Hungrybox featured in bizarre Campbell’s Chunky esports commercial - Dexerto

Hungrybox featured in bizarre Campbell’s Chunky esports commercial

Published: 23/Nov/2019 1:23 Updated: 25/Nov/2019 13:57

by Bill Cooney


Super Smash Bros legend Juan ‘HungryBox’ DeBiedma debuted a new commercial for Campell’s Chunky Soup alongside his real-life mom.

Hungrybox is considered one of the five Gods of Melee and first broke into the competitive scene in 2009.

As one of the most well-known Smash players out there, it’s not a huge surprise that HBox was chosen by Campbell’s soup for a new Twitch commercial.

Campbell’s is known to make commercials featuring famous athletes (like NFL legend Donovan McNabb) and their moms to advertise their Chunky soup, and HBox is the first esports star to get a chunky soup commercial of his own.

MomBox saves the day

The commercial has Hbox facing off against an opponent in a packed arena before his mom comes in and saves the day.

After getting saved by mom, the aptly named HungryBox enjoys some Campell’s Chunky chicken noodle soup.

“A Smash Bros. commercial for a giant food company. Featuring pop-offs, an esports arena, and… Melee on CRTs,” Hbox wrote on Twitter along with the video. “We truly are living in a simulation. This whole decade was a trip.”

We do have to wonder why Campbell’s chose to advertise their “Classic Chicken Noodle” flavor with HBox instead of their “Manhattan Clam Chowder” variety, given the esports star’s history with crustaceans.

With esports more popular now than they’ve ever been this might not be the last time we see Hungrybox (or his mom) pop up in a bizarre, but endearing ad.

A big 2019 for Hungrybox

Apart from starring in his own Campbell’s Soup commercial, Hungrybox has had quite the 2019 so far.

The pro further established himself as one of the players to beat in the Smash scene, racking up wins at CEO 2019, Shine 2019, Genesis 6 and more.

Recent buffs to Hbox’s favorite Smash character Jigglypuff could mean he’ll enter 2020 with Ultimate on his resume as well as an impressive run in Super Smash Bros. Melee.


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.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
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.