Trainwrecks' Scuffed Podcast raises over $40,000 for Australia fires - Dexerto

Trainwrecks’ Scuffed Podcast raises over $40,000 for Australia fires

Published: 11/Jan/2020 17:47

by Daniel Cleary


Popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Trainwreckstv’ Niknam raised and donated a massive amount for the wild bushfires in Australia, hosting a charity edition of his Scuffed Podcast.

During the first weeks of 2020, Australia has faced some of the worst wildfires that the country has seen, affecting a large portion of the population.

Many people have been raising funds and donating money to help put an end to the fires and provide support for those in need, with one of the biggest campaigns raising over $13 million in the space of 48 hours.

NSW RFSThe Australian bushfires are the worst the country has seen in decades.

Although many people were affected by the wild flames, it has been estimated that up to 500 million animals who were living in the bush have also lost their lives, despite the best efforts of WWF, WIRES and more.

Many streamers and content creators have been raising money for the wildfires. TrainwrecksTV did his part on November 11, hosting a charity stream where all donations went to the WWF in Australia.

The Twitch streamer put on a special edition of his popular ‘Scuffed Podcast,’ with a whole range of guests for his viewers, including a fundraising coordinator who works with the WWF in Australia.

During his entertaining 8-hour stream, Trainwrecks and his community managed to smash their goal of raising over $30,000 for the wildfires, however, the streamer revealed he had one more surprise before ending the broadcast.

Shortly after they reached their goal, Trainwrecks chipped in with a massive donation of $10,000 of his own money, to round the total up to an incredible figure of $41,109.72

“We raised $41,109.73 for Australia in 8 hours,” the streamer expressed before thanking all of his fans who contributed to helping the Australian crisis, “I am so proud of my community, thank you all.”

There have also been many content creators such as Dakotaz, Muselk, and TheClickCrew, who have raised money through the likes of fundraising streams and challenges to support the Wildfire relief organizations.


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.

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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.

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.