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Summit1g responds to backlash over “innocent until proven guilty” tweet

Published: 25/Jun/2020 1:55 Updated: 25/Jun/2020 8:40

by Bill Cooney

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘summit1g’ is facing backlash on social media over a tweet appearing to criticize how accusations are handled online, following a slew of sexual assault and harassment allegations against well-known content creators and personalities in the gaming industry.

The past week has seen a number of allegations made online against prominent figures in the gaming sphere, but the internet’s reaction to the claims has been “backwards” according to a tweet from summit on June 24.

“Innocent until proven guilty….” the streamer tweeted. “Unless it’s the internet where we do things backwards.”

Summit almost immediately faced pushback on his take from various personalities and Twitter users, including fellow Twitch streamer Asmongold, who suggested that in these cases it’s worth giving both sides the chance to speak.

“It’s possible to support and take someone who’s making an allegation seriously while also not immediately cancelling the person who it was made against,” Asmon replied. “It’s important to give people an opportunity to respond and defend themselves.”

Esports insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau went a step further and suggested that maybe it would have been better if the streamer had kept his opinion to himself on the matter.

“As one of the biggest streamers in all of gaming and on Twitch, if your first comment on social after a week of ~100 women coming forward with stories of special assault, harassment, and misconduct is to say this,” Slasher wrote. “Maybe it’s better you say nothing at all.”

Summit hopped on stream shortly after making the tweet and almost immediately addressed the outrage surrounding it after viewers brought it up.

“It’s hard to hold myself back sometimes, I’m only human you know? And I have opinions and we’re not all going to share opinions,” summit said on stream. “No matter what you think, no matter what you say, no matter how righteous your cause may be, there’ll always be someone that disagrees.”

“I am just simply stating that while people are making very, very clear that sexual assaults and things like it are happening at real-life events and that people are people are getting called out,” he added. “I just also want to make it very, very clear how dangerous it is to run someone’s name through the mud like that if it’s not 100% true.”

Despite his on-stream explanation, the broadcasting star continues to face backlash over his post due to the current environment in the gaming and streaming space.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for more as this story continues to develop.

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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.