LoL K/DA successor True Damage talent lineup, release date revealed for Worlds - Dexerto

LoL K/DA successor True Damage talent lineup, release date revealed for Worlds

Published: 28/Oct/2019 20:48 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 22:07

by Dustin Steiner


With the League of Legends World Championship cruising towards semi-finals, the talent lineup and release date for this year’s hype group True Damage has been announced.

True Damage is the successor to Riot’s hit K-pop group K/DA. Earlier leaks had debuted the heroes featured in the new fictional group and now we’ve got the release date and talent list for the band.

Becky G, Keke Palmer, Thutmose and Duckwrth will join returning K-Pop sensation Soyeon of (G)l-dle as the talent comprising True Damage. 

According to an announcement on (G)I-dle’s Instagram, the song is set to debut on November 10, two days before the World Championship. 

The fictional band will consist of Yasuo, Qiyana, Akali, Senna, and Ekko. Akali is speculated to be the same character returning from K/DA. 

The return of Soyeon would appear to confirm this earlier speculation. 

Phael LucianoThe earlier leaked skins for True Damage

True Damage is taking a more international approach as opposed to the K-Pop vibe of K/DA. Thutmose and Duckwrth are both popular American rappers, with Becky G also hailing from America.

She is known for RnB singles like Secrets, who became popular by doing cover songs back in 2011. Keke Palmer is perhaps best known for her role on Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP, where she performed the theme song.

K/DA remains one of Riot’s most thriving musical creations, with over 275 million views on Youtube. Time will tell if True Damage can live up to the expectations in the follow-up.

The League of Legends World Championship is currently down to only four teams remaining fighting for glory.

Three-time champion SK Telecom T1 and Faker are currently considered the favorites, who will play European hopefuls G2 Esports on Sunday, November 3. 

On the other side of the bracket, defending World Champions Invictus Gaming will take on FunPlus Phoenix on November 2. 


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.