PewDiePie mindblown after exploring Minecraft’s new Nether update

Published: 26/Mar/2020 18:49 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 19:00

by Bill Cooney


YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg tried out the recent Minecraft Bedrock Nether Update and was amazed at the new content that’s been added to the game.

The YouTuber made his glorious return to Minecraft on March 6 after a three-month-long break from streaming or making videos about the game.

It turns out that his timing was pretty spot on, as the new Nether Update Beta, which brings a ton of new content, was released just 10 days after Felix hopped back into his save on March 16.

The Minecraft nether update added two new biomes filled with brand new materials and mobs.

After bidding farewell to his faithful canine companion Sven and inspecting the new damage to the Swedish Meatball, Felix descended into the Nether to check out all the new content.

“It is pretty cool though, unironically I think this is dope,” the YouTuber said when he first saw the Crimson Forest. “When was the last time we saw a new biome in Minecraft?”

However, he ran into some initial trouble with the Nether’s new residents, the Piglins, and couldn’t figure out why they didn’t instantly adore him.

“There must be something I’m doing wrong, why do they not love me?” he wondered. “I’m so likeable and nice.”

It was then that the Swede discovered Piglins will only respect you (and not attack) if you’re wearing a piece of gold armor. They’ll also trade random items like potions and materials for gold you drop for them.

After discovering the Crimson Forest, it was time to explore the Warped Forest, which is arguably exponentially creepier than the other woodland area.

Covered in a deep blue haze, the Warped Forest also boasts new materials – but it’s patrolled by the Endermen, who aren’t as easily impressed as the Piglins.

The second forest also seems much more massive than the first, but that could just be because it’s easier to tell the difference between its green grass and the Nether’s usual red.

The sheer scale of the new biomes in the Nether update is impressive.

PewDiePie only scratched the surface of the new update though, and still has a whole new biome – the Soulsand Valley – to explore.

“There’s a new armor and a new biome we didn’t even see, oh my god,” the streamer said, amazed at the amount of new content. “Next episode, we’re going to get the Netherite armor.”

Despite taking a month-long break in January, the popular YouTuber doesn’t seem to be slowing down with his Minecraft content. His March 25 exploration of the Nether expansion has amassed millions of views and was one of the top five trending videos on the platform.

Small Twitch streamer left in tears after huge 40k raid from Botez sisters

Published: 17/Jan/2021 6:27

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


The BlockChamps chess tournament ended with a wholesome bang after Alexandra and Andrea Botez let the champion, Sapnap, pick a small streamer to raid. The five-viewer stream then jumped to 40,000 instantly.

It’s easy to think of streaming as a lucrative source of income, and it can be. However, everyone has to start somewhere. Small streamers often pull single to double-digit numbers at best.

But the community is wholesome at times. You’ll often see prominent streamers host or ask their viewers to raid other people’s channels, especially if they have hardly any views.

It’s happened many times before, but it happened again at the end of the BotezLive BlockChamps chess tournament.

The Botez Sisters play chess on Twitch
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The Botez sisters are chess geniuses and highly-entertaining streamers.

Alexandra and Andrea Botez hosted the tournament on their channel. It was a success from start to finish, with tens of thousands of viewers along the way. But when it wrapped up, they asked the winner, Sapnap, to pick a small streamer to raid. 

“We want to do something nice for somebody out there,” said Alexandra. “So, we want to raid a small streamer after this. But we want to let you pick who, and we’ll make sure chat spams ‘Sapnap Raid.’

“We can go and make somebody’s day after this,” she added. “We’ll give you some time to think of who you want to raid.” Sapnap was all for it. He looked through Twitch to find an unsuspecting streamer, and he picked the perfect candidate.

The lucky streamer was one named TheQuadRat. He only had five viewers at the time. But once the raid started, it wasn’t long until he ended up with more than 40,000. It was a shock to his system, and he got a bit emotional.

“Thank you so much for the raid! Holy sh*t man!” he said. “Nah, dude. I’m about to cry. Nah, dude.” He repeated that multiple times in disbelief. Then, he took his headset off, cupped his hands over his face, and had a wholesome cry. 

“I can’t believe it,” he said once he finally managed to collect himself. “Holy sh*t. I’m sorry. This is insane. I’m sorry. This is insane.”

TheQuadRat didn’t suspect a thing. His emotional reaction was priceless, and the situation helped produce one of the most wholesome moments so far in 2021.

It’s impossible to know whether it will have a long-term impact on his viewership numbers, but that’s beside the point. The main goal was to make his day and give him a moment that he’ll never forget.