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PayMoneyWubby makes Mixer an ‘irresistible’ offer after Twitch ban

Published: 25/Nov/2019 4:33 Updated: 25/Nov/2019 4:35

by Andrew Amos


Twitch star ‘PayMoneyWubby’ has made rival streaming platform Mixer an offer to take him across the pond, but they’re going to have to pay big bucks for it.

PayMoneyWubby is one of the biggest Twitch streamers, with his broadcasts capturing the attention of thousands of viewers every day. However, his suspension on November 15 put the brakes on his channel, and sent the streamer’s fanbase reeling.

Now, Wubby is putting the pressure on the streaming giant, making their biggest rival Mixer an ‘offer’ to join them exclusively.

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On his November 24 broadcast, Wubby broke down his “friendly” relationship with Mixer, and what it would take for the two to finally become best buddies once and for all.

“Here’s the thing, I want to be your friend,” he said. “We can work something out, we can fake it, but just like your mom said, you are going to have to pay me to be your friend right now. 

“Maybe not for long, things might happen — I might have to change schools and then we have to be friends — but right now, I’ll be your friend to the tune of $5 million for five years. But at this point, that’s where it’s going to stay.”

While buying friends isn’t usually a tactic that works, he’s still looking after his little friend, even finding him a seat in his figurative living room to chill on throughout the rest of his stream.

“I don’t want you to leave, I’m not going to get rid of you, I’m just going to put you on the shelf. You are just going to sit there on that comfy couch.”

The offer was made in jest, but it could be a serious consideration. Since his ban was overturned, he’s come back to Twitch with vengeance, hitting 200,000 followers on November 23, and almost cracking 11,000 subs on November 24.

SullygnomePayMoneyWubby has exploded on his return to Twitch.

On a more serious tone though, Wubby commented that Mixer need to be more diverse in the personalities they grab from Twitch. They’ve got a bunch of talented gamers, but they need the big entertainers to really draw the numbers over.

“You can bring the Shroud’s, you can bring the Ninja’s, those guys are replaceable,” he said. “But you need to be bringing the xQc’s, the Poppins’, the Wubby’s, even the f*cking Ludwig’s.

“Shroud hits crazy shots and is incredibly good at video games, but so is every 12 year old on the platform.”

Twitter: shroudStreamers like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek have made the jump to Mixer

It comes after Wubby was banned from Twitch for five days after breaking the platform’s privacy Community Guideline. The popular Just Chatting streamer was broadcasting in a restaurant he allegedly had permission to do, but Twitch believed he was still invading the privacy of others.

With the streamer wars heating up, Mixer might take Wubby up on that offer, or at least negotiate to secure one of Twitch’s biggest personalities. As he sees it, it’s a pretty good deal, and maybe down the line the two can warm up to become best buddies.


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.