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BTS destroy multiple YouTube records with Dynamite video

Published: 21/Aug/2020 12:21

by Connor Bennett

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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.

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Yvonne defends Pokimane, explains how she helped grow her Twitch career

Published: 1/Dec/2020 3:57 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 4:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Yvonne has been entangled in the drama between Pokimane and Fedmsyster, but she took some time in her latest stream to defend Pokimane and even explained how she helped her focus on streaming.

Yvonne ‘Yvonnie’ Ng and Iman ‘Pokimane’ Anys have been friends for several years now. Their friendship started before Yvonne joined OfflineTV and became the house manager in 2018.

However, they have been roped into a drama after a document written by Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan surfaced on the internet. He claimed Pokimane was one of several OfflineTV members who wanted Yvonne fired and used him as a scapegoat.

Pokimane denied the accusations and doubled-down with a lengthy document of her own to provide more context. Other streamers have also chimed in on the issue and had her back. The consensus is that Fedmyster’s initial document was potentially misleading.

Still, it left fans wondering whether the whole situation had strained the friendship between Pokimane and Yvonne. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be the case. Yvonne spoke about Pokimane in her latest stream, and had nothing but kind words.

Yvonne Pokimane OfflineTV
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Yvonne and Pokimane have been friends for several years.

So, about [Pokimane] caring about whether I’d do content or not, she… made an exception for me and believed in the type of person that I was and tried to make things work,” said Yvonne.

“I don’t want people to think that she’s so, like…” she added, holding back some tears. “She’s not the way people portray her to be, and she gets sh*t on a lot just because it’s her, and it feels really unfair.”

Yvonne also explained how Pokimane even made an effort to help her focus on streaming. “She tried to work around me because she knew that I did enjoy streaming [and] I did enjoy doing content stuff,” said Yvonne. 

“We had a long talk, and she even suggested… we could get a business manager [who could] handle a lot of things so [I] can still stream,” said Yvonne. “That was great.”

“She worked around what I wanted,” she added. “And she actually was the person who also gave me the green light to do YouTube and stuff. I didn’t have a channel before.”

It’s nice to see how much Yvonne still cares about her friend and values their friendship despite all the drama. She struggled to hold back the emotional several times, especially when talking about how people love to hate Pokimane.

In the end, it would be hard to have conversations and details about your private life thrown into the public eye, and even more so when it’s taken out of context. 

Fortunately, it seems like this latest OfflineTV drama is dead and buried for the most part. But perhaps more importantly, it’s good to know the friendship between Yvonne and Pokimane is still strong.