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Amouranth banned for third time on Twitch

Published: 11/May/2020 3:14 Updated: 11/May/2020 17:28

by Isaac McIntyre

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Popular Twitch streamer Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth’ Siragusa has been banned for a third time on the streaming platform, leaving question marks over whether her punishment will be more severe for her third strike.

UPDATE – May 11 at 12:30 PM

Amouranth has revealed that her ban will only last one day and she will be back to streaming on May 11. However, the Twitch star did not go on to provide additional info as to why she was banned.

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The streaming personality boasts more than 1.5 million followers on her channel, which is mainly focused around her chatting to her fans. She also has thousands more who fork out premium prices to subscribe every month too.

At the time of writing, the reason for Amouranth’s third ban has not yet been confirmed. It is suspected, however, the reason is because Siragusa accidentally showed a fan’s Twitch profile picture, which contained inappropriate content.

This is the third time Amourant has found herself banned from Twitch. The 26-year-old’s first suspension came after she accidentally exposed herself on-camera. Earlier this year, the IRL streamer was blocked again after a gym stream.

Ironically, the suspension comes just days after Siragusa said “everything would be fine” to her fans regarding the exposed profile picture, which she noticed minutes after revealing it on-stream. She got in touch with Twitch soon after.

Amouranth explained she likely wouldn’t be banned: “Twitch said that if something pops up on your screen now, as long as you end the stream and delete the VOD, and delete the clips, then you’re fine. So it should be okay.”

Last time the 26-year-old was banned on Twitch ⁠— a suspension which lasted just 24 hours before her account was unlocked again ⁠— she lost more than 300,000 followers thanks to a glitch in the streaming site’s system.

Fans of the streamer will now have an anxious wait until either Siragusa or Twitch break their silence on her May 10 ban ⁠— the Amazon-owned site often hands out permanent suspensions following a streamer’s third consecutive strike.

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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.