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Twitch streamer Sweet Anita reveals terrifying stalker incident

Published: 8/Apr/2020 19:38

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘Sweet Anita’ has been dealing with a serious stalker for months, who she revealed was finally convicted after a terrifying public incident was resolved thanks to the efforts of two kind strangers.

Sweet Anita first discussed her stalker in a series of Tweets in late 2019, claiming that he had slept outside of her house and even physically assaulted her, leading to the involvement of police over the disturbing issue.

However, she later revealed that, in spite of police involvement, her stalker was ultimately released — but that tale’s taken an even more harrowing turn months later.

In an April 7 live stream, Anita explained that she’d been out shopping when she was chased by her stalker, who was thankfully caught and detained by two strangers who allowed her to make a quick getaway while they held the man back.

“He waited outside my house, followed me into a shop, then waited for me outside the shop,” she explained.

“When I told him to leave me alone and asked if he had a knife, he didn’t respond. …when I went to cross the road, he started chasing me.”

The stalker then followed her back to her home, prompting Anita to call law enforcement, who held her for an exhaustive interview.

But it wasn’t just her word on the line, with police also interviewing the two shopkeepers who had helped her when she was being chased.

The streamer explained that, because of the additional witnesses, her stalker was finally convicted after being held in prison, and was ultimately prohibited from visiting her town altogether.

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“He’s been sleeping in guest-houses around my area within a ten-minute walk of my house,” she continued. “Every time the police caught him, he’d change to a new guest house, so they wouldn’t know where to find him if he’d left before the police arrived.”

After being physically assaulted and enduring months of stalking, Anita’s stalker has finally been punished with a suspended sentence of two months in prison — meaning that if he breaches his ban, he could face jail time.

Despite this sentence, Anita is wary that the stalker might not stop regardless, based on previous inaction from the law regarding the matter — but fans are hopeful that this could finally lead to a peaceful future for one of Twitch’s fastest rising stars.

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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.