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Sweet Anita explains how she avoids Twitch slip-ups after Alinity ban

Published: 1/May/2020 0:36 Updated: 1/May/2020 1:26

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer Alinity Divine caused a stir on social media after suffering an accidental wardrobe malfunction during a live broadcast — but fellow streamer Sweet Anita has a genius way of avoiding such mishaps.

Alinity caught flak across the streaming community after she accidentally showed too much skin during an April 24 stream, leading for mass calls to ban her from the platform for an offense other broadcasters had been suspended for.

While Twitch ended up hitting the star with a one-day suspension, Alinity’s scandal sparked a conversation throughout the streaming world regarding the consequences for accidental flashing — an issue another streamer had a genius idea to prevent.

Alinity Divine, Instagram
Twitch star Alinity Divine suffered an accidental wardrobe malfunction that went viral, with critics across the net calling for her to be suspended over the matter.

Broadcaster Sweet Anita is a popular face on Twitch, best known for her witty sense of humor, wholesome community, and acute Tourette’s Syndrome, which causes her to blurt out expletives and other such tics.

However, some of her tics are more physical than others, with the streamer noting that one tic causes her to flash the camera — a problem she’s since solved by wearing a leotard beneath her clothes when broadcasting.

“Dear ladies of Twitch,” she said of the matter. “I have flashing tics, and to avoid it happening on stream and getting banned, I wear a leotard under my clothes in case I lift my top or pull down my pants. Simple way to never get banned or have videos of your privates passed around by creeps.”

This isn’t the only way Anita avoids her tics getting her into trouble; the star also has a stellar moderation team, who weed out any potentially triggering donation messages so as to avoid particular phrases that could set off certain tics.

With her Severe Coprolalia in mind, these measures make sense as a means to prevent any uncontrollable flashing during a stream, as well as inhibit any accidental clothing mishaps in the process.

Sweet Anita, Twitch
Streamer Sweet Anita suffers from Severe Coprolalia, a symptom of Tourette’s Syndrome that causes uncontrollable outbursts of foul language and other such tics.

Alinity isn’t the only streamer to have accidentally flashed the camera, either; there have been a number of recorded incidents of similar slip-ups on the platform, generally resulting in bans, but there’s no doubt that Alinity’s latest incident has stirred up the conversation around consequences for flashing on the platform unlike ever before.

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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.