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Mr Beast teases new project after reaching “insane” YouTube milestone

Published: 13/Feb/2020 6:53 Updated: 13/Feb/2020 6:54

by Isaac McIntyre

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Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson seems to have some of the deepest pockets in the world, and now it looks like the YouTube star will be digging into them again for a bold new project to celebrate hitting 30 million subscribers.

Last October, MrBeast called on the internet to donate for a new project, Team Trees, to celebrate his 20 million subscriber milestone. For every dollar raised, he would plant a tree. With the help of stars like Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, and even Elon Musk, it took less than a month to raise $20 million.

Now, just months after the YouTube philanthropist first announced his collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, he’s hit another “insane” milestone—30,000,000 subscribers—and with it has come a plan for another mega-project.

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MrBeast is looking to build on the global success of Team Trees with a new, ocean-based project.

What could MrBeast’s next project be?

After the success of Team Trees, Donaldson announced he was keen to make environmental projects “a yearly thing,” and just days before hitting his YouTube milestone he added that he wants to “change the world before [he] dies.”

It looks like MrBeast may have to change his plans a little, considering how rapidly he hit his next big goal, and even he’s agreed, teasing a new, sea-based project similar to Team Trees to come sometime in the near future.

“20 million subscribers was TeamTrees. 30 million subscribers, TeamSeas?” he tweeted on February 12 after hitting the YouTube milestone.

While he gave no indication of how he wanted to move his efforts to a more watery focus, and did admit he “didn’t know yet,” it looks like he wants to focus on ocean pollution. “I want plastic out of the ocean,” he explained.

MrBeast gets retrospective for his milestone

While many of the celebrations around MrBeast recently have been related to his Team Trees achievements, and rightly so, the 21-year-old also took some time to look inward after his total subscriber count ticked over to 30 million.

According to the content creator, the number of followers he now boasts was “mindblowing” to him, and he added that his younger self would have only dreamed of what they would go on to achieve on YouTube and in the world.

“30,000,000 subscribers is insane. 13-year-old me used to dream of the life I’m living, and I swear on my life I’ll never take it for granted,” he said, before re-stating his aim to keep up with the projects. “Let’s change the world gamers.”

The internet embraces Team Seas straight away

Donaldson may not have announced the exact details of the teased “Team Seas” just yet, but just like when Team Trees first started, personalities and stars from across the internet are already lining up to get involved.

League of Legends and Counter-Strike organization Team Liquid joined the initial surge of support, sharing one of their brand images which had been altered to read “Team Seas,” along with pink and blue colors.

Fortnite streaming star Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan also immediately put his hand up, suggesting the project could “clean up the oceans and save the marine ecosystem” by “getting rid of 30,000,000 pieces of waste from the ocean.”

While it looks like Team Seas will have a lot of support straight away, just like the $20 million fundraiser Team Trees, it may be a little bit of a wait before MrBeast actually reveals what he has planned, considering it may take time to set up.

Keep your eyes peeled though. Once the charity drive goes live, just like his first celebration project, there’s every chance everyone will have the ability to get involved, and raise money for another great, and important, cause.

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Pokimane denies new Fedmyster claims, says he sent “admission of guilt”

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:27 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 3:48

by Isaac McIntyre

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has hit back at claims made by former OfflineTV streamer Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan in a leaked exposé document, and revealed the disgraced Twitch star sent her what she believes is an “admission of guilt.”

Earlier this year, the OfflineTV house was rocked by accusations of harassment and misconduct leveled at former editor-turned-personality Fedmyster.

Several members of the Twitch content group, including Lilypichu and Yvonne, detailed how Gaytan would “come to [their] room, drunk” and “massage [their] feet and thighs.” Yvonne also revealed he had “crawled in bed” with her, kissed her cheek, and put his hand up her shirt.

These accusations were compounded when Pokimane claimed Fed had been a “big reason” why she moved out of the house. Fedmyster was subsequently expelled from the OfflineTV house, and removed from the company.

After months of silence from the Twitch streamer, a document leaked online on Nov. 24, which mainly detailed Fed’s relationship with Pokimane. In the unreleased exposé titled “My Truth”, which Dexerto has read copies of, Gaytan, 25, accused Pokimane of “twisting the truth” about their relationship.

Pokimane has now hit back, speaking about the leaked document in a short Twitch stream on Wednesday. In her response, she suggests Fedmyster sent her an “admission of guilt” in regards to his “manipulative” actions.

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Fedmyster’s leaked doc, “My Truth,” mainly revolves around his relationship with Pokimane.

Fedmyster allegedly sent Pokimane “admission of guilt”

Anys, who admitted she’s already seen several versions of the Fedmyster document, doubled down on her previous June 29 claims. According to the Twitch star, Fed’s claim to a potential hookup, Steve, that they were “a thing” was the best example of his manipulation.

“I want to make it clear that, to me, this incident [with Steve] was clearly a mess-up on Fed’s part. I confronted Fed, he apologized… he admitted fault,” she said.

Pokimane revealed she messaged Fedmyster ahead of her ‘tell-all’ stream in June, asking if there was anything she “should maybe leave out.” When Gaytan requested she skip over the incident with Steve at the party, however, she refused.

“He said ‘if you can… leave out the Steve stuff, it’s something I wouldn’t like mentioned.’ I couldn’t leave that out. He asked me not to mention it, and I think that’s an admission of guilt, then later he says ‘that’s not how it went down’.”

Pokimane says Fed’s claims ‘overshadow’ real issue

The problem, she continued, is that Fed has focused on her being a “villain” and leading him on in the leaked document. This focus, which she believes “blows everything out of proportion,” is being used to overshadow the actual OfflineTV accusations.

“Essentially we had trouble being close but managing our friendship, knowing he wanted more, but I always felt I was upfront about it… it really bothers me that in this document he tried to make me out as the bad guy,” Pokimane said.

“Obviously we weren’t on the same page. I hope you guys can see this from my perspective… I didn’t see a future between the two of us. I thought I was always honest. Looking back, I should have been more aware of how I acted around him, but hindsight is 20/20!

“To me, in all honesty, all of this is just not important. It’s regular 20-year-old relationship bullsh*t. What I shared about the situation is my honest truth, and it’s totally irrelevant to the actual incidents that triggered all of this.”

Fedmyster says he “stands by document”

Fedmyster has addressed the leaked document too; according to the disgraced Twitch star, he had no plans to release the exposé, because it felt like “airing dirty laundry.”

“[Poki and I] came to agree that keeping things private and making no further statements publicly was what was best for us…We wanted to heal and prevent any further harm to the people involved,” he explained in a short Twitter post.

“On the topic of whether I tried to manipulate our friends to hate her, I still fully stand behind what my document reads but I want to emphasize that it wasn’t my intention to shine Poki in a bad light… I am deeply sorry, and wish I wasn’t so naive and insensitive.”

Fedmyster also said he “still believes [he] was mischaracterized,” but added “after talking to Poki I came to understand her perspective. My outlook on the situation as a whole now comes from a better place of understanding.”

Hours after finishing her stream, Anys took to her second Twitter account, where she said she was “looking forward to moving on” from the whole situation.

“Sorry, td was tough, it’s hard for me to reply to v private things without making the situation messier + I was not in a good headspace,” she wrote. “ty to those that were understanding. looking forward to moving on.”

Yvonne and Lilypichu, who were the first to level harassment allegations against Fedmyster, have not yet publicly addressed the leaked document.