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Here’s why PewDiePie was banned from Roblox

Published: 14/Feb/2019 22:12 Updated: 15/Feb/2019 11:29

by Virginia Glaze

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Massively popular children’s game ‘Roblox’ has reinstated YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, after banning him and all mention of his username from their platform following his stream to beat Bollywood label T-Series.

A post on Roblox’s developer forums explained PewDiePie’s ban as relating to a recent, “negative” meme from December, which included the word, “pewdie.”

The post went on to claim that PewDiePie’s legacy account had been unfairly banned, as the game only meant to ban new accounts with usernames containing the offending phrase.

A post on the Roblox forums claims that PewDiePie’s ban was a mistake, stemming from a “negative” meme containing the phrase “pewdie.”
https://devforum.roblox.com/t/update-in-regards-to-recent-policy-action-pewdiepie/239867

“The legacy account that PewDiePie used in his livestream was incorrectly banned as part of the administration of this policy,” the post reads. “His legacy account is being reinstated.”

However, many players aren’t buying Roblox’s explanation, as few search results exist within the game’s forums concerning the meme.

Additionally, a post allegedly written by a Roblox staff member from January 2019 claimed that any content related to PewDiePie would be banned, “due to his content redirecting to unsafe and inappropriate sites/channels, as well as continued inappropriate behavior.”

PewDiePie’s ban came shortly after his unannounced livestream of the game on February 11, in a last-ditch effort to beat out T-Series for the most subscribers on YouTube.

Pewds wasn’t the only one affected by the ban, either; other accounts were likewise banned for using the word ‘PewDiePie’ in chats, while one user was banned for uploading a photo of a shirt that read, “Sub to PewDiePie.”

PewDiePie later decried Roblox’s actions in a video, noting the irony of his ban in light of the success of his stream for the game, which saw over 15,000 concurrent players in his server.

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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.