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Greekgodx forced to leave IKEA after very awkward Twitch stream

Published: 29/Feb/2020 16:43

by Joe Craven


Popular British streamer Dimitri ‘Greekgodx’ Antonatos was made to leave an IKEA store on February 29, after staff approached and caught an incredibly awkward encounter on his livestream. 

Greek is known to his millions of viewers for his comedic live streams, often using self-deprecating humor to entertain his audience. 

His streaming career has gone from strength to strength of late, with the 26-year-old recently announcing his move to fabled esports organization Team SoloMid. The announcement was made in trademark fashion; with a bizarre Red-Dead-Redemption-esque video. 

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Greek’s TSM announcement video poked fun at American culture.

However, his audience was met with some unusually awkward content on February 29, as Greek and a few friends took a trip to IKEA. 

While the group were simply looking at furniture for Greek’s new bedroom – having recently moved to the US to join TSM and further his streaming career – a voice can be heard asking what the trio are doing. 

“You’re video recording,” a female member of staff said. “No you’re not. What are you recording? Do you have permission to do that? Did you gather permission is my question. I need to call, just to be sure…”

Despite Greek explaining that the group is just “browsing”, the staff member calls a manager to ensure that no rules are being broken.

What follows is an incredibly awkward break of around five minutes, in which the trio try and explain live streaming to the member of staff. It’s fair to say she doesn’t really understand, and the situation doesn’t improve when the manager finally arrives. 

Eventually, the manager explains that he cannot allow the filming, and Greek decides he’ll wait outside while a friend buys the furniture. 

The saga finally ended about 15-20 minutes after it started, with Greek hurriedly choosing furniture before the group departed the store. 

It’s fair to say that Greek’s audience were left stumped by the incident, with many viewers questioning IKEA’s strangely austere policy to someone livestreaming their shopping.

Regardless, it led to an incredibly awkward twenty minutes on Greek’s stream, in which he was essentially removed from an IKEA store. 


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.