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Tyler1 reveals new figurine only to be thrown off by confusing mistake

Published: 28/Jan/2020 4:51

by Andrew Amos

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Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp gave fans a first glimpse at his new collectable figure on stream, however the prototype might need to go back to the lab after the streamer found a pretty obvious mistake.

Tyler1 has his own range of merch, from Shadow Downs Unleashed gear to his “Winnable” shirts and singlets. However, the streamer is looking to expand on that, with a set of figurines immortalizing the League of Legends star hitting digital shelves.

Showcasing the new figure on stream for the first time on January 27, Tyler1 was looking forward to sharing the good news with viewers.

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The Tyler1 collectable figurine is available for $24.99 on his website.

“I’ve got something exciting dude, T1’s very own collectible figure,” he yelled, ripping the figure out of the box.

The Funko Pop-style figure features Tyler1 donning an orange “Winnable” singlet and his iconic black and blue Logitech headset while flexing his muscles for all to see. However, there was one small detail that left the streamer a bit puzzled — his skin color was exceptionally dark.

“Okay, and you are going to say ‘dude, you aren’t that dark,” he said, semi-joking at first until turning dead-pan serious. “Okay, look — wait I’m actually not this dark, wait hold on. I don’t have light skin, but I’m not this dark. Okay, this is a little bit too dark.”

As he inspected the second figure in his shipment, he was starting to have second thoughts, and was racking up a list of improvements for the designers.

“Okay, we need to get these fixed a little bit. I mean, maybe if I had a tan? The idea is good. We need to get the colour situation fixed, but it’s the idea that counts.”

He mentioned that he had the idea to create the collectible figures after his holiday to Hawaii, leading to a possible theory as to why his skin color came out so dark compared to his slightly tanned self.

“We had the idea when I got back from Hawaii — you guys know how dark I was in Hawaii — but it’s a different kind of dark,” he said.

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Tyler1 flexed his muscles showing off his new figures, but they might need to be slightly adjusted for future prints.

The first Tyler1 figure is currently available on his website for $24.99 USD plus shipping. However, there might be a second print on the way with the improvements suggested by the streamer.

More Tyler1 merch is always an exciting prospect for the streamer’s loyal fanbase, and it won’t be too long before the enigmatic League of Legends streamer will be on desks all across the world.

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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.