Entertainment

PewDiePie reveals what he hates about working with other YouTubers

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:53

by Brent Koepp

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During his latest upload Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg opened up to viewers about the one thing he hates the most about YouTube collaborations. The Swedish star revealed an annoying thing some content creators do when asking to work with him.

With over 107 million subscribers to his channel, PewDiePie has undisputedly been the face of YouTube for the last decade. The entertainer has fans all around the world.

Over the course of his career, Kjellberg has gotten to collaborate with some of the platform’s top creators. However, according to the 31-year-old, there is one aspect of working with his peers that he can’t stand.

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The YouTuber reacted to collaboration requests.

PewDiePie reveals one thing he dislikes about YouTube collabs

In past interviews, the YouTuber has explained that he loves to work with other online creators. In 2020, his move to streaming has already seen him team up with Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, and even former rapper Logic.

During his November 16 upload, PewDiePie revealed what is a deal breaker for him when it comes to collaborations. “I do get a lot of ask for collabs. Whenever this collab goes through someone’s agent or like my manager, I’m like ‘Nah, no f**king way’,” he said.

The star then clarified that he would rather be asked about it directly. “That is just so corporate. What the f**ck are you doing? Just ask me.” He then jokingly mocked an agent and said “Hey Felix, we should collaborate. We think it would do great for you!”

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In a 2019 update vlog, the 31-year-old explained to his fans that he’s actually an introvert, and can sometimes be “socially awkward” – something he joked about during his November video.

PewDiePie does like working with other YouTubers, but those looking to collab with him should just ask the Swede directly and avoid going through their agent or manager.

In May, Kjellberg signed a major streaming exclusivity deal with Google. The star’s move to live entertainment has already been a massive success, as he continues to be one of the most watched streamers in the world.

Overwatch

Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

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Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.