Has PewDiePie’s Minecraft series ended? YouTuber goes head-to-head with final boss - Dexerto
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Has PewDiePie’s Minecraft series ended? YouTuber goes head-to-head with final boss

Published: 25/Aug/2019 19:52 Updated: 25/Aug/2019 21:02

by Brent Koepp

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Fresh off of hitting his 100 million subscriber milestone, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg celebrated in the most fitting way possible – with more Minecraft, of course. The latest episode sees the Swede take on the Ender Dragon, but is this the end of his series?

On August 24, PewDiePie became the first individual YouTuber to hit 100 million subscribers, capping off what has been one of the best years of his life. So what could be a more fitting celebration than another Minecraft episode. 

In the August 25 video, the YouTube king finally took on the final fight in the original version of the sandbox game as he squared off with the terrifying Ender Dragon, the largest mob boss in the game. 

YouTube: PewDiePiePewDiePie got emotional after getting to “the end” of his Minecraft series.

“I’m not ready for this fight!”

Things started out rough for the Swede after he was accidentally pushed into an end portal by his pet pig ‘PeePee PooPoo’ which sent him unexpectedly to ‘The End’ – the third and final dimension in the game.

The YouTuber didn’t have the material to reach the island in the void, but luckily caught a break as he had an ‘Ender Pearl’, which allows you to teleport where the item is thrown. After making it to the island, he was immediately met with sounds of the dragon growling.

“Oh god I’ll just stand in the corner. This is just too scary!” Pewds exclaimed before taking a step out and being met with a loud roar “Ah! I’m sorry. Ahh I’m scared! I’m not ready for this fight!” he cried as the monster flew over him.

After making an unsuccessful attempt at battling the dragon, the Swede was ready to retreat when he forgot that he had an ‘Ender chest’ on him, which contained health items, his infinite bow, and most importantly, snow for his snowman army. Excited, he returned back to the battle to execute his plan.

Unlike his 96 million pig army which backfired in his fight with the Wither, this time his plan worked, and the snowmen began to attack the dragon. “Oh my god it worked. Get ’em, boys!” the YouTuber yelled excitedly as his army continued to pelt the flying mob boss with snowballs. 

YouTube: PewDiePieThe YouTube king constructed a snowmen army to aid in his fight.

As the fight raged on, the YouTube king tried to attack the dragon with a bed, and the boss sent him flying in the air, before falling to his death. “No! I didn’t know he could do that. Ahh!” he said with disappointment. 

In a heartbreaking moment, the Swede brought his pig pet with him this time, as he had previously promised they would slay the Ender Dragon together. But while holding him, he fell which sent the animal to his death. 

Returning with a newfound vengeance, PewDiePie finally whittled the dragon’s health down, using enchanted arrows to finally slay the beast from out of the sky. “Wooo! Yeaaah! Yess!” he screamed in excitement. “Oh my god, we did it! We did it! What a battle!”

YouTube: PewDiePiePewds screamed in elation after slaying the epic boss.

Is this the end?

After collecting his XP, the Swede then jumped into the void, which triggered the ending credits for the game. Genuinely looking emotional, he said “We did it. We did it gamers,” and smiled as the credits rolled. 

Pewds then returned to his base and met his pets Joergen and Sven, and the dog’s husband and child. “We did it. But we lost a lot of friends along the way,” he said somberly. 

Putting on a firework show for his pets, he emotionally addressed his audience, thanking them for watching the end of his Minecraft series. “Thank you everyone for watching this series. It’s been an epic, epic journey. With so many memorable moments. So many amazing times. I’ve loved playing this for you guys. Therefore we are going to end it…”

Suddenly, he shouted: “Sike! You really thought it was over, huh? There is so many more things left in Minecraft!” he said excitedly, vowing to continue the series for his fans.

(Timestamp of 00:10 for mobile viewers.)

With the YouTube king promising to continue his Minecraft series, fans will have plenty of journeys to go on with PewDiePie for the foreseeable future.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.