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TheGrefg is the fastest-growing Fortnite streamer

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Image via Twitter
Dipanjan Dey
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Modified 09 Dec 2020
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Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 4 ended with the Devourer Of Worlds event, and history was rewritten with regards to Twitch viewership.

Almost all the popular streamers, like Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, Ali "SypherPK" Hassan, Timothy "TimTheTatMan" John Betar, Benjamin "DrLupo" Lupo, Nicholas "Nickmercs" Kolcheff, Nate Hill, and David "TheGrefg" Cánovas Martínez live-streamed the event.

While most experienced steady viewership, some were lucky to capitalize on the Devourer Of Worlds event.

TheGrefg, in fact, surpassed other content creators and broke the world record for concurrent Fortnite viewership on Twitch.

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TheGrefg leading the Fortnite content creator race with milestone viewership on Twitch

TheGrefg amassed around 660k concurrent viewers on Twitch during the event. This overshadowed the previous world record of Ninja, who managed to garner around 635k concurrent viewers.

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Ninja achieved this record when he teamed up with popular icons like Drake, Travis Scott, and Juju Smith Schuster. TheGrefg broke this record just by live-streaming the Devourer Of Worlds event, showing just how popular he is in the Spanish and LATAM regions.

Several experts also pointed out that the event was only 15 minutes long, but that's all TheGrefg needed to break Ninja's world record.

Knowing Ninja and his popularity, it is plausible another massive viewership-tussle between these two heavyweights could happen when the next major in-game event is announced.

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Some of the biggest Fortnite content creators on Twitch are SypherPK, Nate Hill, Cody "Clix" Conrod, Kyle "Mongraal" Jackson, and Nickmercs. But TheGrefg has surpassed them all.

Image via TwitchMetrics
Image via TwitchMetrics

TwitchMetrics revealed that TheGrefg had an over 497,119 follower change, earning first spot in the fastest-growing Fortnite Twitch streamers of 2020 list. Following him is Nate Hill at number two, while SypherPK is No 3.

TheGrefg also live-streamed the J Balvin concert in Fortnite. This stream was exceptionally successful, thanks to Epic Games rewarding exclusive cosmetics to LATAM players.

Recently, he was also added to the Fortnite Icon Series along with Ninja, Ross "Lachlan" Power, and Kathleen "Loserfruit" Belsten. This was indeed a brilliant gesture from Epic to incorporate their Spanish and LATAM community. 

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TheGrefg currently has 5.1 million followers on Twitch and about 15.7 million subscribers on YouTube. After breaking the record, he put up a tweet and a video thanking his faithful followers.

He has successfully united one of the largest Fortnite communities around the world. To have an iconic streamer like TheGrefg representing the Spanish and LATAM communities reinforces how Fortnite has become more than just a video game.

Although the much-maligned DMCA copyright strike might affect TheGrefg's Devourer Of The Worlds video, nothing actionable has been implemented yet. This means that his 660k video stands as the record-holding Fortnite viewership on Twitch. 

Hopefully, the massive success of TheGrefg will encourage more streamers and influencers from the Spanish and LATAM regions to play and stream Fortnite. 

Related: Courage, Ninja, SypherPK, and DrLupo return to Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 5

Published 08 Dec 2020, 10:30 IST
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