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PewDiePie attempts MrBeast’s 20 mil tree-planting charity in Minecraft

Published: 5/Nov/2019 19:19 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 19:43

by Virginia Glaze


Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg is the undisputed king of YouTube, boasting 102 million subscribers in wake of his battle with T-Series. The Swede’s now using his massive platform to boost the charity work of another popular YouTuber, MrBeast. 

YouTube philanthropist Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson unveiled his #TeamTrees project in late October as a response to fans asking that he plant 20 million trees in honor of his 20 million subscriber milestone.

His enterprise has since gone viral, with internet celebs across the net pitching in to reach the lofty goal before the year’s end – and PewDiePie is one of these stars.

In honor of MrBeast’s massive undertaking, PewDiePie set out to plant a whopping 20 million trees in Minecraft – his latest content horse – despite others having already completed a similar task.

Rather than arduously planting them by hand, Kjellberg created an intricate and “unnecessarily difficult” automated system that pumped out bone meal (a special fertilizer in the Minecraft world) and trees alike.

PewDiePie, InstagramPewDiePie is YouTube’s most-subscribed independent creator, who is using his internet fame for a good cause.

In spite of his best efforts, PewDiePie’s “complicated” machine couldn’t produce 20 million trees in the time allotted – an understandable setback, considering that the undertaking was already killing his framerate.

“Okay, so maybe it wasn’t 20 million trees,” the YouTuber conceded. “But this is as many as I can get. Check out Team Trees. Save the planet.”

Kjellberg’s latest Minecraft stint follows his meme-worthy donation to the TeamTrees initiative on October 31, where he donated a humorous $69,420 to the cause.

However, PewDiePie isn’t even the project’s biggest benefactor: Tesla CEO Elon Musk rose to the top with a one million dollar donation, which was contested by Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke with one million and one trees.

With each tree costing a single dollar, business moguls and YouTubers alike are helping to create a better planet, and thanks to their efforts, TeamTrees has successfully reached 12.9 million trees thus far.

Having donated a huge amount to the cause, PewDiePie’s TeamTrees contribution marks the latest of his charitable exploits, with the YouTube king having raised money for ‘Child Rights and You’ and other organizations in the past.

With less than two months until the year’s end, time is ticking down to the end of MrBeast’s project – and there are still seven million more trees that need planting!


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!