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Markiplier reveals how he kept his YouTube career secret from his mom

Published: 13/Nov/2019 16:53 Updated: 13/Nov/2019 16:54

by Matt Porter

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Popular YouTuber Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach has revealed how he managed to keep his YouTube career a secret from his mom, even while living inside the same house as her.

Markiplier is one of YouTube’s biggest stars with over 24 million subscribers, and recently launched his own interactive series called ‘A Heist with Markiplier,’ where the decisions made by the audience dictates what happens in the story.

The American regularly draws in millions of views on every video and is a fixture on the trending page of YouTube thanks to his loyal fanbase who tune in to every upload.

While he’s now one of the top names on the platform, it wasn’t always so straight forward for the 30-year-old, who revealed how he was forced to hide his fledgling career from his mother while living with her during an interview on NBC’s Late Night, with Seth Myers.

YouTube: Late Night with Seth MyersMarkiplier explained how he lied to his mom when he started YouTube.

The YouTuber explained that he turned to the site at a “very dark time in [his] life,” while working an internship in which he was laid off, finding himself in a bad relationship, and discovering he had a tumor.

After discovering content creation, Markiplier decided to pursue it, although his mother wasn’t the biggest fan of the idea, with the Hawaiian explaining: “My mom hated it. My mom hated it so much. My mom is Korean, she really likes the idea of me being in school.”

“So for the longest time, I was lying to her. Not a good move. It was even worse, because I was living with her at the same time. I had to somehow leave the house for about four hours at a time, go to a Starbucks, and just sit around and wait.”

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To make matters worse, the 30-year-old revealed that he had yet to share the story in person with his mother, revealing it for the first time on Myers’ show, with the host joking that he would love to tell him that they could cut it, but they weren’t going to.

All’s well that ends well for Markiplier though, who has now firmly cemented himself at the pinnacle of YouTube, an incredible accomplishment despite his career’s secretive start.

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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.