TheGrefg was watched by 660,000 people simultaneously during the Fortnite Galactus event, breaking Twitch’s record for the most watched streamer simultaneously.
Spanish Twitch broadcaster TheGrefg unexpectedly broke the world-famous Twitch broadcaster Ninja’s “most watched streamer” record during the end of season event of Fortnite: Episode 2’s 4th season Galactus.
According to the shared screenshots, TheGrefg was watched by 660,676 people at the same time during the Galactus event broadcast. Ninja broke the previous record with 635 thousand people in 2018. What makes Ninja’s record unique is that it nearly doubled the previous one belonging to DrDisrespect, breaking the record for “most watched streamer simultaneously”.
TheGrefg managed to break Ninja’s record during the Fortnite Galactus event
vFortnite’s Galactus event caused a tremendous increase in views not only for TheGrefg, but for all Fortnite streamers. For this reason, Twitch servers crashed shortly after TheGrefg broke the record for the “most watched streamer simultaneously”.
TheGrefg’s record is not yet official, but screenshots and clips taken during the broadcast make it clear that the broadcaster was watched by more than 660,000 people at the same time. This makes TheGrefg the most watched “individual” broadcaster at the same time.
The word individual is of paramount importance here. According to the data shared by the Twitter account called Esports Charts, PlayStation’s official Twitch channel was watched by 1 million people simultaneously during the PlayStation 5 launch. In addition, Riot Games official channel was watched by 669 thousand people at the same time during esports competitions.