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Ninja look-alike shows why he’s the perfect replacement on Twitch

Published: 7/Sep/2019 15:03 Updated: 8/Sep/2019 3:23

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular streamer Tyler ‘Fortnite Battle Royale content in 2018, amassing over 14 million fans on his channel.

However, Ninja later announced that he would be leaving the livestreaming site and exclusively broadcasting on Microsoft’s platform, Mixer, leaving the top spot up for grabs.

NinjaNinja has had massive success on Mixer since his departure from Twitch.

Since Ninja’s departure from Twitch, top streamers Tfue and Shroud have been going back and forth as the most followed active channel on the platform, although they may soon have another challenger.

Twitch streamer, xDORITOSAURUSx, may quickly rise up the ranks to take Ninja’s former place after viewers discovered how similar he looked to the Fortnite star, making him an ideal candidate to replace Ninja on Twitch.

xDORITOSAURUSx was streaming some Rocket League when he was asked by fans if he had ever been asked about his resemblance to Ninja and the streamer revealed that he is faced with it daily while out in public.

“Do you know how much I hear that I look like Ninja? I can’t go anywhere.” The streamer explained,  “At the grocery store people are like, has anyone ever told you…And I already know what’s coming, you look like Ninja bro”

The Twitch streamer was then asked by viewers to attempt Ninja’s famous dance – ‘The Pon Pon’, to which he reluctantly agreed, “He’s going to sue me if I Pon Pon but for you guys, I’ll do it.”

His viewers were quite impressed with the streamer’s Pon Pon dance attempt, with many suggesting he had what it takes to be the perfect replacement for Ninja.

Ninja is not the only popular streamer who has a look-alike streamer, as his fellow Fortnite star, Tfue, also had a fan who looked similar to him start streaming on Twitch, confusing many viewers of the Former FaZe Clan pro.

It is unlikely that Ninja would mind the rise of the streamer, xDORITOSAURUSx, as Ninja has had massive success since his move to Mixer, shattering records on his new livestreaming platform of choice.

Many viewers are now hoping that the two streamers will collaborate in the future as the likeliness between the pair could make for some hilarious pranks on fans.

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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.