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InvaderVie apologizes after “vile” unsubscribed Twitch viewer comments

Published: 22/Apr/2020 18:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch star ‘InvaderVie’ has finally apologized for comments she made during an April 14 broadcast, where she shamed unsubscribed viewers for not supporting her with a five-dollar subscription.

Her comments soon went viral, with many high profile streamers such as Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys and Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel chiming in on the situation.

After receiving mass backlash from the Twitch community, InvaderVie has now spoken out about her comments, and is asking for forgiveness.

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InvaderVie has finally responded after her comments drew massive backlash.

“You’re here right now because you’ve seen a clip of me, and you’re very angry about what I said in that clip,” the streamer began an April 22 broadcast. “What I said was tone deaf, insensitive and stupid.”

The streamer added that there was no context she could give to justify her comments, and that her viewers were rightfully angry at her.

“The clip that you saw does not represent my true feelings,” she continued. “I’ve streamed for hundreds of hours and I’ve said, ‘Support communities after you support yourself first. Subscribe if you have the disposable income to do so.’ But in that clip, I expressed opinions that I do not hold.”

“I said things that I don’t mean and they were vile. I recognize that,” she added.

Invadervie went on to stress that she handled the situation poorly, that five dollars means different things to different people and that lumping her viewers together was “inappropriate” and “disconnected.”

The broadcaster’s original rant directed towards unsubscribed viewers went viral, amassing nearly 500,000 viewers on Twitch alone.

In the infamous clip, the streamer argued that, “If you have time to watch Twitch, you have ten dollars, truly. If you don’t have ten dollars, you probably don’t have time to watch Twitch, because you should be working.”

Invadervie’s latest statement begs the questions: Will viewers accept her apology? What will the future hold for the Just Chatting streamer? For now, fans will have to wait and see – but it doesn’t look like the internet is giving her a free pass anytime soon.

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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.