Twitch newcomer TheGregf is already well on his way to a million followers, currently sitting at a little over 800,000 in less than three weeks. The Spanish YouTuber has brought over viewers from his 11 million YouTube subscribers to watch him play Fortnite, and a little Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Having been on YouTube for seven years, David ‘TheGrefg’ Canovas garnered a massive audience as a Spanish gaming personality, posting Let’s Play videos and fan-films. Recently, he decided to do something with his dormant Twitch channel, and start streaming Fortnite. Needless to say, his adoring fans were quick to follow him, and his audience count shot up, getting over 100,000 viewers and followers on his first stream alone.
At time of writing, TheGrefg’s Twitch total is sitting at over 850,000 followers according to Twitch Tracker, with his concurrent viewers having peaked at around 150,000. For the most part he streams Fortnite, an easy sell on Twitch for any personality, and this year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, another favorite among streamers.
Canovas has joined Twitch at a strange time in the world of streaming. Several top Twitch streamers have left the platform for Mixer, creating some animosity among other streaming personalities. Although Canovas brought a significant built-in audience, his swift rise shows that finding and growing a viewership on Twitch is still very feasible.
As it stands, Canovas is now one of the biggest Spanish personalities on the site, and well on his way to becoming the largest if this trajectory holds. Aside from being a YouTuber and, now, a streamer, Canovas co-owns Spanish esports organisation Team Heretics.
You can follow Canovas’ rise to the top here, and if you’d like to have a go at streaming Fortnite yourself, we have a guide to get you started in the game. If you hurry you can take part Fortnite’s current Halloween event, otherwise, there’s a few other Battle Royales you can look at.