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Mr Beast says “biggest video ever” is reason behind YouTube hiatus

Published: 20/Jul/2020 11:15 Updated: 20/Jul/2020 20:19

by Connor Bennett

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YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has explained the reasons behind his recent hiatus, claiming that he’ll be back soon enough. 

Mr Beast has amassed a huge fan base thanks to his YouTube videos that mainly see him handing out cash to his friends and strangers if they can complete a series of challenges. 

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These challenges have had rewards that range from a few hundred dollars to even a million dollars, but since early July, Mr Beast’s channel has been dormant. Fans have been speculating about his hiatus but the YouTuber and his pals have stayed pretty silent.

That is, until now, where Mr Beast has pulled back the curtain and explained why he hasn’t uploaded a video since July 3.

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Mr Beast in front of crate of money
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Mr Beast’s challenges usually go crazy on YouTube.

The YouTuber had been tweeting on July 19, when he apologized to his fans about not uploading a video in two weeks. 

“I’m sowy (sorry) for not posting for two weeks!” Donaldson tweeted, responding to some questions. “It will all make sense when you see our next few videos. Biggest stuff I’ve ever done.”

After he had noted that something big is coming down the line, the YouTuber added that it’s going to be bigger than his $1,000,000 challenge. “Wyyyyyy bigger and way better. Idk how we even pulled this off,” he added. 

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Of course, the teasing tweet had fans guessing about just how Mr Beast could be taking things a step further than his $1,000,000 challenge. Will he put up a bigger reward? Will he make the task even more difficult? Will it follow his Finger on the App challenge?

Well, who knows. What Mr Beast has up his sleeve very much remains to be seen, and fans will just have to keep an eye on his YouTube channel as well as his social media accounts to see if they have any chance of getting involved.

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Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.

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In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

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The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”

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On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”

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Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.