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FaZe Ewok leaves Twitch to join Ninja and shroud on Mixer

Published: 14/Nov/2019 14:24 Updated: 14/Nov/2019 14:42

by Calum Patterson

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FaZe Clan’s first-ever female member Ewok has jumped ship from Twitch, the platform where she found fame, to join other top streamers like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek on Mixer.

The Microsoft-owned platform has started going head-to-head with Amazon-owned Twitch in 2019, recruiting the biggest streamer in the world, Ninja, to Mixer earlier in the year.

This was followed by shroud, the third-largest streamer by total followers on Twitch, in October, and later another top streamer, KingGothalion, followed suit.

Ewok is the latest in what’s becoming somewhat of an exodus from Twitch, which also includes 100 Thieves member Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop leaving to stream on YouTube exclusively.

Twitter: Ewok / MixerEwok teased her departure from Twitch on November 13.

Ewok, who is deaf, gained fame on the streaming platform as an impressive Fortnite player, despite her obvious disadvantage, and was boosted by other popular channels including Mizkif, DrLupo and Ninja himself.

She then joined FaZe Clan during the Fortnite World Cup, at only 13, becoming the first-ever female to ever join the esports organization.

On November 14, she officially announced her transition to Mixer-exclusive streaming, following a teaser the day prior.

Not counting a rather controversial situation surrounding Ninja’s departure, Twitch have been courteous throughout, despite losing some of their biggest attractions.

They posted a touching tribute to shroud after he left the platform, and although they don’t have to panic about losing their monopoly on the livestreaming industry just yet, they will definitely be concerned by this escalating competition.

It’s unlikely that Ewok will be the last of these big-name moves either, with more departures expected, as both Microsoft and Google (via YouTube) aim to take a bigger share of the pie by offering lucrative opportunities to these popular streamers.

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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.