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Content Creators slam YouTube Rewind 2018 – xQc, KEEMSTAR, Lachlan and more

Published: 7/Dec/2018 15:07 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 15:41

by Matt Porter

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YouTube have released their end-of-year YouTube Rewind video for 2018, featuring some of the biggest content creators on the platform.

The videos are usually popular with fans of the popular site, mixing some of the most popular YouTubers with references to pop culture, social media and more while giving watchers a glimpse into the year and the topics and stars that people were talking about. 

However, while some enjoyed the 2018 video, many content creators were not impressed by YouTube Rewind, openly slamming it on social media and stream.

YouTube release their Rewind video at the end of each year.

One of Twitch’s biggest stars Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel chose to watch the video when it released while streaming for his audience, with members of his chat reacting to YouTube Rewind alongside him. 

“Oh God!” yelled Lengyel, cringing as he watched it. “Oh God! Oh fuck! I can only watch so much!”

Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem made it clear he wasn’t a fan of the video, taking to Twitter to call the 2018 edition of YouTube Rewind “the worst one yet,”, stating that it made him hate Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who featured in the video, for no other reason than he was in it.

Perhaps the person most upset by this year’s video was Lachlan Power, who revealed that he flew 15 hours from Australia to take part in YouTube Rewind, only to find out that he had been cut from the video entirely when it was released.

“The worst part is my parents were so excited to see me in YouTube Rewind this year,” tweeted Lachlan. “Glad I’m not in Australia right now to see the disappointment on their face once again. Thanks for the embarrassment, YouTube.”

YouTube Rewind featured some of the world’s biggest content creators, such as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Marques ‘MKBHD’ Brownlee and Lilly ‘IISuperwomanII’ Singh alongside A-list celebs like Will Smith. You can watch the full YouTube Rewind 2018 video below.

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Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith

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Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo
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The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
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SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.