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Young Twitch streamer tearfully thanks TimTheTatman for launching Fortnite career

Published: 28/Jul/2019 10:50 Updated: 28/Jul/2019 11:05

by Joe Craven

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An aspiring Fortnite professional by the name of Bradyz has tearfully thanked Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Bethar for his help, after the two were pictured together at the Fortnite World Cup in New York. 

Away from being one of Twitch’s most successful Fortnite creators – with just shy of 4,000,000 followers – TimTheTatman is also considered one of the nicest guys on the streaming platform too. 

He was one of the first streamers to host Ewok, who has since joined FaZe Clan as their first female member ever. Not only this, but he regularly hosts charity streams alongside his good friends, Benjamin ‘Dr Lupo’ Lupo and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. 

Twitter: TimTheTatManTim tweeted his own picture with Bradyz, jokingly looking for a free PC for him.
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However, it appears he has, once again, been using his fame and influence for good, as one young Fortnite player showed. On July 27, 14 year old streamer Bradyz tweeted his appreciation for the 29 year old’s work. 

“The man that started it all,” he said. “Crazy to think that this all happened off a random duo match, and now I’m looking at what I want to do for the rest of my life. Love Tim, love the opportunities I have been given, and above all, everyone supporting.” 

However, it appears that Bradyz is not only grateful to Tim. He also tagged Jessica Blevins, wife and manager of Ninja, in the tweet as well. She responded emotionally to Bradyz original message of thanks. 

“If you watched this you would MINIMALLY have the reaction I did,” she said, referring to the pictures of Bradyz becoming emotional when meeting Tim at the World Cup. 

Thanks to the help of more prominent community members, one random duo partnership with TimTheTatman has seen Bradyz shoot to nearly 15,000 Twitter followers, as well as 38,000 Twitch followers. 

Given his clear passion for the community and Fortnite, we can expect to see more of Bradyz as he continues to grow. TimTheTatman, on the other hand, appears to be endeavoring to use his influence for good in the community. 

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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.