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PewDiePie trolls LeBron James after study finds YouTuber is “more liked”

Published: 6/Nov/2019 10:42 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 13:43

by Jacob Hale

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YouTuber on the planet, amassing over 102 million subscribers through a variety of gaming content, satirical music videos, and real-life content.

On the other hand, James is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, if not the very best, drawing comparisons to the legendary Michael Jordan and recognized globally as nothing short of a superstar.

BC Zalgiris Kaunas/YouTubeEarlier this year, a EuroLeague basketball match advertised the “Subscribe to PewDiePie” campaign in another unexpected crossover.

Now, new research implies that PewDiePie is actually more popular amongst Gen Z males than LeBron James, an idea that would have been unfathomable only a few years ago.

As reported by Variety, a study by Morning Consult suggests that while Pewds has similar name recognition to James, he’s actually viewed more favorably by that demographic – and he let James know about it on Twitter, saying: “People like LeBron James?”

The study places PewDiePie second in the list of most recognized male influencers, ahead of the likes of James, Steph Curry and Elon Musk and behind only Justin Bieber. 

However, Pewds’ favorability rating is at 62%, while James’ is slightly behind at 55% and Bieber is way off at 18%.

LeBron is yet to respond to PewDiePie and, truthfully, it’s unlikely he will – but the clashing of these two personalities may be too much for Twitter, anyway.

Shane Dawson also makes the top five for popularity amongst Gen Z women, with a favorability rating of 51%, behind just Zendaya and Beyoncé. Not bad company to be keeping for a couple of YouTubers.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.