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Retired YouTube star FPSRussia reveals cancer diagnosis

Published: 5/Jun/2020 20:33

by Michael Gwilliam

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Famous YouTuber Kyle ‘FPSRussia’ Myers revealed that he has been diagnosed with cancer during an episode of the PKA Podcast.

FPSRussia, who retired from YouTube in 2016 and recently spent two months in prison due to possession of a restricted substance, had been one of the platform’s most popular names with nearly 7 million subscribers.

His videos included a mix of weapons and explosive testing, with the celebrity showing off his wild collection to the tune of millions of views.

In a clip uploaded on May 30, Myers explained how a mole that had been removed from his eye in surgery was actually cancerous, despite his doctor first informing him it wasn’t.

“I got that thing taken off my eye last week… and the doctor assured me that because there were eyelashes growing through it, that’s a sign it’s not cancer. Well, they call me Friday and they go ‘so it’s cancer,’” the 34-year-old stated.

Myers then did an impression of Lumbergh from ‘Office Space’ to showcase how the doctor spoke to him in a very slow tone. “Yeah, we’re gonna need to go back into your eye,” the YouTuber said, imitating his doctor.

“In any case, got a little bit of the cancer. They don’t think it spread anywhere else, but we’re going to do some scans or blood tests or what have you and find out for sure,” he continued.

Luckily, Myers’ doctor is a plastic surgeon, so he will be taking a wedge of the YouTuber’s eyelid to “bring it all together,” with very minimal scarring.

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FPSRussia made a name for himself as a weapons YouTuber.

Despite the diagnosis, the YouTuber was still full of laughs and joked that if there was a bit of scarring, he’d ask the doctor for a “Khal Drogo” – a reference to the Game of Thrones character played by Jason Momoa, who has a scar on his face.

He went on to add that he ordered a “really f**king cool eyepatch” that resembles something out of a movie or video game, so he seems to be taking the whole thing in good spirits.

Hopefully, the surgery ends up going well and we see much more from FPSRussia and his new eyepatch in the future.

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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.