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PewDiePie trolls fans with bizarre new “G FUEL” flavor

Published: 9/Oct/2019 19:24 Updated: 9/Oct/2019 21:01

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg trolled fans on Twitter when he revealed his new “G FUEL” flavor, and it’s as Swedish as you can get.

PewDiePie partnered up with G FUEL in the beginning of 2019 in what has gone on to become an epic sponsorship. The Swede has cleverly integrated the energy formula into his memes, making it a staple of his channel.

However, the YouTube star took it to a whole new level when he hilariously trolled his fans with an announcement of his “new drink flavor” on October 9, and it was authentically Swedish.

GFUEL.comThe YouTube king partnered up with G FUEL in early 2019.

PewDiePie’s “new” G FUEL flavor

The Swede surprised his fans on Twitter when he posted “New pewdiepie gfuel flavour reveal!”, and included a video announcement. “I have some exciting news, I can finally reveal the G FUEL flavor,” he teased.

“The PewDiePie G FUEL flavor is – you guessed it – meatballs. We tried to experiment a lot to make sure it is Swedish meatball authentic. I approve!” he said before guzzling down the drink. PewDiePie gagged as he swallowed the liquid, revealing the whole thing to be a joke.

G FUEL themselves decided to get in on the fun, as CCO Scotty Tidwell tweeted “IKEA gonna be big mad when they find out we jacked their Swedish Meatball recipe” with a bro-fist emoji.

Pewds’ tweet blew up an hour after posting it, with 48.5K likes and over 400k views on his video as of the time of this article. Fans hilariously posted vomiting gifs, and even his friend and fellow Swedish YouTube star Joel ‘Roomie’ Berghult got in on the fun.

Twitter: @ScottyTidwellG FUEL even got in on the fun, as the CCO made an IKEA joke.

PewDiePie continues to dominate on YouTube, despite his temporary break from his wildly popular Minecraft series. The Swede recently took a vacation in Japan, where he revealed that he and his wife bought a house there on September 30.

As of the time of this article, he currently has 101 million subs, which understandably makes him a desired partner for sponsorships with his massive audience – though we’re not sure he’ll be getting a meatball G FUEL flavor any time soon.

While it was all in good fun, if nothing else this stunt proves that the energy formula maker and the YouTube king are a perfect match together as far as sponsorship deals go.

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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.

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.

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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.