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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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Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary

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Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

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Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.