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Yes Theory’s new documentary lets you choose how much you pay

Published: 12/Aug/2019 10:57 Updated: 12/Aug/2019 15:12

by Andy Williams


YouTubers Yes Theory have released their latest documentary which allows the audience to select what they pay to gain access and watch the feature film.

Yes Theory is a popular YouTube channel comprised of Matt Dajer, Ammar Kandil and Thomas Brag. The notorious trio have built their brand around the motto ‘seek discomfort’ in a bid to promote a lifestyle that challenges people to do just that.

Leading by example, their YouTube channel is flooded with audacious yet inspiring videos; seeing them accumulate a following of over 4.1 million subscribers.

Their first documentary saw Kandil bungee jump over the Grand Canyon alongside Will Smith — showing the 24-year-old overcoming fears and living by the brand’s ethos.

The Canadian PressYes Theory documented their encounters with Will Smith in the run-up to the big event.

As you’d expect, a documentary of this scale attracted big-money investment from YouTube and was promoted as a YouTube Originals documentary.

Fast-forward 10 months and the trio have taken a different approach in funding their latest feature escapade.

Titled ‘The Lost Pyramid’, the documentary details their journey through El Mirador (the lost city of Maya) to reach the summit of La Danta — one of the largest pyramids in the world. 

The Lost Pyramid documentary even got its own trailer poster from Yes Theory.

A project of this scale required meticulous planning and financial commitment, and as such, Yes Theory has taken a different approach to reimbursing their investment.

Viewers are asked to contribute anything from $1 to gain access to the documentary. By adopting a ‘pay what you want’ strategy, Yes Theory hopes to make their content more accessible regardless of financial income.

In a YouTube video titled “Our $70,000 Experiment”, Thomas Brag explains how this is an “experimental approach” and has asked for community support to help the documentary flourish. 

How to watch Yes Theory’s ‘The Lost Pyramid’ documentary

Heading over to their website will greet you with a trailer for the feature piece and a figure representing the ‘average price paid’ by viewers of the documentary. A $5 donation (or the cost of a Starbucks coffee) is the suggested price.

However, viewers contributing $100 or more will have their name inputted into the final credits of the video when it is uploaded to their YouTube channel. 

After you have made your donation, a link to the video will be sent via email and you will have 72 hours to finish watching.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.