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PewDiePie takes Minecraft series to next level with music video

Published: 25/Oct/2019 10:31 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 11:01

by Jacob Hale

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YouTube – you don’t become the most subscribed YouTuber for nothing – and now, he has elevated his Minecraft series even further with a music video that has gone instantly viral.

Minecraft saw somewhat of a revival in recent months, especially with popular streamers and content creators looking for an alternative to Fortnite during the latter seasons of Chapter 1.

PewDiePie, being the character that he is, capitalized greatly on the regenerated popularity of the sandbox video game, garnering millions of views on every video released of him playing.

PewDiePie/YouTubePewDiePie has amassed 101 million subscribers, creating primarily gaming content.

Unfortunately, for fans of his Minecraft series, he brought it to an end, after defeating a major boss.

  • Read More: Minecraft content to the next level with an instantly-viral music video, performed by himself, called Mine All Day.

    In the video, he is characterized in Minecraft’s signature blocky style while rapping, flexing about his multiple in-game possessions, with lines such as “Bet you don’t have this blue, bet you don’t have this green,” referencing his diamond and emerald ores, two of the rarest in the game.

    In the second half of the video, it reverts to PewDiePie in real-life, where he starts discussing his real-world possessions with a change in flow and beat with lines like “I’m bored of being at the peak, so time to see what lies beneath.”

    The video was uploaded on October 23 and, at the time of publication on October 24, it has received almost 7 million views – a number many YouTubers wouldn’t reach in a lifetime – and was in YouTube’s top trending videos.

    Finishing the song with the line “Remember kids, life isn’t fair. Take it from the second Swedish Minecraft multi-millionaire,” PewDiePie reminds viewers that he is ultra-successful, while also paying homage to Minecraft developer and fellow Swede Markus Perrson.

    Mine All Day isn’t PewDiePie’s first music video: he also saw a lot of success with works such as ‘B***h Lasagna’ and ‘Congratulations’, which have picked up over 370 million views between them.

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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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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.

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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.

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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.