PewDiePie - Wikipedia
Given the choice between gaming and meeting up with friends, he always goes under the name CutiepieMarzia is also a huge YouTuber in her own right with 4 Without telling his parents beforehand, Felix simply left a note on the kitchen . Read The Truth from the story Adopted by Felix and Marzia by isnotonfire with reads. Ellie has lived at a children's home for all of her life and she's never met the right family. They are better known as PewDiePie and CutiePieMarzia. Marzia Bisognin better known by her YouTube username Marzia (formerly CutiePieMarzia), Bisognin was introduced to Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie in his videos, by her friend Daizo who . just from playing computer games in Brighton flat he shares with girlfriend (and yes, they did meet over the internet)".
He responded back and they started communicating for a while on Facebook until Felix visited her in Italy in August, and then in September as well as October.
After Marzia's birthday, she moved to Sweden to live with him. On March 28th,Felix did his first newspaper interview with the Swedish site Expressen. On November 30th,he noted in a video of going aboard to Brighton with Marzia from December 3rd to December 7th. A party was hosted by Felix in Los Angeles to celebrate the growth of his channel to 6, subscribers and invited anyone interested in attending.
Felix was nominated in the category of social media for the Social Star Awards As the live ceremony would take place on May 23rd, at the Marina Bay Sands in Singaporehe and Marzia took the opportunity to go. For the summer ofhe and Marzia left Italy to stay in the United Kingdom for 3 months. Felix cited reasons behind the move; such as necessity for personal space as both himself and Marzia have been staying in the home of her parents in Italy and also slow internet was interfering with the upload rate of his YouTube videos.
What Does Say? In an interview, Nate Houghteling, one of the people from Portal Athe company responsible for producing the video, said that PewDiePie was actually kind of a last-minute addition to the video. As of April ofhe and Marzia are engaged. Box Ever since PewDiePie has moved to Brighton, UK, he has quit doing fanmail in which he was probably thinking he was overloaded of it. All we know is that Felix has been active on chat forums before Youtube even existed.
The earliest known post from pewdiepie on a forum dates back to October 2, He later created his first YouTube channel in December of YouTube career After forgetting his password on his original channel channel by the name of PewDieFelix opened his second YouTube account under the name PewDiePie on April 29th, with several COD videos that were deleted and then later a Minecraft playthrough video showing a zombie that had spawned in a minecart in a shed with another player.
PewDiePie spawned a fanbase named the "Bro Army", and references his subscribers as "bros". On several Fridays with PewDiePie in andhe recorded videos of surprising fans by video chatting with them on Omegleand has edited a collection of his own in-game reactions in videos commonly known as "Funny Gaming Montage" or "Scariest Moments in Gaming". In his th video, PewDiePie showed appreciation and gratitude for his rapidly growing fanbase by compiling an assortment of video material from the beginning to the present of the last two years since his YouTube channel has gained notable popularity.
King of the Web PewDiePie was nominated in February to run in the internet phenomena "King of the Web", coming first in the leaderboard as overall king.
It was until "WhatDaFuq Show" had a meteoric uprise on the leaderboards, stirring up the bro army, causing controversy, claims of cheating, and verbal bashing on both sides.
Though placing second on his first try, he is also the first campaigner in the history of the "King of the Web" to gain support and forwarded votes from so many campaigners within the top 10, including Syndicate, JPMetz, and Scary Snowman.
Nevertheless, he still placed first as the "King of Gaming". Water On July 12th,PewDiePie made a video in the campaign to bring public knowledge of the necessity of providing clean water to people around the world. PewDiePie pledged to give a dollar for every views the video receives.
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Additionally, his YouTube network, Polaris, will be donating two dollars for every views on his video. A second live stream for Charity: At the time, Smosh was the most subscribed channel on the platform, with having that rank since the previous year. In AugustPewDiePie's subscriber numbers were getting up to Smosh's numbers, with them both having the sub count of 11 million.
On August 15th, 7: It was revealed on Twitter that he was predicting that day he would get 1 most subscribed and "would celebrate by sleeping", in which he did around 2 or 3 AM. On the next day, he made a video relating to the event, joined by Smosh whom although lost their 1 rank, they were happy that PewDiePie achieved it. Then during YouTube Rewindhe appears as the last scene in the video, burying the rewind logo beneath a rocky beach until next year's YouTube Rewind.
This was to talk about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and to announce that he's been noticing a lot of problems amongst bros and non-bros in the comments, and it's been bothering him for a while, so after waiting to see if things would change which they didn't get any betterand nothing changed, he came to the conclusion to disable comments on all videos for good.
They have something to sell. A message or a product.
They need to stay on good terms with the media, and at times with various advertisers or sponsors. By doing interviews, they want to reach more people, a new audience. Felix Kjellberg sells something too: Icon magazine has a circulation of roughly 18 issues and a readership three or four times larger than that.
Pewdiepie gets more subscribers than that — every day. From November of last year till May this year, his subscribers increased from 16 million to 27 million.Are we ready to get married?
Today, close to 31 million people subscribe to his videos. His close to 2 videos have been viewed more than 6,1 billion times. No daily paper, TV-show or news site in the world can touch his reach. Previously, he has also turned down — or rather neglected to reply to — all the interview proposals he receives every day. This is his first cover interview ever. How come you agreed to meet with us?
You were also flexible when it came to meeting times, and I appreciate things like that, ha ha. We meet up at Felix has already been up for two hours, editing.
Despite the fact that he and his girlfriend — who, under the name CutiepieMarzia is also a huge YouTuber in her own right with 4 million subscribers —— could travel in luxury all over the world on a never-ending tour attending events and gaming conventions, he turns it all down in order to work.
