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Tfue loses it over stream snipers targeting him in Fortnite

Published: 24/Mar/2019 12:38 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 13:04

by Joe Craven

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FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney made it clear how frustrating he finds Fortnite stream snipers, in a hilarious moment from his Twitch stream on March 23.

Since Epic Games’ third person battle royale exploded in popularity in late 2017, its Twitch viewership has been incredible; setting the record for the most watched Twitch event ever on a single creator’s channel, when over 600,000 viewers tuned in to watch Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins stream with Drake.

However, with this incredible Twitch following another issue has become prominent: stream sniping. Epic Games has already added several features to the game in order to combat stream sniping, such as a ‘Streamer Mode’ – which attempts to grant anonymity to streamers so they cannot be deliberately targeted in game.

Tfue/YouTubeDespite playing with streamer mode on, Tfue has still been targeted by stream snipers.

Epic have recently faced calls from prominent community members, such as Ninja, to work on combatting stream sniping and implement measures to make it more difficult. Now, Tfue has voiced his frustration with stream snipers in an amusing Twitch clip, after he was targeted numerous times by opponents. 

“Oh my god bro,” Tfue starts. “What the fuck are these kids doing? That’s Tfue there he is.” He goes on to mimic machine gun fire and the in-game spamming he receives from players trying to eliminate him.

He concludes his rant by saying that stream sniping is “disgusting”, and that “you can’t make this shit up.”

Although there is an obvious funny side to Tfue’s rant, it is clear how frustrated he is becoming with the nature and volume of stream snipers in Fortnite, and wants to see changes made soon.

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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.