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TSM Myth hits massive Twitch milestone amid Valorant Closed Beta hype

Published: 10/Apr/2020 10:32 Updated: 10/Apr/2020 10:34

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani has hit another monumental Twitch milestone, thanks mainly to the closed beta release of Valorant, Riot Games’ brand new first-person shooter. 

TSM Myth was an original part of TSM’s professional Fortnite team, alongside Daequan and Hamlinz. While all three have since transitioned into full-time streaming, Myth is the only one known as a pioneer and innovator of Epic Games’ building battle royale.

Some argue his streaming progress has slowed as Fortnite’s popularity has stagnated, but the streamer has found a new lease of life as a result of Valorant’s popularity (and policy of watching Twitch in order to get beta access).

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Valorant’s closed beta has been acclaimed by those who have managed to get access.

Thanks to his early success in Fortnite, revolutionising building with “one by ones” and early editing, Myth has had a handsome following on Twitch for some time.

However, on April 9, the 20-year-old revealed that he has hit a whopping 6 million followers on Twitch.

“The support has been unreal and honestly it makes me a bit emotional just thinking about it,” he said. “Thank you all so much!”

According to TwitchMetrics, this makes Myth the fourth-most followed Twitch account in the world, and the second most followed active account.
Ahead of him are shroud in third (who has recently transitioned to Mixer), Tfue in second and Ninja in first (who was the first of Twitch’s biggest names to move to Mixer). Incredibly, despite 7 months of inactivity on the platform, Ninja remains the most followed account by nearly 7 million people.
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Myth sits in fourth on the most followed Twitch accounts list. Note that this table is taken from April 8.

Similarly, Myth has shared some whopping stats from a recent stream, showing just how popular his Valorant gameplay has been.

During a 24 hour livestream, the TSM star averaged an incredible 41,000 viewers, nearly 1.3 million unique viewers, and an increase in followers of 103,000. This stream is what pushed the Fortnite veteran past the 6 million mark.

Myth will be hoping the popularity continues on both Valorant and Fortnite, as he sets his sights on the inactive shroud in third place.

At just 20-years-old, Myth’s rise to stardom seems almost hard to fathom, but it’s a testament to the hard work and natural talent he has demonstrated over his years on Twitch.

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Shroud impressed with Sykkuno’s “amazing” Rust skills: “You destroyed me!”

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:57

by Georgina Smith

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was left in awe after Sykkuno managed to shoot him dead on the OTV Rust server, and it was safe to say he was impressed by the streamer’s aim, saying “you killed me, you’re amazing!”

The Offline TV Rust sever has been a huge talking point since the start of this year, as with the enormous host of streamers participating there are endless amounts of content for fans to consume on the daily.

The server even ended up needing to be split into two after people’s varying playstyles caused some tension and calls for a need to separate PVP-focused players and roleplay-focused players.

Rust promotional image with the logo on top
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While it was originally released in 2013, Rust has experienced a surge in popularity thanks to the OTV server.

However, that’s not to say that there haven’t been plenty of iconic moments between streamers, as even though the game can get pretty violent, the vast range of streamer interactions has led to some great scenes for fans.

That was the case for Sykkuno fans when he managed to kill shroud, leaving everyone impressed with his skills.

While they were competing for the Oil Rig, Sykkuno managed to get shroud with his gun as he jumped, and it didn’t seem like shroud expected it at all, dying with a bewildered “no, Sykkuno!”

Sykkuno’s hand immediately flew to his mouth, laughing and apologizing for the abrupt kill.

Michael sounded equally as impressed as he did betrayed, after a few seconds of silence saying “Sykkuno you killed me, you’re amazing!” But the compliments didn’t end there, with Micheal adding, “you destroyed me!” and even “you’re the better gamer, man” to which Sykkuno replied, “no, no, most definitely not.”

Sykkuno has talked previously about how he’s a “humongous fan of shroud” in the past, so this interaction definitely proved to be a positive one for the rising streamer.

One fan on Twitter said, “Sykkuno downed shroud and even shroud is proud of him,” another saying “that Sykkuno/shroud friendly PVP was beautiful to watch… what in the wholesome rivalry.”

The PVP moment was definitely an entertaining one all round, and while the results were unexpected, no one was more impressed than shroud himself.