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Mr Beast tested ultimate survival skills for latest $10,000 giveaway

Published: 27/Jan/2020 11:50 Updated: 27/Jan/2020 16:36

by Jacob Hale


YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast‘ Donaldson has taken his friends back a few years to their boy scouts days, but with a twist. In true MrBeast fashion, he put $10,000 on the line for whoever could earn the most badges.

MrBeast’s entire come-up has been based around his generosity, giving away literally millions of dollars to friends and strangers alike.

As such, it’s no surprise to see him continue the trend and find new ways to share his good fortune with his friends, and this series of boy scout challenges seems like one of the most inventive ways to do it.

Image of MrBeast holding sack of money
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MrBeast has literally given away millions of dollars in his YouTube career.

MrBeast starts off by laying out the rules, which are fairly simple: all four of his cohorts will complete a list of challenges, including fire-starting, rock climbing, and archery among other things, and earn a badge for each challenge they complete.

There was a total of 12 badges up for grabs, and each participant took it in turns to try and earn each one. Beast even had a real boy scout, ten years old, on the sidelines ready to help out and offer help when it was needed.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a MrBeast video without a couple of curveballs thrown in there, and there were challenges such as the “basketball challenge” and the “Sunkist challenge,” which saw players have to drive back to a park they were at to collect MrBeast’s bottle of soda.

Obviously, at some point MrBeast decided to up the stakes, doubling the prize money to a mouth-watering $20,000 to entice his friends to try that little bit harder.

By the end of the day, there was a three-way tie with each contestant having 10 badges each, so Donaldson had to go back to the drawing board to figure out how best to crown a winner.

The answer, it would appear, was fairly simple: just go back to the first task and get contestants to start a fire again. With Chris getting his fire going first – using one of his socks to help – he took home the $20,000 and left the others empty-handed.

The money, MrBeast said, could be used to “care for his unborn child,” a thoughtful gesture and a figure that would go pretty far to cover the costs of bringing a baby into the world.

You would think that MrBeast is running out of ideas by now, but he keeps managing to find ways to give money away that are new and original – and that might be exactly the kind of friend we all need.


Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith


Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

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The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.