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Twitch streamer terrified after being attacked by own set-up

Published: 15/Nov/2019 14:31

by Connor Bennett


Twitch streamer Ryan ‘NorthernLion’ Letourneau was left terrified after being ‘attacked’ his own streaming set-up as pieces of soundproofing panels fell from his wall.

Streamers who opt against IRL [in-real life] streams that are on the go, and can be interrupted by any random stranger, don’t usually have too much to worry about. Make sure that the viewers are entertained, the internet connection is fine, and there’s nobody trying to kill the power, and you’ll be set.

However, anyone who tuned into NorthernLion, a streamer with over 340,000 followers on Twitch and 806,000 YouTube subscribers, may have seen that there are plenty of hilarious dangers when streaming from your own home.  

northernlionNorthernLion is a popular content creator on both Twitch and YouTube

During his November 14 stream, the variety streamer had been playing Sparklite, a top-down action-adventure title, and talking to his chat about the game, when he quickly had to dodge his falling microphone.

“Woah!” he called out, while quickly re-adjusting his equipment and laughing about what had just happened. For any viewer who was confused by what had unfolded, the streamer quickly showed a piece of his soundproofing wall panel that had tumbled down.

“I got so scared,” he added, before placing the panel back up on the wall. “I just saw like this enormous square fall, I thought it fell from the ceiling!” 

While he tried to move on with the game, the streamer’s chat couldn’t help but laugh about what they’d seen, mocking his use of glue. 

In fact, he even tried to analyze his own performance by re-watching the clip. “The reflexes are so on point though!” NorthernLion noted after finishing his laughing spree.

Thankfully, though, the content creator was able to carry on with his broadcast without any further attacks while his chat continued to joke about what they had seen. 

As a precaution, however, he and other streamers might want to consider some stronger glue for these panels, just so they aren’t ducking and dodging falling equipment.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
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.

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.