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PewDiePie finally reacts to hitting 100 million YouTube subscribers

Published: 26/Aug/2019 10:48 Updated: 26/Aug/2019 11:12

by Connor Bennett


YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has finally reacted to his unprecedented achievement of surpassing 100 million subscribers.

Since starting his channel back in 2011, PewDiePie has quite simply been a phenomenon on YouTube. He has set trends for games to play, been getting celebrities involved with collaboration videos, and even going head-to-head with a country-backed channel in T-Series for a chance at hitting the top spot.

He ultimately lost that over year-long war with T-Series, but it didn’t stop him from pushing on to become the first solo YouTube channel with 100 million subscribers. He passed that mark on August 25, receiving a ton of praise from fellow creators in the process. 

PewDiePie, Twitter / TubefilterThe long-time YouTuber has finally become the first solo channel with 100 million subs.

After a few days of silence, in part thanks to being on his honeymoon, PewDiePie finally spoke out about his accomplishment – thanking fans for their efforts in the process. 

Pewds tweeted: “We did it! What an unreal achievement! 100,000,000 thanks to all of you for the endless support and effort! I don’t feel worthy, but I’m forever grateful,” with a love heart, brofist, and 100 emojis all attached.

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While fans may be waiting for a bigger celebration, perhaps in the form of a video, the Swede had already promised a 12-hour long Minecraft stream if the target was hit by August 31.

He is going to pay up on that promise, but it’ll have to wait until he gets back from his honeymoon. “12h Livestream and the fattest brofist, as soon as I’m back from honeymoon,” he added, following up on his initial tweet.

Just when that will be, however, is unknown as the YouTuber has not revealed any details about his break. He finally married long-time partner Marzia Bisognin on August 19, but even that was kept in secrecy until after the union had happened.

Either way, with such a big milestone being knocked down, Pewds’ will undoubtedly ramp up the quality content for his fans – they’ll just have to sit back and enjoy the show.


Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith


On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
AnthonyPadilla, YouTube
Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.