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100 Thieves sign Twitch streamer and viral TikTok star Neekolul

Published: 10/Jul/2020 20:00

by Jacob Hale

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Esports organization 100 Thieves has officially announced the signing of popular content creator Neekolul, expanding the org’s roster of top content creators.

100 Thieves quickly became one of the biggest names in the world of esports, gaming and livestreaming following its inception in 2017, with Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag forming a star-studded team around him.

Alongside popular streamers such as Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, Neekolul – real name Nicole – will now be repping the 100T brand in her Twitch streams.

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Neekolul is the newest content creator to join 100 Thieves.

For those unfamiliar with Neeko, you’ve probably seen her work before; her ‘Okay Boomer’ TikTok in March 2020 garnered millions of views and went viral worldwide, earning her the nickname ‘OK Boomer Girl’.

She’s not just a one-hit viral sensation, though, and her dual-English/Spanish streams have earned her over 160,000 followers on Twitch, having joined the platform in August 2017.

Neekolul can commonly be found Just Chatting or playing League of Legends (which bodes well, considering 100 Thieves is home to some of the top talent in the LCS), but her appeal on other platforms such as TikTok show that Neeko is a multi-platform star in the making.

Speaking on the addition of Neeko to the organization, founder and CEO Nadeshot said: “We are always looking for fresh new voices to add into the mix at 100 Thieves, as well as new platforms to engage our community.

“We were all personal fans of Neeko’s streams and videos, and we have been continuously impressed by her success on social media, which is why we’re so excited to welcome her to 100 Thieves. I know she is going to fit in perfectly at 100 Thieves, and we’re looking forward to seeing her grow more as a content creator with us.”

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Neeko is excited to work with other top female content creators.

Neeko is equally excited about the opportunity presented to her. She said: “I’ve been a big fan of 100 Thieves and the content they’ve been creating for a while now, especially from strong female voices such as Valkyrae and BrookeAB. Signing with 100 Thieves has been a dream, and I’m really excited to have found an organization that wants to support me and help me turn my passion into a career.”

Needless to say, both 100 Thieves and Neekolul seem suitably excited by the prospect of joining forces – and perhaps the ‘OK Boomer Girl’ is going to be the org’s next big online star.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.