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MontanaBlack hits back at Twitch over ban for sex ‘re-enactment’

Published: 19/Nov/2020 19:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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German variety streamer Marcel ‘MontanaBlack88’ Eris slammed Twitch after the platform banned him for talking about sex and performing a re-enactment during a recent broadcast.

On November 19, MontanaBlack’s channel vanished from the platform, indicating that he had been banned. Shortly, after the streamer took to Twitter to explain what happened and why he believes Twitch acted out of line.

“For me there is a 3 day ban because I explained / showed my viewers how I like and love having sex with women,” he revealed.

It’s unclear exactly what the streamer did to demonstrate how he loves having sex, but one of Montana’s viewers posted a video of the supposed incident and called it “slightly extreme.”

The clip in question shows the streamer apparently talking about his penis and other things while speaking in German.

While some of his own viewers may understand Twitch’s position, Eris is firmly against their position.

“I think it’s a shame, because in this ‘sextalk’ I talked very respectfully about the topic of sex and the female gender,” he stated. “In the end, it’s a 3 day ban because I ‘streamed’ sexual content while re-enacting some examples of good sex.”

The streamer gained notoriety back in 2019 when he jumped the Twitch charts to become the most subscribed channel on the platform.

Since then, he’s had some run-ins with Twitch’s rules resulting in a couple of bans from the platform.

In September of 2020, MontanaBlack was hit with a massive 33 day ban for making comments some perceived to be sexist and allegedly taking photos of females without their consent.

In any case, the popular German streamer may need to seriously rethink what is appropriate to show during a broadcast or risk an even longer, potentially even permanent ban in the future.

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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.