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Pokimane defends herself in interview with ‘Dark Side of Pokimane’ creator

Published: 17/Jan/2019 12:29 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 12:33

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Pokimane has been caught up in controversy to start off 2019, after other YouTubers, including PewDiePie, called her out on various issues.

One YouTuber, Fainted, made a now viral video titled ‘The Dark Side of Pokimane’, which now has over 3 million views, and helped boost his channel from only 500 subscribers to over 180,000.

Fainted’s video focused on Pokimane’s on-stream conversation with a YouTuber named ‘davcev’, who admitted to using her content and sensationalist titles to attract viewers to his channel.

Pokimane was criticized for claiming she would file copyright strikes on Davcev’s channel, as well as displaying and mocking his instagram page live on her stream.

Pokimane responded to both Fainted and PewDiePie’s video later, but some fans were not satisfied that she had addressed all the criticisms made, and so had now completed an interview with Fainted himself.

The pair discuss various issues which they had with each other’s video, as Pokimane attempts to touch on any points made in the ‘Dark Side’ video she missed, including the debate around showing the Instagram page on stream.

Pokimane claims, contrary to popular belief, that her fans did not in fact brigade Davcev’s profile with hate comments, as Fainted suggested they would.

“Nobody, as far as I know, I checked some of his pics, and none of my viewers said anything to him. And that’s because in general, I don’t promote that kind of thing, nor would I allow that kind of thing.”

The streamer does admit however that she was wrong to have had the conversation with Davcev publicly, and restated that it was caused by a ‘moment of frustration.”

As for the copyright strike of another video by ‘Bowblax’, which was a compilation of a Twitter dispute between Pokimane and KEEMSTAR, the streamer is adamant that she was within her right to have the video taken down.

“I have triple checked with my MCN, and they are very firm on the fact that it was not fair use. […] I understand that that system gets abused, and it can affect channels really negatively. I want to stand up for videos that are transformative and are fair use.”

You can watch Pokimane’s full interview with Fainted and Bowblax below.

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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.