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Twitch streamer visibly confused by starter Pokemon’s bizarre evolution

Published: 14/Nov/2019 23:35

by Michael Gwilliam


Anyone who has ever played a Pokemon game knows the feeling of excitement when a Pokemon is in the process of evolving. Unfortunately for Twitch streamer Mysticlxl, his Sword & Shield starter’s evolution left him with a feeling of dread. 

On November 14, Pokemon trainer Mysticlxl was partaking in a 24 hour broadcast with the release of the latest games in the series, Sword and Shield and started off with the grass type Grookey.

After his Grookey, which was nicknamed Azuma, reached level 16, it started evolving, causing the streamer to freak out in excitement.

“I don’t know if I’m ready boys,” the 19-year-old Canadian said. “I don’t know if I’m ready.”

While he could have canceled his Pokemon’s evolution, the entertainer proceeded to let his starter evolve. After coming to terms with his Grookey’s life choices, the streamer watched as the transformation began.

Mysticlxl watched patiently with bated breath and his hands over his mouth as Grookey evolved into Thwackey. An evolution that caught the streamer off-guard.

Without warning, the Canadian took his glasses and headset off before turning around in his chair in disbelief, unable to comprehend what he witnessed. His adorable monkey-like Pokemon had become a dual stick-wielding tribunal creature.

“What in the f*ck is that?!” he exclaimed. “What in the f*ck, that’s Thwackey? What’s with Game Freak and Ws? They put them in the most random places. Why is his name Thwackey? Bro…”

The disappointed streamer just looked on for a good dozen seconds in shock before finally exiting the evolution screen to read about the Pokemon his starter just became, but had a sad frown bestowed upon his face the entire time.

Pokemon evolutions are normally a time of wonder and intrigue, which makes an underwhelming upgrade so much more disheartening. Hopefully, the streamer finds joy in Thwackey’s next evolution. That is if he doesn’t release it into the wild.


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.

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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.

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.