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How to watch The Mountain’s world record deadlift attempt live on Twitch

Published: 1/May/2020 20:35 Updated: 2/May/2020 16:20

by Bill Cooney

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Icelandic strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson will be going for a new world record live on stream by attempting to deadlift 1104 lbs – or 501 kg – and you can watch it all live on Twitch.

Björnsson is most known for being the IRL face of The Mountain from HBO’s Game of Thrones series, but he’s also an accomplished strongman if you can’t tell just by looking at him.

Based on how easily he’s been throwing around ridiculous amounts of weight on stream for the last few weeks, The Mountain’s goal of a new 501 kg world record definitely seems within reach.

How to watch The Mountain’s world record attempt

The current deadlift record of 500 kg was set back in 2016 by British strongman Eddie Hall, who hasn’t taken too kindly to Hafthor’s quest to break his record.

Despite objections from Hall, Hafthor will be going ahead with his world record attempt on May 2 at 4 PM GMT (9 AM PST).

Originally, his attempt was set to take place in Bahrain, but with travel being the last thing on most people’s minds nowadays, the try will be streamed live on Björnsson’s Twitch channel, which can be found below:

The livestream is also accessible via Rogue Fitness’ YouTube broadcast, or the Core Sports World’s Ultimate Strongman hub.

As we mentioned earlier, his pursuit of a new record has also led to a feud with the current deadlift record holder, Eddie Hall, who has been going back and forth with Björnsson since early April.

Hall has accused Hafthor of “hypocrisy,” among other things, stating that “he’ll drag his name through mud or place it upon a pedestal to suit his objective.”

On the other side though, Hafthor called out Hall after his comments specifically referring to him as an “arrogant a**hole.” While it’s been fun to watch the two go tit for tat, come May 2 it will finally be time for The Mountain to put his money where his mouth is.

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The Mountain will be making the world record attempt from his home gym.

To make sure things are legit, legendary Icelandic strongman Magnús Ver Magnússon will be serving as the official referee and watch over the attempt.

Hafthor’s lifting streams have proven very popular with viewers as he gears up for the world record try, and with few real-life sports still happening due to the global situation, this world record attempt could be one of his biggest streams yet.

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TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

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Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

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Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.