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PewDiePie explains how Mr Beast is “pushing the boundaries” of YouTube

Published: 24/Aug/2020 21:28

by Brent Koepp

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During his August 24 upload, YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie Kjellberg was floored by Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson’s insane $700k island contest. The Swedish star praised the American for “pushing the boundaries’ of content creation. 

PewDiePie, for many, has been the face of online entertainment for over a decade. The creator has risen from his humble roots in Sweden in 2010, to having over 106 million subscribers in 2020.

During his latest upload, the star praised fellow personality Mr Beast for changing the way content is being created on YouTube. The 30-year-old explained how Donaldson is breaking new ground.

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The popular YouTuber watched Mr Beast’s insane island giveaway.

PewDiePie praises Mr Beast after $700k island contest

During his latest episode of Last Week I Asked You, PewDiePie discovered that Mr Beast had given away a $700k island for a contest on his channel. The personality hilariously found out that a contestant had lost because they weren’t subscribed to him.

Curious, he pulled up Mr Beast’s video to watch it and broke into laughter when he saw the contestant getting eliminated. “Nooo! That’s what you get!” he yelled jokingly. “He lost because he wasn’t subscribed!”

“If that’s not a good reason to subscribe to this channel RIGHT NOW, you could win an island. Literally! Can we talk about Mr Beast giving away a f**king island!?” he continued.

Pewds then praised Donaldson and explained to viewers why the creator is groundbreaking. “Legit, he’s impressive. He’s pushing boundaries on YouTube that no one even knew there was. I love that. That is so f**king dope!”

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The YouTuber told all of his viewers to subscribe to the American, before joking, “Or else you won’t ever get a tambourine out of me! You understand?”

In 2019’s viral PewDiePie vs T Series battle, the American went to extreme lengths to promote the Swedish entertainer. He even went to the Super Bowl and had his friends wear shirts that read “Sub 2 PewDiePie”, which was broadcasted on live television for millions of viewers.

Considering that Kjellberg is the top individual content creator on YouTube with 106 million subs, his praise of Donaldson is quite the compliment. Mr Beast has continued to up his game as in October, he successfully launched the Team Trees campaign which saw over 20 million trees being planted around the world.

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SteveWillDoIt speechless after accidentally giving Twitch viewer $10,000

Published: 19/Jan/2021 20:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular YouTuber and NELK Boys star Steve ‘SteveWillDoIt’ Deleonardis was left absolutely stunned after he accidentally gave a Twitch viewer $10,000 during a recent broadcast.

The so-called healthiest man alive is now a little bit poorer after making a poor decision while playing slots on Twitch.

During a January 18 broadcast, Deleonardis went to tip a viewer called KnowDaDrill some money from his Bitcoin wallet. It looked like it was already bound to be a generous $1,000 donation to begin with, but all that changed when the streamer mistyped.

After accidentally pressing a bunch of random numbers on his keyboard, Steve had to backspace, but missed one of the zeroes.

The end result was a much larger tip than he intended to send. 10 times bigger in fact.

A few brief moments later, only after the donation had already done through did Deleonardis realize just how badly he screwed up.

“Oh my God, I just sent him $10,000 on accident!” he gasped in awe. “Oh my God.”

The speechless YouTube star was left in disbelief for a bit, unsure of how to respond to his carelessness. Once he could speak, however, his response was downright wild.

“Ahh,” he groaned. “I’m stoned.”

Unfortunately, the streamer deleted the rest of the vod, so it’s unclear what happened with the funds and if the viewer was nice enough to return the extra money.

That said, judging by the amount in SteveWillDoIt’s Bitcoin wallet, it’s not the end of the world for him. After the donation went through he still had over $95,000 left.

The last few months have been a bit of a setback for the YouTuber and gambler. Notably, he bet and lost $30,000 on the results of the US election, among other wagers.

Nonetheless, with nearly three million subscribers on YouTube and an extremely popular series, he should be able to recoup his losses in no time. Hopefully, however, he checks for any unwanted zeroes before he donates the next time.