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Twitch viewer makes former UFC champ Jens Pulver cry on stream

Published: 2/Nov/2020 18:59

by Michael Gwilliam


Former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver was moved to tears during a Twitch stream after a viewer shared a heartbreaking story with the mixed martial artist.

During a November 1 stream, the ex-champ was watching some fights with his viewers and breaking them down, when suddenly, a viewer shared her story with the chat.

For her part, the viewer warned Pulver not to read the story out loud, but it quickly took its toll on the streamer who appeared to be emotionally drained reading it.

As you can see in the clip, Pulver has a hard time keeping his composure and ends up having to walk away from his stream in tears for a few moments.

Upon returning, the athlete changed his stream to full screen and started reading the comment left by EmilyCreamer out loud.

“Here’s what got me: ‘My husband was a two-time Iranian national wrestling champion,’” he began. “Iranian wrestling, f***ing lord.”

“’Was ringside at UFC. He lost use of his left arm and couldn’t handle not being able to be the same and took his life,” Pulver continued with a pause. “I wish these guys wouldn’t put so much pressure on themselves. We just want our husbands, we don’t care about winning.’”

Throughout the reading, Pulver had tears forming in his eyes, but he managed to finish the comment and had some words for his viewers.

“I talk about when I almost committed suicide as a kid. I remember, the one thing that saved me, which is a sad thing, and this is why I talk about learning to be your own best friend,” he explained. “My cousin shot himself in his parents’ bedroom when I was 12. And I’ve seen the damage that it did to everybody. Even I asked my mom how come I wasn’t worth, because he was supposed to come visit us in the summer. How come we’re not worth living for?”

According to Pulver, he’s always held onto this and his cousin, from a certain point of view, ended up saving him.

It was an extremely emotional stream for the former UFC champ, but it showcased the fighter in a new light to a lot of his viewers.


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.