1 Million Subscribers

1 Million Subscribers

[This is our journey] [To 1 million subscribers] How it all started I think what many of our viewers also don’t know seven years ago when we made our first video it was actually on a
channel called EditingSports Emil wanted to try out his editing skills I had got like an interest to do some editing on videos So the first video it was only me and Emil we were filming our training session we were doing all sorts of fun trick shots Emil was trying out a lot of things with all sorts of effects… It… It was very interesting you can say the first video it became quite evident that people were more impressed by the actual tricks than my editing skills So… yeah… I think it didn’t take many videos when I started to leave out those special effects and we were actually more focusing on the tricks themselves We realised that it was the trick shots
people liked so we did another one and that’s where Otto came in for the first
time I was impressed by the editing editing of the videos but the tricks weren’t so good so I figured I had to jump in and show Sensei skills Me and Emil we played in the same club when we we’re juniors and Otto he was from a different city but we have also known known Otto for a long time Our first viral video was the ping pong estwinglisher? extinguisher exting tinguisher? Extinguisher The candle… The candle shot! Shutting down the candle Before 100k our biggest focus was on the challenge Pongfinity series This is the series where you challenge us with your craziest ideas related to table tennis which is a super nice way to interact with the audience You get crazy ideas Some of them are absolutely ridiculous We get so much inspiration and ideas
from the comments Some of them are actually really difficult to pull off even for us I think the fact that we all play table tennis at high level really makes it possible for us to do some of the challenges we get I think it was 2018 That’s when we
started to make videos almost weekly Before that it was… We had no plan we were just… whenever we felt like it We posted a video. Which was not very often Then we were thinking that let’s give this channel a chance And let’s see where it takes us. When we reached 100k subscribers It was really massive for us We never really thought we could possibly reach 100,000 subscribers It felt really good and special And like we achieved something big That really was a big thing for us We made a really special video for that And the idea was to play One rally with 100 different items We knew that it’s going to be hard First of all to find a hundred items And bring them to the hall And then.. Yeah filming it was… It was a nightmare. It took so long! It wasn’t really fun There were a few tries Where we messed up
at like 90+ items We had only three items left! And because it took so long to organize the things So after every attempt it took at least 15 minutes to get everything back on the table And then when it was the last shot… The racket cover was on the table and… The ball dropped on the racket cover We thought that we missed it We thought: “No! That was 99 and we have ruined it!” We thought it was 99 but it was actually
hundred In the end we got it It was only Just over a year ago when we
hit 100,000. So it has been really fast Yeah, it’s crazy! It’s insane to think about it… The goal for 2019 was to hit 1 million We had about 230,000 So it was a long way to 1 million We mentioned in one of our videos in the beginning of 2019 that: Don’t forget to subscribe to help us reach 1 million subscribers Yeah to be honest it was quite ambitious Then we hit 300K And it was time for mine and Miikka’s one set showdown We had a lot of requests To see us playing against each other because we hadn’t shown that in a video yet So that was the first match As you know I lost that one But I have to say it was on purpose So that Miikka would accept the challenge for the 500K So I lost this one but I’m sure I’ll beat you in a best-of-seven Yeah I won that set And that set the challenge for the 500K big match And to make things a bit more
interesting If Otto loses I will cut his beard And if I loose He will get to shave my head I think he wouldn’t have accepted it if I would have won him so I had to lose on purpose I can always lose one set to Miikka We hadn’t done that sort of stuff before Sort of scetches and comedy stuff So we had been postponing the idea for some time But then we eventually got the courage To try out something totally different and something totally new We were not quite sure how it would work out But it was really fun to film You really need to get out of your comfort zone and Do something special For example screaming I can’t do this I’m not really a screamer Ready? I’m not ready. I need some water Hit me. I remember it was a super fun video to film And we were laughing all the
time when we were filming the video We had a really fun idea to do the
intros in different languages It was fun at first Everybody obviously wanted us to do our intro in your language So the comment-section was literally flooded With comments that: Do the intro in German Do the intro in Polish Do the intro in my language And we stopped getting
actual challenge requests! Everything was just about the language
intros So we thought – Okay this has to stop! We have to stop doing this Now the comment-section has calmed down And we are getting good challenge ideas again Then came 500K and the big match Between me and Miikka We had a big punishment for the loser Which was For me it was to shave my head And for Otto it was to shave his beard I have to say I was I was rooting for Miikka Just because I think it’s worse to lose the hair Than it’s losing the beard I have played Otto so many times And this time it was just different Miikka really likes to get nervous on those big matches So I knew that I would not really have any huge problems beating him What a shot! I have probably never been so nervous in a table tennis match in my whole life I didn’t want to lose my hair! And I wanted to see Otto without a beard That would have been fun Of course I won it Pretty easily But I just remembered one point He somehow fell down on the floor I have never seen Otto Move so fast It was so funny to see That it was serious business for him too that match! You see that sometimes from me when I really fight And didn’t want to lose my beard During the whole match It felt like Otto was on top all the time Miikka just didn’t have Any chance He was so scared to lose his hair So I got my head shaved off Looks pretty nice! Yeah free haircut! One of the many cool ideas we have got Was the synchronized table tennis I think that’s one of the
