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Tfue’s new $3500 custom Fortnite keyboard revealed

Published: 19/Jan/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch streamer TaehaTypes has revealed the completed version of Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s $3500 custom keyboard and it looks pretty perfect for Fortnite.

When it comes to playing games competitively, it helps to have a set-up where you feel comfortable and have the tools to perform at a peak level. Now, you can rush out and splurge on a number of expensive products but that won’t necessarily always help.

However, when you’re someone like Tfue and your in-game skill is matched by a swag level that is off the charts, it doesn’t hurt to splash out on some brand new peripherals that are going to set you apart from your fellow professional players – even if they don’t exactly give you a leg up on the competition.

An image of Tfue taking part in an interview during a Fortnite tournament.
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Tfue will be hoping his new keyboard can lead him back to Fortnite glory.

The Fortnite star commissioned TaehaTypes to design a new keyboard for him to play with and it’s pretty special. The smaller keyboard, which many Fortnite players opt for instead of normal-sized ones, has a completely vibrant color finish to it. 

The color of the brand-new keyboard was matched with the keycaps used as well – with a custom finish that has some Japanese lettering underneath the usual English lettering that you find. To really make the new keyboard personalized, it even has Tfue’s tag in the top-right hand corner.

Of course, some viewers may question just as to why a keyboard costs $3500, but the answer from TaehaTypes was simple. It comes down to all the custom parts used, as well as sending it off the coloring, and a number of other manufacturing costs.

Just when Tfue will debut the keyboard of his Fortnite streams remains to be seen, but if it does help him climb the competitive mountain and get back to his early days of dominating games, it’ll have been worth even penny that he’s shelled out.

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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.