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KandyLand almost burns down her kitchen during cooking Twitch stream

Published: 4/May/2019 0:43 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 11:08

by Bill Cooney


Cooking streams are popular content for streamers on Twitch but Emma ‘Kandyland’ Carlsson got more than she bargained for as she entered the kitchen for her viewers.

Kandyland is a popular Twitch streamer who often does “Just Chatting” streams with viewers but decided to change things up on May 3 and bake some cupcakes with viewers to celebrate her two-year Twitch partner anniversary.

Cooking, even if it’s just at home, comes with some risks and Kandyland found herself in the situation no home cook wants to be in with a smoke alarm blaring out of control.

Kandyland is a popular streamer on Twitch.

There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal

As Kandyland slaves over a hot stove to prepare her cupcakes, the peaceful cooking stream is interrupted by the blaring of a smoke alarm, which probably made a few viewer’s ears bleed.

Frantically, the streamer tries to figure out what’s going on before moving pans from the hot stove to try and stop the noise.

The whole time, Kandyland’s chat is appropriately freaking out about the all out assault that’s suddenly been launched on their ear drums.

She tries to fan the alarm at first, then by the end of clip grabs a pillow to help in the effort, but the sound is still going strong by the end.

WARNING: the clip below is loud.

Eventually, Kandyland was able to shut the alarm off, but what exactly caused it to start in the first place is still a mystery, since her dishes didn’t seem to be smoking or anything.

“I didn’t even start baking and the fire alarm already went off,” Kandyland wrote on Twitter after getting the situation under control.

Luckily, Kandyland was eventually able to finish her cupcakes and continue on with her anniversary stream without a special appearance from the local fire department.


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.