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Twitch streamer breaks down after smashing 2020 sub goal in just 4 months

Published: 5/Jun/2020 7:31 Updated: 5/Jun/2020 7:58

by Andrew Amos

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When you’re starting out on Twitch, it can take years to get your following even remotely big enough to earn some pocket money. One streamer set his goals high for 2020 though, and he’s smashed it in record time.

IcePapi started his Twitch streamer journey in February. Since starting off on the platform, he’s been slowly building a following, streaming reaction content and some gaming. Like most aspiring streamers, he set some goals.

His goals weren’t overly ambitious. He wanted to get 20 average viewers, 50 subs, 15,000 views, and wanted to just “have a great time doing it.”

With a daily schedule, and trying to “do [his] own thing,” IcePapi set out to make his goals come true. He went from no viewers to a dozen, with people floating in and out of his stream every day.

After getting Affiliate, his fans started giving back with some subs. But out of nowhere, he got an outpouring of support. He broke 50 subs seemingly overnight, and the streamer was left floored.

“You guys are the best honestly,” he said, with tears flowing as Outro by M83 played in the background. He thanked his chat profusely, as his 2020 goals started getting knocked down.

After IcePapi’s clip went viral on Reddit forum /r/livestreamfail, the streamer was inundated with more support. His clip has been viewed over 100,000 times, and he received hundreds of donations and subscriptions.

His viewership spiked from barely double digits to over 100, as more new fans tuned in to the streamer’s “meta-breaking” broadcast.

He sent one last thank you message to the community on Reddit, saying they are “the best” as they helped him smash his 2020 goals in less than six months.

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With a new found spring in his step, IcePapi might have to set his goals a bit higher for the rest of the year. He can shoot a bit higher, and hopefully build off the success he’s found over the last few days.

It’s one thing to start your Twitch career, but after getting the audience, trying to keep them coming back is the toughest hurdle. IcePapi has a good foundation though, and time will tell as to whether it works out or not.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
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The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.