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Mr Beast’s citywide ad campaign is actually helping PewDiePie keep his top spot on YouTube

Published: 26/Oct/2018 22:51 Updated: 27/Oct/2018 19:16

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube’s king of big-budget videos is advocating for the platform’s king of subscribers in a major way – and it seems to be working!

MrBeast bought every billboard in his city to advocate for YouTube’s most-subscribed creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, who is quickly being overtaken by Bollywood music label T-Series.

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MrBeast went on an advertising tirade to prevent PewDiePie’s defeat by the corporation, purchasing billboards, wrapping a truck, and even making an appearance on local radio stations in an effort to keep the King of YouTube on top of the heap.

“I just wanted to tell you guys to go subscribe to PewDiePie,” MrBeast implored on one station. “I want him to remain the number one most subscribed to YouTuber. I would just be ashamed if he got passed.”

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MrBeast also placed advertisements on televisions in his local airport, and even spread his message to fellow drivers on the road, leaning out of his car window to ask another driver if she had subscribed to PewDiePie.

Ever since his video covering the campaign released on October 26, PewDiePie has seen a major influx of subscribers in a last-minute effort to defend the king of YouTube from his corporate enemy. 

In fact, PewDiePie gained a massive 36,000 subs in just the first hour after the video was uploaded.

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While T-Series was projected to overtake PewDiePie by early 2019, it looks as if the label might overtake him three months ahead of schedule – but both the BeastGang and the Bro army aren’t backing down any time soon.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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