Non-stop streamer Ludwig beats Ninja’s all-time subscriber record

After streaming non-stop for 31 days, Ludwig Ahgren has amassed more subscriptions than anyone in Twitch history. At the time of writing, Ahgren has over 273.00 subscriptions, which is the number, breaking Tyler “Ninja” Blevins’ previous record of 269,155. Ahgren’s current stream started on March 18 as a “sub-athon”, with each new subscriber increasing the length of his stream by ten seconds. Although he originally planned the stream to last a day or two, the project became so popular that Ahgren got enough subscribers to extend the timer for weeks. While he wasn’t always gaming – or even conscious – during the stream, Ahgren has continued to broadcast both during the day and at night.

“There it is,” Ahgren said as he beat Blevins’ record. ‘You were here. This is the new record on Twitch for the most subscribers of all time. Holy shit, that was insane. ‘

After Ahgren broke the record, Blevins congratulated his usurper Twitter“Records are meant to be broken,” Blevins wrote. “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a bit sad, but congratulations @LudwigAhgren on keeping the new sub-record on Twitch.”

After broadcasting on both YouTube and the now-defunct Mixer, Blevins returned to Twitch last September and signed a multi-year deal to stream exclusively on the platform.

Ahgren and Blevins’ subscription numbers are much higher than those of other Twitch users. Streamer RanbooLive has the third highest score of 114,387 in March, not even half of Blevins’ old record.

While he continues to gain new subscribers, Ahgren announced on Sunday that his non-stop stream will end today, April 13, at 9 p.m. PST. To commemorate the ending, Ahgren stated that he would match any new sub with a $ 5 donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Animal Humane Society.

J. Kim Murphy is a freelance entertainment writer.