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PewDiePie explains why he’s taking a break from YouTube

Published: 14/Dec/2019 20:20 Updated: 14/Dec/2019 20:23

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube’s largest content creator Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg announced that he is taking a break from the video platform in 2020, and explained why he’s come to that decision.

PewDiePie is the most popular content creator on YouTube with over 102 million subscribers, making him one of the most influential entertainers in the world.

However, the Swedish star surprised fans during the end of his December 14 upload when he announced that would be taking a break from creating content on the video platform.

Instagram: @pewdiepieThe Swedish star has over 102 million subs, making him the king of YouTube.

PewDiePie reveals he’s taking a break from YouTube

The popular YouTuber made the revelation at the end of his Pew News segment, where he announced that he would be taking a break from creating content on the platform starting next year.

“I think now is a great time as any to announce I have a special announcement to make. I am taking break from YouTube next year, because I made up my mind!” he said.

The Swede then explained why he had reached the decision, stating, “I am tired. I’m feeling very tired. I don’t know if you can tell,” he said, before zooming the camera into his eyes jokingly.

YouTube: PewDiePiePewDiePie reveals his special announcement is that he’s taking a break.

Pewds then revealed when he would be taking his break from YouTube, before explaining he would provide more details in time. “Just so you know, early next year I will be away for a little while. I will explain that later. I just wanted to give a heads up,” he said.

His shock announcement comes as no surprise for many, as the YouTuber has been constant with his daily uploads for years with little to no breaks in between.

The Swedish personality had actually hinted at taking a break during his August 18 vlog, where he stated “I do think it would be good for me to take a break at some point. It would be nice to not have YouTube in my brain for the first time in 10 years.”

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PewDiePie has had one hell of a year to go out on before taking his break, as he hit 100 million subscribers in August, and married his best friend Marzia ‘CutiePie’ Bisognin the same month.

He also launched his wildly successful Minecraft series in June, propelling it to the most popular game of the year on YouTube, and was even the most watched channel in 2019, making his break well deserved.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”