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YouTube reveals PewDiePie’s 100 million subscriber Red Diamond Creator Award

Published: 7/Sep/2019 3:21 Updated: 7/Sep/2019 3:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTube has created a brand new award to honor the King of YouTube himself, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg for passing the 100M subscriber count, alongside T-Series.

Previously, the highest award a YouTuber could earn was the Custom Play Button given to YouTubers who amassed 50 million subscribers. PewDiePie himself was the first to reach that milestone on December 18, 2016. 

Five others would go on to reach that plateau including T-Series and 5-Minute Crafts.

PewDiePie / YouTubePewDiePie was the first individual creator to reach 100 million subs.
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Now, YouTube has unveiled a new Red Diamond Creator Award. 

“The 100M subscriber record has been surpassed, and that means we have the new creator award! Introducing: The Red Diamond Creator Award, named after one of the rarest colors of diamond,” the company tweeted on September 6. 

 It was confirmed that both PewDiePie and T-Series would both be sent the Red Diamond.

The tweet included a video showing the pristine award being forged and it looks absolutely beautiful. 

The Pewds broke 100 million subs on August 24 and was the first individual creator to do so. Some of his channel’s growth was the result of the Swede’s ‘PewDiePie vs. T-Series’ feud that saw the YouTube community rally behind Felix against the Indian owned corporation. This culminated in the creation of the video “bitch lasagna” in which PewDiePie dissed T-Series, before later apologizing for the joke and calling off the feud.

Despite losing the war and T-Series reaching 100 million first, PewDiePie returned to his gaming roots and uploaded daily Minecraft videos resulting in a surge of additional subscribers.  

PewDiePie, Twitter / TubefilterPewDiePie has been sent the Red Diamond Creator Award.

It’s been quite a journey for the 29-year-old internet phenomenon who first started on YouTube back in 2006 and officially launched his second account as PewDiePie in 2010. 

One has to wonder what YouTube to honor the first creator to hit 150 million. Until then, the Red Diamond Creator Award will be the most prestigious and is likely to remain that way for some time. 

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Russian Instagram influencer torches his $150,000 Mercedes on purpose

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:46

by Bill Cooney

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An Instagram influencer literally set his own $150,000 Mercedes Benz on fire after he got fed up with how his local dealership was repairing it.

Several videos of Russian Instagram and YouTube star Mikhail Litvin torching the black GT 63 S went viral over the weekend, with people around the internet both amazed and horrified that someone has enough extra cash rolling around they can just send a luxury car up in flames.

But, Litvin’s display surprisingly wasn’t just a random instance of pure, nihilistic capitalism captured on film, as he claims he was sending a message to his local Mercedes dealership and the company as a whole.

The saga begins like this: Mikhail bought a brand new GT 63 S (running around $140,000 to $160,000) and somehow, broke the engine five times in a row through various automotive shenanigans.

Eventually, he became fed up with how his local Mercedes Benz dealership was repairing the vehicle each time he brought it in, even replacing the turbo kit with one purchased off of eBay at one point.

Paying to have sub-par parts installed in his car seems to have been the final straw for the Russian, who filled his trunk up with gasoline and brought plenty of cameras to a deserted field to send his vehicle off with a Viking funeral.

After bathing the car in fuel, Litvin lights a Looney Tunes-style trail from offscreen and the poor four-door goes up in a massive fireball.

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Litvin made sure not to miss a spot.

After contemplating all the memories he had in the Mercedes while the inferno raged behind him, the YouTuber drove into the sunset with his new whip, a classic teal Lada that only needed a little bit of a running start to get going.

With over 11 million followers on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on YouTube, chances are good that Litvin will be picking up a fly new car sometime soon to replace the smoking heap that was his GT 63 S.

Exactly what he’ll replace it with remains to be seen, but we’d bet he’ll have a video out about it when he does.