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PewDiePie, MrBeast, Shane Dawson top YouTube Rewind 2019 records

Published: 5/Dec/2019 19:37

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube Rewind 2019 is finally here – and the platform has made a major change to their year-end wrap-up video in wake of outrage from last year’s Rewind.

Rather than featuring an original skit featuring some of YouTube’s more “family-friendly” faces, this time, YouTube published a lineup of the year’s most popular creators and videos.

The platform even addressed the backlash from their previous Rewind, including reactions from such YouTubers as Casey Neistat, RiceGum, and H3H3’s Ethan Klein before delving into 2019’s most-liked content.

Most Liked Creator Videos

Unsurprisingly, longtime YouTube star Shane Dawson came in at tenth place with his viral “Conspiracy Theories” video, which took the online world by storm thanks to its investigation of Chuck E. Cheese’s pizzas (who even responded to the mass suspicion incited by the documentary).

Beauty Guru James Charles landed in seventh place due to his “No More Lies” upload, which addressed drama with his mentor Tati Westbrook after she accused him of using his fame to manipulate fans.

YouTube king “PewDiePie” likewise made the list in second place, with the documentary of his wedding to wife Marzia gaining over 4.7 million likes.

Perhaps the most impressive placement comes from “MrBeast,” whose video “Make This The Most Liked Video on YouTube” actually succeeded in its quest (this year, at least), reaching over 10.9 million likes (and even becoming the most liked non-music video on the site, to boot).

Most Viewed Video Games

YouTube is one of the biggest platforms for video game content, and as such, showed off its most viewed video games this year, with Roblox coming in at fifth place, Garena Free Fire at fourth, and Grand Theft Auto in third with 36.9 billion views overall.

Fortnite, the free to play battle royale game that took the world by storm in 2017 is still killing it two years later, topping YouTube’s list at second place with 60.9 billion views.

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Minecraft topped YouTube’s list of most viewed video games of 2019.

The king of video games this year, however, is Minecraft, raking in 100.2 billion views in wake of PewDiePie’s notable foray into the game as a self-described “Minecraft YouTuber.”

Most Liked Beauty Videos

Considering the massive wave of success and media attention that followed his beef with Tati Westbrook, it comes as little surprise that makeup mogul James Charles came in first place with 1.6 million views for his Spanish makeup tutorial.

Of course, YouTube and beauty go hand in hand with names like Jeffree Star – and Shane Dawson, for that matter, who secured second place thanks to his viral “The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star” documentary with 1.4 million views.

Star himself came in at fourth place, thanks to his no tea, no shade review of Kylie Jenner’s skincare line.

Most Viewed Creators

While names like “Azzyland” and “Lazarbeam” made YouTube’s top ten most viewed content creators, MrBeast found himself in the mix, once more, standing in 7th place with a whopping 2.2 billion views thanks to his generous cash giveaways and insane challenges.

Dude Perfect likewise made the cut, cashing out at 2.3 billion views thanks to their impressive stunt work, with vlogger David Dobrik finishing at fifth place with 2.4 billion views (in spite of his reportedly miserable adsense revenue).

YouTube gamer “Jelly,” artist “Pencilmation,” and personality “Felipe Neto” scored fourth, third, and second place, while PewDiePie continues to reign as the site’s undisputed ruler with 4 billion views (and 102 million subscribers).

Other Categories

Also mentioned in YouTube’s list were its Most Liked Music Videos, Most Liked Dance Videos, and Break Out Creators, which included such names as Pakistani YouTuber Shoaib Akhtar, traveling vlogger Jennelle Eliana, and even Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp.

Jennelle Eliana, InstagramYouTuber Jennelle Eliana went viral for vlogging her travels in a 1995 GMC Vandura Explorer van.

YouTube also shone a spotlight on its other international and breakout talent, such as Kaykai Salaider for being the first Thai creator to hit over ten million subscribers, “Badabun” for being the site’s largest Spanish-speaking channel, and Aya Nakamura for being the most watched female artist in France, among many others.

Reactions to Rewind 2019

In spite of trying to right their previous wrongs, though, it doesn’t look like YouTube Rewind 2019 is being met with praise, with their video boasting 110k dislikes to 87k likes at the time of writing.

Commenters across the net aren’t pleased with YouTube Rewind 2019, either.

Many commenters are accusing the platform of “not trying” with their latest video and reusing other creators’ content, as well as refusing to include other major moments from 2019 like PewDiePie reaching 100 million subscribers (which they gave to T-Series, for being the first to do so) and the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch.

Thus far, it doesn’t look like YouTube is off the hook, just yet – but having just been released, there’s still breathing room for the internet to change its mind.


Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos


Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”