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Twitch streamer goes to next level to stop viewbotters on his channel

Published: 8/Oct/2019 10:30 Updated: 8/Oct/2019 10:35

by David Purcell

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Twitch streamers sometimes have a real problem with users botting their streams on the platform and one member of the live streaming community decided to go to the next level in order to stop them. 

There aren’t many things that can be done to stop botters from impacting the amount of views broadcasts get on Twitch, but streamer KristoferYee had a very creative way of politely asking them to stop. 

Whether or not it will work for him in the future remains to be seen, but the broadcaster – who has over 23,000 followers on his channel, decided to bring out his popular clown outfit one more time to bolster his efforts. 

KristoferYee, InstagramKristoferYee also has over 300,000 subscribers on YouTube.

He is just one of many streamers that can be found in the Just Chatting section on the website, which brings together a whole host of IRL (in-real-life) streamers together for viewers to check out. 

However, one thing that has set him apart from many others in the section of late is his introduction of a clown suit, which he’s been wearing on stream occasionally. This time, though, he wore the costume with a real purpose, using it to try to convince botters to leave his channel alone!

In a hilarious (and potentially unexpected) sketch during a Twitch stream on October 7, Kris started up some funky clown music after saying: “This is what you look like botting my stream.” He then walked away from the camera. 

Just moments later, he returned with a clown wig, nose and glasses to impersonate them and then deliver a message to all of those pesky view botters out there. “Is that enough? Can you stop botting the stream now please? I’d really appreciate it. Thank you.”

The chances of this method working are unknown, but it certainly gave his viewers – and all of the many botters out there – something to laugh at in the process.

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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.