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Twitch streamer disappears from internet after caught pleasuring himself during broadcast

Published: 6/Aug/2019 16:57 Updated: 6/Aug/2019 18:09

by Michael Gwilliam

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Small-time Twitch streamer and “tabletop game entertainer” MMDStudios deleted every trace of himself from the internet after he appeared to start masturbating without shutting his broadcast down. 

Chalk this one up to a case of not looking before you leap.  In the disturbing, obviously not safe for work video, the shirtless entertainer appears to pleasure himself for a little over twenty seconds before realizing his stream is still on because of a follower notification. 

At the 25-second mark, MMD has what you could undoubtedly classify as an “ah shit” moment. He coughs, checks the stream and can’t believe he was actually just caught masturbating in front of everyone tuning in. 

The embarrassed pleasure-seeker looks on glass-eyed in disbelief before finally shutting it down for real.

As soon as he finished, the broadcast that is, MMD deleted his Twitch account, YouTube and Twitter, but not quick enough as a mirror link of the very inappropriate cast was uploading to r/LiveStreamFails. The clip has since been deleted from Streamable for violating their terms of service. 

User Qazwet said MMD deleted his channel after he said something in chat, seemingly bringing the fact the cast was still going to his attention.

It’s likely that MMD’s channel would have been penalized by Twitch had he not deleted his account. The company has been growing ever stricter with what can and can’t be shown on air. 

MMD Studios has since deleted his Twitter account
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Sometimes it takes Twitch moderators some time to take action on smaller streamers without reports being filed by community members, but in this case, the story spread like wildfire. For example, in the month of June alone, there were two separate cases of streamers having sex without disabling their stream, one in South Korea.

MMD has deleted his YouTube channel too
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Community moderation remains a hot topic on Twitch, especially as the platform has begun to experience growing pains, increased competition from Mixer, and somewhat slowed growth. 

This should serve as a lesson to any potential broadcaster on Twitch, Mixer or YouTube: always be sure you get off before you jack off. 

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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.