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Man steals JadeyAnh’s phone during IRL livestream on Twitch

Published: 22/Aug/2020 11:30

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer JadeyAnh had her phone stolen while she was live doing an IRL stream, but, things didn’t end in a complete disaster for her. 

Deciding to broadcast your everyday activities on IRL (in real life) streams might seem a pretty simple way to get plenty of eyes on you, but, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

There are plenty of perils that go along with IRL streaming – especially in public. You’ve got to hope that there’s no one around you that, for one reason or another, wants to get their moment in the spotlight by deciding to interrupt the streamer. 

For JadeyAnh, she didn’t have to worry about someone walking along and drunkenly shouting down her camera. Instead, she had someone decide to pinch her phone while she was streaming. 

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JadeyAnh is a popular streamer with over 175,000 followers on Twitch.

During her August 21 broadcast, the popular streamer had been sat talking to her viewers on her phone during a night out on the town with her friends. 

As she used the phone to conduct her stream, JadeyAnh had it placed down on a table but after a few moments, a complete stranger ran in front of where she was sitting, picked the phone up, and quickly ran away with it. 

Obviously, it wasn’t the cleverest idea for the would-be thief given that his face was on camera in front of her viewers, but he enjoyed himself – running away and laughing at his deed. 

Thankfully, he wasn’t completely a real thief. After a few moments, he returned the phone to Jade and her friends and apologized for his “joke.” 

“Dude, you really scared us,” the streamer’s pals said as the stranger returned the phone. “I mean, I know [it was a joke], but it was a very rough joke.” 

Jade, however, wasn’t laughing at what happened because the phone holds a pretty emotional attachment for her as it contains photos of her dog who passed away. 

“I panicked because all my pictures of my dead dog are on my phone,” she said. “If that phone [was] gone, the memories of my dog would be gone.”

Had it not been a joke, the streamer probably would have been distraught at losing her phone, but at least the unusual situation didn’t end in complete disaster.

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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.