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Young fan struggles to breathe after meeting Pokimane in Fortnite

Published: 17/Jan/2020 23:43

by Virginia Glaze


Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers, known for her humorous interactions with fans in Fortnite — but one these fan encounters took an unexpected turn.

While Pokimane’s Twitch channel now features a slew of different games, her YouTube channel is rife with Fortnite Duos videos, where she teams up with random players and chats with them over the microphone.

Many of these players are children, who often geek out over being paired with their favorite Fortnite-centric content creator.

Pokimane poses in front of a fireplace.
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Pokimane is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers, known for playing League of Legends and Fortnite.

However, one of these young fans had a reaction that Anys did not expect, which occurred after some shuffling around of their microphone on the other end of the line.

After introducing herself, the fan could be heard breathing heavily, as though they’d just finished a long workout session.

“Are you okay?” the streamer asked, obviously concerned for the youngster’s health.

“What the?” the fan suddenly screamed, interspersed with the same heavy breathing. “No! What the?!”

“Dude, should I call an ambulance?” Pokimane inquired. “Are you good? Oh my god, I don’t think he’s faking! Hello? Do you have asthma? …Not saying anything about people who have asthma, it just sounds like he has asthma. You know, my brother has asthma.”

While the fan never revealed exactly why they were breathing so hard, it seems that they were merely excited to be part of Anys’s video, as revealed in another breathy exclamation later on in their game.

“I’ve never been in a YouTuber’s game,” he admitted after Pokimane claimed that she’d never heard anyone “freak out” this badly over being paired with her.

That wasn’t the only hilarious moment to come out of Pokimane’s Fortnite video either; she was later teamed up with a father-son duo, and, although she wasn’t able to record their full interaction, she called it one of the “cutest” meetings she’s had in the game thus far.

Her Fortnite Duos never disappoint, and thanks to her overly-excited fan, the latest episode made for an unexpectedly hilarious (if a bit concerning) moment that was a testament to her popularity as a streamer.


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.