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Hot Five: PewDiePie retracts charity donation, layoffs at Rooster Teeth, and World of Warcraft dominates the streaming scene

Hot Five: PewDiePie retracts charity donation, layoffs at Rooster Teeth, and World of Warcraft dominates the streaming scene

To help you keep on top of a busy news cycle and the latest hot topics in influencer marketing, each week we round up the five biggest stories on InfluencerUpdate.biz.

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Top 10 streamed games of the week: World of Warcraft thrives as Fortnite continues to dwindle

World of Warcraft presents a welcome change to the top of the chart this week. Despite a 39 per cent drop in views, the MMORPG racked up over 32 million hours watched last week. The release of WoW Classic seems to have brought many content creators back to Azeroth to relive their youth.

PewDiePie retracts $50,000 pledge to anti-hate group following fan backlash

YouTube's crowning jewel Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg is at the centre of another digital drama after retracting a sizeable donation made to Jewish anti-hate group ADL.

Rooster Teeth lays off 13% of workforce, around 50 jobs lost in cutbacks

According to a staff memo seen by Variety, Rooster Teeth CEO and co-founder Matt Hullum stated that the cuts were required to ensure the company hits future growth targets.

Shroud claims to have lost thousands of subs after streaming WoW Classic, but that's not a problem

In a recent broadcast, the streamer commented that the switch to Wow has likely cost him 'two or three thousand' subscribers.

The Times unveils top 100 British influencers list, topped by the usual suspects

Gaming YouTuber Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg is at the top of the list. Others on the list include Joe Sugg, brother of beauty vlogger Zoe 'Zoella' Sugg, and Saffron Barker, a YouTuber who is taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.


Influencer Editor

Danielle Partis is Editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.

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