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YouTube Rewind 2018 PewDiePie | Where was he?

Published: 6/Dec/2018 18:45 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 21:29

by Paul Cot


The hugely anticipated annual YouTube Rewind video has been released! The video commemorates the music, people, videos and moments that defined the year 2018!

YouTube Rewind Fortnite

Gamers, at least most of them, will be delighted that Fortnite played such a prominent role in the YouTube Rewind 2018 video. Ninja, who is considered to be the face of Fortnite, is heavily featured.

The cultural phenomenon has drawn in more than 125 million players. This is on top of being one of the most profitable games ever made.

Rewind 2018 Scene

The YouTube 2018 rewind starts with Will Smith, who has been a much talked about figure in 2018. He states that if he controlled Rewind that he’d want Fortnite and Marques Brownlee.

This sets up the scene of the Fortnite Battle Bus which has an array of stars on it. Ninja is driving the Battle Bus.

The stars then jump from the bus, a la Fortnite, and eventually meet around a campfire to discuss what should be included in the 2018 rendition of YouTube rewind.

YouTube Rewind PewDiePie

The topic that is dominating the rewind video is PewDiePie’s exclusion.

Ninja vs PewDiePie

Ninja and PewDiePie are two of the biggest Internet stars of all time. PewDiePie has the most YouTube subscribers whilst Ninja has the most Twitch followers. Some would argue PewDiePie is actually bigger than Ninja.

Therefore, that raises the question, why is Ninja in YouTube Rewind 2018 and PewDiePie isn’t? It’s a fair question, which most people know the answer to.

PewDiePie Controversies

PewDiePie has had numerous controversies over the past few years. These are well documented and won’t be discussed further here. It’s a very divisive topic and everyone has their own opinions on it.

It is very likely because of these incidents that PewDiePie didn’t feature. There is another layer to it though, whereby even if YouTube were actually big fans of PewDiePie (their actions suggest they aren’t) that including him in their yearly rewind video would create negative press.

At the end of the day YouTube is a business that relies heavily on good PR. Including PewDiePie in the video invites the media to criticise the organisation. The Swedish YouTuber also didn’t feature in the 2017 YouTube Rewind video.

PewDiePie Reaction

PewDiePie is rather busy in his subscriber battle with T Series. It is currently projected that PewDiePie will lose his top spot. However, high profile figures have been backing the YouTuber to try and reverse the tide.

As of writing he is 467,000 subscribers ahead!

Read More: PewDiePie vs T-Series Live Subscriber Count

However, PewDiePie did make the time to post a review for the video.

Read More: PewDiePie’s reaction to the YouTube Rewind video

UPDATE: PewDiePie Easter Egg Found in Rewind Video

Some eagle-eyed watchers of the rewind video have found an easter egg in the video. At 3:11 of the video on the shelf in the scene by JaidenAnimations there is a hidden message.

There is submarine followed by a picture of two fingers being held up. Finally, to the right of that is a picture of the letter P.

“Sub to Pewdiepie” easter egg in YouTube Rewind by JaidenAnimations! (very cool jaiden) from r/PewdiepieSubmissions

JaidenAnimations essentially confirmed the easter egg which was met with approval by PewDiePie himself.


TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.