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Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has announced he’s taking a break from the video sharing platform in 2020.
The 30-year-old Swede, who is YouTube’s most subscribed content creator, said he’ll be stepping back from the platform “for a little while” to recharge his batteries.
“I am taking [a] break from YouTube next year,” he said in a recent video (below).
“I wanted to say it in advance because I made up my mind. I’m tired, I’m tired, I’m feeling very tired. I don’t know if you can tell.
“Just so you know, early next year I’ll be away for a little while. I’ll explain that later, but I wanted to give a heads-up.”
Since joining YouTube in April 2010, PewDiePie’s channel has attracted 102 million subscribers (it became the first to reach 100 million in August), with his videos racking up 24 billion views.
His first ever YouTube upload was a Minecraft video and he recently returned to the series, helping it become the platform’s most popular game of 2019 with over 100 billion views.
Microsoft’s title comfortably outpaced Fortnite (60.9 billion views), Grand Theft Auto (36.9 billion views), Garena Free Fire (29.9 billion views) and Roblox (29.6 billion views) to top YouTube’s annual video game rankings.