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PewDiePie stuns small Twitch streamer with their first ever donation

Published: 24/Sep/2020 19:47

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer was left stunned after receiving a donation from YouTube’s biggest content creator Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg. The Swedish star’s unexpected gift left the player speechless.

Over the last decade, PewDiePie has become the face of online entertainment for many viewers. The content creator went from his humble roots playing games in 2010, to amassing over 107 million subscribers to his channel in 2020.

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The last thing a small Twitch streamer would expect is to run in to the popular personality. However, that is what happened to ‘BluWolfie123’ on September 21 when the YouTube king crashed his Among Us broadcast with a donation.

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The YouTuber surprised a small Twitch streamer with a donation.

PewDiePie gives small Twitch streamer their first donation

BluWolfie123 was in the middle of playing hit game Among Us for viewers when a donation flashed across his screen that said “pewdiepie donated $69.” The streamer was shocked when he realized the name attached to the gift.

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“Holy s**t! Uh, PewDiePie’s donated $69!” he exclaimed. “Are you serious!?” his partner asked. Stunned, he replied, “Uh, that’s what it says!”

After it began to sink in, the streamer remarked, “That’s my first donation! I wonder if it’s actually PewDiePie? Holy f**k! Oh my God. That’s f**king insane. What the hell! Thank you so much, PewDiePie! I appreciate that. It’s my first donation, and it’s $69!”

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On September 24, PewDiePie uploaded a video to his YouTube channel which featured him giving the donation. The star was doing an “If you laugh, you donate” challenge where if he lost, he would give money to a streamer.

After losing quickly, Kjellberg decided to look for someone playing Among Us on Twitch that had the least amount of viewers. “My first Twitch donation!” he said after sending $69 to BluWolfie123. He then smiled and broke into laughter after seeing the streamer’s stunned reaction. “Oh! I’m their first donation!” he yelled excitedly.

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This isn’t the first time Pewds has been charitable. In 2020, the star has been giving away all of the money he makes from his YouTube streams to a new charity every month. “Proud to announce thanks to member revenue: I will be donating $136,919 to Blue Marine Foundation,” he wrote in early September.

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The star has been donating his stream money to charities.

In May, PewDiePie announced he had signed a major deal with YouTube to stream exclusively on their platform. So far, his move to live entertainment has been a massive success.

Thousands tuned in to watch the Swede play The Last of Us 2 in June, and Ghost of Tsushima in July. Recently, he’s even pulled in over 170k viewers while broadcasting Among Us.

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Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.

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Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.

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“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

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Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.

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If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”

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We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.