PewDiePie Age: Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
24 October 1989 (age 25)
Residence: Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Other names: PewDiePie
Alma mater: Chalmers University of Technology
(left prior to graduation)
Occupation: YouTube celebrity, video game commentator, and YouTube comedian
Years active: 2010–present
Employer: Polaris (Maker Studios)
Known for: Let’s Play video game commentaries
Partner(s): Marzia Bisognin(2011–present)
Awards: List of awards and nominations
PewDiePie (actual name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg), is just a Swedish video-gamer who plays video game and records his responses through webcam and sound recording. PewDiePie was created on 24 Oct 1989. PewDiePie opened his YouTube profile about the 29th of April, 2010, and it is currently known as among the quickest growing channels in YouTube with over 2.5 million subscribers, and counting. He describes his fanbase as his “Bros”. PewDiePie has a sweetheart named Marzia. One of Marzia’s buddies sent her among PewDiePie’s videos stating “understand this fool playing horror games (I really like it)” She’s performed alongside PewDiePie in many of his videos, and has her very own YouTube channel, CutiePieMarzia.
He’s got multiple series happening, focusing mainly in the horror genre. Felix now has 3 YouTube accounts: PewDiePie as his primary channel, PewpewpewPewdie, for his old Vlogs, and Pewdie, his secondary channel where he submits attacks of “Pewdie Plays: Skyrim” and “Pewdie Plays: Little Big Planet 2 n/ Partner!”, even though the channel is significantly less active, with hardly any uploads in any way. It’s now inactive, having not been seen because the 24th of February, 2012.
PewDiePie makes Scary and Funny Moments Montages on occasion, to observe his video milestones and number of subscribers. The montages contain his favourite frightening and humorous moments of gaming through his preceding videos, and adds captions for them (e.g. caption says, “Yes it’s”; when he explained, “it isn’t funny”; within an Amnesia Let’s Play titled, “Amnesia Made Me Cry”).
PewDiePie was created and increased in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2008, he finished from Goteborgs Hogre Samskola.He subsequently went on to continue a diploma in Industrial Economics and Technology Management at Chalmers University of Engineering, however left the university in 2011 to concentrate on his YouTube career.
PewDiePie’s channel chief focus is his comment and responses to various games as he plays through them. He’s known for playing with action and horror video games, especially Amnesia: The Dark Descent’s associated mods and it. Unlike traditional walkthroughs, his ‘Let’s Play’ videos are committed to “sharing gaming moments on YouTube with my bros.” Games have experienced a growth in income. PewDiePie additionally started posting weekly vlogs beginning from 2 September 2011.
Early years (2010–2013)
PewDiePie’s YouTube channel was created by he on 29 April 2010. Round time his channel gained 700,000 subscribers, PewDiePie spoke about its increase, and his channel, at Nonick Conference 2012. On 11 July 2012 the channel reached 1million subscribers, and after 2 million subscribers in September 2012. In October 2012, OpenSlate rated the PewDiePie channel whilst the Number 1 YouTube channel by relation to their own “SlateScore” positions.
In April 2013, PewDiePieis channel achieved 6 million subscribers, bringing in coverage in The New York Times.PewDiePie after won the award for Most Widely Used Interpersonal Display, fighting versus Jenna Marbles, Smosh and Toby Turner,together with the Swedish Social Star Award, in the inaugural Starcount Social Stars Awards located in Singapore in May 2013. He’d also introduced the nominees for Most Widely Used Sport throughout the live broadcast of the awards reveal. In June 2013, the channel achieved 8 million, and later 9 million subscribers. PewDiePie’s playthrough of The Final People was recorded for leaving the normally outspoken gamer, speechless in the end.
Becoming the most subscribed user (2013)
In July 2013, he surpassed the key channel, Smosh, on 15 August 2013, and overtook Jenna Marbles as the 2nd most subscribed YouTube channel. By 1 November 2013, the channel achieved 15 million subscribers. Yet, in the very top of the subscriber ranks of the site’s, YouTube’s own channel overtook PewDiePie on the following day. In exactly the same month, PewDiePie said his dislike for the new opinion system of YouTube.
