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LilyPichu responds to SleightlyMusical relationship speculation

Published: 11/Nov/2019 11:46 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 12:06

by Matt Porter

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Popular Twitch streamer Lily ‘LilyPichu’ Ki has released a statement regarding her relationship with fellow broadcaster Albert ‘SleightlyMusical’ Chang following online speculation.

Fans of OfflineTV will be aware that LilyPichu and SleightlyMusical have been dating for some time. However, a number of tweets on November 10, including one from fellow member Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, fuelled speculations about their relationship. 

Pokimane tweeted that it was “insane how the best of people can turn out to be massive snakes,” and following conjecture from fans online, the streamer has acknowledged the situation and the rumors.

In a tweet in which she stated that she felt “forced” to make a statement, LilyPichu wrote: “Albert and I aren’t together anymore. I didn’t know if I should share it (or) how to share this, and was stressing out about it, but at this point it doesn’t matter. I’m too sick and tired.”

With some criticizing OfflineTV members for tweeting about the break-up, the 27-year-old apologized for her friends, before asking people to not “spread any more hurt to anyone,” and accepted that many will continue to speculate about the end of their relationship.

“I am already heartbroken,” she concluded. “I still love and care about my friends and (Albert) very much.”

TwitlongerLilyPichu’s full statement from TwitLonger.

Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan and Pokimane both apologized for their tweets, with Fedmyster deleting his about the situation, writing that what they had done was “very irresponsible,” and that the entire group were “pretty torn and upset for Lily.”

Pokimane agreed, saying that she did “not think (her) actions would signal to others that it’s okay to talk about this publicly,” before confirming that she has said sorry to LilyPichu privately.

Both SleightlyMusical and LilyPichu are currently in Japan as part of an OfflineTV trip there, but the streamer, who regularly plays music and performs magic tricks for his audience, has yet to comment on the end of the relationship.

LilyPichu has confirmed that she will be taking a short break from both streaming and social media while she processes the situation, saying that she “is not in the best mental state right now,” before apologizing for anything she said wrong.

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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.