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Valkyrae becomes fastest-growing streamer “in the world” with Among Us

Published: 18/Oct/2020 15:15 Updated: 18/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary

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100 Thieves content creator Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter has become the world’s fastest-growing streamer, according to YouTube Gaming’s Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt. This is after incredible success on the platform following a move from Twitch, partly thanks to the massive hype around Among Us.

Among Us has recently exploded in popularity on Twitch and YouTube, with plenty of streamers and content creators flocking to the 2018 indie party game since its resurgence in late August.

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The social deduction, ‘murder mystery’ type game has quickly become a fan-favorite and, due to the large party size of each match, it has seen many of the top creators such as Valkyrae, PewDiePie, xQc, and more, collaborating with one another.

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Valkyrae has been very successful since making the switch to streaming on YouTube.

While many of the biggest names in gaming have started to create content around the game, 100 Thieves member Valkyrae, whose channel was already growing at a rapid pace before the Among Us hype, is coming out on top.

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The rising YouTube star has peaked at over 66,000 viewers during her livestreams and she has now released some of the ridiculous stats behind her success in a Tweet on October 16.

With the “how it’s going” posts trending on Twitter in recent weeks, Valkyrae adopted the format to highlight her streaming success after first making the switch to YouTube in early January.

The popular streamer revealed that her broadcasts have now started to pull in an impressive total of 11 million live views per month, shattering her records in previous months.

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YouTube’s Head of Gaming Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt also revealed that Valkyrae had reached some incredible milestones during her climb, claiming that she is now “fastest-growing live streamer in the entire world.”

He also followed up with claims that she was now also the “biggest female gaming streamer in the world,” celebrating Valkyrae’s “superstar talent” and recent success on the platform.

Fwiz recently also highlighted the insane viewership which Among Us has accrued on YouTube in general. In September, he totaled it at 4 billion (with a b) views across the platform.

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While Twitch superstars like xQc, Trainwrecks, and TSM Myth are booming on the Amazon-owned platform thanks to Among Us, the equally-competitive YouTube livestreaming game is now being led by Valkyrae.

As she is now one of the biggest content creators in the World, Valkyrae is showing no signs of slowing down and will look to continue breaking records.

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PewDiePie defends Elon Musk after backlash for Tesla price change meme

Published: 19/Oct/2020 1:10

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie Kjellberg defended Elon Musk during his October 18 upload. The Swedish star hit out at those getting upset over the Tesla CEO’s viral meme about changing the price of the Model S.

The one thing PewDiePie and Elon Musk have in common is their love of memes. The YouTube star even had the tech giant host an episode of his popular Meme Review show back in 2019 that has over 26 million views. 

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The Tesla CEO faced backlash from critics in October after tweeting that the Model S price was being changed to $69,420. The YouTuber defended the billionaire during his latest upload, and argued that people can’t take a joke.

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The YouTuber defended Musk over his Tesla 420 joke.

PewDiePie defends Elon Musk’s Model S meme

During his October 18 episode of Last Week I Asked You, Pewds addressed the criticism Elon Musk received from some over a tweet he made on October 14 about the Model S price change. 

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“I saw some people being so butthurt over this. It’s like, dude, it’s just a joke. I’m sure Elon knows it’s ironic,” he said, before he jokingly imitated critics in a baby voice. “So childish, he’s like a 12-year old! … Yeah, that’s the joke! Ever hear of fun?”

The creator then applauded the CEO for being attuned to meme culture: “You just want another overweight, gray-haired, boomer billionaire? I don’t. I think we have enough of that!”

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The tweet that PewDiePie was referencing was made on October 14 when Musk posted, “The gauntlet has been thrown down! The prophecy will be fulfilled. Model S price changes to $69,420 tonight!”

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The joke exploded on the social media platform, instantly going viral with over 330k likes and 35k retweets. While many found the meme to be hilarious, some critics hit out at the CEO for being irresponsible with the company’s prices.

This isn’t the only time PewDiePie has defended Elon. In past uploads, the 30-year-old has admitted to viewers that he’s admired the tech CEO for his innovations while still being wired into internet culture.

With Kjellberg being so fond of the tech giant, maybe the Tesla owner will someday return as a guest host on Meme Review. Maybe the Swede could also convince the billionaire to show up for a round of Among Us – now that would be entertainment gold. 

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