Afterwards, in December 2013, the YouTube limelight channel was overtaken by PewDiePie to, yet more, become one of the most subscribed channel on YouTube. In 2013, the PewDiePie channel went from 3.5 million to simply under-19 million subscribers, and from the end of 2013 it had been getting a new customer every 1.037 seconds. In the 2nd 50% of 2013, the PewDiePie channel reached only under 1.3 billion video views. Throughout 2012 and 2013, PewDiePie’s channel have been among the quickest growing on YouTube. Billboard noted the PewDiePie channel received more subscribers than every other channel in 2013.
Continued growth (2014–present)
In March 2014, PewDiePie upgraded his video production, declaring he’d be running down the volume of submissions. PewDiePie additionally will not employ an editor to assist him with his video output signal, saying “I’d like YouTube to become YouTube.”
In late August 2014, a video was uploaded by PewDiePie, declaring he’d forever disable remarks on his YouTube videos. On his choice, PewDiePie said “I go to the opinions and it is mostly junk, it is individuals self advertising, it is folks attempting to trigger… simply all of this items that tome, it does not mean anything. I do not care about it, I do not need to see it.” After disabling opinions, PewDiePie continued associating with his audience through Reddit and Twitter. In mid-September, PewDiePie submitted a follow-up video, sticking by his determination, and declaring the start of broarmy.net, a web-based forum, in which he’ll actively join with, made to replace the YouTube opinion section.
In September, it was recorded that PewDiePie would start streaming videos of his co-managed series, damaged, onto MLG.tv. Kjellberg cohosts the series with Kenneth Morrison another online game comment personality.
PewDiePie would once more let opinions on videos beginning on 13 October, although just after going through acceptance. Nevertheless, PewDiePie has tweeted, “I’ve them set as authorized and so I could redirect individuals to comment on my site instead.”In a subsequent video, PewDiePie asserted that disabling remarks helped him become more joyful.
In two episode of South Park, among his favourite series of the season 18, PewDiePie guest starred as himself on 3 December 2014. Himself appeared in the two-part season finale, comprising the attacks “#REHASH” and “#HappyHolograms”. Within the attacks, he parodied himself along with other Let’s Play commentators (remarking Call of Duty in an exceedingly expressive way and playing). He was at the centre of the scenario, despite his appearances being brief. Himself was appearing in live action, an extremely uncommon occurrence for the series, showing within the corner of the display like in their own YouTube videos.
Public image and influence
PewDiePie frequently refers to his supporters as the ‘Bro Army’ (individuals who donate to his YouTube channel), comprised of his ‘Bros’. Himself usually performs a ‘Brofist’ at the conclusion of every one of his videos. Despite security warning PewDiePie against doing this, himself greeted his supporters personally at the Social Star Awards.
Early in his YouTube career, Kjellberg applied rape jokes in his videos. Criticisms of the employment of these jokes roused controversy, as well as on 25 October 2012, Kjellberg published a Tumblr message, saying “I just wished to explain that Iam no further producing rape jokes, as I discussed earlier Iam not seeking to harm anybody and I apologize if it actually did.” Also, The Globe and Mail said “unlike numerous young gamers, he listened when supporters and experts alike stated their harmful nature, and fixed to prevent producing rape jokes.”
Andrew Wallenstein of Range greatly criticized PewDiePie, following getting one of the most activated channel, explaining his videos as “aggressive stupidity” and “psycho babble.”.
In June 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported that PewDiePie brought in $4 million in 2013. PewDiePie supported on Reddit that the amounts were approximately around what he really got. In the subject of his gains, PewDiePie has that he’s “incredibly tired of discussing how much I make. In the hardly any interviews I have made, it does not matter how long we have discussed to one another, the subject continues to be almost my pay check.”