coolest videos That we have actually done on our channel Something that we had never seen
before and never tried before That’s actually one of the most interesting
things about doing these videos is getting to try stuff that’s never been
tried before And not knowing how it’s going to work This synchronized table tennis was one of those things It’s one of those videos that we thought
would be super cool For the audience to watch But it just didn’t turn out so popular In addition to this sync One of the videos that we thought would do really well Was the bubble bursting video That was again super cool to make But for some reason it wasn’t so popular And then on the other hand There are those
videos that we think that: “This is not even worth publishing” And then that gets like millions of views So you never really know for sure What’s a good video At 600K we did triangular table tennis The triangular table tennis Is one of those examples that We were thinking that should we even publish this video We had messed up the microphones so the audio quality was really bad And I think it has maybe a couple of million views Up to date Yeah… that was interesting And I think that also proves that it’s good to sometimes try out some new stuff on the channel Because it might do well And even start a series for the channel Then we hit 700k subscribers And the lake ping pong was quite a big project By far one of the funniest projects we have
done It was first of all super cool But it was super difficult also to arrange We spent there actually one week The amount of time it took to film
one trick shot on the lake It was so much longer than a normal trick shot because We had the sun it was always shining from the wrong direction Now the sun is coming… So you couldn’t see anything And then we had the wind We have to wait a bit for the wind So here we are on a lake waiting for the wind to blow away Because if there is even a bit of wind in the middle of the lake There is no possibility to actually play there It’s just Emil’s back spin – it’s so strong! We had the raft drifting away all the time We had to get it to the same spot again We had one camera on a boat and the wind was blowing the boat this direction the raft this direction It was just… Yeah it’s blowing you away Don’t go! We kept on having to go pick up the balls from the lake There were so many things that were just
doing it very difficult for us to film the video Now the floor is slippery! Luckily we had our friend Patrick helping us out It was really really cool When we were able to play in the middle of the lake That was so much fun We did a lot of filming And then we had a sauna every night We had a lot of fun at the cottage that week Super cool project Really happy that we made it! Then we hit 800K And then we made the 2 vs 1 on giant table We thought if me and Emil both play at the same time against Otto Then we’re gonna have a chance to win I would like to say that That I was sure that I’m going to beat them But to be honest I really thought that I would lose that one Going in to that match I didn’t believe that Otto would have any chance To win that match against me and Miikka But how wrong can a person be… We didn’t have any chance We thought it would be like a crazy advantage to have
two against one But it ended up we just messing each other up Otto was just playing to the middle And neither of us knew who would take the ball It was interesting to try out But yeah surprised about the result We realized that 1 million is coming a lot faster than we thought We really wanted to make this
video special So hope you guys don’t mind that we are posting it a few weeks late Yeah all these years there has been so many fun moments Jackpot! Or at least… Most of the time Bring it on! It’s been some painful jackpot moments Yeah things don’t always go as planned… Here we are 1 million subscribers! Reaching 1 million subscribers Felt really special and incredible It felt really amazing hitting 1 million I think there is two parts reaching that
milestone The first one being that When you have worked for something really hard so many years And when you eventually reach that goal It feels really incredible that you have managed to pull it off There has been a lot of hard work put to these videos during the years But I think even more
importantly The fact that Seeing so many People being happy for us Made it really really memorable And it was also… It was touching to see that the channel means so much To so many others too Than just us three Huge thanks to you guys Because it’s really special to hear All these positive comments from you And that it means so much to you as well as us Thank you so much everybody for your continued support For watching our videos Commenting your ideas That has been such a big inspiration for us That really is the reason why we make these videos It’s amazing to have one million of you guys Following our channel We are really happy if you guys have enjoyed this video The next target… Let’s say target for 2020 is… 16 million [Laughter] I think it’s possible! Just remember to subscribe! We can do it! We can make 16 million! Okay but… Honestly 50 million Okay okay… let’s stop it And now that we have reached 1 million doesn’t mean that we are going to stop We are going to keep doing videos Try to come up with new ideas And we are really looking forward to the future

100 Replies to “1 Million Subscribers”

  1. What an AMAZING journey it has been! Thank you so much everybody for being part of it ? We really hope you guys enjoy this video, we wanted to make it very special.

  2. Hey Pongfinity, love your videos! Here is a challenge for your fun channel- try to play blindfolded ping pong, and try to see how many times you guys can hit the ball back! Thank you so much!

  3. Hey guys just wanna say a big well done for reaching 1M subscribers. I have a challenge for you, contact a pro table tennis player and go against them.

  4. Nothing good in your life can happen if you start with No.

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  5. My 10 year old son has been inspired by your videos to pick up the game. We watch them together and he's improving his skills by watching you guys! You're an inspiration l. Congrats and good luck for future.

  6. Парни, искренне поздравляю вас)) ваши видео заряжают позитивом. удачи вам всем в профессиональном развитии и развитии канала)))

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