PewDiePie’s YouTube battle with T-Series inspires new video game - Dexerto

PewDiePie’s YouTube battle with T-Series inspires new video game

Published: 14/Mar/2019 14:12 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 14:20

by Matt Porter


A game designer has taken inspiration from Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s intense battle with T-Series for YouTube’s top spot to create a brand new video game featuring the Swede and his fiancée Marzia.

The game, titled Zero Deaths, sees PewDiePie in an apocalyptic landscape where he must defend Marzia and the world, from hordes of sub bots, or fake subscribers on YouTube, who are attempting to destroy the world.

The use of sub bots as the main villain of the game is an obvious nod to T-Series, who have been accused of using bots to inflate their subscribers, with the Swede even mentioning the idea in his diss track titled Bitch Lasagna.

PewDiePie fights hordes of sub bots in Zero Deaths.

Zero Deaths is created by indie game developer Thomas Brush, who told The Verge that despite building a game based around the YouTuber,  he thinks the battle is a “fun little internet phenomenon” and hasn’t taken a side in the war between PewDiePie and T-Series.

Production of the game started when Brush asked Kjellberg to “dare him” to make a video game in 14 days, a task that the Swede duly performed, with Brush livestreaming the process of creating the indie title from its conception right up to completion.

The game has now been released, and Brush has released a trailer for Zero Deaths which shows gameplay alongside how the game came to be.

The battle between PewDiePie and T-Series continues to wage on, with the Bollywood production company briefly overtaking Kjellberg after asking Indian celebrities for the help.

Zero Deaths is available on indie games platform right now, and players can choose how much they would like to pay for the title, with 50% of tips going to charity.

Keep up to date with all the latest information on the battle between PewDiePie and T-Series by following @Dexerto on Twitter.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

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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.

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.