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Dr Disrepsect and shroud plagued by hilarious Twitch chat bug affecting new subscription feature

Published: 4/Feb/2019 20:50 Updated: 5/Feb/2019 18:09

by Alan Bernal

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Online streaming site, Twitch, rolled out new features to its platform on February 4, and to celebrate allowed “ALL channel subs with 2+ months subscribed [to] share a resub message,” which isn’t going so smoothly.

Twitch has introduced Resub Messages to the platform which let’s loyal fans share their a quick word to the streamer every month, but the feature is apparently broken and has created a mess of chaos in streamer’s Twitch Chat.

Prominent streamers such as Shroud and Dr Disrespect have been plagued with resubscribe messages because of the bug that let’s viewers spam their resub streak.

It doesn’t seem that the bug affects the official sub count, but streamers have been reeling all day from the mishap.

“Look at that, 3 (subs) right off the bat,” Dr Disrespect said. “Alls I got to do is right-click, refresh, and watch. It’s almost like going to Las Vegas and you pull the (lever) on the slot-machine. It’s like you’re a winner every single time.”

While the Doc was delightfully annoyed at the bug, it looks like it cause sufficient headaches for Shroud when his Chat was having fun with the glitch.

“Oh my god, this is so fucking broken. Oh my god, what the fuck. This is so stupid,” Shroud said before being at a loss for words at the bug.

Twitch has responded to the issues being experienced, and said they’re looking for a fix to the problem.

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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.