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David Dobrik begs YouTube fans to stop showing up at his house

Published: 24/Jun/2020 7:07 Updated: 24/Jun/2020 9:38

by Isaac McIntyre


David Dobrik has issued an impassioned plea to fans that have been getting a bit too close to the YouTube superstar and his family recently, begging them “not to come to [his] house” because it can be “a little scary” at times.

The popular YouTube personality has been largely absent from his famous vlog-dedicated channel recently, leaving his 17.8 million subscribers in the dark. It looks like some fans got fed up with waiting and visited Dobrik’s house. The star was, of course, not too keen on that.

He asked fans not to invade his privacy by turning up at his West Hollywood home, especially during his break. On top of being invasive, he said, it can get “scary” having strangers lurking around his house.

“Guys… I appreciate you guys so much. I promise! But please, please, do not come to my house,” the internet celebrity said in an Instagram story on June 23.

“If I see you out and about, come say hello! I love that,” the 23-year-old continued in his written message. “But coming to my house is a little scary. Especially ‘cause everyone is a stranger, and Mama Dobrik always says “stranger danger.”

David Dobrik has begged fans not to turn up to his house uninvited during his YouTube hiatus.
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David Dobrik has begged fans not to turn up to his house uninvited during his YouTube hiatus.

Dobrik has been on an extended hiatus from his popular YouTube vlog series during the current global lockdown. That hiatus has left fans following his day-to-day adventures on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

Luckily, the end of his absence from the video-hosting website seems to be nearing an end. Dobrik confirmed on the Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show “the end is in sight” in regards to keeping his vlogs on the back burner.

“I actually set a goal for myself,” he admitted to Fallon. “There’s a bar down the street [Saddle Ranch, in West Hollywood] that we always go to and, once it’s reopened at full capacity, I will start making videos again.”

Dobrik has uploaded just a single YouTube video since March 11.
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Dobrik has uploaded just a single YouTube video since March 11, but says he’ll be back soon.

Earlier this week, Hype House duo Nick Austin and Bryce Hall lashed out at fans that “weren’t respecting privacy” and turning up to film TikToks at their house. Tony Lopez had a similar message for Hype House superfans last week too.

“We moved because this was such a problem at our old house. We even had our property broken into multiple times. Please don’t show up to our home uninvited,” Austin said after some girls and their mom broke into the old Hype House.

TikTok superstar Charli D’Amelio has also had to deal with her own fan drama in the past few days, after her VSCO account was hacked and splashed with “All Lives Matter” messages, contrary to her ongoing support of the BLM movement.


Streamer accidentally leaks how much money Twitch Bounties can reward

Published: 18/Nov/2020 20:15 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 20:16

by Theo Salaun


Answering a question many have been curious about, a Twitch streamer has leaked the amount of money that high-profile creators can make from their Twitch Bounty Board.

Twitch Bounties present the platform’s in-app way for streamers to earn sponsorship deal money without any agents or third-party communication. Launched back in 2018, the offering allows streamers to partner with sponsors and promote their product in different ways, with maximum payouts that vary depending on concurrent viewership and streamer profile.

Ludwig ‘ludwig’ Ahren has roots in Super Smash Bros. Melee playing and commentating, but is better known to many as a Twitch streamer and general content creator. He has over 800,000 followers on Twitch and, per TwitchMetrics, boasts the third-most-watched “Just Chatting” channel on the platform. 

As such, ludwig is expected to earn more than the average streamer for his sponsorship opportunities. But, he’s leaked his Mountain Dew Game Fuel Twitch Bounty partnership and now fans and aspiring creators alike can put a money figure, in the thousands, to the nebulous sponsorship system.

While working through his Game Fuel can, ludwig accidentally leaves his stream on a screen that shares his Twitch Bounty dashboard. The opportunity’s requirements include playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and, more importantly, discussing Game Fuel’s “talking points” during the session.

While those talking points can’t be seen, viewers can see just how much ludwig can make from the maximum payout for this Bounty: $7,202.

That payout is also nestled alongside hyperlinked “terms,” suggesting that there are nuances to the possible tiers of payment a streamer can earn for their partnerships. As has been mentioned in the past, these are likely tied to concurrent viewership and the like, which tally a brand’s overall reach for the advertisement opportunity.

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A popular meme shared using a subtitled portion of Mountain Dew’s Game Fuel commercial featuring CDL pros.

Owned by PepsiCo, Mountain Dew is no stranger to big investments. The brand has already partnered with the gaming world, infamously thanks to some Call of Duty League commercials, and appears willing to double down on that audience.

This is proven by streamers who aren’t specialized in Call of Duty, like ludwig, getting up to $7,202 for Game Fuel Twitch Bounties. If that’s the case, then one has to imagine that others must also be cashing in similar deposits from their product placement opportunities.