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Twitch streamer catches live theft in grocery store

Published: 13/Sep/2019 20:56 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:35

by Virginia Glaze

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As IRL streaming grows in popularity, more and more streamers are broadcasting their daily lives for all to see – but sometimes, these broadcasts can capture awkward, unexpected, and sometimes downright shocking moments as they unfold in real time.

While many IRL streamers showcase nights out on the town, international travels, and high-class food for their fans, that’s not always the case, as real-life sometimes throws curveballs right in the face of their content plans.

In fact, some IRL streamers have even caught acts of blatant racism, pickpocketing, and fistfights on camera as they actually happen – but one internet personality recorded a scandal of a different kind.

Jaystreazy, InstagramPopular IRL Twitch streamer “Jaystreazy” caught a theft happening during a live broadcast.
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Partnered Twitch streamer “Jaystreazy” is known for broadcasting his international travels and food conquests, boasting an audience of over 14k followers on the platform thanks to his IRL antics.

However, a recent clip from his stream is putting him on the radar for an unexpected reason, after catching a thief taking food from a grocery store during a broadcast.

Footage from Jaystreazy’s stream shows a man in a blue shirt exiting the store with items in hand, which Jay clarified was food.

“Dude, that guy just walked in and stole a bunch of food and then just left,” he explained in muted shock. “That was crazy.”

When his chat suggested he perform a citizens’ arrest on the thief, Jay immediately declined, going on to further explain what had happened for those who couldn’t clearly see the theft.

“It looked like a homeless man, who may have had some mental issues,” the streamer explained. “He just walked into the grocery store, right in the store entrance, there’s a bunch of food that you can take to eat… he just walked in, grabbed some stuff, and walked out. That was it.”

This wouldn’t be the first time a streamer has caught a theft going down on camera, either: popular streamer Giannie Lee unknowingly filmed a pickpocket pilfering her partner’s wallet during a May 21 broadcast, who eventually “returned” the item to seemingly avoid suspicion.

No matter the circumstances, IRL streams often deliver such unexpected moments to unsuspecting audiences, making for one of the most unpredictable genres on massive platforms like Twitch on a near-constant basis.

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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.