Mr Beast gives away a house & $135,000 in epic subscriber giveaway - Dexerto

Mr Beast gives away a house & $135,000 in epic subscriber giveaway

Published: 24/Aug/2020 11:41

by Connor Bennett


YouTube sensation Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has been at it again, giving away a house as well as thousands of dollars in other prizes to some of his most loyal subscribers. 

Since exploding in popularity in 2019, Mr Beast has been well renowned on YouTube for videos where he gives away crazy prizes to his friends, fans, and even just random strangers. 

No matter what he’s giving away, be it a private island worth $700,000 or just $10,000 in a Minecraft building challenge, each and every one of his videos end up on the Trending tab and rack up millions of views just hours after going live.

Even though most of his recent videos have centered around rewarding his friends and family, he’s managed to change the life of some of his most loyal viewers with an incredible subscriber giveaway. 

Mr Beast on his private island.
YouTube: Mr Beast
Mr Beast recently gave away a private island worth almost $1,000,00.

In his newest video, uploaded August 22, Mr Beast got some of his subscribers together and rewarded them without putting each one of them through an ultra-difficult task as he usually does. 

One subscriber was asked to choose between a new house and a Lamborghini – he chose the house. Another was challenged with holding onto a bar for as long as possible, and another just had to show off what Mr Beast videos he had watched recently.

He did have one physically demanding challenge though, tasking one fan with opening a safe. After they did so, they were rewarded with two diamonds and $10,000 cash – meaning he walked away with $25,000. 

All in all, Mr Beast gave away a three-bedroom house and close to $135,000 to his subscribers and friends. So, it pays to be a subscriber – literally. 

What he’ll do next remains to be seen, but given that he’s been focusing a lot on Minecraft lately, it’ll probably come through there.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.