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MrBeast’s Team Trees smash $20 million goal with days to spare

Published: 20/Dec/2019 1:04 Updated: 7/Aug/2020 12:43

by Andrew Amos

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The Team Trees initiative started up by Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson has hit its goal of $20 million before January 1, with the YouTuber expressing his thanks to everyone that supported the endeavor. 

MrBeast is known for giving out insane amount of money to people, but now he’s managed to organize one of the internet’s most successful charity drives with the Team Trees campaign.

The internet banded together to help the YouTuber reach his $20 million goal by January 1, and they did so with days to spare, breaking it on December 19.

Instagram: MrBeastMrBeast and his crew of over 600 YouTubers has raised over $20 million for Team Trees.

The Team Trees initiative was set up in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s reforestation program, where each dollar donated was a tree planted. With MrBeast’s influence, the campaign got off to an explosive start, with more than $4 million raised in the first 24 hours.

Team Trees garnered the attention of massive names including Elon Musk, who donated $1 million to the initiative, as well as Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Jeffree Star, and a host of other stars.

The trend took the internet by storm, hitting the top of both YouTube and Twitter shortly after its release.

MrBeast has expressed his gratitude for everyone who supported the champion, which blew up the internet in October. The YouTuber himself donated $200,002 to the campaign

“Thank you so much to the over 500,000 different people that donated and the hundreds of influential people that promoted the campaign,” he said. “Team Trees was more than planting 20 million trees, it was a movement that shows we care and we want to make change.”

Matt Fitzgerald, the campaign director, also thanked the community for banding together. 

“20 million trees — in less than two months — is an incredible accomplishment and it belongs to all of us,” he said on the campaign’s official account. “Whether you donated, created content, or simply told your friends about Team Trees, this win is yours.”

Even the official YouTube account congratulated MrBeast and others for their hard work on the drive. “You did it,” it said. “Thank you Mr Beast, Mark Rober and all of the creators who made this a reality.”

People can still donate to the Team Trees initiative until January 1, with all proceeds going to the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Twitter erupts as Tommyinnit leaks Addison Rae in Dream SMP Minecraft server

Published: 17/Jan/2021 0:32

by Theo Salaun

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Worlds collide and Twitter explodes as Twitch streamer Tommyinnit surprisingly leaked that TikTok superstar Addison Rae is in the Dream SMP (survival multiplayer) Minecraft Discord server.

Founded by the Dream Team, the private, whitelisted Dream SMP Minecraft server is a world of roleplay, drama and, above all else, entertainment. Familiar with their fair share of intriguing characters, fans are now pushing the limits of curiosity and excitement at the possibility that a mainstream, TikTok icon could be stepping into the Minecraft players, Twitch streamers and YouTubers’ arena.

Dream, the faceless persona behind the server, has a hefty 16 million subscribers on YouTube. Tommyinnit, the teenage Englishman and one of the world’s fastest-growing streamers, has 3 million followers on Twitch. Rae, who jumped into fame for clean dance moves, has 34 million followers on Instagram and 75 million on TikTok.

During a Twitch stream, Tommyinnit couldn’t contain himself as he noticed Rae in the Dream SMP’s Discord general channel. Expressing serious surprise and confusion, the streamer discussed her presence and quickly lit social media ablaze as fans debate what said presence could entail.

While gaming once felt like a niche domain, internet celebs like Rae and James Charles, or even US politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have all dabbled in the streaming world at the height of Among Us popularity. 

Unfortunately, Rae’s specific crossover experience in the Twitch streaming world was less than ideal as she encountered serious backlash for her Among Us session with Pokimane, Corpse Husband and, in what could now be considered a sneak peek, Dream.

Undeterred by that hate, it appears that Rae’s interest in gaming is unfazed. And, to the delight of those who prefer positive energy over hate, the Dream SMP fans seem to be taking this leak in a much funnier, confusedly entertained light than Twitch chat had.

It remains unclear whether or not Rae will take an actual role within the Dream SMP or if she was simply testing the water by joining the Discord. When Tommyinnit later tried inviting the TikTok superstar to voice chat, she ignored the request, prompting him to jokingly call her a “d**khead.”

With this leaked quasi-involvement already thrusting social media into a frenzied state, one can only imagine the potential for content if “Draem SMP” becomes a reality.