PewDiePie’s channel is under Polaris, a gaming network, section of Maker Studios, a multi-channel network that drives the increase of the stations under it. His channel additionally appeals powerfully to younger viewers, an organization Google describes as Generation C for their customs of “creation, curation, link and community”. Other posts have documented that 95% of gamers participate in viewing online videos associated with gaming, supplying additional understanding on PewDiePie’s rise in
PewDiePie formerly expressed his contempt a rival YouTube network with Machinima, he’d been closed with just before Maker Studios. Feeling frustrated with he was treated by Machinima, PewDiePie hired an attorney to totally free him from his agreement with all the network.
In October 2014, PewDiePie started hinting at the possibility which he may well not restore his agreement with Maker Studios, when it finishes in December 2014. Guides that covered this advice additionally included that PewDiePie expressed his frustrations with Producer the business’s parent company, Disney; PewDiePie was estimated stating, “the truth that Disney purchased Maker Studios does not actually alter anything for me. This is all the contact we’ve, although if I ask for assistance, they answer. We are going to see what the results are.” PewDiePie has mulled the option of starting his own network, although he’s declined to supply in depth details about the topic, rather than resign with Maker. Nevertheless, due to news outlets reporting the player’s disinterest with Producer, PewDiePie tweeted, “I’m like I was misquoted within the WSJ and that Iam really pleased with the job that Producer has actually been doing for me.”.
PewDiePie has actually utilized his impact to participate in charity fundraising drives. Within an interview together with the Swedish magazine Icon, he’s expressed his urge to keep these devices as time continues, as well as credited Hank Green and John as two people who gave him the notion of creating videos that were exceptional for charity. Game manufacturers and advertisers purchase these videos, for costs.
For King of the Web, a web-based contest, PewDiePie ran in February 2012. Himself lost the entire title, nevertheless nevertheless became the “Gaming King of the Net” for the 1-15 February 2012 voting period. Throughout the following voting period, PewDiePie contributed his cash winnings towards the World Wildlife Fund and won. He’s raised cash for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
PewDiePie additionally started a “Water Campaign” charity, where his fans could give money to Charity: Water (a business that provides clean drinking water to men and women in developing countries), in honour and celebration of reaching 10 million customers. PewDiePie additionally contributed one dollar for every 500 views the video declaring the campaign gathers, up to a maximum of $10000 to the charity. PewDiePie had the aim of raising US$250,000, nevertheless at the conclusion of the drive, the sum raised was $446,462.
In June 2014, PewDiePie, declared that the 4th charity drive for “Save the Children” increased over $630,000, exceeding a $250,000 target.
Crossing into August and starting in April 2014, Kjellberg, along with his girlfriend Marzia, started a marketing advocate the Legendary Pictures film As Over, So Below. Kjellberg’s videos for that marketing campaign involved a miniseries featuring him taking part in the “Catacombs Challenge”. The challenge called for Kjellberg hunting for three keys within the catacombs to start a box holding “the Philosopher’s rock.” Bisgonin’s and Kjellberg videos could earn almost 20 million views. Maker Studios, which Marzia and PewDiePie are symbolized by, brokered the advertising deal between both and Legendary Pictures.
Influence on video games
PewDiePie’s commentaries had a positive effect on indie games, such as McPixel; developers of the game stated, “The largest force driving attention to McPixel at that time were ‘Let’s Play’ videos. Mostly by Jesse Cox and PewDiePie.” PewDiePie, along with characters from Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which PewDiePie renamed and made characters within his own commentaries were referenced to by a McPixel level designed in his honor. Additionally, in the video game Surgeon Simulator 2013, in the Alien Surgery stage one of the organs is called “Pewdsball” in honor of PewDiePie.
Although games featured on PewDiePie’s channel have reportedly increased sales, the gamer has stated, “I just want to play the games, not influence sales.”