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Fortnite YouTuber LazarBeam hits out at YouTube rewind for only using Ninja

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite YouTuber Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott has taken shots at this year’s YouTube Rewind video over the use of Fortnite creators.

The Australian creator has criticised the video for using a Fortnite theme in the Rewind but not including more YouTube creators who make regular content on the game for the platform.

Twitch streamer Ninja, who uploads stream highlights to YouTube, plays a key role in the opening of the video as the Fortnite bus driver - making references to thanking the driver like players would in-game.

Voicing his opinion via Twitter, Lannan tweeted: “So rewind starts with a Fortnite theme but they don’t include any of the biggest fortnite creators. The only guy that gets a spot is the one who exclusively uploads his highlights from TWITCH streams and in no way creates YouTube content. You literally can’t get more tone deaf.”

This wasn’t LazarBeam’s only problem with this year's instalment of the annual video. He tweeted minutes earlier, criticising the company for flying his pal and fellow creator Lachlan Power out to record for the video, only not to use his part in the video.


“YouTube fly @LachlanYT across the globe just to CUT him from rewind. I got told I was too irrelevant for rewind. Please use code “fuck YouTube” in the fortnite item shop,” Lannan tweeted.

LazarBeam is not the only vocal critic about this year's video. Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel and YouTuber Daniel ‘Keemstar’ Keem both voiced their displeasure about Rewind.

The 2018 YouTube Rewind, Everyone Controls Rewind, can be found below: