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Overwatch streamer ruins setup after “angry” desk slam

Published: 27/Apr/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch streamer Warn’s April 26 Twitch broadcast had a few technical difficulties after he slammed his desk, and nearly destroyed his webcam.

The PS4 Ashe main was attacking on Temple of Anubis when his viewers goaded him into hitting his desk and doing his best “angry” impression.

“Warn, do angry,” the Canadian streamer read his chat before rolling his eyes at the prospect. Being a good entertainer, however, he decided to give his audience what they asked for and with a half-smile on his face, slamming his palm down onto his desk.

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Warn is one of console Overwatch’s top Ashe players.

Unfortunately for Warn, immediately after impact, his webcam froze, forever locking him in the slam animation – just like a Reinhardt propelled in the air while activating Earthshatter.

However, unlike Rein, who either eventually hits the ground or dies, Warn didn’t suddenly unfreeze and his camera remained locked in place, aggravating the Overwatch player.

“Uh, uh, f**k,” the streamer swore under his breath. “F**k me, dude. F**k me. I can’t fix it chat. Goddamnit. Okay, enjoy the gameplay, guys.”

While Warn did end up playing the remainder of the round while frozen, he did manage to get it fixed in time for his team to play defense.

“I’m not slamming the desk again,” he said, not wanting to go through that debacle for a second time. Sadly, even though he didn’t hit his desk, his camera still ended up freezing once more right after calling his Mercy teammate “braindead.”

“Wait, what the f**k?!” he gasped. “It froze again? What the f**k, dude? Oh my God. My webcam keeps freezing, chat. I’m going to lose it.”

Luckily, after that match, the streamer managed to fix his setup and seemed to have avoided any further hiccups.

Nonetheless, his entire Sunday night stream nearly ended up being one of the most costly of his career all because due to a pretend outburst.

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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.