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Pokimane subtly roasts fellow female Twitch streamers

Published: 11/Jan/2020 9:32 Updated: 11/Jan/2020 9:37

by Joe Craven

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Twitch superstar Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys used a game called ‘Super Seducer 2’ to roast her fellow female streamers while live on January 10. 

Super Seducer 2 was released back in 2018 from developers RLR Training Inc, boasting ten-times the budget of its predecessor. It allows players to control male characters and orchestrate their interactions with women. 

Poki was playing a game of the live-action simulator with a friend on January 10, when she saw the perfect opportunity to poke fun some female Twitch streamers. 

SteamThe game released back in 2018.

While traversing one of the game’s less family-friendly levels, Poki couldn’t help but jest at the habits of a few Twitch streamers. 

“Maybe this is the one for you,” she joked to her friend. “You could really give her a head-start on Twitch. It’s her dream.” 

In response to her friend suggesting that the woman in the game already has a Twitch channel, Poki simply responded: “She kinda looks like it. She knows how to play to a camera.” 

Over the last year or so, a number of streaming personalities, including PewDiePie and Jenna have suggested Twitch has a bias towards female streamers, and that they are able to get away with behavior that their male counterparts would not. 

Poki has criticized some fellow streamers in the past, including Alinity for her indiscretions with her pets. She has even theorized how Alinity avoids bans from Twitch.

While using Super Seducer 2 to roast the behavior of Twitch personalities is not something you see every day, it went down well with Pokimane’s loyal – and substantial – fanbase. 

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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.