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Bugha encounters horde of stream snipers following Fortnite World Cup win

Published: 31/Jul/2019 21:24 Updated: 31/Jul/2019 21:54

by Bill Cooney

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It didn’t take long for Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdor to run into stream snipers after winning the appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

It’s also apparently drawn the attention of Fortnite stream snipers, who have begun to make a hobby out of interrupting the player’s stream.

Bugha’s not a secret anymore

The Fortnite World Cup was watched by over 2 million people, which makes it one of the biggest esports events, in terms of viewers, of all time.

After winning it all in front of that many people it’s no surprise Bugha has begun to run into stream snipers, something that longtime Fortnite celebrities like Ninja already have plenty of experience with.

The champion has seen a massive spike in his popularity on Twitch following his World Cup win, so it’s no surprise the snipers are starting to come out of the woodwork.

Bugha’s Twitch has gotten much more popular following the World Cup.

During a recent stream bugha entered a game and was immediately flooded with stream snipers so badly it made it seem like he wasn’t even playing Fortnite anymore.

After dropping in with what seemed like half the lobby on top of him, Bugha instantly began mowing down the horde, but more just kept coming.

“Guys, do not kill me please,” the champ begged as he built to get away from the crowd. “What am I playing? This is not good, I’m playing Zombies.”

What’s Bugha been up to since the World Cup?

Besides appearing on Jimmy Fallon, Bugha also has to figure out what to do with the $3 million he won from the World Cup.

In total, the battle royale star has to deduct $1,446,600 from his total earnings, leaving him with a touch over $1,500,000 to do with as he pleases.

No doubt $1.5 million is still a good chunk of change, but whether it’s enough to make up for the legions of stream snipers all over Bugha is another question.

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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.