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PewDiePie surprised by Mr Beast’s Team Trees planting update

Published: 21/Mar/2020 19:34 Updated: 24/Mar/2020 13:04

by Virginia Glaze


Internet philanthropist Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson brought the net together to plant 20 million trees before 2020 — and YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg decided to check up on the project months later, discovering surprising results.

Mr Beast celebrated his 20 million subscriber milestone by launching a charitable project to plant a whopping 20 million trees, seeing donations from such names as Ninja, Jeffree Star, and even Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

After successfully reaching his goal in early December, the star teased even bigger projects in the future — but what about the results of his viral Team Trees initiative?

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Mr Beast, alongside a slew of donators, helped the Arbor Day Foundation plant over 20 million trees before 2020.

PewDiePie was in the middle of a LWIAY video when he came across a fan suggestion in his subreddit, which recommended that Mr Beast provide fans with an update video regarding his tree-planting enterprise.

“Please, Mr Beast — the B to the East,” he joked about the matter. “Show us the trees!”

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YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg shared an update from Mr Beast’s viral Team Trees initiative from 2019.

Curious about the project’s development, PewDiePie checked his email for an update — and was pleasantly surprised by what he found.

The YouTuber shared a video from Team Trees uploaded on February 27, showing North Carolina park rangers and staff planting trees around Bladen Lakes State Forest, which had been affected by severe flooding from 2018’s Hurricane Florence.

Rangers explained that the Park is considered a high-risk area, as it is often affected by natural disasters that inhibit older growth — making Mr Beast and the Arbor Day Foundation’s joint initiative a massive help to the area.

Needless to say, it seems like Kjellberg was rather impressed by the Foundation’s efforts, giving a short congratulations to his fellow YouTuber.

“Keep planting those trees!” he urged.

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Although he jokingly called the star a “simp” earlier in his video (thanks to his impressive Valentine’s Day gift for his girlfriend), Mr Beast and PewDiePie are on good terms, with Mr Beast having historically led the charge in his battle against T-Series in 2018.

Now, the YouTuber is creating even bigger and better content than ever before — and making the world a better place one video at a time.


Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith


Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

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The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.