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IRL streamer has hilarious message during Japanese TV interview

Published: 12/Apr/2020 17:41

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Robcdee had no idea he was going to be interviewed when he went for takeout at a restaurant in Tokyo, but didn’t waste an opportunity to joke around.

After getting off his bike and heading inside, the Australian streamer noticed that a television crew was inside with a cameraman and interviewer.

“Oh they’re doing [an interview],” Rob said before opening the door to the establishment.

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Rob was not expecting to be on Japanese TV.

After placing his order and being directed to wait at the counter, the reporter turned to the streamer and asked him if he would be down to conduct an interview for Japanese TV.

“My Japanese is not very good,” Rob claimed. “Is English okay?”

The reporter agreed, and Rob headed to the counter to wait for his meal while the camera crew got set up and finished talking with the restaurant’s staff.

A few minutes later, it was finally time for the interview. “How many times do you come here a week?” the television host asked Rob.

“In one week? Two times a week,” he answered, before being asked about the ongoing global issues and how it’s impacting daily life. “It’s getting more dangerous so I do takeout.”

Once he explained he likes to eat at home, Rob decided to sneak in a quick plug for an infamous mobile game.

“And uh, I like to play Raid: Shadow Legends while I eat,” Rob added.

Immediately, the streamer’s chat was spammed with LULs and “KEKs” from viewers, who found the plug on Japanese TV to be hilarious.

Raid: Shadow Legends, despite positive reviews, has become a bit of a joke with its aggressive marketing campaign with many YouTubers and content creators getting paid to advertise the game.

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Rob wasn’t nervous at all.

The fact that Rob took the opportunity to advertise the game on Japanese TV is quite amusing, but it’s unclear whether or not the interview ended up airing or if the ad was edited out.

In any case, the streamer handled himself fairly well in the interview even if he decided to joke around a bit during it.

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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.