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xQc explains problem with Facebook streaming after DisguisedToast move

Published: 23/Nov/2019 13:09 Updated: 23/Nov/2019 13:11

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel explained that he is unsure of Facebook’s streaming platform after Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast‘ Wang announced that he would be moving from broadcasting on Twitch.

With the rising popularity of content creators, many different streaming platforms have been looking to sign the biggest stars to exclusive deals in the hope of attracting their fans to their site.

Since Ninja’s massive announcement that he would be streaming exclusively on Microsoft’s platform, Mixer, many other streamers have followed suit by switching to other broadcasting sites.

FacebookPopular streamer Disguised Toast made the surprising move to Facebook Gaming.

After popular OfflineTv star DisguisedToast announced he would be leaving Twitch for Facebook, xQc shared some of his concerns about the social networking site’s broadcasting platform.

While looking through some of the community’s feedback on DisguisedToast’s announcement, the Canadian highlighted one of the Reddit user’s observations that having your Facebook profile displayed when typing in chat seemed a little odd.

“This platform displays your full name when you type in chat, like what the f**k!” xQc exclaimed, before expressing that streamers would be able to call out anyone in their chat with access to their viewers’ profile information.

xQc explained that if someone was hating on a streamer in the chat, they would not be anonymous to the same extent as they would be on other platforms such as Twitch, which could lead to serious privacy concerns.

Although having your Facebook profile on display to other viewers would likely dissuade trolls from typing, it could also prevent some hardcore fans from engaging with streamers on the platform.

DisguisedToast is among one of the first big-name streamers to make to move over to Facebook’s Streaming platform so it is yet to be seen just how viewers will find the new broadcasting experience.

However, despite some concerns popular Twitch streamer Pokimane revealed that she was a fan of her fellow OfflineTV star’s announcement to move to Facebook and explained that she had faith DisguisedToast could even help elevate his new streaming platform to a new level.

As for xQc, it is unlikely that the popular streamer will follow in DisguisedToast’s steps by moving to another platform following his rise as one of Twitch’s top creators in recent months, consistently pulling in tens of thousands of viewers when he goes live.

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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.