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Alinity breaks down after revealing how much internet hate affects her

Published: 2/Jul/2020 22:42

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Twitch streamer Natalia ‘Alinity’ Mogollon broke down in tears during a July 2 broadcast after she revealed that harassment she’s gotten online over “past mistakes” has become overwhelming.

Alinity is one of Twitch’s most-watched female personalities. However, the popular streamer has faced a storm of backlash in the last year, following several controversies on the platform.

During her latest broadcast, the star opened up to viewers about how harassment over her past mistakes has become overwhelming. She also hit out at cancel culture for taking things too far.

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The popular Twitch personality opened up about how relentless harassment impacts streamers.

Alinity breaks down on stream

The streamer sat down for an emotional chat with her audience during her July 2 broadcast titled “Very very sad. We need to talk.” During the conversation, she addressed the recent passing of fellow streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, before revealing how relentless hate online has started to severely impact her.

“The s**t you guys say really affects people, okay? You guys have no idea how many times I’ve wanted to kill myself. How many times I’ve spent my entire night, trying to figure how I was going to end my life. I just want you guys to know, it’s really serious. You guys can’t just send hoards of hate towards somebody without it having an effect on a person,” she said.

The personality broke down in tears, and told her chat that no matter how much she apologizes, people won’t let go of her past. “I just don’t know what to do. Do I just stop streaming? Is that the only way that people are ever going to leave me alone?” she continued.

When a donation came in that read “just accept you made a mistake” the star got emotional, and exclaimed, “I have! I have! Chat, do I really have to read thousands and thousands of messages a day of the mistakes I’ve made in my past? Is that really what I have to do? You can’t just say ignore the trolls!”

Alinity then hit out at cancel culture, and brought up Jenna Marbles who quit YouTube on June 25 after apologizing for racism in her past content.

“And so what? I quit streaming, then trolls learn that if you harass somebody long enough, you’re gonna make them quit. That’s the whole thing about a cancel culture. That’s what happened to Jenna Marbles,” she said.

The streaming personality then reiterated to viewers how much their words can truly impact another person online. “I just wanted you guys to know that no matter how strong a person appears, this s**t affects them, okay? There are some days [that are] harder than others, and I know that I appear really strong, but this really affects people. It really does.”

Alinity’s stream only lasted 52 minutes, before she ended the the broadcast. The star told her viewers that she “just wanted to send a message” about the severity of online hate mobs and how they can impact a person.

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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.