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Alinity asks Twitch to suspend her for longer after 24 hour ban

Published: 26/Apr/2020 19:33

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer Natalia ‘Alinity’ Mogollon doesn’t think her suspension for an on-stream wardrobe malfunction is enough of a punishment, and is taking matters into her own hands.

On April 24, the Twitch star accidentally flashed her viewers, leading to many fellow entertainers to call on the platform to suspend the streamer who infamously avoided a ban following a cat-throwing incident in 2019.

While Alinity did say she would be imposing a three day ban on herself, the streaming site did end up suspending her for a mere 24 hours – a punishment that didn’t seem fair to the Columbian-Canadian.

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Alinity’s ban is only for 24 hours.

“Not long enough,” she said on Twitter when asked how long her suspension would last. “I’m actually trying to get it extended to 3 days.”

The streamer didn’t elaborate about how she was “trying” to get it extended or if she was in contact with the site directly.

So, despite the shorter-than-expected ban, Alinity will still be taking a self-imposed three-day break from streaming, so the earliest fans should expect to see her back on Twitch is Tuesday, April 28.

It’s unclear why Alinity felt the need to suspend herself for longer, but it may have to do with many accusing Twitch of having double standards.

As Dexerto previously reported, community figures such as Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem and Kaceytron actively called on the streaming site to ban Alinity while Trainwreckstv even suggested the wardrobe malfunction was intentional for views.

Twitch has caused controversy in the past for punishing certain streamers while not acting with others. For instance, bodypainting broadcaster ‘forkgirl’ was banned after covering her upper body, confusing many in regards to Twitch’s stance on the artform.

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Moments before disaster.

Another user, pin-up artist Saruei was banned even after making an effort to censor her art, which Twitch labeled as too suggestive for its site.

It remains to be seen if Twitch will extend Alinity’s suspension, but the platform doesn’t comment on individual cases. We’ll have to see what happens.

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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.