KEEMSTAR to quit YouTube? Censor also hints at frustration with the platform - Dexerto

KEEMSTAR to quit YouTube? Censor also hints at frustration with the platform

Published: 3/Nov/2018 18:40 Updated: 3/Nov/2018 18:41

by Virginia Glaze


Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem may have just announced his departure from YouTube – and other major names are sympathizing with him, too.

KEEMSTAR announced his ‘retirement’ from the platform in a Tweet on November 3, claiming that he’d been getting 50% less views due to YouTube being ‘broken.’


“I am officially retiring from YouTube,” KEEMSTAR wrote. “I’m not going to upload videos and get 50% less views because of (BROKEN YOUTUBE) nope. The video last night is only 400k lol, that’s fucking impossible for my channel! Easy 1M by now. Bye hoes!”

KEEMSTAR went on to claim that three of his employees had not received an upload notification in their inbox from the Drama Alert episode posted on November 2. He also cited newscaster Philip DeFranco’s drop in views, which KEEM claimed was 40% less than his usual numbers.


KEEMSTAR wasn’t the only one to express frustration with YouTube, either. Recently retired Call of Duty pro Censor appeared to sympathize with KEEMSTAR’s grievances, as well.

“You’re not alone,” Censor wrote in a reply to KEEM’s Tweet.

While Censor hasn’t made any direct claims about leaving the platform, he did express additional dissatisfaction with the internet overall in a previous Tweet. Could he be up for yet another major lifestyle change in the near future?


KEEMSTAR and other major YouTubers have been calling out YouTube’s ‘broken’ system for a while now; In fact, massively popular creator Markiplier even theorized that YouTube’s issues are due to the deletion of Google Plus. 

While this theory has yet to be proven true, it looks like KEEMSTAR isn’t waiting on a solution to the problem.


Pokemon GO streamer has phone & car stolen while live on Twitch

Published: 8/Oct/2020 21:24 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 21:27

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon GO player’s livestream was interrupted when a mugger robbed them in front of viewers. The Trainer’s phone and car were stolen during the broadcast.

Pokemon GO took the world by storm in 2016, as players from all over ventured outside of their homes to catch their favorite monsters. The mobile title developed by Niantic brought the beloved Nintendo RPG to real life for millions.


Unfortunately, because the game takes place in the real world, unexpected things can happen – from fans assaulting each other over Gyms, to even murder. On October 8, a streamer’s broadcast quickly turned violent after they were mugged, much to the horror of their audience.

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Twitch: xDeezzNutzx
The Pokemon GO player was robbed while trying to catch a Croagunk.

Pokemon GO player robbed live on stream

Pokemon GO streamer Anthony ‘xDeezzNutzx’ was broadcasting live on October 8 when his Twitch stream was abruptly brought to a halt. The player was trying to catch a Croagunk when a stranger attacked him.


While there is no video of the incident, viewers tuning it could hear the audio of the terrifying moment. “Whoa dude, I’m live! I’m live! I don’t got nothing. I don’t have anything!” the 23-year old told the assailant.

The thief can be heard telling the Pokemon fan “The f**k wrong with you?!” after they tried to resist the theft. The GO stream then cut off after the criminal stole the player’s phone.


The thieves could be heard talking on the stream after multiple attempts to unlock the victim’s phone. “We got to get up through here really quick. Come on. We got his vape, his car keys, let’s get the whip, right,” they said.

It wasn’t long before the criminals realized that the phone was still broadcasting live. “He was going live? Why does he got so many goddamn portable chargers?” they said, before taking off with the stolen items.


According to Reddit, a police investigation is now underway. At the time of writing, the individuals have not yet been found or arrested. Based on the audio, it appears that the streamer was mugged by four individuals.

This story is sadly another example of how unpredictable the real world can actually be. And unfortunately, that means even players trying to enjoy Pokemon GO outside can sometimes get caught up in some scary situations.