live, they’d already managed to double the 10 million views to 20 million.

According to Bandwagon, the live premiere of the video also managed to break a YouTube record for most concurrent viewers with a live count of between 3 to 4 million people at once. 


As of writing, the rapid view rate on the Dynamite video has slowed down, but it has been viewed over 45 million times in its first seven hours.

What the final first-day view total ends up at remains to be seen, but on the whole, the video looks set to be one of the most popular music videos ever on YouTube.


Pokemon GO streamer has phone & car stolen while live on Twitch

Published: 8/Oct/2020 21:24 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 21:27

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon GO player’s livestream was interrupted when a mugger robbed them in front of viewers. The Trainer’s phone and car were stolen during the broadcast.

Pokemon GO took the world by storm in 2016, as players from all over ventured outside of their homes to catch their favorite monsters. The mobile title developed by Niantic brought the beloved Nintendo RPG to real life for millions.


Unfortunately, because the game takes place in the real world, unexpected things can happen – from fans assaulting each other over Gyms, to even murder. On October 8, a streamer’s broadcast quickly turned violent after they were mugged, much to the horror of their audience.

pokemon go player catching croagunk
Twitch: xDeezzNutzx
The Pokemon GO player was robbed while trying to catch a Croagunk.

Pokemon GO player robbed live on stream

Pokemon GO streamer Anthony ‘xDeezzNutzx’ was broadcasting live on October 8 when his Twitch stream was abruptly brought to a halt. The player was trying to catch a Croagunk when a stranger attacked him.


While there is no video of the incident, viewers tuning it could hear the audio of the terrifying moment. “Whoa dude, I’m live! I’m live! I don’t got nothing. I don’t have anything!” the 23-year old told the assailant.

The thief can be heard telling the Pokemon fan “The f**k wrong with you?!” after they tried to resist the theft. The GO stream then cut off after the criminal stole the player’s phone.


The thieves could be heard talking on the stream after multiple attempts to unlock the victim’s phone. “We got to get up through here really quick. Come on. We got his vape, his car keys, let’s get the whip, right,” they said.

It wasn’t long before the criminals realized that the phone was still broadcasting live. “He was going live? Why does he got so many goddamn portable chargers?” they said, before taking off with the stolen items.


According to Reddit, a police investigation is now underway. At the time of writing, the individuals have not yet been found or arrested. Based on the audio, it appears that the streamer was mugged by four individuals.

This story is sadly another example of how unpredictable the real world can actually be. And unfortunately, that means even players trying to enjoy Pokemon GO outside can sometimes get caught up in some scary situations.