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FerociouslySteph reveals she was doxxed amid Twitch council controversy

Published: 19/May/2020 14:00

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch partner and member of the platform’s new Safety Advisory Council, Steph ‘FerociouslySteph’ Loehr has revealed that she was doxxed online following backlash against her due to some controversial clips that have been circulating.

Loehr found herself in the spotlight after being announced as one of the founding members of Twitch’s new Safety Advisory Council, and clips of her arguing that voice chat is unfair and doing an impression of a deer quickly went viral.

Another clip, in which she bragged about the power Twitch had given her, also received a lot of negative attention, and now Loehr has claimed that someone doxxed and leaked her private information.

FerociouslySteph streaming on Twitch
Twitch: FerociouslySteph
FerociouslySteph is on Twitch’s new Safety Advisory Council.

The streamer has been the target of criticism due to the comments she made on her stream in the days following her joining the council, and has now revealed the lengths to which some who disagree with her have gone to.

“There are a lot of people who are really fighting me, it’s aggressive, attacking, trying to take me down and hurt me,” Steph said on her May 17 livestream. “Most people are somewhere in the middle, they’re maybe upset with one of my opinions.”

It’s really tough that some people are out there to hurt me, harm me, and take me down. I got doxxed today. Fortunately, I’m safe, they don’t know my address, for now. But they have a whole profile, they found out what high school I went to and what my [former] name is. Really spooky and scary.”

Twitch has spoken out about the situation surrounding FerociouslySteph, stating “it is unfortunate to see a member of the advisory council targeted for harassment.”

Clips from her stream were shared to massively popular subreddit ‘LivestreamFail’, where they quickly went viral. A handful of the most popular Twitch streamers were very critical of her comments, including Asmongold.

In response to the backlash, she said “some people should be afraid of me. I represent moderation and diversity. I’m going to come for harmful people. If you’re a really sh***y person, I’m gonna stand up against you. Twitch is endorsing me to do that.”

This response did little to endear her to her critics, who were fearful that she would now use the “power” Twitch had given her to target specific streamers who had criticized her.

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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.