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IRL streamer enlists stranger for gross request with shocking results

Published: 26/Oct/2019 21:36 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 22:18

by Alan Bernal


Twitch IRL streamer ‘WholeWheatPete’ has been accepting innocuous challenges by his audience, which strangely got him a new sock courtesy of a passerby.

Digital pioneers on the streaming platform have been broadcasting their trips around cities on Twitch’s Travel and Outdoor section. While some tend to feature nature or casual beach trips, others love to create hysterical moments with people they come across.

The strange moments in an IRL stream are only multiplied when these broadcasters let their Twitch Chat take control of their actions as they go about their metropolitan adventures.

A socking surprise

That was Pete’s approach when taking the streets of the Georgian capital, as he would get the most bizarre requests from his Twitch Chat – which he would happily oblige to.

While he gave honest attempts to complete all of his Chat’s demands, some of them required the assistance of the strangers he passed up on the streets – so naturally not all got done.

That is until one of Pete’s viewers got the idea to ask the streamer “to swap socks with someone,” leading the explorer to flag down the nearest car.

“Hey could we trade socks, really quick?” he asked. “Just you and me, just swap socks.”

But he and Chat were equally stunned when the motorist quickly and without hesitation agreed to the streamers random request.

WholeWheatPete TwitchThis guy didn’t hesitate to hand over his sock.

Clarifying that he only needed one sock for the exchange, the driver pulled over took off his left shoe and sock, switched with the streamer then simply took off.

“Yo, I dead ass just got another sock,” the streamer said in surprise as the driver was pulling away from the parking lot.

It doesn’t seem like he has long term plans to keep his new garment, seeing as he was looking for replacements almost immediately the interaction.

Though he later gifted another stranger a new pair of socks that he had recently purchased, so it was just a whole stream filled with sock-giving moments.

The IRL streamer’s Twitch Chat have been concocting increasingly comical scenarios for Pete to do, which can be easily pulled off with a bit of help from strangers like the motorist he encountered.


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.

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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.

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.