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Pokimane explains why some Twitch streamers don’t filter out toxicity

Published: 31/Mar/2019 22:33 Updated: 31/Mar/2019 22:37

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is no stranger to toxicity on the platform, as evidenced by her stance on the topic during a podcast.

Pokimane appeared in an episode of the ‘OfflineTV Podcast’ on March 31, where she discussed Twitch’s recent conversation around popular streamers managing their potentially toxic audiences.

According to Poki, some major streamers on the site are loath to control their audiences for fear that it will decrease their viewership, leading to widespread toxicity in their communities.

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“I feel like people don’t like filtering their viewers because they don’t want to lose viewers,” Pokimane said of the issue. “…they realize that the more selective you are with your community, the smaller your community has to be to some extent, and the harder it can be to grow.”

Pokimane also noted that Twitch’s viewership holds a large demographic for fans of “edgy” content, leading some streamers to cater to such content in order to grow their audience.

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane is no stranger to online toxicity, even recalling a story from GTA V where players saw her on another streamer’s broadcast and repeatedly spammed the player to “rape” her.
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“In this demographic, being edgy or cool or allowing people who are anonymous on the internet to say whatever the fuck they want, like there’s such a large audience for that,” she continued.

Pokimane’s comments follow an incident on Twitch from March 27, where popular streamer Greekgodx’s encounter with a female player during a GTA V roleplaying stream went sour.

After robbing the player due her unwelcome presence during a deal, she appeared to cry, leading toxic members of Greek’s chat to infiltrate her stream with a slew of scathing insults.

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    “If that’s gonna make her cry, she needs to stay off the internet, because it’s gonna get way, way worse,” streamer Jaycgee said of the drama.

    Greek himself later apologized to the player due to the toxicity, and even placed his chat in three-month subscriber mode to prevent such a debacle from happening again.

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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.