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PewDiePie reveals how dating Marzia motivated his YouTube success

Published: 18/Nov/2020 23:21

by Brent Koepp

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During his November 18 upload, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg opened up to his audience about how his relationship with wife Marzia fueled him to become successful on YouTube.

With over 107 million subscribers to his channel in 2020, PewDiePie is easily one of the most popular entertainers in the world. However it wasn’t always that way, as the Swede began his humble roots playing games on YouTube over a decade ago.

For his latest upload, Kjellberg took a look back at his entire journey by going through his Instagram page from the very beginning. While reminiscing about the past, the star revealed how his long distance relationship with Marzia played a role in his success.

PewDiePie reacts to Instagram photo of him and Marzia.
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The YouTuber reacted to his first ever Instagram Post from 2011.

PewDiePie on how relationship made him “anxious” to succeed

The YouTuber decided to react to his Instagram timeline which chronicled his entire career over the last 10 years. Pewds gushed when he realized his first photo ever was him sharing a kiss with Marzia. “I’m glad this is my first photo. That’s very cute,” he said.

When Kjellberg reached the year 2012, he opened up about how difficult it was for him and Marzia to be apart from one another. “Me and Marzia had to go back to being long distance for a little while. This was the time I was really anxious,” he continued.

The 31-year-old then revealed how wanting to be back with her fueled him to succeed. “Because we came from two different countries, and I didn’t have the money to really come and visit, I was really hoping YouTube would work out so I could see my girlfriend… Or my future wife,” he laughed.

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The content creator also touched on his wedding in 2019, which he documented on his YouTube channel: “I know it’s cliche to say. But it really was the happiest day of my life.”

After dating for nearly a decade, Kjellberg and Marzia tied the knot on August 19. In 2020, the couple celebrated their first marriage anniversary together by revisiting the gardens where the ceremony was held.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.