Their Victorian apartment has three small rooms and the living room ceiling is five meter high. With all the stucco and architectural adornments, the living room is reminiscent of an elaborate cake. According to this old-school scale, YouTubers should place at the very bottom. The digital platforms have turned all that around. Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection, or just a smartphone, can publish themselves online. People with talent and persistence can build their audience and make their own money — leaving old intermediaries like media houses, talent scouts, agents and production companies out of the picture.
At first, he posted a few self-edited game scenes without commentary. And then a few cuts where he played computer games while commenting on them. It has grown gigantic in scale in recent years, but when Felix started out, it was still fairly unassuming. There was room for someone like me. After completing a Science Foundation year, he got in at the first try. They all wanted to make a business career, something I had no interest in what so ever. While he was a student at Chalmers, his videos started to take off, attracting an increasingly large number of viewers.
He had tried playing the horror game Amnesia, filming himself as he screamed his way through the scariest scenes of the game. It was an incredible feeling. At this point, he was uploading several clips every day. Since he had begun filming himself, his audience had also changed. In the beginning, his audience was 99 percent male, but from now on, more girls started watching too. And as fate would have it, one Italian viewer sent a clip to a friend along with the comment: Instead, she started following his YouTube-channel and after some time, she sent him a message on Facebook.
Around this time, he had 1 subscribers and read every e-mail he received. Felix and Marzia begun e-mailing each other and exchanged video messages every day for two months. Marzia and one of her friends met him at the airport. The ride home to her parents was uncomfortable and embarrassing. But the romance endured reality and Felix stayed for two weeks. Marzia subsequently moved to Sweden and a while later the couple moved to Italy together. It took too long just posting videos on YouTube, says Felix Kjellberg.
Moving to Brighton turned out to be a rational solution, as they both wanted to live in a city close to a big city, preferably close to the sea, somewhere where people spoke English.
Everybody wanted to collaborate and meet up — and it was fun meeting people from the same world, but in the end I still wanted to just sit down and nerd around with my computer. It was fun for a while, but it was enough.
What kind of offers did you receive? There was one thing I did agree to do, to be an actor in a feature film.
The idea was that I would play myself and get brutally murdered. But in the end, the film was never made. Would you like to create a game of your own? Gaming press recently reported that the four years old game Skate 3 from ea had made it to the bestseller list because Pewdiepie had posted a series of clips on the game earlier this year.
Since he did, demand for the game has been so high that ea has had to bring the game back into production despite the fact that it is a lousy skate game suffering from tons of problems, making it excellent comedy material for YouTube. But Felix Kjellberg has also been helpful in the success of the horror game Slender and the humor games Goat Simulator and Flappy Birds.
I played the game and it caused somewhat of an explosion, it was really weird to see. But you can look at the statistics and see that games increase to an extreme degree when I play them. What happens to you then? After making a game big?
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Do you play outside YouTube? When it comes to games, my own personal taste differs a lot from the ones I play on YouTube. The games that are the best suited for YouTube are the really terrible games — if you want to be nice you could call them diamonds in the rough.
One game I really wanted to play was Dark Souls, but often great games result in boring videos. I just want to play the games, not influence sales. If a game is really bad, do you say so? These days, I just quit. When it comes to your video production, how far ahead do you work?
I tailor the content according to the response I receive. It may shift from day to day. I read as many comments as I possibly can. Which videos are the most popular? My audience has grown successively.
I keep testing new things all the time. Squeezed in between kitchen and bathroom, with small dark windows along the top end of the wall, the room suffers from poor air conditioning. On the walls, there are horror themed paintings, a man in a hood but without a face and an evil clown. The local county administration bought one of them.
I bought my first computer with the money I made. Once the screens and lights are all turned on, it gets very hot very quickly in the little room.
In the background, you can often hear the sound of Felix shouting from his room. The comments on YouTube make up a very special kind of monster. The fans treat Pewdiepie both like a friend and as an unobtainable idol.
Many do everything in their power to get attention, a reaction. Felix has close to 4 million followers on Twitter. When he replies to any of the hundreds of fan accounts — which often use pictures of himself, Marzia or one of his dogs as profile pictures — the receivers become overjoyed and get a great deal of attention themselves.
Seeing all this stuff on Facebook and Twitter worries me a little bit. Towards the end of August, shortly after reaching 30 million subscribers, he posts a video where he suddenly states that he will close down the comments on the channel. On his Tumblr the following day, he asks people to cast their votes on a new idea: As a protest, he has turned comments off while hoping to find some kind of solution.
How does it feel to have so many viewers? Does it influence you that they all have opinions? Unfortunately, other people will reply to them, directing even more attention to the mean people. The comment field is a war zone; there is no limit to what people will say. I read somewhere that from a quality point of view, the YouTube comments are the worst in all of social media.
I think most people would agree with that. Do you remove comments? One clip can have 60 comments and I post two each day. The Brighton beach promenade is a wide boulevard, scarcely populated by bicyclists, people walking their dogs and joggers. We bring Edgar the pug on a walk along the sea Felix lets the dog run loose for a bit and at first looses the leash on the pebbled beach before turning around back into the city, making a small loop through a little park and some residential neighborhoods.
When we make a short stop in a town square, a man in his mid-twenties, with a thin mustache and a guitar case on his back pass us by. Further down the street, we pass a bunch of loud and rambunctious teenage boys by a bus stop. When we walk by, they turn silent.
Do people recognize you a lot? Marzia is more troubled by it; she finds it hard to meet new people, so she usually sneaks off as soon as she can. If you would tweet out your address, how long would it take before someone stood here right outside your door? Just tweeting a picture of what our house looks like would be enough though.