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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.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.