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Pokimane responds to people confused about how makeup works

Published: 23/Oct/2018 21:42 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 22:02

by Mitch Reames

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After wildly popular streamer Pokimane did a no-makeup stream on October 23, a photo was posted on Twitter showing a side-by-side of her with and without makeup.

For some reason, this picture shocked people who must have assumed that she rolls out of bed in full streaming makeup and hair every morning.

The side-by-side picture has over 1000 retweets and meme variations are popping up on Twitter.

After some questionable debates in the responses to the picture, Pokimane took to Twitter to respond to her critics.

While the initial responses to the photo were a mix of uniformed and hostile, members of the community have come out in support for Pokimane.

Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau posted one popular tweet in response.

Pokimane even replied with a quick word of thanks.

The debate over the photo led to many streamers posting photos without makeup on and a variety of responses ranging from support to accusing people of being virgins.

Lost in all this debate about makeup is a crucial fact: Being an on-camera personality requires makeup 99.9% of the time, for both genders. 

While Twitch isn’t exactly broadcast news, setups like Pokimane’s have light kits and high definition cameras. 

For those setups, makeup is required to stop the face from being shiny and many popular male streamers are using makeup as well to improve their appearance on camera, that’s just a requirement in on-camera professions. 

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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.