IRL streamer has awkward exchange with banned bounty hunter at TwitchCon - Dexerto

IRL streamer has awkward exchange with banned bounty hunter at TwitchCon

Published: 27/Sep/2019 21:55 Updated: 28/Sep/2019 2:30

by Brent Koepp


While streaming at TwitchCon on September 27, Twitch personality ‘jaystreazy’ showed viewers what happens when they meet a banned Twitch streamer IRL.

Twitchcon is currently running from September 27 through the 29 in San Diego, California and is the largest gathering for the streaming platform, as personalities from all around the world come to celebrate their medium.

Naturally, attendees are each doing their own stream at the convention, as they want to share the experience with their audience. However things got interesting when one streamer was in the middle of a broadcast when he saw a friend who is currently banned from the platform.

Running into a banned friend

Jaystreazy was in the middle of a broadcast at the streaming convention when suddenly he passed IRL bounty hunter streamer ‘StephenIRL’ who noticed him while walking around the venue floor.

Like any friend would do he went to greet him. “Oh no! What’s up brother?” the streamer exclaimed, before he realized that Stephen is currently banned on Twitch, and hilariously dropped his camera down to face the floor as quickly as possible so that he didn’t show up on the broadcast.

After his brief exchange with the banned streamer, Jaystreazy flipped his camera back upright, before exclaiming to his audience “MonkaS banned streamers! MonkaS! MonkaS!” while laughing.

MonkaS is a term used on the platform for an intense situation, typically when a streamer is playing a tense moment in a game. So the Twitch streamer was telling his chat that he was feeling the pressure during his broadcast, as he had to avoid getting banned while talking to his friend.

Why was StephenIRL banned?

StephenIRL takes in-real-life streams to whole different level by offering his audience a unique insight into the world of bounty hunting, as he broadcasts all the unusual interactions he has with criminals.

However, on September 11 he found his channel banned, and his audience was left in the dark until the bounty hunter uploaded a YouTube video on September 25 that explained he was banned for brandishing a weapon on stream, despite the fact that he had shown weapons before in the past and it had never been an issue.

The awkward moment showed us what a Twitch personality has to do when seeing a banned streamer in person to avoid getting their own channel banned.


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.