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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.

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.

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.”

“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.

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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Jadeyanh reassures fans she is “okay” after live Twitch stalker scare

Published: 18/Jan/2021 3:58

by Isaac McIntyre

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Jadeyanh has reassured her Twitch fans she is “okay” and her father is “still alive” after a stalker called her, threatened her dad’s life, and demanded she expose herself live on-stream during the streamer’s Jan. 17 broadcast.

The popular Just Chatting star, Jade-Anh ‘Jadeyanh’ Ngo, broke down in tears and ended her stream early after a shocking phone call from her stalker midway through the broadcast.

One viewer, who confirmed they were watching the stream live when the incident occurred, reported that “a stalker called her” using her father’s phone number. Once on the phone, they demanded she “show her breasts on Twitch,” or they would hurt her dad. She then “realized her father was fine, and called the police.”

Dexerto has sighted the now-deleted VOD to confirm details.

“I’m okay and my dad is still alive,” she tweeted soon after ending her stream.

Her father, Harvey Hung Ngo, also replied to the Twitter post. He confirmed he was still alive and “will be [for] a long time.” Jadeynah’s dad also said “my daughter is strong, and no one can blackmail her, you asshole. We will get you!”

Jadeyanh confirmed these details in a Twitter post soon after.

“While streaming my ‘Dad’ called me. When I picked up, a guy demanded that I must show my boobs on stream. He said if I refused, he will slit my dad’s throat who, according to him, was lying tied up on the floor,” she wrote.

“He kept calling me horrible things and even dropped my address in order to terrify me even more. I tried to reason with him. After I refused to show my boobs, because he wouldn’t let me speak to my dad, he said he killed him.”

Her father, however, was “fine, asleep” when this phone call occurred. One of Jadeyanh’s mods wrote in her chat that they had “contacted [her] uncle,” who then contacted her dad. After seeing this, Jadeyanh hung up and called the police.

The Twitch streamer — who spoke in German for the duration of the on-stream call — said she shared the details so there wouldn’t be “any misunderstandings.”

“On that note, thank you everyone who was there to comfort me. Special thank you to my mod, Creditz, for going above and beyond. I am truly blessed to have someone like you in my life,” she added in a follow-up tweet.

“I’m still under shock because I believed for a couple of seconds that I let my dad get murdered because I didn’t flash on stream. Everything feels numb.”

This article is being updated…