In early March, Ludwig Ahgren began broadcasting on his Twitch channel, promising viewers that the stream would stretch ten seconds for each subscriber he received. 31 days later, the subscriptions kept coming in and it hasn’t stopped broadcasting. Ahgren will close the stream at midnight PT tonight, but before that happens he’s already broken the all-time record for Twitch subscribers.
He took the crown from Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, which peaked at 269,154 three years ago, according to Twitch Tracker. At the time of this writing, Ahgren has over 274,000 subscribers and the number continues to grow. For every subscription received today, a donation will go to the Humane Society of the United States or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Blevins, who left Twitch for Microsoft’s ill-fated Mixer service before eventually returning while growing his business beyond streaming, praised Ahgren for the achievement. in a tweet. The flow continued unabated as Ahgren slept, as detailed in a New York Times article on the feed that was published days after its launch when it was still at 70,000 subscribers and told the newspaper he could not imagine things could hit the 31 day mark. Now it does, and it will end there, but you can go live to catch the end countdown now.