Vitaly describes “horrible” Egyptian jail after scaling Pyramid of Giza - Dexerto

Vitaly describes “horrible” Egyptian jail after scaling Pyramid of Giza

Published: 16/Jan/2020 1:21

by Andrew Amos


Vitaly Zdorovetskiy reportedly spent five nights in an Egyptian jail after being arrested for scaling the Great Pyramid of Giza, describing the experience as “horrible” to his fans.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and is heralded as one of Egypt’s most historic relics. In his “take over Egypt” trip, the Russian YouTuber found himself in hot water after scaling the landmark.

Vitaly was allegedly locked up for five days after climbing to the top of the pyramid, and while it’s not his first time in the slammer, it was certainly his “worst.”

Vitaly at the gym
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Vitaly said the five days he spent in an Egyptian prison were “horrible.”

“No words can explain what I just went through the past five days,” he said, talking about the conditions of the Egyptian prison. “I was locked up in Egypt because I climbed the Pyramids of Giza.”

He went on to say that he saw some terrible things, and that the experience was terrifying. “I’ve been in jail many times but this one was by far the very worst. I saw horrible things and I don’t wish this upon anybody,” he said.

However, Vitaly reserved no regrets for it all, adding climbing the relic was one of the best moments of his life and he’s got some good footage to share with fans.

“Was it worth it? F**k yeah! I did it for a good cause and soon I’m going to share the whole video so the whole world can see,” he said.

He hasn’t revealed what the good cause was, but the YouTuber has used his 10 million strong following on the platform to donate money to charities in the past.

The YouTuber often shares tidbits of his extravagant life on social media, and scaling the pyramids is up there as one of his more outlandish endeavors.

He’s no stranger to trying to get views from the top of the world’s most historic monuments though. The Russian arrested over climbing the Hollywood sign back in 2016, as well as numerous other cases of trespass at major sporting events.

However, he might think twice about doing it again if he wants to avoid a nasty stay in jail in a foreign country, especially if it was as bad as he suggested.


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.