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Streamer stunned after Twitch chat baits him with Dr Disrespect prank

Published: 25/May/2020 0:15

by Brent Koepp

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Streamer ‘erobb221’ was left speechless after his chat tricked him into thinking Twitch star Dr Disrespect was watching his Call of Duty broadcast. Doc’s viral clip has now become a classic prank on the platform. 

One of the major appeals of Twitch is that viewers get to interact with their favorite personalities. Unfortunately, the live nature of the medium also attracts trolls who aim to to grief streamers in front of their audience.

This is what happened to erobb during his May 24 broadcast, when his chat trolled him into thinking Dr Disrespect was reacting to his content. The two month old clip made him think the Two-Time Champion himself was watching.

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The streamer was tricked by a Dr Disrespect clip that was from March.

Streamer baited with Dr Disrespect prank

The streamer was in the middle of his Call of Duty broadcast when a viewer in his chat told him that Dr Disrespect was watching his stream live. The personality was in disbelief that the Twitch star was reacting to his CoD session.

“Doc saw you playing CoD?” he read aloud. Viewers continued to spam him, until he repeated, “Doc saw you playing CoD and tuned in… You’re lying. Do not be lying to me!” he said, before clicking out of his stream to watch the video.

The clip taken from Dr Disrespect’s broadcast was labeled “erobb live” and featured the popular streamer throwing his head back and falling asleep. The pranked streamer was speechless after realizing he was watching an old clip from months back.

The original video stemmed from a March broadcast when the Two-Time was asked about his opinion on Riot Games’ Valorant. The personality was joking at the time that the popular FPS was a snoozefest.

The viral clip of Dr Disrespect has gained over 150k views since first being posted. However, the hilarious moment has taken on a life of its own as its become a sort of reactionary meme that gets spammed on social media and in streams.

If nothing else, the prank is an example to never entirely trust Twitch chat, while also a compliment to the Two-Time in that a video of him being bored to sleep is still that popular. If nothing else, it proves that Doc never stops entertaining.

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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.