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Pokimane explains what saved “anticlimactic” Fortnite X Star Wars event

Published: 17/Dec/2019 13:56

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamers Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys and Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani collaborated for the Star Wars X Fortnite event, which saw an exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker scene debut in Risky Reels.

The Star Wars X Fortnite collaboration is the latest in a long line of ambitious crossovers, as Fortnite uses its standing in popular culture to promote movies, in exchange for awesome in-game content. 

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We have already seen crossovers with John Wick, Avengers: Endgame and Borderlands 3. The crossover with Star Wars precedes the release of The Rise of Skywalker on December 19, and has seen a plethora of new content added to Fortnite. 

Epic GamesThe Star Wars event has also seen Stormtrooper skins added to Fortnite.

Pokimane and TSM Myth were two of the biggest Twitch streamers to broadcast their reactions, summarizing them in a December 15 YouTube video. 

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Pokimane explained that she found the event “anticlimactic” at first, before she realised that the event has led to a limited-time mode and other in-game content, such as the infamous lightsabers.

“I feel that there’s no way you engineer all that just for five minutes,” she said. “It felt, anticlimactic. There is an LTM? Okay, there better be.”

Timestamp for mobile users: 10:20 

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Not only was Pokimane impressed with the limited time mode, but also with the idea of lightsabers and blasters in Fortnite. 

“Lightsabers and blasters are apparently in the game now,” said Myth. He described the event as “dope” as it was going on, before seriously enjoying his first experience with a lightsaber in Fortnite. 

“Oh, that’s actually really cool,” responded Poki. “The overall event was like a 6.5/10, but the fact that they added that in, makes it worthwhile imo. That’s the really cool part of it.”

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Epic GamesThe new Star Wars skins are in Fortnite.

The Star Wars event is ongoing, before the ninth and supposedly final film launches on December 19.

Fortnite has already incorporated skins for John Boyega’s ‘Finn’ and Daisy Ridley’s ‘Rey’, with a leaked ‘Kylo Ren’ skin supposedly coming soon

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Fans of Fortnite Chapter 2 are enjoying the event, as both Pokimane and Myth did, and will undoubtedly be looking forward to more ambitious crossovers in the near future.

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Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.

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In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

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The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”

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On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”

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Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.