Crowd flees after man draws gun during IRL Twitch stream - Dexerto

Crowd flees after man draws gun during IRL Twitch stream

Published: 15/Jul/2019 10:38 Updated: 15/Jul/2019 10:59

by Matt Porter


A crowd attending a drag race in the United States fled when an attendee pulled out a weapon, with the panic captured in an IRL Twitch stream from the event on Sunday, July 14.

Drag racing is a popular motorsport which sees two cars line up at the speedway, and race each other down a straight track, with the winner the car who passes the chequered flag first.

While these events are usually a fun time for those in attendance, the crowd was panicked when a man pulled a weapon out, causing people to sprint away from the scene, with their mass exodus caught on stream by Murda, who was broadcasting the races.

Wikipedia: GSenkowMurda was attending a drag racing event when a man pulled out a gun.

With a race just about to start, shouts can be heard from racers and spectators alike, with Murda telling his viewers that apparently someone had pulled out a gun.

The Twitch streamer, alongside the rest of the crowd, quickly ran from the scene, using one of the vehicles for cover before jumping over the stone walls used to mark out the drag strip alongside other terrified people.

Thankfully, no shots were fired, and once it appeared safe, Murda began to walk back towards the cars to find out that the man who wielded the weapon had been roughed up by other attendees.

“He pulled out a gun and they started beating his ass,” one onlooker told Murda, while another simply stated: “He wasn’t trying to fight, he got his beat. He got stomped.”

What happened to the man who pulled the weapon remains unknown, with Murda stating that he wanted to focus on the event and not on the unsavory incident that took place.

Thankfully, nobody was hurt by the could-be gunman, with attendees able to restrain him before anything could happen to those enjoying a casual Sunday night at the speedway.


AOC makes history on Twitch with her first-ever Among Us stream

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:33

by Brad Norton


Just one day following the announcement that U.S. politician Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez would be streaming on Twitch, her very first Among Us broadcast shattered expectations as one of the most-watched events to date.

The Amazon-owned streaming platform has seen a number of historic moments of the years in gaming culture. From groundbreaking Fortnite streams between Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Drake, to Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s enormous return. Now, AOC has penciled in her spot among the history books too. 

After an out of the blue tweet on October 19, AOC revealed that she was up to streaming for a good cause. The politician had her sights set on playing Among Us in order to promote proper voting plans ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.

She soon had an all-star lineup of crewmates and imposters as everyone from Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys to Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo lined up to join her. Before she even went live, tens of thousands had followed her account in preparation.

As things kicked off on October 20, her first-ever Twitch stream quickly exploded.

The gaming community gathered together to show support as her viewership skyrocketed. Before the first round even got underway, more than 400,000 viewers had jumped into the channel.

AOC streamed for just over three and a half hours. Among Us was in focus the entire time as she played the mega-popular indie game with a variety of gaming personalities.

Overall viewership peaked at roughly 439,000, though her account also passed the 500,000 follower mark shortly after as well.

It was one of, if not the most-watched Twitch streams from a brand new account.

For her first broadcast ever, it ranks highly among the most successful individual streams of all time. In fact, she’s now fifth overall when it comes to the most-watched streams in Twitch history. 

While major esports competitions and landmark events boast bigger numbers, AOC now sits atop Twitch with one of the biggest solo-streams of all time.

Her first appearance on Twitch one for the history books. Though she also showed off some great Among Us gameplay. Her very first elimination on Pokimane quickly blew up across social media and the hits kept coming throughout the session.

While it may be a one-off event, for the time being, AOC’s Twitch stream was one for the ages. Perhaps it’ll be sooner rather than later before she makes her way back to the spaceship for another Among Us stream.

The Congresswoman did tease another stream too: “Hopefully this isn’t my last!”