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Tfue and Shroud knocked off the top of Twitch viewership by Asmongold

Published: 10/Sep/2019 11:43 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 17:10

by Joe O'Brien

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Popular World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold dominated the Twitch charts in August off the back of WoW Classic’s immensely popular launch.

Twitch has recently seen a major shake-up with the launch of WoW Classic, which offers players the chance to relive Blizzard’s immensely popular MMO as it was in its original, pre-expansion state.

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As well as the game seeing a massive response from players – so much so that Blizzard have been forced to take several measures to address the incredibly long log-in queues that some have been experiencing – that interest has also spilled over to Twitch, with the World of Warcraft category hitting over 1 million viewers on launch day.

At the forefront of WoW Classic streaming has been Asmongold, a long-time World of Warcraft streamer who has been at the top of the category any time he’s live, peaking at over 300,000 at the game’s release.

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Despite only having launched on August 27, however, the incredibly high interest in the game meant that Asmongold – incredibly popular in his own right, but not usually topping the charts – was the most-viewed streamer of the entire month by hours watched, as revealed by StreamElements and SullyGnome.

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Beneath Asmongold, the other most-watched names will likely be familiar to frequent Twitch viewers. In the absence of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Fortnite pro Turney ‘Tfue’ Tenney reigns supreme as the undisputed king of Epic Games’ enormously popular battle royale on Twitch.

Beneath him, there’s a fairly steep drop off to the rest of the pack, led by former Overwatch pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel and followed closely by Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek – who has also dived into WoW Classic since its launch, a decision that might have hurt his viewer and subscriber figures.

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Brazilian former CS:GO pro Alexandre ‘Gaules’ Borba rounds out the top five, making him the most-watched non-English speaker on the platform, joined only by German streamer MontanaBlack88 in the top 10.

Though Asmongold rode WoW Classic’s success to top the individual charts, as a category World of Warcraft didn’t quite beat out established Twitch leaders Fortnite and League of Legends, while Dota 2’s The International, which also took place in August, helped it to third place.

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With WoW Classic showing no signs of diminishing just yet, however – remaining at or near the top of Twitch almost every day since its launch – it would be no great surprise to see the game claiming the top spot for September.

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Ethan Dolan has emotional reunion with long-distance girlfriend

Published: 13/Oct/2020 13:54

by Alice Hearing

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Popular YouTuber Ethan Dolan has revealed on Instagram the details of his long-term relationship with girlfriend Kristina Alice, who he reconnected with this week after spending most of quarantine apart.

Ethan and his twin Grayson originally rose to popularity on the video app Vine in 2013, and have since gone on to produce content on their highly successful YouTube channel with over 11 million subscribers.

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While they have many adoring fans, they haven’t been exempt from drama, such as earlier in July when they were forced to address a homophobic slur used when explaining the bullying they received in high school. In the same month, Ethan released a video detailing how comments online about his acne had severely affected his well-being in the past year.

Last week Ethan revealed his girlfriend to the world on YouTube with his brother Grayson. After spending months apart Kristine was finally able to catch a flight out to Los Angeles from Australia where she lives.

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The twins shared a vlog where Ethan and Kristen reunited last week

On Monday, Ethan stunned his fans by posting a series of close, romantic pictures to his Instagram alongside an emotional message, which read: “To say the least, this has been a chaotic, stressful, weird, confusing, uneasy year. But because it was spent with the smartest – most caring -best sense of humor having – so pretty I get stunned every time I look at – perfect woman in the world, it has been the best year of my life.”

He explained that last December was “one of the most emotionally exhausting months of my life” and attributed his success and ability to get through to her support.

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Part 1/3. To say the least, this has been a chaotic, stressful, weird, confusing, uneasy year. But because it was spent with the smartest – most caring -best sense of humor having – so pretty I get stunned every time I look at – perfect woman in the world, it has been the best year of my life. Our trip to Hawaii on this day last year, will be a memory I cherish for the rest of my life. I will be forever grateful for how caring you were during one of the most emotionally exhausting months of my life while living in Australia together last December. I wouldn’t have been able to create my most proud project last January without your constant support. When we were forced to quarantine together and be attached at the hip for an additional 5 months longer than we planned… I wasn’t even mad😌 When you had to go back to Australia without knowing when we’d be able to see each other again it was NOT CHILL. Although we unintentionally spent 4 months on opposite sides of the globe with a 17 hour time difference… I still felt closer than ever to you. The hours on FaceTime everyday and random gift care packages were fun. You completely took over my camera roll because I couldn’t help but to screenshot your face every couple seconds. Getting a little part of you tattooed on my arm also contributed to you feeling closer to me I guess 😝 Thank you for making me happy everyday. Thank you for giving me something to always look forward to. Thank you for making me a better version of myself. I love you Photos by: @jordenkeith

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He added, “When we were forced to quarantine together and be attached at the hip for an additional 5 months longer than we planned… I wasn’t even mad. When you had to go back to Australia without knowing when we’d be able to see each other again it was NOT CHILL. Although we unintentionally spent 4 months on opposite sides of the globe with a 17 hour time difference… I still felt closer than ever to you.”

“The hours on FaceTime everyday and random gift care packages were fun. You completely took over my camera roll because I couldn’t help but screenshot your face every couple of seconds. Getting a little part of you tattooed on my arm also contributed to you feeling closer to me I guess.”

It seems as though Ethan will have more to say in the next few days after he labeled the caption only part 1 of 3. For now, the YouTuber has confirmed to the world that not only is he in a far better place than he was last year, but that he is well and truly taken.