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xQc says he’s switching to Fortnite after losing out at the 2018 Esports Awards

Published: 13/Nov/2018 1:26 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 1:59

by Bill Cooney


After he found out he didn’t place in the top three for the ‘Streamer of the Year’ category, Overwatch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel said he would just have to start playing Fortnite.

While playing a round on Oasis, xQc finds out he wasn’t one of the finalists for the award, “Not even top three, who got top three? What the fuck?”

M0xyy, his streaming partner, informed him that besides Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who won the award, Tyler ‘Tyler1 Steinkamp got second place and Dr DisRespect came in third.

“Alright, fuck it,” xQc told viewers. “I’m gonna play Fortnite, marry Adept, and then…” the streamer proclaims before trailing off.

“And color your hair blue,” m0xyy chimes in towards the end of the clip, although it’s doubtful xQc would get rid of his “trademark” hairstyle.

xQc ventures out from time to time and plays games other than Overwatch, but switching to being a full-time Fortnite streamer would be a big step, even for him.

Besides winning Streamer of the year, Ninja also took home the award for Esports Personality of the Year.

Maybe next year, Felix.


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.