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AGDQ crowd saves speedrunner from epic mistake during Terraria run

Published: 8/Jan/2020 22:55 Updated: 8/Jan/2020 23:02

by Scott Robertson


During a run of Terraria at the Awesome Games Done Quick charity speedrunning event, TheVideoGameBadger was just seconds away from having to reset their entire progress because of a forgotten password, but luckily had the always vocal and attentive AGDQ crowd to bail him out.

The variety of speedruns at events like Awesome Games Done Quick is something to behold. Some runs take mere minutes while others stretch over hours, and some are efficient while others devolve into sheer trainwrecks.

A run that was already coming off the rails was momentarily rescued thanks to at least one member of the audience who was paying attention when the hectic speedrunner was not.

TheVideoGameBadger was forty minutes into his run when he was plagued by server debacles. After getting that issue solved, he went to go log back into his server to complete his run when he realized something: he had forgotten his password.

The password he had literally just created to get back into the server had escaped him, but one audience member kept the run together, for the time being, by shouting it out to the runner.

Upon entering the password, Badger and the rest of the audience erupted into cheers with progress resumed, “at a world record pace,” he joked.

But only twenty minutes later, he was struggling again with his multiple save files, so much so that he even accidentally closed his game while clicking randomly through the menus.

Despite the flurry of errors, he made no mistakes when it came to keeping the crowd engaged during one of the more wildly entertaining runs of the evening.

After getting past the hour mark, and still running into more new issues, eventually the AGDQ production crew had to call it quits on Badger’s run, and he was forced to end his session without completing it.

But Badger himself wouldn’t call his run a failure in any regard, as he successfully raised over $30,000 in just over an hour, while remaining positive and entertaining through a myriad of technical issues plaguing him.

As a symbol of his magical run, and to raise some more charity money, he won the donation race to have himself named as the protagonist for the following Final Fantasy XIII playthrough – not all too bad for his first AGDQ.

The Awesome Games Done Quick event continues through January 12, and as of 5:30 PM EST, the event has raised over $632k.


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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

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.