Ludwig Ahgren was forced to bait his fans on Twitter by teasing an announcement for ‘Subathon 2.0,’ a fake follow-up to his record-shattering 2021 Twitch stream.
While plenty has changed over the following year for the now-YouTube exclusive streamer, he’s made one thing abundantly clear since ending that historic broadcast: Ludwig has vowed to “never” do it again.
Although he’s open to marathon streams, the North American star has no intention of committing to a full-fledged subathon anytime soon.
Knowing this full well, viewers in his January 26 stream found the perfect moment to force his hand. By losing a YouTube wager and having some poor luck, Ludwig found himself teasing ‘Subathon 2.0,’ all against his will.
A common event on Ludwig’s channel is a ‘spin the wheel challenge.’ In this instance, the streamer reacted to a range of clips and if he happened to laugh, the wheel would start spinning.
On each segment of the wheel was a different task. Some were positive, forcing Ludwig to ‘love raid’ another streamer. But others like ‘dying hair’ were a little riskier. It just so happened that an hour into this challenge, the wheel landed on: Chat Tweets on My Account.
With suggestions immediately piling up, it was down to viewers to vote on what Ludwig’s Twitter account should send out next.
Subathon 2.0 🚗
— ludwig (@LudwigAhgren) January 27, 2022
Without hesitation, the very first suggestion made it through: the majority of fans watching along voted for Ludwig to tweet a teaser of a new subathon.
“The problem is, the 30,000 people in here are a fraction of the 1.2 million people that follow me [on Twitter],” Ludwig said. “It would create some uproar.”
“Bad idea?” he questioned moments before hitting the bright blue ‘tweet’ button. “It can’t be that bad. Realistically, me announcing a subathon changes nothing about peoples day to day lives.”
Within seconds, the tweet exploded on social media thousands reacting to the ‘news.’ “This is such a bad idea,” he laughed moments after seeing the reception.
While Ludwig is clearly against a repeat of his famous 2021 subathon, he told fans if it ever did happen, “this is how [he] would actually announce it.”
Although the forced tweet has set the internet ablaze once again, don’t hold your breath for Ludwig to change his mind: “Follow through? No f***ing shot.”