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PewDiePie debates the best meme of the decade

Published: 28/Dec/2019 13:40

by Calum Patterson

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With the decade coming to a close, there’s a lot to look back on from across culture, but the golden age of memes has stolen the show, and YouTuber PewDiePie is starting to debate the ‘memes of the decade’.

Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is somewhat of a meme connoisseur, and his incredibly popular ‘Meme Review’ show has been seen as the arbiter of the internet’s sense of humor. His fans joke that he can ‘kill’ memes simply by giving them a negative review.

So, as the decade comes to a close, it’s only right that the chief umpire of meme culture debate the greatest memes of the last ten years, and he’s already struck out two contenders.

While perusing the incredibly popular ‘dank memes’ subreddit in his December 27 video, PewDiePie came across two possible candidates for meme of the decade, but he wasn’t impressed by either.

First, he batted down the suggestion that the “surprise motherf**ker” line delivered by Eric King’s character in Dexter could be the top meme of the last ten years.

“No, it’s not meme of the decade,” Pewds concluded, “don’t even try it. Surprise yourself back to dead land, because you don’t belong.”

YouTube: PewDiePIeThis classic meme from a scene in Dexter is not the winner, according to PewDiePie.

The second possible contender is a late entry, as some have suggested that the new ‘Baby Yoda’ from The Mandalorian series could already have taken the top spot.

Even Elon Musk, who once appeared to host an episode of Meme Review, has shown himself to be a fan of Baby Yoda memes, but it’s safe to say that PewDiePie is not.

“I like Baby Yoda, and I like the Mandalorian,” Kjellberg explains, “but, I realized, I don’t mind Baby Yoda, I just don’t like the memes. They’re bad, they’re so bad.”

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As for being meme of the decade, PewDiePie says Baby Yoda has no chance: “How do people unironically think [Baby Yoda is meme of the decade]? How did they come to that conclusion? I am so confused.”

It remains to be seen if PewDiePie will put his thoughts together in a full video to decide the ultimate meme of the decade before the year is out. But, with so many countless memes to choose from, just narrowing it down to a single list could be impossible.

With the next decade looming, it’s impossible to even imagine how memes will evolve, but PewDiePie will surely be there to guide us all through it.

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Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith

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Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

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The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
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SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.