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David Dobrik surprises fan’s dad during impromptu trip

Published: 30/Jan/2020 20:49

by Eli Becht


Superstar YouTuber David Dobrik surprised one of his older fans with an impromptu house call that shocked their entire family.

The Vlog Squad member has a massive audience, boasting over 15 million subscribers on YouTube alone, and it turns out that his viewership features people of all ages.

One particular viewer explained to Dobrik that her dad was a huge fan of his and was always asking about the latest video that’s been uploaded.

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Instagram: daviddobrik
David Dobrik is one of the most popular YouTubers.

“So, since I’ve been home from college on winter break, every night my dad has come to me to watch a random David Dobrik vlog,” she explained.

That’s when she decided to work something out with the YouTuber – to get him to show up at her house to surprise her unsuspecting dad.

This led to Dobrik flying all the way out to New Jersey to surprise the whole family. Like she said in the now-viral TikTok video, her father was much more excited to see him than she was.

The family took a few pictures with the former Vine star and then sat down on the couch together to watch some of his old vlogs. This type of opportunity doesn’t present itself very often so it’s good to see the household was able to take complete advantage of it.

Acts like this are just one of the many reasons Dobrik’s popularity has skyrocketed. He’s also known for making wild videos that feature him doing a variety of wacky things like making Teslas fly or performing basketball trick shots with a jetpack.

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YouTube: David Dobrik
No, Justin Bieber didn’t show up on the house call.

When he’s not making literal house calls like this,  he can often be seen handing out obscene amounts of cash to throngs of fans that chase him around whenever he’s spotted in public.

His philanthropy is also well-documented. While not at the insane levels of fellow YouTuber superstar MrBeast, Dobrik does more than his fair share of helping others out, such as when he gave $10,000 to a lucky college student to help with the cost of her studies.

Considering how fast his popularity continues to rise among the YouTube ranks, who knows what other surprises David has up his sleeve.


Neymar and AOC become fastest-growing streamers on Twitch

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:26

by Joe Craven


PSG star Neymar and US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have skyrocketed to the top of the streaming platform’s list of fastest-growing streamers for October.

Typically, the fastest-growing channels on Twitch are the biggest names like Ninja, shroud and summit1g. While those broadcasters do feature lower down on this list, there are a number of surprises this October.

Ninja, according to TwitchMetrics, is the eighth fastest-growing streamer, accumulating over 336,000 new followers in the last 30 days. However, he is quite simply blown out of the water when looking at the top two, who’ve experienced growth at nearly double the rate.

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You’d be forgiven for expecting Ninja to be at the top of the list.

Neymar and AOC take over Twitch

Second on the list is AOC, the US Congresswoman who broke records with her Among Us stream alongside Pokimane, Dr Lupo and more. Before the first round even got underway, more than 400,000 viewers had jumped into the channel.

Her Twitch channel, which was made for the aforementioned Among Us stream, has gained over 673,000 followers. Upwards of half a million of those came on the night of her record-breaking stream.

However, just pipping AOC to the top spot is Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has taken to streaming video games, mostly Valve’s CS:GO.

It looks like a lot of his fans from football have followed him to Twitch, as he gained over 677,000 followers in the past month, making him the fastest growing Twitch channel in the world.

Fastest Growing streamers from TwitchMetrics
The top two are some way ahead of the following pack.

Loud.gg dominate the top 20 fastest growing Twitch streamers

Away from the top two is the incredible growth of a number of streamers from Loud.gg. The Brazilian organization is represented in the top 20 by 10 of its streamers – including coringa, thurzin, babi and Mii in the top 10.

While they all variety stream and try their hands at different games, Garenga Free Fire has dominated the agenda for most of them. The mobile battle royale has risen in popularity exponentially, becoming 2019’s most downloaded mobile title.

Loud.gg streamers on Twitch's fastest growing streamers
Loud.gg streamers represent over half of the top 20 fastest growing Twitch streamers.

Another notable inclusion is SouljaBoy, with the US rapper gaining 350,000 followers and sitting in 7th position.

It just goes to show the popularity of video games, and the appeal of watching your favorite celebrities gaming, whatever their full-time profession. We’re sure next month’s list will feature just as many surprises.