Twitch streamer Ludwig Ahgren has set the world document for receiving the best variety of Twitch subscribers of all time — beating the pervious one set by Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, which was 269,155 subscribers. In the afternoon of April 13, Ahgren exceeded 270,000 subscribers, with the quantity nonetheless climbing on the time of publication.
The achievement comes on the heels of a 30-day lengthy “sub-athon,” the place for every subscriber Ahgren obtained, he prolonged the size of his stream by ten seconds. In the top, he obtained sufficient subs to maintain the marathon going for 30 days straight, throughout which he streamed night time and day.
Although the subs continued to pour in, Ahgren announced on April 11 that the occasion can be coming to an finish on April 13 at 9 p.m. PDT. To cap off the stream, he deliberate one thing particular: For each sub he acquired that day, he would match it with a $5 donation that might go to both to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Animal Humane Society. This acquired the subs going up excessive sufficient to push Ahgren over the world document, which he had slowly approached all through the course of the month.
The lead-up to the world document felt oddly relaxed. He cooked some meals and gave recommendations on learn how to use a paper towel. When consuming his sandwich, he mentioned, “Time for the eggiest sandwich on this side of the Mississippi.” But then, as he was cleansing a pan, the variety of subs continued to climb quickly, and he rushed to get again to his pc.
In distinction, the chat was all over, with a steady feed of excited “pog champ” emotes and notifications for brand new subscribers.
The recording-breaking variety of a subs is a testomony to how efficient the stunt was. Ahgren had initially anticipated that he would stream for in the future, possibly two days tops, as reported by The Times. But now it’s taken him on a 30-day lengthy streaming extravaganza that has made him into one of the crucial recognizable names in streaming.