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Kaceytron slams “disgusting” Twitch amid velvet_7 ‘mistaken ban’ drama

Published: 2/Oct/2019 15:54 Updated: 2/Oct/2019 16:11

by Matt Porter

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Veteran streamer Kacey ‘Kaceytron’ Caviness has called on Twitch and its co-founder Emmett Shear to apologize to Velvet_7, who broke down in tears when her channel was banned mistakenly for a second time.

Velvet 7 is a Korean Twitch streamer who now lives in Canada, who had her channel suspended for five weeks in August for broadcasting “sexually suggestive content,” something which she denied.

The streaming platform admitted that they had banned her account by mistake and reinstated it, but the 22-year-old was brought to tears when her account was banned again on October 1, only for it to be reinstated an hour later.

Twitch: Velvet_7Velvet_7 was distraught when her account was banned and reinstated on October 1.

During her October 1 broadcast, Kaceytron, who became a Twitch sensation back in 2013 thanks to her League of Legends streams, stood up for Velvet_7, defending her and calling on the platform to issue a public apology to the Korean.

“Basically, she had been streaming, and all of a sudden she got banned,” the 26-year-old explained to her chat. “For racism and hate speech, and then an hour later they unbanned her. So she had like an hour where’s just freaking out and not understanding why.”

“Twitch is disgusting to me, I don’t know. I think, at the very least, Emmett Shear owes Velvet_7 an apology. A public apology. I think Twitch needs to publically apologize to Velvet, and Emmett Shear needs to as well. At the very least.”

For Velvet_7, the uncertainty surrounding her Twitch channel affects more than her ability to stream. The 22-year-old revealed that she didn’t receive any payments from Twitch throughout the duration of her five-week ban, despite it being an error. When she returned, most of her subscribers were gone.

Kaceytron is a true veteran of the streaming industry and has been a star on Twitch for over six years, finding success while playing Riot’s MOBA, and transitioning from that into a variety broadcaster who still draws thousands to her channel on a regular basis. 

Having spent so much time on the platform, Kacey believes that Twitch owe Velvet_7 an apology for the way she has been treated. Dexerto have reached out to Twitch for comment on the situation.

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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.