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PewDiePie hilariously responds to Mr Beast’s citywide ad campaign

Published: 29/Oct/2018 21:05 Updated: 29/Oct/2018 21:23

by Wyatt Donigan

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg managed to hold off losing his spot at the top of YouTube with the help of Mr Beast’s incredible ad campaign. 

For the last few days, all eyes have been on the subscriber counts of both PewDiePie and T-Series, as the two are locked in a close battle for the spot of the most subscribed channel on YouTube.

While T-Series had been gaining on PewDiePie for days, even being posed to pass him late last week, a massive billboard and ad campaign by Mr Beast has kept PewDiePie sitting on top.

Given what  Mr Beast’s campaign has done for PewDiePie’s subscriber numbers over the last four days — he’s gained over 900,000 subscribers in the last four days, according to SocialBlade — it’s no surprise that he gave Mr Beast a shoutout in his newest video.

“Thanks, Mr Beast,” Felix says at the beginning of the video. “When all hope was lost, you saved my life.”

While it’s certainly not a life-and-death ordeal, Felix has managed to roll through milestone after milestone on YouTube and has frequently prided himself on being the most-subscribed man on the platform.

Before ending his video, Felix was sure to issue one final plea to his viewers with an impassioned speech to close things out.

“This is out last chance. Listen up you stupid kids. I’ve had enough of you. I’m not going to pretend I like you. Cause I don’t,” Felix told his 68 million subscribers. “I care about one thing, and one thing only. To get to 69 million [subscribers] before that god damn…. You know what, it doesn’t matter. You know what to do.”

Even if T-Series manages to overtake PewDiePie at some point in the near future, he will still be able to hang his hat on being the most-subscribed individual YouTuber on the platform given that T-Series is an Indian record label.

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Why was Codemiko banned on Twitch? Streamer responds as ‘simp’ rumors spread

Published: 21/Jan/2021 10:37 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 11:04

by Connor Bennett

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Popular virtual streamer CodeMiko has been banned from Twitch for the third time – but has stated she will be ‘back soon’ and denying rumors that the ban was caused by her using the word ‘simp.’

Over the years, Twitch streamers have come up with different ways to stand out from the crowd instead of just being world-class at certain games. Some have ramped up production in a major way and you can’t really take your eyes off it.

That includes VTubers and virtual streamers too, who use a digital avatar, editing, and even in some cases, a motion capture suit, to replace themselves on-screen and take on a different persona. 

In the last few weeks, Codemiko – a streamer who takes the VTuber concept to a whole new level – has been getting massive numbers on Twitch. However, she’s now been banned – for the third time.

CodeMiko on a livestream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with 50,000 followers on Twitch

Why was codemiko banned?

The ban came on January 19, but the specifics around why CodeMiko had been suspended by Twitch were unclear.

The reason for the ban, or its length, is unknown but some fans were quick to speculate on the reason. Some suggested that it was because she used the word Simp – which was recently banned by Twitch. 

On January 21, CodeMiko clarified that this was not the case, stating simply: “It’s not because of the word ‘simp.'”

She also confirmed that the ban was not permanent, posting that she’ll be back soon.

Others noted that in a previous stream, where she was interviewing fellow streamer PayMoneyWubby, Codemiko was incredibly drunk and could have been banned for that. Twitch does have some strict rules around drinking on stream, especially if you get out of hand and overindulge. 

There’s no way of confirming just why she’s banned, or how long the ban will last unless the streamer reveals it herself. Twitch typically does not comment on individual bans.

The only other thing she posted regarding the ban was the ‘sadge’ meme.

This would be her third ban, previously being banned twice in September of 2020.

However, a streamer usually has to be banned three times within a three month period to rack up a permanent ban.