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MrBeast fans make hilarious mistake after “free store” announcement

Published: 6/Jun/2019 21:37 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 8:57

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is best known for giving away insane amounts of cash and orchestrating impossible challenges – two concepts that he combined in an upcoming video, which resulted in some confusion from bystanders.

MrBeast uploaded a video in late January, where he opened a store that sold a plethora of expensive items like HD televisions, game consoles, and other valuables for just one dollar each.

While the video itself went over well – especially for his customers – MrBeast wasn’t satisfied with the final product, later bringing the concept back with a major change.

Instead of selling items for just one dollar, MrBeast decided to give the products away for free, claiming that he “didn’t want people to not be able to afford stuff.”

However, MrBeast’s plan encountered some unexpected potholes, along the way – most notably due to some widespread confusion over the store’s operating times and location.

MrBeast uploaded a video outside of the store on June 6, showing a massive line of people waiting in line for a chance at copping the free goodies. Despite their enthusiasm, the YouTuber had to let them know that the store won’t open until June 7 – likely resulting in some disappointment from those assembled.

That wasn’t the only issue that MrBeast ran into with his new project, either: according to the YouTuber, some fans went back to the previous location of his $1 store from January, doubtlessly prompting some understandable confusion from its current tenant.

“The free store isn’t at the same place as the last one!” MrBeast announced. “Someone told me that there was a huge line at the old store. The owner of that barber shop is probably super confused lol.”

This wouldn’t be the first time one of MrBeast’s crazy videos has incited some curiosity and confusion from participants, by far; in fact, the YouTuber uploaded a video offering bystanders $10,000 in a briefcase without saying a word in late April, causing some bystanders to give serious thought before taking the cash.

MrBeast is one of YouTube’s most popular creators by far, boasting over 19 million subscribers on the platform as of June 6.


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.

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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.

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.