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PewDiePie reveals how it feels to be called a “boomer” by his viewers

Published: 12/Nov/2019 3:38 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 3:57

by Andrew Amos

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has weighed in on the “Ok Boomer” debate, revealing how it feels to be called a boomer by his viewers, and how much he loves the meme trend.

Being called a boomer on the internet in 2019 is not a particularly flavorful title. It’s used for the most part as an insult of someone being out of touch with something, or even just a cheeky punch at someone’s terrible opinion.

However, after being hounded by his viewers for quite some time, PewDiePie has embraced the title his viewers have bestowed on him, and the meme itself. 

YouTube: PewDiePieWe already know what Boomer PewDiePie looks like, but how does he feel about being called a boomer?

During his latest episode of “Last Week I Asked You,” PewDiePie was going through some of the best memes on his subreddit /r/pewdiepieSubmissions when he came across a Narnia “Ok Zoomer” meme.

He appreciated the submission, and went on to talk about how his viewers call him a boomer from time to time, and how he loves how the meme is now just blowing up.

“I love how ‘Ok Boomer’ is blowing up, it’s such a big meme,” he said. “It’s so dumb. It’s been an underlying meme for a long time, but it’s just blown up now.”

Ironically, the video is titled “Stop calling me a Boomer,” although it’s doubtful that will be happening any time soon, with the comment section of the video full of references to the meme.

Ok Boomer has taken the internet by storm at the tail end of 2019. It was designed to dismiss attitudes stereotypically assigned to the baby boomer generation born in the 50s and 60s.

It’s hit the mainstream in a way not seen in other memes, with celebrities from all parts of the globe taking part. The term has been thrown around in the New Zealand parliament, and even coined as being possibly “ageist.”

It’s evolved into its many forms, including its cousin “Ok Zoomer,” taking aim at the kids who talk way above the heads of anyone else.

PewDiePie / YouTubePewDiePie has been labelled a boomer by his viewers, but he loves it.

Whether zoomers down the line will be calling the King of YouTube a boomer, or whether the meme will fizzle out and die like most catchphrases remains to be seen.

However, for the time being, PewDiePie can hoist the title of the “Boomer of YouTube” right next to his 100 million subscriber award, and wear it however he likes.

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Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos

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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.”