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Hasan yells at Twitch chat for trolling him during Bernie Sanders stream

Published: 4/Nov/2019 12:48 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 13:09

by Matt Porter

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Hasan ‘HasanAbi’ Piker was forced to beg his chat to stop “ruining” a Bernie Sanders campaign rally after using the Senator’s Twitch donations system to troll him.

Hasan’s interest in politics is well-known, and he currently works on The Young Turks, a news and commentary program on YouTube.

This often leads to the streamer watching debates and campaign rallies live on his channel, and with politicians like Sanders utilizing Twitch as a way to reach a younger audience, it made it an easy way to troll Hasan who was watching it live.

Twitch: Bernie_SandersBernie Sanders has been streaming campaign rallies on Twitch.

With Bernie Sanders well into his speech, Hasan started to notice troll donations from his chat, including Twitch chat emotes like “kkomradek” and one that mentioned his name while mocking him, “Hahasan.”

It didn’t take long for Hasan to respond to his chat, calling them out on their antics and begging them to stop after one sent in “PoohPiker,” another reference to the 28-year-old.

“Pooh Piker? Poo poo Piker? What are you guys doing?” he shouted. “Stop doing that! Stop doing that! F**k you guys man, you guys are ruining it. This is broadcasted live, you’re ruining Bernie Sanders’ campaign! Why would you do this?”

Hasan eventually told his chat that if they really wanted to donate to Sanders’ stream, they could just use Hasan P, but to stop using “Poo poo Piker.”

This isn’t the first time that Hasan has lost his cool with his audience, going beserk when his chat complained about his graphics settings while trying out The Outer Worlds.

While Hasan was worried that his viewers were ruining the rally, and the Democratic senator’s campaign, it seems that they didn’t do anything too bad, and the Twitch broadcast went off without a hitch.

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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.