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Ninja accuses Fortnite opponent of hacking – turns out it was Tfue

Published: 10/Jan/2019 10:33 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 11:09

by Calum Patterson

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Top Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins almost reported a Fortnite player for what he believed was hacking – but it was actually FaZe Clan player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney.

Playing squad matches, Ninja, alongside other popular players Justin ‘FearItSelf’ Kats and Jacob ‘Hysteria’ Reiser, ran into the Fall Skirmish winner Tfue, who was playing solo.

As the winningest Fortnite player ever in terms of tournament earnings, Tfue managed to wipe out all of Ninja’s squad, with the exception of Ninja himself.

Tfue (left) won $400,000 at the Fall Skirmish, with his FaZe partner Cloak.

Tfue eventually appeared to just give up on the fight, going for a flashy play with balloons and simply falling to his death, but his incredible plays had got Ninja’s suspicions raised.

Unaware that it was in fact Tfue (all players were using ‘streamer mode’ to prevent stream snipers, so their names were concealed), Ninja was convinced that it was a hacker.

“I’m going to go into theater and report your ass bro – literally didn’t miss a shot on me the entire time” Ninja said, before looking to his chat, who informed him of the opponent’s true identity, “Was that actually Tfue?”

You can see Tfue’s perspective in the clip below, where he also seems unaware of who his opponent was, before going for the flashy balloon trick shot.

Ninja can hardly be blamed for his mistake however, considering the increase in hackers that have been noticed in Fortnite, particularly in the more competitive ‘Pop-Up Cup’ playlist.

After the match, Blevins explained to his stream why he had initially believed the player was hacking, commenting on the ‘laser’ like shots.

It’s also testament to just how good the FaZe Clan player is, that even a high level player like Ninja would think he is hacking the game to hit his extremely accurate shots.

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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.