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Entertainment • Sep 02, 2019

PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye take cheeky dig at YouTube pranksters during Minecraft adventure

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PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye take cheeky dig at YouTube pranksters during Minecraft adventure
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Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and Seán ‘Jacksepticeye’ McLoughlin fired some cheeky shots at YouTube pranksters who beg for subscribers in the latest episode of their duo Minecraft adventure.

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The Swede and the Irishman are two of YouTube’s biggest names, regularly drawing millions of viewers to their channels, most recently being to watch them play Minecraft.

While the pair have focused on their escapades in Mojang’s popular sandbox game recently, that didn’t stop them from taking a sly dig at some of YouTube’s prank channels, and the way in which they attempt to gain subscribers with editing that goes overboard, plus tricks which often appear to be fake or staged. 

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PewDiePie pulled an "epic prank" on Jacksepticeye.

To kick off their latest episode, PewDiePie pulled a “prank” on his teammate, hiding behind a house while Jacksepticeye farmed in front of him. “He’s over farming potatoes, and we’re going to play an epic prank on him,” the Swede exclaimed, and the Irishman pretended he had no clue what was happening.

Pewds immediately pulled out a Flint & Steel, setting the ground in front of the farm on fire, yelling: “Oh, Jack is on fire,” as the screen turned multi-colored and emojis appeared, mocking prank channels and their over-the-top editing style. 

Jacksepticeye was clearly not frightened by his near-miss with the fire, explaining: “I didn’t react because I was too busy making a face for the thumbnail!”

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Normal service soon resumed though, with PewDiePie briefly explaining that Jack was fine, before proclaiming that his partner was going to live in a fire, something which the Irishman quickly used to make fun of his fellow YouTubers once again.

“Jack is going to live in a fire,” proclaimed the 29-year-old. “Smash like! Oh no, the new thing is that you have to have a pop-up showing the subscribe button and it turns green.

“Did you guys know you could subscribe to YouTube channels? Do it at the start of the video, because you know you’re going to love this one. You know what, just subscribe, don’t even watch the video!”

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Of course, the pair have no issues attracting subscribers to their channels, with Jacksepticeye amassing 26 million, while PewDiePie recently crossed the 100 million mark after a fierce campaign to help him reach the milestone.

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