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PewDiePie’s editor explains why the YouTube king will never quit

Published: 18/Jan/2020 21:16 Updated: 18/Jan/2020 21:52

by Brent Koepp

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In the wake of PewDiePie taking his break from making content, the Swedish star’s editor has opened up about why the YouTuber won’t ever be quitting due to being “addicted” to the platform. 

PewDiePie is the most popular content creator on YouTube, having amassed over 102 million subscribers, and was the most watched channel on the platform in 2019.

However, the Swede finally took a break from making content on January 15, after making daily uploads for 10 years. Despite this, his editor claims that the YouTuber won’t be quitting or slowing down once he’s back.

PewDiePie’s editor says he won’t be slowing down

The popular YouTuber first announced he was taking a break on December 14, stating that he was “tired,” and finally took his vacation on January 15. “This year, there’s just been so much piling up that I’m like ‘I should probably just cool down for a bit.’ And then, we’ll come back with 10,000 percent!” he said.

Confirming the Swede’s reason for not making content in part of 2020, PewDiePie’s editor Sive Morten sat down with British news outlet Metro and explained, “‘Everyone needs a break but, with YouTube, having a break is sort of detrimental to your channel. I think it’s worth it for him…and I need a break too!’”

He then went on to state that the YouTube star loves what he does. “He’s unironically addicted to making YouTube videos. The whole thing about “Hey, I enjoy making videos”, he really does enjoy it,” he said.

PewDiePie gives his YouTube fans a brofist before break
PewDiePie (YouTube)
PewDiePie gave his fans one last brofist before he took his break.

Sive also commented on Pewds’ consistent work ethic, and was surprised when he didn’t take a break for his honeymoon, after getting married to Marzia in August 2019. “I was expecting him to say “Hey, I’m going to pre-record a hundred videos,'” he said.

The editor then revealed that he doesn’t see his boss ever quitting the platform. “I don’t think he is ever gonna quit, I think he’s really addicted. He can’t get enough of YouTube”.

He also pointed out that “Most YouTubers, once they get views, once they get relevance, they kind of go crazy. A lot of YouTubers kind of go mad” – which is a good argument for the popular entertainer to take a break.

PewDiePie couldn’t have picked a better time to take his much-deserved vacation, given that in 2019 he reached 102 million subscribers, and launched his wildly successful Minecraft series.

It’s still unknown how long the break will be for and when the Swedish star will be back to making content again, however given his professed love for the platform, it will probably be sooner rather than later.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.