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PewDiePie slams Streamy Awards for honoring ‘undeserving’ Tana Mongeau

Published: 18/Dec/2019 4:24 Updated: 18/Dec/2019 9:36

by Brad Norton


YouTube sensation Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg has taken aim at Tana Mongeau and the Streamy Awards, after the controversial vlogger was named ‘content creator of the year’ at the 2019 event.

The 2019 Streamy Awards took place on December 13 and looked to highlight the efforts of content creators around the world. With 50 awards in total, the annual show shines the spotlight on all manner of categories from gaming to fashion, nominating a number of popular personalities within each.

Taking home the creator of the year award, controversial YouTuber Tana Mongeau was brought up on stage by Casey Neistat in a broadcast that has since been viewed over three million times.

Among the viewers was PewDiePie, who disagreed with the selection and had some choice words to say in a December 17 YouTube video of his own.

Instagram: tanamongeauThe 21-year-old YouTuber has accumulated just under 750 million views throughout her time on the platform.

With ten creators nominated for their efforts throughout 2019, this particular Streamy Award category acknowledged the likes of Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. Getting excited over the latter, PewDiePie addressed how he believed that it was “obvious” MrBeast would win the award.

“He had such an amazing impact this year, his growth has been insane,” he elaborated. “He’s like the one channel that doesn’t have any big controversy. He’s done good on the platform. Some of the other nominations are good, but it’s obvious MrBeast is gonna win it.”

To his surprise, Mongeau was announced as the winner and all the Swedish YouTuber could help but do was highlight what he perceived as flaws in the show overall, reacting sarcastically all the while. “Really nice of Tana to come out in her pajamas,” he joked. 

The discussion begins at 8:02 in the video below for mobile users

“When Tana said ‘I don’t deserve this,’ we all felt that… You literally don’t deserve it, that’s why you feel like that,” he continued.

“I hate Tana mainly because she promotes drugs to her 14-year-old audience,” he explained, before showing a brief highlight reel of various cases of such promotion throughout her content. From Adderall to Cannabis the YouTuber with over five million subscribers appears to flaunt her drug use while the cameras are rolling. “That’s creator of the year?”

Outlining how his reaction is mostly in jest, he emphasized how he places little significance on award shows of this kind, stating “everyone knows [they] are fake anyways. It’s all politics.”

“I literally don’t even keep my awards that I have actually gotten because I don’t feel proud of them, it doesn’t mean anything.” 

Instagram: tanamongeauThe creator of the year award relied heavily upon the votes of fans.

Despite being the channel with the third most subscribers on all of YouTube at just over 102 million, PewDiePie hasn’t been nominated in a single category at the Streamy Awards 2016.

Fellow YouTuber Ethan Klein of H3H3 reacted in a similar manner in a since-deleted post, joking that her win was “well deserved.”


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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
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.

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.