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Twitch streamer reduced to tears after return from accidental doxxing ban

Published: 4/Nov/2019 12:26 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 12:41

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch IRL streamer GiannieLee was left in a flood of tears after making her long-awaited return to the livestreaming platform following a ban for accidentally doxxing someone’s phone number.

Back on October 4, the popular IRL [in-real life streamer] received a 30-day ban from Twitch after showing a text message from her phone on-stream, which also happened to include someone else’s phone number. 

In the meantime, GiannieLee discovered that, unlike some other Twitch partners, she was able to stream on other platforms – leading her to broadcast live on both YouTube and Mixer at different points in time. However, the streamer was always going to come back to the platform she calls home, which would obviously prompt fans to flood her channel with their support.

Twitter / Giannie LeeGiannieLee is one of Twitch’s popular IRL streamers, with over 30,000 followers.
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She made her emotional return to Twitch on November 4, streaming live from New York. As soon as she hit that all-important button go live, fans unsurprisingly came back to her channel – and it didn’t take long to have her feeling pretty emotional. 

“Thanks for coming back to my channel, I really appreciate it, thank you so much,” the streamer said as viewers spammed welcome back messages in her chat. They also re-upped on their subscriptions pretty quickly – sending the streamer in a flood of tears.

GiannieLee repeatedly thanked her viewers for their support as she wiped away the tears, with the emotions of the situation painted on her face and clear to see. “Thank you everyone, thank you so much,” she added. 

In the return broadcast, the popular Korean streamer streamed for close to six hours as she wandered in New York with a friend – exploring different parts of the city.

Whether GiannieLee is going to jump headfirst back into streaming on a regular basis remains to be seen, but for now, she knows that she can rely on the support of her fans no matter what happens. 

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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.