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PewDiePie announces partnership with one of gaming’s biggest brands

Published: 12/Jan/2019 23:01 Updated: 12/Jan/2019 23:33

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube’s most popular creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, has officially partnered with energy drink company GFUEL, joining the ranks of Dr DisRespect, KEEMSTAR, and other internet personalities.

PewDiePie made the announcement during a video uploaded on January 12, where he admitted that the brand had been recommended to him by his editor, Brad. Despite initially feeling skeptical of the product, he found himself having a few favorite flavors – including KEEMSTAR’s popular Cotton Candy line.

GFUEL’s founder and CEO, Cliff Morgan, likewise announced the sponsorship, with the company itself jokingly getting in on the ongoing battle between PewDiePie and Bollywood label T-Series.

PewDiePie is YouTube’s most subscribed creator, with over eighty million subs and counting. Thanks to his competition with T-Series, the YouTuber has swiftly risen to the top of the video platform, with personalities across the space advocating for his channel to topple the label – including the likes of MrBeast, Markiplier, and even Logan Paul.

PewDiePie’s GFUEL sponsorship sees him join the ranks of other popular streamers and internet celebs partnered with the brand, such as Dr DisRespect, Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR, and even massive entertainment and esports org FaZe.

This latest sponsorship follows the release of Dr DisRespect’s very own GFUEL flavor, Black on Blackberry, which was announced in a hilarious commercial in late September of 2018. 

Since then, Dr DisRespect has been signed to major talent agency ‘CAA,’ now represented by the same company who works with the likes of Lady Gaga, actor George Clooney, and even former American Vice President Joe Biden, among other A-List celebrities.

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FaZe Clan reveal FaZe 5’s Top 100 finalists & next recruitment steps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 23:20

by Theo Salaun

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FaZe Clan’s FaZe 5 recruitment is nearing its finale, as 95 of the final top 100 candidates have officially been revealed. Next, the community will be able to select the five remaining content creators before FaZe announces the top 100’s challenge on Monday, October 26.

Back in August, FaZe Clan set the gaming world ablaze with a #FaZe5 challenge that gives everyone a chance to sign up and compete to become one of five new recruits to the organization in 2020. 

After months of deliberations and countless submissions, FaZe have tried to trim the finalists down to a top 100 before moving on to the next round of the challenge. But, as it turns out, the deciders are struggling to finish off their list and want to enlist the public for some help.

In a brand-new, highly anticipated hype video, FaZe announced 95 finalists with submission videos and highlights overlaid on some heavy, uptempo electronic music. Then, FaZe CBass explains what’s next.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the content creators who made the final cut seem to be avid gamers focused on Call of Duty, Fortnite, Valorant, and Apex Legends. But there is some diversity, as fans might notice some highlights of Fall Guys, but then also visual art, music, and even clothing design.

Some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s more successful streamers and competitors also made the cut, as Nio, SuperEvan, and WarsZ all made the top 95. It’s not all high-level FPS streamers though, as the FaZe boys appear to have cast a wide net for the newest batch of recruits.

Among the more interesting content creators who are reaching the next round, the six-year-old Rowdy Rogan and MontoyaTwinz (Mya and Myka Montoya) are easy standouts. (It remains unclear if the Montoyas would take up one or two spots if they get into the final five.)

After flying through 95 impressive candidates, CBass cuts in to let people know that the list is too hard to cap off. 

“Everything we’ve looked through, we’ve been impressed by. We’ve sat through and watched absolutely everything we can and the honest truth is that there are way more than 100 people who are deserving of moving on to the next round of this challenge.”

Since the boys in red, black, and white can’t choose the final five, they’re allowing the community to do so. If fans have a creator who didn’t make the top 100, but deserves to, then they just need to hashtag “FaZe5” on Twitter and tag said creator. Then, on Monday, October 26, the official top 100 and next steps will be announced.