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Swedish TwitchCon attendee ends up in the wrong San Jose… in Costa Rica

Published: 27/Oct/2018 14:38 Updated: 27/Oct/2018 14:49

by Calum Patterson

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A Swedish Twitch streamer attending TwitchCon 2018 made the longest trip possible to reach the California event, with a stopover in Costa Rica on the way.

The streamer, who goes by ‘Jellyzaur’ on Twitch and social media, left for her trip on October 24, departing from Stockholm, but was in for a longer journey than anticipated.

Instead of getting on a plane headed for San Jose in California, she instead travelled to the capital city of Costa Rica, also called San Jose, over 5,000 kilometers south.

According to Twitter posts, Jellyzaur reached San Jose in Costa Rica, on October 25, presumably only realizing her error when it was already too late.

When TwitchCon 2018’s location was announced, people were (somewhat jokingly) reminding everyone to ensure they booked flights and accommodation at the correct San Jose, not expecting anyone to actually make the blunder. 

Jellyzaur got back on another flight, travelling to Panama – which she says she had never even heard of – before onwards to California.

Finally arriving in San Fransisco, only a day later than planned, and still in time for the main festivities at TwitchCon, Jellyzaur said it had been an “awesome experience”.

An unexpected and albeit brief exploration of Central America is more than any other TwitchCon attendees would have bargained for.

Late on October 26 however, another problem cropped up, as she was stuck in customs in San Fransisco (perhaps due to her irregular one day stopover in both Costa Rica and Panama), and may not be able to pick up her TwitchCon badge in time.

Thankfully, the issues at customs were resolved, with Jellyzaur giving a final update on her incredible TwitchCon adventure, writing simply “I made it to the party!!!”.

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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.