Alissa Violet finally breaks silence on FaZe Banks split

Published: 17/Jul/2019 22:11 Updated: 18/Jul/2019 9:10

by Brent Koepp


YouTuber and model Alissa Violet has spoken out for the first time following her recent breakup with FaZe Clan co-owner Ricky ‘Banks‘ Banks. 

Earlier in July, Banks took to social media to announce that he and longtime girlfriend Alissa Banks had split up, ending their two-year relationship.

In his tweet, he specified that they had decided to spend time “time apart” and that it was a team decision. But up to this point, we had not heard anything from Alissa – until today.

Alissa breaks her silence

The female YouTuber tweeted out today, that she was “still very hurt” over how the break up went down, and was coping with it in her own way. 

While she didn’t get into what was the cause for their breakup, she reminded everyone that no one really knows what happened except them. And echoed a similar statement as FaZe Banks made, in that she would always love and care about him.

Back in June, the FaZe Clan co-owner was on the ‘No Jumper’ podcast, where he admitted that he had slept with Tana Mongeau in the past. Soon after, his girlfriend unfollowed him on social media.

While many speculated that the Tana Mongeau revelation was the cause of the fight, both of them were quick to assure everyone that it was a coincidence, and the unrelated argument was just bad timing

Just days after Banks was on the podcast, he announced that the pair had broken up, but that they had actually decided to spend time apart a month before. 

Both Banks and Alissa have been vague on the details, with the FaZe clan co-owner saying it was a team decision, and her later comments focusing more on how upset she was over “how it happened”.

Instagram: banksThe couple in happier times.

Alissa is right in that no one really knows what happened behind closed doors, so speculation is just that – speculation. 

But given the string of hardships Banks has been going through recently, fans of the FaZe man and of Alissa will be hoping things get better soon for both of them.


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.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
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.