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Twitch streamer deletes account after falling for strange request

Published: 27/Sep/2019 23:23 Updated: 3/Dec/2019 16:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Thanks to the advent of live streaming, platforms like Twitch and Mixer provide audiences with a near-constant stream of content – sometimes capturing awkward, unexpected, and downright inappropriate moments as they happen in real-time.

As Twitch grows ever more popular, so too do its controversies, with the site experiencing ample slip-ups from multiple streamers in its lifetime.

From broadcasters throwing cats over their heads to recording actual fistfights and blatant harassment, Twitch has seen a slew of shocking moments throughout the years – and its count of these moments has now increased by one.

While what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate behavior on Twitch continues to warrant discussion, some acts clearly violate the site’s community guidelines, which were breached after one streamer flashed her mammaries for the camera during a September 27 broadcast.

The streamer in question was broadcasting herself painting a mountain scene onto a canvas before taking time to speak with her chat, leading to a totally unexpected turn of events.

Although the VOD of her stream has since been deleted, with the artist appeared to have been talked into exposing herself, commenting that she had “such bad anxiety today, too,” before biting the bullet.

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This wouldn’t be the first time a streamer has exposed themself on camera in recent days, either: TwitchCon 2019 is currently underway in San Diego, California, with plenty of broadcasters streaming their experiences of the massive event for their audiences.

DJ’s “Koi and Bambi” decided to broadcast from a private party at the convention when a guest got a little too comfortable on camera, opening up her blazer to flash viewers before stepping out of frame.

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Unlike the artistic streamer mentioned above, Koi and Bambi’s Twitch channel has yet to be banned, although the VOD and clips from their broadcast have since been deleted – likely to avoid a potential suspension.

The artist’s ban comes as no surprise: Twitch takes a hard stance on behavior that breaches its Community Guidelines, with both a “pin-up” artist and popular streamer Amouranth being banned for such “sexual content” in the past – although word is still out on when this particular streamer will be online again.

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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.