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Unsuspecting IRL streamer gets “pickpocketed” on camera

Published: 17/Jun/2019 20:02 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 19:12

by Virginia Glaze

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Thanks to Twitch’s wide and varied user base, it stands as one of the net’s most popular livestreaming platforms, providing viewers with a near-constant flood of hilarious content and unexpected moments – one of which happend to an unsuspecting IRL streamer.

Twitch streamer ‘Kandyland’ is known for her cooking streams and other broadcasts going about her daily life, with her IRL stream seeing a special guest on June 14 for Dreamhack Summer.

However, this guest wasn’t there to merely chat it up; instead, he had other plans, which involved a hilarious “magic trick.”

Kandylul, InstagramPopular IRL Twitch streamer ‘Kandyland’ was the brunt of a hilarious magic trick.https://www.instagram.com/p/BylT1_8I1HB/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

The guest asked Kandyland to close her eyes and think of a number between one and one hundred, asking her to count up to that number once she’d made her decision.

As Kandyland counted, the guest continued to interrupt her, at the same time fiddling with the watch on her wrist.

Finally, the guest rose from his seat on the floor, clearly holding the watch in his hand before continuing with the charade.

“No, I don’t know what your intentions are!” Kandyland protested, later noticing that her guest was triumphantly holding up her wristwatch for the camera. “I’m uncomfortable – oh, you took my watch!”

This wouldn’t be Kandyland’s first on-stream antic, by far; the streamer likewise gave viewers an accidental look at her cleavage in a subsequent broadcast, thanks to her reflective sunglasses.

Kandyland had held up her camera to her sunglasses while walking around a pond, which showed a gratuitous view of her decolletage, with some viewers wondering if she even knew about the probable mishap.

Kandyland continues to grow in popularity on Twitch, boasting over 173,000 subscribers as of June 17.

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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.