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Twitch streamer Novaruu receives weirdest birthday gifts ever from fan

Published: 19/Jan/2020 13:29

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Novaruu received some pretty bizarre gifts from one fan who seemingly tried to woo her in the strangest way possible.

When it comes to supporting streamers on Twitch, fans usually have the opportunity to subscribe to their channel, drop a donation, or even sign-up for something like Patreon. 

However, some streamers even take it one step further and have things like a PO Box so that they can send letters and gifts that usually go towards an entertaining stream or video. However, for Novaruu – who had been celebrating her birthday during her January 18 stream – she received some pretty out there gifts and messages from one fan in particular.

An image of Twitch streamer Novaruu
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Novaruu is a popular streamer who can usually be found in Twitch’s Just Chatting section.

The streamer kicked off her broadcast by chatting to fans and revealing that she’d received some gifts and was going to open them. Yet, even she wasn’t prepared for what was coming next.

As she opened one in particular, it had a number of assorted cards from different holidays as well as a note where the fan had professed his love and offered to take the streamer to ‘Unicorn Love Island.’ Novaruu was, understandably, alarmed. “Chat, I’m actually kind of scared,” the streamer said before she opened even more cards that contained Pokemon cards inside.

It all got weirder from there as the streamer recapped what she’d received in the first package. “Dude just sent me three ominous hand-written cards about how he loves my ASMR streams when I’ve literally never streamed ASMR,” she said. 

“I don’t even know how many various assorted random cards he could find with nothing in them, just bought random cards – literally not signed with anything. One of them was a card to some girl called Anna-Marie and it was dated 2008!” 

However, the unnamed gifter actually had a few more items up his sleeve – including a box that had a pair of sunglasses wrapped in tinfoil, a broken golden Church Christmas ornament, and a bar of soap.

“His proposal package is a f**king ornament, cheap pair of sunglasses, and a bar of soap!” Novaruu added, before nervously grabbing the final package from this one person.

The final box, though it may have been wrapped pretty sketchily, actually contained the most normal gifts of the bunch – though there were a further few creepy gifts.

The gifter had sent two different bathroom gift sets, a bath bomb, as well as another note for his home address and a poster for where he seemingly works.

Of course, the streamer was left questioning what she had just received as the gifts ranged from the pretty normal to the downright bizarre and questionable. 

What she’ll do with them, though, is unknown, but at least she has the contact details from the gifter in case she needs to urge them to stop or get somebody else involved.

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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.