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Tfue and Ninja surpassed as most followed Twitch channels in December

Published: 19/Dec/2018 12:09 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 22:20

by Connor Bennett


Twitch’s most followed streamers for the month of December aren’t Ninja or Tfue, but a banned Russian casino account.

The Fortnite streamers are usually right at the top of the Twitch rankings, but they have fallen well behind the account, called Slot_V, in the follower growth standings for December.

Ninja and Tfue have been active on Twitch for years, but the amazing thing is that Slot_V hasn’t had to put the hours in to replace them at the top. It has only streamed once in December, yet it has managed to amass over 431,000 new followers.

Eric Ananmalay/ESPAT MediaNinja has become the face of Twitch and Fortnite in recent months.

Slot_V took off at the end of November, gaining over 300,000 followers between November 27 and December 1. However, the Russian account may not be top for too long as the account has been deleted, haemorrhaging 215,000 followers on December 2, a day after its first and only stream of the month.

However, it could still be a tall order for Tfue and Ninja to return to the top this month as the pair are currently 100,000 new followers behind Slot_V.

Tfue is currently placed second in the follower growth rankings, gaining over 340,000 new followers – 20,000 more than Ninja, who sits in third place with more than 320,000 new followers. 

TwitchMetrics.netThe pair sit second and third in the rankings for December.

With the huge growth and lack of content, it’s likely that the Slot_V account was botting fake followers in order to gain some traction for their gambling website. The account had streamed a number of times in the past, but only to a small number of viewers.

Even when it had amassed over 435,000 total followers, the account was still only able to attract just over 3,000 viewers to their stream, which only lasted for around 40 minutes. 

However, with the account now being deleted, it shouldn’t be too long before their metrics are taken away, handing the chance back to the Fortnite streamers to reclaim top spot.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
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.

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.