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Charli D’Amelio becomes first TikTok star to hit 100 million followers

Published: 22/Nov/2020 12:37 Updated: 22/Nov/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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After little over a year of activity on the app, social media star Charli D’Amelio has become the very first person to hit 100 million followers on TikTok, at the age of just 16.

Charli D’Amelio started making TikToks in late 2019, posting a variety of dance and lip-sync videos that quickly went viral. Before that, she had been a competitive dancer for ten years, well prepared to make addictive dance content that earned up a rapidly expanding following.

Since then, the young superstar has gone on to do some incredible things. She had her own iconic drink put on the Dunkin Donuts menu, collaborated with singer Jennifer Lopez on multiple occasions including at the Superbowl, and has embarked on multiple business enterprises alongside her family.

The D'Amelio family in Mr Beast's Creator Game
YouTube: MrBeast
The D’Amelio family are known for their entertaining dynamic, producing various different projects together.

Charli appeared on Fortune’s 40 under 40 list  for 2020 alongside stars like Beyoncé and Zendaya, going from ordinary teen to global superstar overnight.

Charli D’Amelio hits 100 million

And now she’s hit the ultimate milestone: a whopping 100 million followers on her TikTok account alone. To hit the big number in just over a year is unprecedented, and at such a young age is an enormous achievement.

Things were looking a little shaky for the star recently when some people became outraged over an “ungrateful” comment, losing around a million followers as a result. However in true Charli style she was back posting within days, and quickly made back the followers she lost.

Despite the bump in the road, Charli still sits well ahead of the other most-followed people on the app, with Addison Rae in second place at over 60 million followers. Even TikTok’s own account is only 5th place on the list, showing just how powerful its influencers have become.

According to Charli, one of her first every TikToks to go viral was an adorable dance duet with TikTok user move_with_joy, and since then her fame has skyrocketed.

@charlidamelio

#duet with @move_with_joy this is so cute i love this

♬ step step flip flip shoulder shoulder hip hip – Joy

Dixie D’Amelio, Charli’s older sister, has also been making waves in the world of the internet, and the two sisters are very much a team. Together they’ve collaborated with Morphe, created their own nail collection, and even have a podcast now.

Dixie is doing incredibly well for herself too, with over 40 million followers on TikTok alongside the beginnings of her music career with her video for “Be Happy” alongside partner Noah Beck.

However, it seems that Charli will be the only one sitting over the 100 million line for the time being, with massive congratulations in order for the huge achievement.

Fortnite

NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.