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Sodapoppin mocks Twitch viewer’s ridiculous appeal to be unbanned

Published: 9/Feb/2020 17:21

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer Chance ‘sodapoppin’ Morris was left scratching his head at a bizarre appeal from a viewer to be unbanned from his channel, following a supposedly racist incident. 

Sodapoppin is one the biggest streamers on Twitch, sitting at upwards of 2.7 million followers on the platform. He has long been one of the most dominant forces on Twitch, leading to us naming him as one of the streamers of the decade

As we mentioned there, a large part of Morris’ success is down to his versatility and ingenuity when it comes to all things Twitch. This is reflected in his hilarious use of a ‘Ban Appeal Form’ – in which banned viewers explain why he should allow them to return to his channel. 

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The viewer’s ‘Ban Appeal Form’, in full.

As expected, this often leads to some pretty funny responses, as viewers endeavor to make amends for the behavior that got them banned. 

However, it’s fair to say that the segment took an unexpected turn on February 6, when a viewer who apparently made a racially charged comment about Morris’ maids completed the ‘Ban Appeal Form’. 

The viewer’s apology was for “saying that your maids looked like they were stealing”. Morris couldn’t hold himself together as the banned viewer tried to justify their discriminatory comments: 

“‘It was a long day at school and I just had this itch to be racist’,” he read, before dissolving into laughter. 

Sodapoppin’s laughter continues for a while, as he struggles to come to terms with the viewer’s bizarre explanation for their comments. 

“I can’t! I’m just trying to picture someone that’s like – they just can’t control,” he laughed. He then continued to read: “‘However, I thought it could also be understood as a harmless joke, so I thought it was safe to post… I make jokes about everybody, even you, you tw*t’”. 

Alongside hurling insults at sodapoppin, the viewer finished with the line: ‘I’m a loyal viewer and I just want to participate in the cancer you call chat’. 

We’re not sure if insulting Morris and his Twitch chat is the correct way to get unbanned. It doesn’t seem like it was, as Morris went on to challenge the viewer over just about every comment they made. 

The bizarre explanation should not make light of racist comments, but it’s fair to say that sodapoppin’s viewers were just as confused as the streamer himself. 

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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.