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UPDATE: Popular YouTuber Markiplier may have saved PewDiePie at the last second

Published: 2/Dec/2018 23:20 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 18:12

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach has weighed in on the war against Bollywood label T-Series, which is currently competing with Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg to become the most subscribed channel on YouTube.

Markiplier went live in a broadcast on December 2, appropriately titling his stream, ‘I Literally Won’t Shut Up Until You Subscribe To PewDiePie.’

During his 48-minute-long spiel, Mark advocated for his followers to subscribe to the YouTube king – who was just barely pulling ahead of T-Series by 100,000 subscribers prior to his upload.

Many YouTubers across the space were anticipating Pewd’s inevitable defeat, with the likes of Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem providing regular updates of T-Series’ slow climb to the top.

However, after Mark’s stream went live, PewDiePie’s channel saw a massive increase in followers, rising to a count of over 73,268,000 – as opposed to his previous count of 73,127,000 subs.

This moment marks a rather humorous shift in Mark’s support for PewDiePie, who had bemoaned both he and Jacksepticeye’s alleged lack of solidarity during his struggle to keep his top spot.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has bounced back from a seemingly inevitable demise at the hands of T-Series, either; YouTuber MrBeast was able to bring a huge surplus of subscribers to PewDiePie after creating a massive advertising campaign throughout his entire city, allegedly buying every billboard in the area in an effort to boost awareness of the Swede’s channel.

Mark has pulled through in a time of dire need, sending Pewd’s channel soaring above his competitor – for now.


UPDATE: PewDiePie has since thanked Markiplier in a video on December 3, revealing that his channel had received over 500,00 subscribers thanks to Mark’s efforts. He shouted out Jacksepticeye, as well, who had Tweeted out support for Pewds in the thick of battle on December 2.

While Pewds called the fight with T-Series “too fun,” he was likewise humbled by the experience, and made sure to credit other fans who gave him their support in a myriad of creative ways.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.