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Mr Beast ‘gifts’ 1 million YouTube subs after insane 33-hour challenge

Published: 7/Sep/2020 13:15

by Andy Williams


YouTube star Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson has topped his usual antics, by giving a subscriber over one million subscribers after completing an insane 33-hour challenge. 

Mr Beast is YouTube’s answer to a philanthropist. Having donated over one million dollars worth of food to food banks in the United States and setting up multiple families with homes — among a long list of crazy challenges — the YouTuber isn’t shy of dishing out the cash.

But as part of his most recent challenge, the YouTuber wasn’t offering a cash prize per se. Instead, he was offering the winner free promotion of their YouTube channel.

So it’s perhaps fitting that, in order to earn recognition for their channel, that the challenge revolved around latching onto Mr Beast’s very own Diamond Play Button. Four ‘small’ YouTubers, last one to let go wins… Sounds simple, right?

MrBeast Lamborghini challenge.
MrBeast (YouTube)
Mr Beast doesn’t do things by halves when it comes to his extravagant challenges.

Mr Beast’s Gold Play Button challenge

Being a Mr Beast challenge, of course there were some added ‘complications’ during the challenge. After all four of the contestants were firmly holding their ground, Karl Jacobs’ car had to pay the price as bait — and it worked a treat, as one of the YouTubers took their hand off the glass pane in a moment of madness.

After increasing the height of the Diamond Play Button’s box off the ground, the three remaining contenders had to hold onto both a Silver and Gold Play Button with their other hand, while also standing behind a duct tape line.

31 hours into the challenge, the third YouTuber stepped over the tape and was therefore disqualified. Two hours later, the second was also disqualified for the same reason. Leaving the winner, Zealous, with his grand prize — a whopping 33 hours after starting the challenge.

Before the video went live, Zealous had a sizable 49,900 subscribers on his YouTube channel. Since then, he’s gained over 1.5 million subscribers, and is currently sitting on 1.65 million at the time of writing.

While the challenge was no doubt gruelling, Zealous is now reaping the reward and is well on his way to hitting over two million subscribers.

The other YouTubers didn’t walk away empty handed, though, since the two that surpassed the 30-hour mark were gifted $10,000 in cash for their efforts.


KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos


It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.