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PewDiePie reveals why he’s taking another break from YouTube

Published: 8/Jan/2021 19:22

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg announced that he is taking another break from making content. The Swedish star’s leave has fans wondering when he will make his return.

In 2020, PewDiePie surprised viewers when he revealed that he was taking his first break ever from YouTube. Prior, the content creator had never missed a single day of uploading to the platform for over 10 years.

Fans will have to go without his content again in 2021, as he announced on January 8 that he is taking another leave of absence from making videos. When will he back?

Screenshot of PewDiePie and Marzia together.
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The popular YouTuber will be taking a break from content in 2021.

PewDiePie announces second break from YouTube

PewDiePie made the announcement on January 8 in a community post on his channel. “I FORGOT TO MENTION A FEW THINGS! I’m taking some time off to chill, epic,” the entertainer wrote at the beginning of his update.

The star then went on to reveal that his community had raised an astonishing $900k in 2020 for charity. Since making the move to livestreaming, Pewds has given away all of his subscriber fees and chat donations to various organizations throughout the year.

Fans of YouTuber shouldn’t be too surprised with his second break as Kjellberg told his community on numerous occasions that he planned on taking a second vacation in 2021. “I feel like it’s fair. Any other job you get holidays and I don’t do that. And this year has been pretty crazy. It’s good for my mental health,” he explained in June.

PewDiePie community post about taking break from YouTube in 2021.
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The YouTuber announced his second break from YouTube.

When will PewDiePie return to YouTube?

Last year, the YouTuber officially took his break on January 15 and didn’t return until February 21 – which was roughly 37 days. However, during his January 6 Minecraft livestream, the 31-year-old told fans he was undecided on how long his vacation this year would actually be.

“I might not stream for a while either, just to take some full time off, and come back fully charged. So I’ll be offline for a week, two weeks, maybe three weeks. I don’t know. I know it’s kind of a ball-buster to end here, but I don’t really take breaks and I feel like I just need it. So…” he said.

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It’s unclear at the time of writing if PewDiePie will eventually stream during his break, or whether he will go completely silent like he did last year while on vacation. Though it appears he won’t be making video uploads for the duration of his time off.

Fans will no doubt severely miss him. In 2020, his popular r/Pewdiepiesubmissions subreddit hilariously turned to chaos and made hilarious jokes about his absence from YouTube. If nothing else, we can look forward to the memes.

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KSI starts hilarious “beef” with Minecraft star TommyInnit

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:13

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star-turned-boxer KSI has struck up yet another humorous “feud” with the uber-popular Minecraft influencer TommyInnit — leading to a completely hilarious and unexpected response from the gamer.

When it comes to fandom feuds, most bystanders know better than to get involved… but when content creators themselves declare war against each other, it’s almost impossible for viewers to not take an interest.

This time around, British rapper and influencer KSI has taken some shots at TommyInnit — all for the jokes, of course. While the two have “duked it out” on social media before (all for the lulz), this time, a slew of other high-profile names are getting involved in a chuckle-worthy social media showdown.

On February 24, KSI stirred the pot with a tweet that caught the attention of Minecraft fans all over the app: “Sidemen fanbase > Minecraft fanbase.”

A short while later, the commotion caught the attention of none other than MrBeast, who replied: “Anyone else waiting with popcorn for TommyInnit to reply?”

It wasn’t long before the British Minecraft star chimed in on the situation with a series of responses that left the internet in stitches.

“Mr Beast,” he began “I don’t do drama Mr Beast. I just tell people who are wrong why they’re wrong, and why they’re f***ing stupid. KSI is almost always wrong. He’s never been right. He just sits there dissing people in his ivory tower, meanwhile I’m sat here on Reddit studying algorithm. F*** him.”

However, it was Tommy’s next response that took the joke even further, with the YouTuber poking fun at his own viewers: “Tommy fanbase is a bunch of 12 year old girls who fangirl over him. Same for Carl and Dream, and Sidemen fanbase who can handle jokes.”

The Minecrafter then jokingly asked his fans to ratio KSI’s Tweet — a request that fellow Minecraft personality Quackity graciously agreed to, writing: “I just think it’s funny when old people get less likes. Signal boosted.”

While this is far from the first time KSI has effectively “stirred the pot” with the Minecraft fandom, their “feud” is no more than playful banter and humorous jokes — which are currently giving their respective fanbases a hilarious interaction that has some calling for a diss track.