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LazarBeam slams suggestions he ‘copied’ PewDiePie with Minecraft return

Published: 17/Mar/2020 4:30 Updated: 17/Mar/2020 4:59

by Isaac McIntyre

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Popular YouTuber Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott has hit back at suggestions he copied Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg in returning to Minecraft, and explained why his fans are “dumb” for suggesting that idea in the first place.

As two of the biggest names on YouTube, Lazarbeam and PewDiePie often set trends when it comes to gaming. From Fortnite to Roblox, and strange game-maker Dreams, both have been dipping their toes into different titles recently.

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On March 7, YouTube king Pewds decided it was time to return to his Minecraft world after an extended hiatus. His fans were, of course, ecstatic ⁠— his adventures in Mojang’s 16-bit game are among his channel’s biggest hitters.

A week later, LazarBeam said it was “one again time to return to Minecraft,” ending his own 105-day hiatus with a new upload. Of course, some fans couldn’t help but point out the video’s timing, and even suggested he had copied PewDiePie.

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Eacott regularly interacts with his fans both in his YouTube streaming chat, and in his upload’s comments. This time, he was less than pleased with accusations in the comments, and jumped in again to set the record straight.

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The Aussie star hit back at allegations he was “copying” PewDiePie with a cheeky YouTube comment.

According to the Click star in a comment on his March 13 video “100 Minecraft Players vs Natural Disasters,” which quickly hit YouTube’s trending list, his plan to return had been in the works for nearly a month before Pewds uploaded.

Not only that, but LazarBeam has also long been a content creator known for his Minecraft videos. He admitted he was a little taken aback his fans thought he was “copying Pewds,” and said he had “just felt like playing Minecraft again.”

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“I’ve had this video planned for weeks, and I’ve made 30+ Minecraft videos, but let’s just say I’m copying Pewds despite this video being nothing like his,” the YouTuber said, and added a cheeky parting barb: “Some of y’all dumb lmao.”

While LazarBeam may be a little miffed he’s been accused of “copying” the king of YouTube, there’s no animosity between himself and the Swede ⁠— he even has a life-sized cardboard cutout of PewDiePie adorning his streaming room.

Likewise, the Aussie YouTuber is known for his blunt, stereotypically-Australian comedy when it comes to replying to his fans so, of course, there’s every chance he’s just having a jab back at the comments in jest as well.

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For fans of both content creators too, it’s happy days — with Pewds’ long-running series finally returning, and LazarBeam promising “things are going to be bigger and crazy” in his next video, its a great time to be a Minecraft fan.

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Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.

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In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

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The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”

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On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”

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Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.