Game of Thrones' The Mountain gives hilarious tip on how to "get ladies" - Dexerto

Game of Thrones’ The Mountain gives hilarious tip on how to “get ladies”

Published: 10/Jun/2020 0:18

by Michael Gwilliam


Icelandic actor, strongman, and Twitch streamer Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson, best known for playing The Mountain on Game of Thrones, shared a unique, yet amusing, strategy for picking up women during a June 10 Twitch broadcast.

The 31-year-old has been streaming since March of 2020 and has gained nearly 135,000 followers on that platform, partly due to his popularity on the HBO show but also how he interacts with chat.

During his June 10 stream, the strongman was reading a comment from a viewer claiming that fellow streamer Knut really needed his help on how to “get the ladies.” Being a nice guy, the former professional basketball player decided to help out.

“So if you want to get the ladies, just remember, show them your chest muscles,” he explained while flexing for the camera. “If they see this, they’re going to jump on you.”

After his brief demonstration, the streamer hyped up the move as having a high success rate.

“Try it next time and I promise you, it will not fail!” he exclaimed, guaranteeing that the tip would work.

Just then, his wife, Kelsey Henson, asked about the advice and if it was sound.

“I’m just teaching him about how to get the ladies!” Björnsson laughed.

The Mountain frequently trains on Twitch.

“And what did you say?” she quipped back.

“Move the chest muscles. Right, left, right, left, left, right, left, right,” he explained. “And if you do that they will be very impressed.”

While his wife didn’t seem super impressed with the tip, the strongman wasn’t quick to give up hope in the technique and ended the discussion with the last word: “What? It worked on you!”

You’re in line and GameStop and this guy grabs your girl. What do you do?

Even if the trick doesn’t end up working for his viewers, at least The Mountain can take comfort in knowing it paid dividends when he needed it to in his own life.

Besides, the Game of Thrones actor has other things to worry about, such as his upcoming bout against rival Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall, which many are already touting as “the world’s heavest boxing match.”


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.