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PewDiePie explains why he isn’t accepting streaming donations anymore

Published: 6/Nov/2020 18:51

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is no longer accepting streaming donations from fans, after calling the process “weird.” This comes after Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys revealed she’s putting a $5 cap on hers.

With over 107 million subscribers to his channel, PewDiePie is the undisputedly one of the most recognized entertainers in the world. In March, the Swede revealed his move towards streaming after signing a multi-million dollar deal with YouTube.

During his November 5 broadcast, the 31-year-old announced that he will no longer be accepting donations from fans. The star explained why he found the process to be “weird” after giving money away to Twitch streamers in October.

pewdiepie donating to twitch streamers
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTuber donated to Twitch streamers in October.

PewDiePie stops taking streaming donations

While normally known for his YouTube content, PewDiePie has become one of the most watched streamers in the world in 2020. However, during his November 5 broadcast, Kjellberg opened up about why he is no longer taking donations.

“I decided I don’t want to accept more donations. I appreciate just the chatting,” he said in response to a fan who was trying to give him money during the stream. Pewds then revealed that it was his October 15 video he made donating to Twitch streamers that made him change his stance on the subject.

“It was actually when I did my donating to Twitch streamer video that made me realize just how weird it is to donate money to people. Like if someone gave me that money on the street I would be like “what the f**k no” but for some reason if I’m streaming, “pay me.” I don’t get it. It just makes no sense,” he said.

The YouTube legend was quick to point out that he doesn’t judge anyone else for taking donations, but that this was something specific to him. “I’m not judging other people. From my perspective, it doesn’t make sense. So I’m not accepting it, I don’t think I need it,” he said.

The entertainer’s move follows in the footsteps of Twitch star Pokimane, who revealed she is capping her donations at $5 on November 2 – although PewDiePie explained that his decision wasn’t connected.

This isn’t the first time Pewds has bucked industry trends either. Since June, he has been donating all of his subscriber money to a new charity each month, and lets fans help decide on an organization.

Cars

The incredible cars of FaZe Clan featuring Adapt, Rain, Blaze & more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:40

by Kieran Bicknell

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FaZe Clan is one of the best-known gaming and content houses on YouTube, and they have some incredible cars to boot.

Billed as “The world’s most subscribed gaming team” FaZe Clan has built itself a reputation as one of the best-known esports teams on the planet. Since its creation in 2010, the team has dominated in Call Of Duty, CS:GO, and more.

With their rise to fame, naturally, their income streams have grown substantially. Therefore, many members of the FaZe team have splashed the cash on awesome cars to showcase their success, here are some of the highlights from each member.

FaZe Clan cars

Faze Adapt

FaZe adapt next to his new custom GTR
Youtube: FaZe Adapt
FaZe Adapt has one of the most heavily-customized cars from the clan.

Starting off with what is without a doubt one of the coolest cars in the FaZe Clan collection, Adapt is the owner of a stunning custom Nissan GT-R. Featured on the iconic West Coast Customs channel, this GT-R is a long way from how it left the factory.

With a custom FaZe-themed wrap, new wheels, and custom interior matching the design of the outside, this is one serious ride. Assuming the engine has remained stock, the GT-R puts out an impressive 485bhp from its twin-turbo V6, with the power going to all four wheels.

Faze Rain

FaZe rain by his McLaren
YouTube: FaZe Rain
FaZe Rain enjoys his “real life Batmobile” in the form of a McLaren 570s.

Adapt isn’t the only member of the FaZe Clan to have a supercar. Rain also has his own high-performance car in the form of his black McLaren 570s. This British-built supercar delivers 562hp to the rear wheels from its twin-turbo V8 engine, resulting in a 0-60 time of just over 3 seconds, on to a top speed of 204mph.

In complete contrast to the McLaren is his other car – a Tesla Model X. This all-electric SUV is perfect for cruising around in silence, but is still cool enough and certainly fast enough to make it the envy of many other YouTubers.

FaZe Megga and FaZe Blaze’s Teslas

FaZe Blaze Tesla Model 3
YouTube: FaZe Blaze
A number of the FaZe Clan members own Teslas, such as Blaze and his Model 3.

At only 15 years old, Megga is one of the youngest members. Despite his age, he has already bought his “dream car” in the form of a Tesla Model 3. Clearly the members of FaZe Clan like to go fast AND be eco-conscious.

Not only does Megga own a Tesla, but so does fellow clan member FaZe Blaze, who also owns a Tesla Model 3.

FaZe Clan team cars

FaZe Apex Lincoln
YouTube: FaZe Apex
Long-time viewers will remember the custom FaZe-Themed Lincoln Navigator.

While a number of the members have individual rides, there is also a ‘team’ car for the FaZe members. Their custom Nissan Armada wrapped in FaZe colors has been spotted a number of times at press events.

Long-time FaZe followers will also remember the customized Lincoln Navigator that they had back in New York City, but that is now long-gone.