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PewDiePie raises over $106k for BLM efforts during charity stream

Published: 4/Jun/2020 23:38

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg went live on June 3 to help raise money and awareness for ongoing worldwide protests, raising over $106,000 in donations for the Black Lives Matter initiative.

In wake of current world events, Kjellberg took to YouTube to help the cause, promising that all SuperChat donations would be split evenly between three charitable groups.

The forthcoming contributions were sent to the family of George Floyd and “other victims of police violence,” criminal punishment charity The Sentencing Project, as well as small businesses effected by looting and rioting.

“So many people are rightfully angry and want to make things right,” Kjellberg wrote two days prior to his stream. “I think we all wish there was an easy answer and been struggling myself with how to participate and make a positive change.”

That same day, he unveiled the fruits of his charity stream in a YouTube Community post, revealing that his fans had raised a whopping $106,000 for the three groups — an amount that the social media celebrity added to with a $10,000 donation of his own.

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YouTube’s most subscribed creator, PewDiePie, went live on June 3 with the aim of raising money to help aid the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Today is a day that I just feel so d**n grateful for so many things,” he wrote. “An amazing wife, friends, and family, but also so d**n proud of my audience on YT!

We managed to raise over $106k + 10k (my contribution) to victims of police violence, The Sentencing Project, and for small businesses affected by looting/riots.”

The social media celeb went on to thank his fanbase and donators for their “massive impact” — an initiative that has been added to those of others from massive online entertainers such as Logan Paul, who went viral for his heated speech on the Black Lives Matter movement on June 2.

PewDiePie, YouTube
PewDiePie revealed that his Jun 3 charity stream had raised over $106k – a donation he matched with $10k from his own pockets.

This is far from the first time PewDiePie has organized a massive charity drive; the star notably raised over $630,000 for underprivileged youth organization Save the Children, as well as over $1 million for RED to help combat AIDS/HIV in Africa.

While he hasn’t been vocal about his charity drive outside of YouTube, his efforts have been met with praise from fans as the world continues the fight for justice — both on and off the net.

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LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton

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Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

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xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.