Months after a controversial video made the headlines, Logan Paul decided to bring his antics to Twitch. He decided to start his new streaming endeavor by playing one of the most watched games on the site, Fortnite.
Paul started his own Twitch channel on Sunday and streamed hours of Fortnite to his fans. Forbes reported the amount of viewers watching him play the free-to-play battle royale game peaked at just over 200,000. Although the YouTube star had a tough time in his first few games – including getting killed in a matter of seconds his first time out – things turned around later on when he won a game thanks to help from his teammates. He uploaded a video highlighting his first day streaming.
Paul’s stream was quite the show to see. He flung glass plates against a wall filled with more plates, screamed a lot, and did a little dancing. Some viewers expressed their views about Paul with vulgar ASCII art in the chat while others donated money to the stream hoping he would say their offensive usernames, which Paul obliged.
In January, Paul made national headlines when he uploaded a video depicting a dead body hanging in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, also known as the “suicide forest.” Following the roundly criticized video, Paul did later apologize for his actions. YouTube then removed him from multiple lucrative collaborations.
Paul’s Twitch channel has him scheduled for a daily stream starting at 6 p.m. Pacific. He already amassed more than 600,000 followers on his channel to go along with his 17 million YouTube subscribers.
Fortnite, developed by Epic Games, released last September and in recent months, has surged in popularity. In March, more than 600,000 people watched Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins play the game with special guest teammate, Drake. Epic Games has made a small fortune from Fortnite including $126 million in February alone.