MrBeast is best known as a YouTuber, and has over 179 million subscribers on the platform overall, making him the second most subscribed channel (first is T-Series) and the highest subscribed channel run by an individual.
Dwayne Johnson, more popularly known as “The Rock” is no stranger to fights. After all, he comes from a wrestling background in WWE and regularly stars in action films. But there was one challenger that even he couldn’t overcome, and that man was none other than popular streamer MrBeast.
Which award did MrBeast and Dwayne Johnson win?
The award that the two won was at the Streamy Awards 2023, which acknowledges and rewards the best content creation over the past year, and the duo won a Streamy for Collaboration. It’s worth noting that this was the same award Johnson had been nominated for twice in the past, in 2017 and then 2022, losing both times.
The awards at the Streamy Awards range from Creator of the Year, which incidentally was won by MrBeast, to Show of the Year to Streamer of the Year, and much, much more. There are even categories for music and podcasts, and sub-categories within both and other subjects as well.
What is the story behind the Collaboration Award?
At the New York premiere of Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, MrBeast was attending the event and challenged Johnson to a game of rock–paper–scissors. MrBeast said that if Johnson won, he would donate $100,000 to a charity of his choice, and an amazed Johnson happily accepted the challenge.
Their first round ended in a draw as both played “paper”, with MrBeast jokingly commenting that The Rock isn’t predictable. In the second round, both played “scissors” and it was a draw again. It was at this point that there was a brief break, with Johnson saying that he too would match the $100,000 that MrBeast offered and would give it to a charity as well. MrBeast, while not expecting that, was visibly overcome with joy and accepted that. MrBeast then went on to win the third and final round, as he chose “paper” and The Rock chose, well, “rock”. MrBeast then slyly claimed, “Surprised he didn’t pick rock every time.”
As the game ended, Johnson promised to follow through with the donation to charity, and MrBeast, unsurprisingly, said he would do the same as well. When asked by Johnson, he picked the Make–A–Wish Foundation, which grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses.
The video ultimately led to The Rock and MrBeast winning the “Collaboration” award at Streamys 2023.