TSM Hamlinz suffers most dramatic VR death ever - Dexerto

TSM Hamlinz suffers most dramatic VR death ever

Published: 28/Oct/2019 16:29 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 16:57

by Matt Porter


Fortnite pro player and Twitch streamer Darryle ‘Hamlinz‘ Hamlin is well used to handing out eliminations on the popular battle royale title, but he was on the receiving end of the most dramatic death ever while playing VR games on October 27.

Hamlinz is one of the most popular Fortnite players in the world, but often hops on other games during his streams to the delight of his audience, who love to see the American take on various titles, including horror games as the community gears up for Halloween.

On Sunday, October 27, the TSM member delved into the world of virtual reality, taking on SUPERHOT, an FPS title that tasks players with surviving an onslaught of slow-motion bullets from an enemy which greatly outnumbers you.

SUPERHOT TeamSUPERHOT is a slow-motion VR game that brought Hamlinz to his knees – literally!

After playing the game for over an hour, Hamlin crouched on the floor with a VR headset strapped to his face began to yellow, firing off his weapon only to realize that he had ran out of bullets.

With no weapon to defend himself and intense music from the anime Naruto playing in the background, the streamer grabbed glass bottles in a last-ditch effort to protect himself from bullets and tried to throw them at the bright red enemies who continued to fire at him.

With virtual glass smashing, Hamlinz let out a desperate cry of “No, please!” as his character fell to the ground, struck down by his opponents in a final battle.

Virtual Reality headsets allow players to really get into the action, with players able to use the technology to look around their surroundings as if they were there in person. This, quite often, leads to incredible moments like this one where those wearing the headset momentarily forget that they’re actually playing a game.

For Hamlinz, his adventure in SUPERHOT ended with the most dramatic death you’ll ever see on a VR stream, and a reaction that is certainly worthy of the silver screen, should his career as a Fortnite pro ever take a downturn.


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.