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PewDiePie fans hack Wall Street Journal in the midst of battle with T-Series

Published: 17/Dec/2018 23:41 Updated: 17/Dec/2018 23:50

by Wyatt Donigan

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In yet another surprising development during the YouTube race between Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and T-Series, hackers have struck again to pledge their support for the Swedish YouTuber.

PewDiePie is no stranger to receiving some help from outside sources in the battle between him and T-Series, but the help he’s gotten from hackers continues to be the most extensive of all.

After two instances of hackers tapping into printers worldwide and one Grand Theft Auto Online hacking, it seems the hackers have set their sites even higher this time in going after The Wall Street Journal.

On December 17, hackers tapped into the WSJ website to post a fake apology letter in support of PewDiePie in the race to 80 million subscribers on YouTube.

“WallStreet Journal Public Apology to PewDiePie.” is the title of the post that is filled with plenty of spelling errors all throughout.

“WallStreet Journal would like to apologize to pewdiepie. Due to misrepresentation by our journalists, those of whom have now been fired, we are sponsoring pewdiepie to reach maximum subscribers and beat Tseries to 80million.”

While the page was quickly taken down, the online archives of the page are stillreadily available.

In addition to the above message, the page contains of a number of memes that have become popular in the PewDiePie community over the last few weeks.

The person responsible for the post claims to have obtained the login credentials for the Journal’s content management system, saying “their password was their username.”

For his part, PewDiePie seemed to love the whole situation, first Tweeting about the hack and then saying that “WSJ is still on angery [sic] list.”

Given the lengths at which PewDiePie fans have gone to support the YouTuber, there’s no telling where things might lead to next.

At the time of writing, PewDiePie is holding a 1.4 million subscriber lead over T-Series with over 77 million subscribers and is on track to be the first YouTuber to hit 80 million in the near future.

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FaZe Clan reveal FaZe 5’s Top 100 finalists & next recruitment steps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 23:20

by Theo Salaun

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FaZe Clan’s FaZe 5 recruitment is nearing its finale, as 95 of the final top 100 candidates have officially been revealed. Next, the community will be able to select the five remaining content creators before FaZe announces the top 100’s challenge on Monday, October 26.

Back in August, FaZe Clan set the gaming world ablaze with a #FaZe5 challenge that gives everyone a chance to sign up and compete to become one of five new recruits to the organization in 2020. 

After months of deliberations and countless submissions, FaZe have tried to trim the finalists down to a top 100 before moving on to the next round of the challenge. But, as it turns out, the deciders are struggling to finish off their list and want to enlist the public for some help.

In a brand-new, highly anticipated hype video, FaZe announced 95 finalists with submission videos and highlights overlaid on some heavy, uptempo electronic music. Then, FaZe CBass explains what’s next.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the content creators who made the final cut seem to be avid gamers focused on Call of Duty, Fortnite, Valorant, and Apex Legends. But there is some diversity, as fans might notice some highlights of Fall Guys, but then also visual art, music, and even clothing design.

Some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s more successful streamers and competitors also made the cut, as Nio, SuperEvan, and WarsZ all made the top 95. It’s not all high-level FPS streamers though, as the FaZe boys appear to have cast a wide net for the newest batch of recruits.

Among the more interesting content creators who are reaching the next round, the six-year-old Rowdy Rogan and MontoyaTwinz (Mya and Myka Montoya) are easy standouts. (It remains unclear if the Montoyas would take up one or two spots if they get into the final five.)

After flying through 95 impressive candidates, CBass cuts in to let people know that the list is too hard to cap off. 

“Everything we’ve looked through, we’ve been impressed by. We’ve sat through and watched absolutely everything we can and the honest truth is that there are way more than 100 people who are deserving of moving on to the next round of this challenge.”

Since the boys in red, black, and white can’t choose the final five, they’re allowing the community to do so. If fans have a creator who didn’t make the top 100, but deserves to, then they just need to hashtag “FaZe5” on Twitter and tag said creator. Then, on Monday, October 26, the official top 100 and next steps will be announced.