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PewDiePie reveals 100 million subscriber Play Button in emotional video

Published: 10/Sep/2019 17:54 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 18:38

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg is YouTube’ most subscribed independent creator, having reached his coveted 100 million subscriber milestone on August 25 – and now, he’s finally received the platform’s greatest award yet.

YouTube unveiled their latest Creator Award on September 6, meant to congratulate both PewDiePie and his former nemesis, T-Series, on surpassing 100 million subscribers.

While YouTube’s usual slew of Play Buttons are gold, silver, or diamond, PewDiePie and T-Series received an extra-special “Red Diamond” Play Button for their efforts – a trophy that the Swede unboxed in an emotional video four days later.

In his video, Kjellberg reminisced about his early YouTube career, reminding viewers that he almost quit uploading videos for good in order to focus on classes at University.

“I had found what I was actually passionate about, and I wasn’t ready to just let it go,” PewDiePie explained. “I knew a career on YouTube was so far away. …it was always at the back of my mind, that there was a tiny chance that this could actually happen.”

Of course, the YouTube star never actually quit, and unboxed his massive award for reaching 100 million subscribers in an emotional segment where he thanked both his viewerbase and YouTube, itself.

“I know a lot of people wanted a custom reward, but I don’t really care,” he said of his award. “This is awesome. And, of course, thank you, YouTube. Where would I be without you?”

PewDiePie, YouTubePewDiePie revealed his Red Diamond Creator Award Play Button in an emotional video on September 10.

That’s not all: PewDiePie also received a letter from YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, who congratulated him on his recent marriage to fiance Marzia Bisognin after eight years of dating.

The YouTuber likewise announced that he would be celebrating the massive milestone by donating a whopping $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, an organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and protecting communities from “extremist threats of every kind.”

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PewDiePie’s journey to 100 million subscribers has been a long one, from his origins in horror games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent to his viral battle against T-Series earlier this year – and he’s already beaten his “Red Diamond” milestone, reaching 101 million subscribers just two weeks later.

Thanks to his dedicated audience, it looks like PewDiePie will reign as YouTube’s king for quite a bit longer – and he’s got a hefty trophy to prove it!

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Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

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Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.