Born in GothenburgSwedenPewDiePie originally pursued a degree in industrial economics and technology management at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. Induring his time at the university, he registered a YouTube account under the name PewDiePie. The following year, he dropped out of Chalmers after losing interest in his degree field, much to the dismay of his parents. After failing to earn an apprenticeship with an advertising agency in Scandinaviahe then decided to focus on creating content for his YouTube channel.
In order to fund his videos, PewDiePie began selling prints of his Photoshop art projects and worked at a hot dog stand. PewDiePie soon gathered a rapidly increasing online following, and in Julyhis channel surpassed one million subscribers.
Holding the position since 22 Decemberthe channel has over 70 million subscribers as of November PewDiePie's most noted YouTube content includes his Let's Play-styled video game commentaries, particularly of the horror genre. Many of his early videos consisted of him expressively reacting to the frightening elements of horror games, although he shortly broke Dees dating a retarded person youtube broadcast focus away from horror and played games of varying genres.
While maintaining a focus on video game commentaries, PewDiePie began incorporating comedic vlogs into his content output with an increasing frequency. In the mid-to-late s, PewDiePie began producing formatted vlogs that had a concentration on Internet culture and interactivity with his audience.
His content has been praised as genuine and unfiltered, but also received as abrasive, and in some cases, met with controversy. As a result of an early controversy regarding allegations of anti-Semitism in several of PewDiePie's videos, Maker Studios—the multi-channel network MCN he was signed to—ended their partnership with him.
While he criticised the coverage of the situation and defended his content as jokes that were taken out of context, he conceded its offensiveness.
Due to his popularity, PewDiePie's coverage of indie games has created an Oprah effectboosting sales for titles he plays. PewDiePie was born and raised in GothenburgSweden. During his early schooling life, he was interested in art, and has detailed that he would draw popular video game characters such as Mario and Sonic the Hedgehogas well as play video games on his Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
To get into Chalmers for industrial economics you need straight A's, but somehow I was happier selling hot dogs and making my own gaming-videos. To drop out of university to pursue YouTube, that'd just be fucking stupid. PewDiePie has also shared that he "loved Photoshop ", wanting to work on photo manipulation art using Adobe Photoshop rather than be in school.
He begins each video introducing himself in a high-pitched, goofy voice, drawing out the vowels of his YouTube moniker, then delves into the videos. As his channel grew, he began to branch out in terms of his video content, uploading vlogs, in addition to live-action and animated comedy shorts.
It's literally just me. There's not a producer out there [ PewDiePie has been noted by both himself and media outlets to put out videos with a high frequency, a practice he Dees dating a retarded person youtube broadcast scaled in I really shouldn't be doing it, I really should just fucking go back and upload twice a week or some shit, and then take a step back, but I still really, really love the daily challenge—the daily grind—of just being like, 'hey, I'm gonna make a video today, no matter what.
On the technical aspect of his videos, PewDiePie spoke about how his early videos would feature raw footage, although he later began to dedicate time to edit his videos.
The nature of PewDiePie's video content has been described by various outlets as goofy, energetic, obnoxious and filled with profanity. Cheat Sheet said it contained "off-the-cuff running commentary that's characterised by goofy jokes, profanity and loud outbursts. Inhe examined his older videos and while noting the stylistic changes he had undergone, he expressed specific regret for his casual use of words like gay or retarded in a derogatory sense.
He's doing fewer Let's Plays of horror games like Amnesia ," and adding, "the PewDiePie of can still be immature, sure, but [ He's a little bit stand-up, a little bit shock jock, a little bit 4chan bottom-feeder. PewDiePie originally registered a YouTube account under the name "Pewdie" in ; he explained that "pew" represents the sound of lasers and "die" means death. It was never like a career that I could just quit college to pursue.