TSM Myth Overtakes Shroud as the Second Most Followed Twitch Streamer - Dexerto
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TSM Myth Overtakes Shroud as the Second Most Followed Twitch Streamer

Published: 5/Aug/2018 18:40 Updated: 5/Aug/2018 20:13

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite streamer and Team SoloMid member Ali “Myth” Kabbani has surpassed to Michael “shroud” Grzesiek in Twitch followers, snagging the second place spot, behind Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.

Myth’s rise on Twitch is quite remarkable, reflecting the meteoric rise that other Fortnite focused streamers have enjoyed, as the Battle Royale game has taken over the Amazon-owned platform.

According to statistics at SocialBlade, Myth has grown from just over 100,000 followers in January 2018, up to 3.9 million only six months later.

Comparatively, shroud had over 2 million followers in January 2018, and also has just over 3.9 million in August.

The most followed channel, Ninja, hit 1 million in January, but now has well over 10 million – so he is not being caught anytime soon.

Myth has seen an almost identical growth on YouTube also. In January, he hit 100,000 subscribers, and as of August 5, now has 3.5 million.

His Fortnite streams have been the catalyst, gaining a reputation early in the game’s growth as one of the best builders, with clips of him building bases at lightning pace going viral on Twitter.

Starting with the smallest base of any of the top ten streamers on the followed list, Myth has outperformed what anyone could have predicted was possible in the space of only six months. 

Shroud will likely not be too worried about his spot on the rankings, considering he’s only behind by a matter of a few thousand followers at the time of writing, and his growth is similarly impressive.

The former Counter-Strike professional player is still gaining around 250,000 new followers a month, and can attract over 30,000 concurrent viewers playing almost any game.

Myth’s streams are very much strictly Fortnite, but as he continues to grow, he may look to branch out to become a ‘variety’ streamer. For now though, Fortnite is the game of choice – for obvious reasons.

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PewDiePie shares his insane police chase story

Published: 30/Oct/2020 19:42

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg revealed that he once had a run in with the police when he was younger. The Swede opened up on stream about a handful of “embarrassing” stories from his youth.

For many, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment for the last decade. With over 107 million subscribers to his channel, the content creator is undoubtedly the reigning king of YouTube.

During his October 29 livestream, the star opened up about experiences he had when he was lesser known. From speeding tickets to his car being impounded, the 31-year-old had some incredible stories to tell.

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The YouTuber hilariously showed off his “epic” car in 2016.

PewDiePie reveals story about run-in with police

The YouTuber was preparing to stream Among Us with Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys when he revealed “embarrassing” stories from his youth to viewers. The star detailed a time he was pulled over for speeding on the highway.

“I was 18 and I just got my driver’s license. Of course, the cliche. I thought ‘yeah, there is no cars.’ Thought I was the coolest,” he said, before pausing to tell fans, “DON’T DO THIS, it’s not cool! But then I sped, and the police actually chased after me. They put the sirens behind, I’ve never seen that before.”

Despite the scare of them chasing him, luckily he was let off with a warning. “I gave them the sappiest eyes ever. I feel like the pitied me so hard, they just lowered what they had on the ticket. They were like “you’re fine, just go. Don’t drive fast,” he said.

The entertainer added, “I’ve never been stopped in the UK, I was stopped so many times in Sweden.” As if that wasn’t crazy enough, Kjellberg also told his audience the story about how his car once got impounded when he was out of the country, and was almost auctioned off.

“F**king auctions, man. That happened to my car once. I didn’t pay tax on it, and I was away. So it had been taken off and it was just about to go in auction,” the YouTuber revealed. “It’s f**king crazy. How can they do that? I was out of the country!”

PewDiePie had to drive over 40 minutes to reach the place where they had taken his vehicle. Summing up the whole experience, he cautioned fans: “It’s tough, guys, it’s tough not paying your taxes.”

The stories PewDiePie told were from years back, however he called them “embarrassing” experiences. To be fair, everyone has a story of getting into trouble in some form or another in their youth.

Despite being known for his video content, in 2020 the personality has been streaming more often after signing a major deal with YouTube back in March. Fans are often treated to anecdotes from the star’s interesting life.