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PewDiePie becomes first individual YouTuber to hit 100 million subscribers

Published: 15/Aug/2019 0:41 Updated: 25/Aug/2019 9:23

by Brent Koepp


Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has a lot to celebrate as he just surpassed 100 million subscribers on YouTube on August 24, making him the first individual creator to do so.

PewDiePie is the second YouTube channel to break 100 million subscribers, trailing close behind the Indian owned corporation T-Series. Despite this, he is actually the first individual creator to hit the major milestone. 

Despite being the second channel to reach the subscriber count, the Swede has long been a part of the YouTube community as an individual content creator, making the feat all the more impressive. 

SocialBladePewDiePie is the first individual content creator to hit 100 million YouTube subscribers.

Hitting 100 million

Much of the channel’s growth in the last year has been fueled by the ‘PewDiePie vs. T-Series’ feud that saw the YouTube community rallying behind the Swede in a movement to keep the content creator as the most subscribed channel over T-Series, which is a corporate owned channel. 

While PewDiePie went on to lose that battle, it had become a cultural phenomenon, and also spawned Pewds’ two popular diss tracks called ‘Bitch Lasagna’ and ‘Congratulations’ which have over 100 million views each. 

The former released immediately after T-Series passed him in subscribers and even led to a lawsuit brought on by the India-based company.

After the feud ended, his channel saw another explosion in growth in June of 2019 after the YouTube king returned to his gaming roots, and started to upload daily Minecraft episodes, which largely boosted the game’s popularity in the following weeks. 

PewDiePie’s journey to 100 million 

The Swedish YouTuber originally created his account in 2006, although it wasn’t until 2010 that he would register his second channel under his infamous PewDiePie moniker.  

His ‘Let’s Plays’ of the popular horror game ‘Amnesia: The Dark Descent‘ where he screamed at barrels was one of the first things to catch the attention of viewers. In an update vlog on August 18, he reminisced that it was the first time that he fell in love with being a YouTuber. 

His weekly vlogs ‘Fridays with PewDiePie’ were also an early favorite among his growing audience. In just under a year, the YouTube star would go from 60,000 subs to 500,000 in 2012.

YouTube: PewDiePiePewDiePie rose to fame with his Amnesia Let’s Plays.

He also saw major growth due to his massively popular ‘Happy Wheels’ videos, where the young Swede gained fame for his explosive reactions. 

It was in 2013 that he finally passed Smosh to become the number one most subscribed person on the video hosting platform, as his channel continued to grow at a rapid pace.

Despite his channel being closely associated with gaming, the Swede made multiple format changes over the years. 

From the reaction style videos like ‘Pew News’ or ‘Last Week I Asked You’ to his highly popular ‘Meme Reviews’ (which even saw Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the infamous Dr. Phil host it), the changes seemed to pay off as they paved the way to this major milestone.

PewDiePie got married

Capping off what has been one of the best years of the Swede’s life was his marriage to his girlfriend of 8 years Marzia ‘CutiePie’ Bisognin on August 19. 

The celebration was held at Kew Gardens in London, England where the two had a private ceremony with their closest friends and family. PewDiePie uploaded photographs from his wedding to Twitter and Instagram on August 20, where the world gushed over the couple’s union.

The YouTube star then uploaded his wedding video on August 24 which documented the emotional evening, from the vows and the speeches to the celebration afterwards.

While Marzia no longer uploads on the website, the two have long been seen as one of the most popular couples on the streaming platform.

The Swede is undoubtedly having the best year of his life with his channel seeing its biggest resurgence yet, his marriage to the love of his life, and his re-discovered passion for being a YouTuber all over again. And now he’s hit the 100 million subscriber milestone.

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying that PewDiePie is the YouTube king. He’s the most subscribed individual content creator on the platform, and for years has continuously put out daily videos, while masterfully navigating the trends – and it’s certainly paid off.

Among Us

Karl Jacobs beats Corpse, Dream & more in Mr Beast’s $100k Among Us game

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:13

by Georgina Smith


YouTuber Karl Jacobs received a whopping $100,000 from Mr Beast after winning a star studded Among Us game, beating creators like Corpse Husband, PewDiePie, Sykkuno, and Dream to the punch.

Among Us is tense at the best of times, but adding an enormous cash prize to the mix is guaranteed to add an extra layer of frustration to the equally loved and loathed cafeteria meetings.

And who better to shake things up than YouTube’s favorite philanthropist, Mr Beast a.k.a. Jimmy Donaldson. Jimmy is well known for putting friends and fans through bizarre challenges to win huge amounts of money.

Particularly since launching his gaming channel earlier this year, the star has been pitting viewers and often fellow creators against each other in games like Minecraft and Among Us.

Mr Beast holds his hands in the air next to the YouTube logo
YouTube: Mr Beast
Mr Beast has over 10 million subscribers on his gaming channel.

This time, Jimmy hosted a star-studded line up of players for an Among Us tournament, featuring the likes of rising stars Corpse Husband, Dream, and Sykkuno, along with classic fan favorites like PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye. All of them were in with a chance of winning $100,000.

The game was set to only have one imposter, meaning there was nowhere to hide for whoever ended up with the mischievous role.

Sykkuno was imposter the first time round, and even though he was caught in the act of killing someone by Corpse, it actually took a good few rounds for the other players to vote him out. Though as the game ended fairly early, Mr Beast let everyone have one more shot at victory.

Karl was the imposter for the second and final game, and the tension ramped up progressively throughout the game as he managed kill after kill without being voted off.

As the number of players dwindled, the vote offs began to get more dramatic, with Jimmy constantly reminding the crew that there was a huge pot of money on the line.

After a tense final few minutes where it wasn’t clear who would sway the game, eventually Karl was deemed the winner, and was overjoyed to have won the huge $100k prize.

The video had a great response from fans who loved the iconic mix of creators combined with the high stakes prize, and there’s no doubt that more content will be on the way from this team.