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Spanish YouTube star TheGrefg is the fastest-growing Twitch streamer

Published: 24/Oct/2019 19:27 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 20:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas has the platform’s fastest rising channel despite starting mid-way through October, 2019. 

The Spanish-speaking streamer may have only recently made the plunge to Twitch, but he has a massive social media presence with over 2.5 million followers on Twitter, 3.8 on Instagram and a whopping 11.5 million on YouTube.

According to the third-party stat-tracking site TwitchMetrics, Grefg already cracked into the top 150 most-watched channels on the platform. Additionally, he has the 4th most-watched Spanish channel and in his short time on the site, become the top Spanish Fortnite channel overall.

In October, the Spanish superstar has gained 514,938 followers taking his total to nearly 650,000. Previously, the YouTube star had a bit over 100,000 which were likely accumulated over the 6 years account existed.

By contrast, the second-biggest
rising streamer is Rubius with 259,450 followers gained and 69 hours streamed. Grefg, on the other hand was live for only 40 hours in October at the time of this posting with most of his time spent streaming Fortnite.

Instagram/grefg_officialGrefg made a name for himself on YouTube before streaming on Twitch.

Grefg first started making gaming videos on YouTube in 2012 with a series of Call of Duty Modern Warfare highlights. He then expanded to Black Ops 2, Ghosts and subsequent CoD titles that helped grow his channel over time. 

Eventually, the rising star set his sights on Fortnite which helped propel his growth even higher. In fact, his top 6 most-watched videos are all Fortnite-related.

His most popular YouTube video “EL MEJOR JUGADOR DE FORTNITE (NO ES NINJA)” or “THE BEST FORTNITE PLAYER (NOT NINJA)” has over 17 million views. 

Not all of his videos are to do with gaming either. Of note, his reaction to the Dragon Ball Super episode where series protagonist Goku unlocks the Ultra Instinct form has been viewed over 7 million times.

In 2017, Cánovas was announced as a co-owner of the Spanish esports team Heretics, a testament of his commitment to esports.

Following this, in 2018 he published a book, “Los secretos de YouTube” which translates to “The secrets of YouTube” in which he discusses his growth on the platform, the advantages and disadvantages of being a star and how people can make themselves known.

Now, the established YouTuber and Instagram sensation is set on conquering Twitch. The sky is the limit for the Spanish celebrity and it’s anyone’s guess how far he will climb.

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LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton

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Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc
xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.