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PewDiePie fans are raising money for biggest YouTube channel promotion so far

Published: 10/Apr/2019 16:07

by Matt Porter

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Fans of YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg have come up with a brand new way to keep the Swedish star at the top of the platform – by renting a plane and flying it over New York City.

PewDiePie is riding high at the top of YouTube once again, following a brief period where Indian production company T-Series leapfrogged them to top the most subscribed channel on the site.

The battle between the two has continued following the Swede’s diss track titled Congratulations, but now a group of PewDiePie fans have come up with a new way to keep their favorite content creator at the top of the list.

What do PewDiePie’s fans want to do?

On the /r/PewDiePieSubmissions subreddit, which the YouTuber uses for his shows such as LWIAY or laughing challenges, a group of his fans came up with a massive idea that they believe would help Kjellberg stay ahead of his Bollywood nemesis.

In the post, created by user Nya-ni, they suggest the idea of starting a GoFundMe page, in the hopes of raising $3,000 which they could use to hire a plane that would fly across the New York City skyline with a banner attached to the back.

PewDiePie fans hope to fly a plane over NYC to support the creator.

Why do PewDiePie fans want to hire the plane?

PewDiePie’s fans believe that hiring the plane will help draw attention to the Swede’s fight against T-Series, and may help to propel the YouTube star to the 100 million subscriber mark, making it the latest in a long line of milestones he has beaten the Indian company to.

The group currently plans to fly the plane across the Hudson River in New York City on April 29, which marks the ninth anniversary of his channel. The creators of the GoFundMe say that the banner will “celebrate the nine years of happiness and fun PewDiePie has brought” to fans of the challenge.

The banner itself will cost $2,195, with one hour of flying time taking the total price to $2,570, with GoFundMe advising the group to round the fee up incase they are faced with taxes.

The group state that if the the GoFundMe can raise more than the $3000, they will look to fly another plane across a different city such as Los Angeles, California or San Antonio, Texas. If they are unable to fund a second plane, they will use half the cash to create other advertisements for PewDiePie, and the rest will be donated to charitable institutions that Kjellberg has supported in the past.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!