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Mr Beast reveals why his most expensive videos didn’t make it to YouTube

Published: 30/Apr/2020 22:44

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and internet philanthropist ‘Mr Beast’ is known for pulling off some insanely expensive stunts for his videos — but some of his most costly projects never made it past the ‘publish’ button.

Mr Beast isn’t one to pinch pennies when it comes to content; the star has given away entire homes, opened free car dealerships, and even awarded a lucky contestant with one million dollars in the past.

With that in mind, it comes as little surprise that some of his scrapped projects were also insanely expensive — as well as equally time consuming.

Mr Beast, Instagram
YouTube star Mr Beast is known for giving out huge amounts of cash – as well as orchestrating crazy challenges, such as his over-the-top games of hide-and-seek – which had a $70k prize.

In a video uploaded on April 30, Mr Beast revealed some of his wildest projects that never actually made it to YouTube, which included constructing the world’s longest domino chain, and even sending his crew to the Seven Wonders of the World.

While it certainly seemed like a good idea (and a great way for his buddies to spend a free vacation), the YouTuber revealed that he wasn’t able to complete his Seven Wonders video, as he’d left his camera on the plane and his area in Italy had no stores with high-tech cameras.

Thus, Mr Beast’s costly project went into the bin — as well as its whopping $90k budget, which included travel expenses for his squad to see such sights as the Great Pyramids of Giza and even Stonehenge.

Mr Beast, YouTube
Unfortunately, Mr Beast’s attempt at breaking the world record for the longest domino chain never made it to YouTube, with both he and his crew calling the project “boring” and a “disaster.”

That’s not the only expensive idea that got trashed, either; the star also revealed his failed plan to break the world record for the longest domino chain was similarly scrapped, calling it “boring” and a “disaster.”

Mr Beast also revealed that it wasn’t a cheap project, either, noting that the dominoes cost a hefty $70k — a fact that he seemed pained to admit.

Other projects that failed to make it on Mr Beast’s channel included such ideas as creating an entire city of bouncy houses, renovating a barn into a “doggy wonderland” for pets, and raiding a mall wearing dinosaur costumes.

Despite these failed attempts, Mr Beast still reigns as one of YouTube’s most successful content creators, boasting over 34 million subscribers — but even the biggest YouTubers can run into bumps in the road, as evidenced by his video on the subject.

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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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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.

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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.