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DrLupo shares emotional reaction to raising insane amount of money for charity

Published: 23/Jun/2019 19:12

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Fortnite player Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo is more than just an internet personality – he’s used his online fame to raise millions of dollars for charity, and now, he’s done it again in a mere four hours.

DrLupo teamed up with Florida-based gaming convention and charity event Guardian Con in late June, announcing his plans to hold a marathon stream to raise $1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization founded to benefit children suffering from cancer and other terminal illnesses.

Of course, it wasn’t just any old stream: DrLupo also promised hilarious rewards for each goal met by his charity drive, as well as giving himself some extra, in-game challenges, and even holding an-off stream raffle.

From 8 AM to 12 PM, DrLupo’s four-hour block on June 23 saw incredible involvement from his viewerbase – resulting in a whopping $920,343.98 raised for charity within that time frame.

Understandably, the streamer had an emotional reaction to the amount raised, appearing to hold back tears while thanking his fanbase for donating to the organization.

“Thank you,” DrLupo said. “Thank you so much, to every single person that’s donated. To every single person that’s supported St. Jude. To every single person that’s gonna be at Guardian Con. To every single person that freakin’ loves gaming. And most importantly, from top to bottom, St. Jude.”

The streamer went on to thank viewers who weren’t able to donate, ending his stream by joking that he would need to take a break to “cry a little bit.”

DrLupo’s insane charity stream was met with praise from other major personalities across the net, with the likes of YouTuber Seán ‘Jacksepticeye’ McLoughlin and Fortnite pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney offering him their congratulations.

“Goated,” Tfue wrote in response to DrLupo’s Tweet on the subject.

“Absolutely mind blowing!” Jacksepticeye replied.

“Insane,” caster Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop said of the matter. “Love ya, Ben.”

This wouldn’t be the first time DrLupo has raised an incredible amount for St. Jude’s, by far: in fact, the streamer managed to raise over $1 million for the organization in late 2018, after holding a 24-hour livestream in December.

DrLupo is one of Twitch’s most popular content creators, boasting over three million followers on the site as of June 23.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

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.