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Twitch streamer Destiny slammed for deliberately spoiling Game of Thrones

Published: 12/May/2019 15:34 Updated: 13/May/2019 21:04

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell is under fire after messaging users with spoilers for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones Season 8 is being touted as one of the biggest TV series ever, with millions of viewers tuning in worldwide to get the latest from the show each week.

Similarly to Avengers: Endgame, Twitch streamers have generally been strict on viewers posting spoilers in chat, trying to prevent them from spoiling the show for other viewers who are not up to date yet. However, popular streamer Destiny has taken an opposite approach – deliberately messaging people spoilers for the show.

RedditOne of the messages sent by Destiny (with the GoT spoilers blanked out).

On May 10, Destiny became irritated by his Twitch chat, discussing aspects of Game of Thrones and criticising his League of Legends gameplay. In response, Destiny decided to message a number of his followers with spoilers for Game of Thrones, which is released at staggered points across the world i.e. some European broadcasts of new episodes take place after they are first shown in the US.

The messages, one of which was screenshot by the reddit user who received it, came from u/NeoDestinyBot.

The message contains a list of five Game of Thrones spoilers, including character deaths and other spoilers. It then signs off: “Thank you for being supporting Destiny! I hope this brightens up your day.”

RedditReddit users tried to figure out the motivation for Destiny’s behaviour.

Destiny has over 400,000 followers on Twitch, but now appears to be at odds with some of his viewers, receiving considerable, and understandable, criticism for his behaviour.

There are also accusations on Reddit of Destiny’s followers engaging in the distribution of spoilers, and some of them simultaneously being the victim of these spoilers.

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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.