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Tekken 7 pro uses hilarious Twitch mod to embarrass opponents

Published: 29/Aug/2019 0:09 Updated: 29/Aug/2019 0:16

by Virginia Glaze

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Much like the Soul Calibur games, Tekken 7 allows players to customize their characters for online play – but sometimes, this customization can get out of hand, as seen during Tekken pro “LowHigh’s” hilarious Twitch stream of the title.

While Tekken 7 lets players legally outfit their favorite characters in ridiculous getups, fighting games as a whole boast a robust modding community, with some genius modders even adding in characters from other games as skins for pre-existing fighters.

One such modder decided to take things a step further and create a working Twitch icon as a costume, complete with angry eyebrows and a pulsating vein, often used to indicate anger in anime and manga.

However, the mod does come with a drawback: the Twitch icon has no discernable hands or feet, which makes fighting a player using the costume a big difficulty, even if they’ve practiced the reskinned character matchup.

This didn’t stop Tekken pro Sun-woong “LowHigh” Yoon from using the mod during his stream of the game, who couldn’t contain his laughter during a Bryan Fury mirror match.

“Look at this!” LowHigh laughed as he schooled his opponent. “Oh yeah! I am a Bryan player!”

LowHigh wasn’t the only member of the Tekken community who found the mod to be completely ridiculous, either: commentator “SpaghettiRip” echoed his sentiments, uploading the clip in a Tweet that quickly went viral throughout the fighting game community.

“So I think I’ve been awake for far too long,” Spag wrote of the mod. “What is happening on LowHigh’s Twitch LOOL”

“Oh my God, Twitch chat actually fighting back,” another commented.

Even esports team UYU’s CEO chimed in on the hilarity, writing, “I saw this, then a mirror match with whatever the heck you call that square thing. LowHigh is such a joker. Chat said it’s Tekken 8.”

The Twitch icon was created by modder “NiceKun,” who uploaded a video showcasing his skills to YouTube earlier this month.

Considering public outrage regarding Twitch’s moderation, this Tekken 7 mod comes as a not-so-subtle critique of the platform – or, possibly, of trolls in the chat.

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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.