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IRL streamer gets into brutal cycling accident on Twitch

Published: 5/Sep/2019 0:21

by Brent Koepp

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One IRL streamer found out the hard way that mixing real life and the digital world can have embarrassing consequences when things go wrong in front of an audience.

In-real-life streams combine the best of the outside world with the digital one, meaning that sometimes, the unexpected can happen at any time.

Streamer ‘Ricerman’ found this out the hard way when he got into an accident while broadcasting live on Twitch from his bicycle.

When Twitch streams go wrong

On September 4, the cyclist was riding along while also broadcasting live when he got into a brutal accident that will make any viewer wince.

Viewers could see his bicycle wobbling as he rode along a busy street, and watched in suspense as he tried to adjust his ride.

Unfortunately, the streamer failed to regain balance and exclaimed “OH SHIT!” to his audience shortly before he came crashing off his bike.

Luckily, he was okay and no harm was done, except maybe a few bruises. His fall did look painful though, as he rubbed his elbow and said “shit” upon picking himself up off of the ground.

A police officer saw Ricerman’s accident and rushed over to help, picking up his bicycle for him and asking if he was alright. “Yeah,” the streamer responded.

Not the only IRL accident caught on camera

This isn’t the only injury to ever be caught during an IRL broadcast. Back on July 23, another streamer by the name of ‘EJipt’ unexpectedly captured his friend’s accident.

While hanging out with a group of friends, a female was trying to learn the ropes of rope swinging and accidentally let go too early, resulting in a painful faceplanting disaster.

Thankfully, the girl was okay, as the streamer later confirmed on Discord, saying: “She’s just scrapped and bruised, so we’re gonna take care of her.”

If anything, accidents like these prove that streamers need to be extra vigilant when broadcasting day-to-day life, because the real world stops for nobody.

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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.