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Korean streamer “accidentally” stream sniped during trip to US

Published: 26/Sep/2019 15:52 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 16:40

by David Purcell

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Popular Twitch streamer HAchubby has taken her IRL streams to the United States and is already being spotted by other streamers during the trip. 

The Korean can often be seen playing video games and talking in front of a camera on her constantly growing channel, racking up a total of almost 100,000 followers since starting out on the streaming platform. 

While she might have had several big moments go viral during the course of 2019 already, there’s a good chance that she might not have expected to be stream sniped on her travels – judging by her reaction at least. 

TwitchTwitch streamers have flooded to San Diego for North America’s TwitchCon.

Fellow streamer Zulu was hosting their own IRL stream on September 25 and took a moment to record their surroundings, before noticing that a very familiar pink-haired woman was on top of a nearby bus, talking in front of her camera. 

While it might be a bit of a leap to suggest that this was stream sniping, it’s still fairly possible that somebody in Zulu’s group knew of HAchubby’s whereabouts. Members of the chat certainly did, after mentioning her name soon after the encounter. 

Either way, it turned out to be one of the most wholesome moments both streamers could have imagined. “Wait, you streaming? Gamers… Are you streaming? We’re streaming!” one lady from the group said, before exchanging Twitch names with the Korean. 

HAchubby and Zulu are just two of many streamers that will be coming together to meet up, and greet fans, at the San Diego TwitchCon between September 27-29. 

This meeting, as the footage shows, at the San Diego Zoo – a very typical tourist destination for anybody visiting the area. However, not many would have expected to see these two streams collide, even for a split second, for this encounter. 

There’s no doubt that even more IRL streamer crossovers will take place in the run-up to, and during, the event to close out the month. Just like many other fans, we’ll be waiting in anticipation!

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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.