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PewDiePie returns to Minecraft YouTube series with epic search for Sven

Published: 7/Mar/2020 17:56 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 13:21

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg made his glorious return to Minecraft on March 6. The Swede frantically searched for his pet dog sidekick Sven after taking a month-long break from his popular series.

In 2019, PewDiePie returned to his gaming roots with the launch of his Minecraft series. It quickly became a cultural phenomenon, and even revived the Microsoft-owned franchise with massive sales.

However after a three month-long break from creating episodes on the sandbox title, the Swedish entertainer has finally booted up his save-file again. His return to Bro Land kicked off with a tense search for his beloved dog Sven.

PewDiePie searches for Sven on his return to Minecraft

On his first Minecraft episode since December 2019, Pewds quickly searched for Sven. He scoured his base while calling out for his pet dog only stopping briefly to admire his giant Swedish Meatball monument.

“Oh my God, the meatball is glorious! But where is Sven!? I haven’t played in so long. Sven!” he called out. He then saw his horse and exclaimed, “Joergen! You have to help me! Joergen the Third, it’s been so long. Let’s find him!”

He then looked up at IKEA Tower and was impressed with how much work he put into his game. “Oh my God, IKEA Tower, so glorious in the sky! Man, I did so much in this game. I haven’t played in over a month. This is crazy,” he exclaimed.

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The Swedish YouTuber made his glorious return to Minecraft.

Still baffled at where his sidekick could be, the YouTuber then entered a Nether portal fearful he had left the pooch in the hell-like dimension. “Maybe I left him in the Nether lands,” he said, before joking, “What if he left me for real? Maybe I took so long he decide to leave!”

He hilariously visited the Council of Water Sheep – the Gods in his series lore – and exclaimed, “Oh, Council of Water Sheep, I need guidance. It wasn’t my fault. I had to take break from YouTube, please!”

Pewds then finally found his iconic canine. Ecstatic, he screamed, “Sven!” before throwing food at him “EAT! You must be starving! I left you here of course. I’m so sorry. I love you. The Minecraft series can continue now!”

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After his long search, PewDiePie and his Minecraft dog were finally reunited. The Swede ended the episode promising his fans that he would be continuing the series, and stated that he’s looking forward to the game’s future updates.

Despite taking a month-long break in January, the popular YouTuber doesn’t seem to be slowing down. His March 6 return to the sandbox title amassed millions of views and was #1 trending on the platform.

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Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.