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IRL streamer attacked by man who didn’t want to be filmed

Published: 29/Jul/2019 0:16 Updated: 29/Jul/2019 0:18

by Virginia Glaze

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Thanks to the advent of IRL streaming, livestreaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube deliver a near-constant flood of hilarious and unexpected moments as they happen in real time – one of which happened to an unfortunate Norwegian streamer.

IRL streamer ‘StianNorway’ was in the middle of a broadcast while standing on a street corner, conversing with two other men.

One of these men noticed that Stian had a streaming camera attached to his backpack and pushed the device downward, leading to a heated argument between the two.

GunRunTVOne aggressive bystander took notice of an IRL streamer’s mobile setup – and he wasn’t happy about being filmed.
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While much of the clip is in Norwegian, the disgruntled bystander later broke out into English after Stian told him to “Shut the fuck up.”

“Shut the fuck up?” the angered man asked. “You know who I am? I’m from Birmingham, man! What the fuck you talking about, ***? White boy, what you talking about? Slim Shady, what you talking about?”

The third bystander then tried to diffuse the situation by pushing the man away from the streamer, but that didn’t help – things escalated when the Birmingham native attempted to push Stian, causing him to cry out.

“What you filming for, man?” the man asked before taking a full-on swing at the streamer, knocking him to the ground.

The enraged man got in a few more swings before the broadcast ended, showcasing a disturbing side to the IRL streaming community –  one that has, unfortunately, happened before.

While this instance contained no threat of violence, IRL streamer CJayRide was likewise approached by several individuals during a livestreamed trip in early July, one of whom asked him to delete his footage and even threatened legal action.

“Are you recording?” a woman can be heard asking while CJayRide got a drink in a restaurant. “…that’s not okay. …you cannot record me. …you need to delete that, or I will sue you. Please respectfully delete this footage.”

Despite the popularity of IRL streaming, it looks like plenty of people aren’t too keen on the idea, with Stian’s case being just the latest in a string of such incidents on camera.

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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.