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Formula mocked for bizarre newbie Twitch streamer advice “Sell your bed”

Published: 10/Sep/2019 16:23 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 19:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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Finding funds to invest into streaming on Twitch isn’t easy for everyone and can be extremely stressful, but Luminosity Gaming’s Formula thinks he found the ideal solution. 

Often, streaming starts off as something gamers do for fun on the side and evolves into something bigger. Eventually, there could come a point when the streamer wants to improve their broadcast quality with new equipment to enhance the viewing experience and draw in bigger audiences. 

The problem is this can be very expensive and for streamers just starting out, not yet making a living from subscribers or Twitch ads, this can be a nightmare. How can one afford to live and upgrade their broadcasts at the same time? 

Instagram/akaformulaFormula hit 2 million subscribers at the Fortnite World Cup.
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Luminosity Gaming streamer Formula thinks anyone can do it if they follow his guide.

With equipment costing an arm and a leg, the accomplished star presented a list of lifestyle changes aspiring streamers need to make if they want to get ahead. 

The Fortnite star explained that Twitch newbies should sell their bed and sleep on an air mattress, stop eating out, eat only cheap ramen and stick to equipment that you can afford. He literally told his followers to “live like shit”.

In a follow-up tweet he added that while streamers could just get a job, it would take away from building their brand.

While Formula may have had good intentions, his advice was mocked by many of his followers. 

Facebook gaming partner Chris Allen thought Formula was trying to meme and wasn’t serious. 

Others chimed in with uhhShaawn mocking the advice saying he was stuck at step one and no one could buy his bed. He then posted a photo of an air mattress and asked if it was worth getting even though the ramen put him over budget. 

However, not everyone found the advice to be bad. Cereal, a content creator with over 1 million YouTube subs agreed saying that he had a $400 computer last him three years when he was making nothing from his videos and you can make it work if you want it bad enough.

FaZe video editor Restrict replied saying that he first started editing videos using his mom’s laptop and spent hours just to get a single project done. After grinding enough he was able to buy his own PC and hasn’t looked back.

Has Formula actually found the formula to success or is it just bad advice? The jury is still out on that. 

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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.