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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


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.



Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.