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FaZe H1ghSky1 joins YouTube streaming after Twitch ban, but there’s a catch

Published: 6/Jun/2019 9:13 Updated: 6/Jun/2019 9:42

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale player H1ghSky1 has started to broadcast his content on YouTube, after being outed as too young to stream on Twitch. 

The gamer’s age has proved to be a controversial topic since Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney included details of the youngster being pressured into lying about being a 13-year-old during his lawsuit against the organization

Evidence emerged that suggested the player was actually only aged 11 when he signed his deal with FaZe, and H1ghSky1 has since apologized for the lie – claiming that the real age was holding him back. 

FaZe ClanH1ghSky1 wasted little time, jumping right back into the streaming game a day after his Twitch ban.

Twitch appeared to have deleted the account that the player used to broadcast from on June 5, after he broke their terms of service. In order to stream on the platform, the minimum age is 13. 

Despite that huge setback, though, he’s started to stream on YouTube just a day later, under adult supervision. 

His mother was seen watching him play Fortnite Battle Royale on June 5, where he discussed his ban directly. 

“I’m back. I’m now streaming on YouTube and my Twitch account was suspended due to me being underage and yes I am 12,” he said during the livestream. “I only lied so that I could fulfill my dream.” 

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“I’m sorry. I had to lie. I was too young and it held me back. I just couldn’t wait two more years,” H1ghSky1 added, claiming that he was using his brother’s Twitch account to stream. 

The FaZe Clan player will continue to stream on YouTube for the time being, with his mom watching on, presumably until he is old enough to create an account for himself on Twitch. 

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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.